History Film / ThePresidentsAnalyst

24th Feb '15 4:33:28 PM Geoduck
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A satirical 1967 film starring Creator/JamesCoburn as the man recruited to be the eponymous individual; the stress of the job soon sends him on the run, with the knowledge gained from his sessions making him the target of every intelligence agency on the planet. Not to mention the most sinister entity of all: [[spoiler: The Phone Company.]]

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A satirical 1967 film starring Creator/JamesCoburn as the man Dr. Sidney Schaefer, who is recruited to be the eponymous individual; the stress of the job soon sends him on the run, with the knowledge gained from his sessions making him the target of every intelligence agency on the planet. Not to mention the most sinister and feared entity of all: [[spoiler: The Phone Company.]]
'''T.P.C.'''



* InvisiblePresident: The analyst leaves the President's office or room, but is never seen inside with the President.

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* InvisiblePresident: The analyst leaves Schaefer is depicted leaving the President's office or room, but is never seen inside with the President.man.



* MilkmanConspiracy: The ultimate villains and greatest threat? [[spoiler: TPC: The Phone Company.]]

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* MilkmanConspiracy: The ultimate villains and greatest threat? TPC: [[spoiler: TPC: The Phone Company.]]



%%* OnlySaneMan: Take a guess.
%%* OrWasItADream
* PhoneBooth: Coburn's character's gets kidnapped by [[spoiler: The Phone Company]] while trying to use one. They [[spoiler: load the whole booth with him in it onto one of their trucks.]]

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%%* * OnlySaneMan: Take Schaefer, and even he starts to lose his grip at times.
* OrWasItADream: Schaefer blacks out at one point, just catching
a guess.
%%* OrWasItADream
glimpse of his girlfriend unexpectedly brandishing a gun; when he comes to, he's not sure it actually happened.
* PhoneBooth: Coburn's character's Schaefer gets kidnapped by [[spoiler: The Phone Company]] while trying to use one. They [[spoiler: load the whole booth with him in it onto one of their trucks.]]



%%* SingleIssuePsychology
* SinisterSurveillance: Played straight [[spoiler:but then subverted by the AmbiguousEnding where the analyst and all the other major characters seem happily oblivious that they're still being watched by the Phone Company.]]

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%%* SingleIssuePsychology
* SingleIssuePsychology: Schaefer analyzes Kropotkin's problems as stemming from his unacknowledged hatred of his own father.
* SinisterSurveillance: Played straight [[spoiler:but but then subverted by the AmbiguousEnding where the [[spoiler:the analyst and all the other major characters seem happily oblivious that they're still being watched by the Phone Company.]]



%%* StrappedToAnOperatingTable

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%%* StrappedToAnOperatingTable* StrappedToAnOperatingTable: Schaefer has this done to him by [[spoiler: The Phone Company]].
19th Nov '14 9:30:56 PM Ezclee4050
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* CreepyMonotone: Arlington Hewes [[spoiler: of The Phone Company]] speaks in a measured, friendly, even-tempered tone that gets increasingly disturbing. [[spoiler: Then we find out he's an animatronic robot]]

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* CreepyMonotone: Arlington Hewes [[spoiler: [[spoiler:, president of The Phone Company]] Company,]] speaks in a measured, friendly, even-tempered tone that gets increasingly disturbing. stays disturbingly constant even as the situation starts getting tense. [[spoiler: Then we find Turns out he's an animatronic robot]]robot.]]
19th Nov '14 6:29:25 PM Ezclee4050
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* PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad: FBR agents display a little bit of this.
19th Nov '14 6:19:26 PM Ezclee4050
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Added DiffLines:

* CreepyMonotone: Arlington Hewes [[spoiler: of The Phone Company]] speaks in a measured, friendly, even-tempered tone that gets increasingly disturbing. [[spoiler: Then we find out he's an animatronic robot]]
13th Sep '14 8:33:51 PM Theta1138
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* ChekhovsGun: Once the final villain is revealed, go back and watch the movie again: Much of the seemingly random events that drive the plot will make perfect sense.



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The fake Beatles in one sequence.



%%* SlippingAMickey

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%%* SlippingAMickey* SlippingAMickey: Our hero has this done to him at one point, during the "acid trip" sequence.



%%* YouAreNumberSix

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%%* YouAreNumberSix* YouAreNumberSix: [[spoiler: The Phone Company wants to make it the law that the only legally recognized name would be a phone number.]]
13th Sep '14 8:27:46 PM Theta1138
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* HypocriticalHumor: William Daniels as the "liberal" Everyman.

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* HypocriticalHumor: William Daniels as the "liberal" Everyman.Everyman, as just one example.



%%* TheMenInBlack
%%* MilkmanConspiracy

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%%* TheMenInBlack
%%* MilkmanConspiracy
* TheMenInBlack: The FBR agents sent to kill our hero.
* MilkmanConspiracy: The ultimate villains and greatest threat? [[spoiler: TPC: The Phone Company.]]



%%* TheSixties

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%%* TheSixties* TheSixties: The movie hits pretty much every possible stereotype of the era, from
13th Sep '14 8:24:10 PM Theta1138
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%%* AffablyEvil

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%%* AffablyEvil* ActionFilmQuietDramaScene: The movie is packed full of zaniness and ridiculous over-the-top satire, but it ''opens'' with a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnvWH85gaMk an emotional, painful monologue]] from Godfrey Cambridge about a childhood experience with racism.
* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler: The Phone Company]] and most of the secret agents in the movie are actually quite friendly people. Ruthless, but friendly.



* DeadpanSnarker: The two FBR agents sent to kill our hero, one of whom is enormously bitter over the other being given a license to kill.



%%* HypocriticalHumor

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%%* HypocriticalHumor* HypocriticalHumor: William Daniels as the "liberal" Everyman.
--> The Bullocks? Next door? Real fascists. They should be gassed.
12th Mar '14 8:14:07 PM Geoduck
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%%* {{Lzherusskie}}



%%* PhoneBooth: And it's a major plot point!

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%%* * PhoneBooth: And it's a major plot point!Coburn's character's gets kidnapped by [[spoiler: The Phone Company]] while trying to use one. They [[spoiler: load the whole booth with him in it onto one of their trucks.]]
6th Feb '14 2:21:19 PM QuantumReality
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%%* FunWithAcronyms

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%%* FunWithAcronyms* GovernmentAgencyOfFiction / FunWithAcronyms: The "CEA" and "FBR".[[note]]Expert lipreaders will notice that the characters' voices were redubbed, and they were originally saying "CIA" and "FBI"[[/note]]



%%* InvisiblePresident

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%%* InvisiblePresident* InvisiblePresident: The analyst leaves the President's office or room, but is never seen inside with the President.
6th Feb '14 11:27:11 AM m8e
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A satirical 1967 film starring James Coburn as the man recruited to be the eponymous individual; the stress of the job soon sends him on the run, with the knowledge gained from his sessions making him the target of every intelligence agency on the planet. Not to mention the most sinister entity of all: [[spoiler: The Phone Company.]]

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A satirical 1967 film starring James Coburn Creator/JamesCoburn as the man recruited to be the eponymous individual; the stress of the job soon sends him on the run, with the knowledge gained from his sessions making him the target of every intelligence agency on the planet. Not to mention the most sinister entity of all: [[spoiler: The Phone Company.]]
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