History Film / TheRocketeer

4th Feb '16 11:14:22 AM eroock
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!!Provides examples of:* CallOfTheWildBlueYonder: Test pilot Cliff Secord has flown some developmental aircraft. When Fate delivers a prototype rocket pack unto him, Cliff becomes a literal flying man. The learning curve is much steeper than with fixed-wing aircraft, but Cliff's enthusiasm steadily raises his airworthiness.
3rd Dec '15 12:11:38 PM MHarrington
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* DontTouchItYouIdiot
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* DontTouchItYouIdiotDontTouchItYouIdiot: As Cliff reaches out to touch the rocket pack for the first time, Peevy tells him, "I wouldn't touch that if I were you!"
22nd Oct '15 4:28:28 PM nombretomado
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A 1991 {{Disney}} [[note]]released as ''Walt Disney Pictures'' in North America and ''Creator/TouchstonePictures'' overseas[[/note]] live-action film, adapted from [[ComicBook/TheRocketeer Dave Stevens' series of comic books]], ''The Rocketeer'' follows the adventures of its titular hero: stunt pilot Cliff Secord, who uses a serendipitously found experimental rocket pack to fight crime in [[TheThirties 1938]] UsefulNotes/LosAngeles.
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A 1991 {{Disney}} Creator/{{Disney}} [[note]]released as ''Walt Disney Pictures'' in North America and ''Creator/TouchstonePictures'' overseas[[/note]] live-action film, adapted from [[ComicBook/TheRocketeer Dave Stevens' series of comic books]], ''The Rocketeer'' follows the adventures of its titular hero: stunt pilot Cliff Secord, who uses a serendipitously found experimental rocket pack to fight crime in [[TheThirties 1938]] UsefulNotes/LosAngeles.
7th Sep '15 6:42:34 PM nombretomado
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** The newsreel shows that the first place to be visited by the German zeppelin is [[{{Hindenburg}} Lakehurst, New Jersey]]--though that could also be [[ShownTheirWork showing their work]], since Lakehurst was one of a handful of places in the country with airship landing facilities.
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** The newsreel shows that the first place to be visited by the German zeppelin is [[{{Hindenburg}} [[UsefulNotes/TheHindenburg Lakehurst, New Jersey]]--though that could also be [[ShownTheirWork showing their work]], since Lakehurst was one of a handful of places in the country with airship landing facilities.
31st Aug '15 8:52:26 PM PaulA
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"trope done literally" is a danger signal, because it usually means "you can use the trope title to describe it, but it has nothing to do with the actualy trope".
* LampshadeHanging: Done ''literally''. When Lothar breaks into their house, Peevy hides the rocket by setting it on a corner table with a lampshade over it.
31st Aug '15 6:19:45 AM Arivne
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* LampshadeHanging: Done ''literally''. When Lothar breaks into their house, Peevy hides the rocket by setting it on a corner table with a lampshade over it. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pC9t9bdybxk here]].
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* LampshadeHanging: Done ''literally''. When Lothar breaks into their house, Peevy hides the rocket by setting it on a corner table with a lampshade over it. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pC9t9bdybxk here]].

* SpreadingDisasterMapGraphic: A Nazi propaganda film shows [[StupidJetpackHitler German troops]] equipped with {{Jet Pack}}s flying to the attack, with maps showing arrows representing them reaching out to conquer Europe and invade the U.S. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMQwT9z0Jyc here]].
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* SpreadingDisasterMapGraphic: A Nazi propaganda film shows [[StupidJetpackHitler German troops]] equipped with {{Jet Pack}}s flying to the attack, with maps showing arrows representing them reaching out to conquer Europe and invade the U.S. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMQwT9z0Jyc here]].
7th Jul '15 11:36:07 AM nombretomado
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** In the air show, the announcer refers to Secord as "the Fearless Freep", a reference to the ''LooneyTunes'' cartoon short "High Diving Hare." An anachronism, as "High Diving Hare" came out in 1949 and ''The Rocketeer'' is set eleven years earlier.
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** In the air show, the announcer refers to Secord as "the Fearless Freep", a reference to the ''LooneyTunes'' ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' cartoon short "High Diving Hare." An anachronism, as "High Diving Hare" came out in 1949 and ''The Rocketeer'' is set eleven years earlier.
29th Jun '15 7:01:59 PM PaulA
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Per How To Create A Works Page, works pages should not include opinions about the work's quality or popularity.
Although never reaching the same heights of popularity of other comic book films (including its contemporaries), this movie's fandom is still quite strong today, and the film has aged rather well. Its director Creator/JoeJohnston would later helm the vastly more successful comic book film ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger''.
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Although never reaching the same heights of popularity of other comic book films (including its contemporaries), this movie's fandom is still quite strong today, and the film has aged rather well. Its director Creator/JoeJohnston would later helm the vastly more successful comic book film ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger''.
29th Jun '15 12:02:04 PM ZombieNinjaDavidBowie
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Although never reaching the same heights of popularity of other comic book films (including its contemporaries), this movie's fandom is still quite strong today, and the film has aged rather well. Its director Creator/JoeJohnston would later helm the vastly more succesful comic book film ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger''.
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Although never reaching the same heights of popularity of other comic book films (including its contemporaries), this movie's fandom is still quite strong today, and the film has aged rather well. Its director Creator/JoeJohnston would later helm the vastly more succesful successful comic book film ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger''.
27th Jun '15 11:35:12 PM PaulA
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It's bad form for a trope example to make the reader go and read a different item: the example should just include any relevant details.
** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by [[spoiler:Sinclair, after they each turn their back on the other, when he is about to leave with Jenny]] and taunts, "Goodbye, Eddie. Happy Valentine's Day." This is followed by the arrival of [[spoiler:the FBI (see BigDamnHeroes below)]].
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** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by [[spoiler:Sinclair, after they each turn their back on the other, when he is about to leave with Jenny]] and taunts, "Goodbye, Eddie. Happy Valentine's Day." This is followed by the arrival of [[spoiler:the FBI (see BigDamnHeroes below)]].FBI]].

* GenreThrowback: To the adventure serials of the 1930s (see also: TwoFistedTales).
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* GenreThrowback: To the adventure serials of the 1930s (see also: TwoFistedTales).1930s.

** UsefulNotes/LosAngeles' famous "Hollywood" sign used to read "Hollywoodland". [[spoiler:Neville Sinclair makes a dramatic exit from the burning airship (see SoLongSuckers, below), right after he smirks "I'll ''miss'' Hollywood..." He then crashes into the last four letters of the sign, obliterating them. (In reality, the "-land" was removed in 1949, to reduce maintenance costs.)]]
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** UsefulNotes/LosAngeles' famous "Hollywood" sign used to read "Hollywoodland". [[spoiler:Neville Sinclair makes a dramatic exit from the burning airship (see SoLongSuckers, below), airship, right after he smirks "I'll ''miss'' Hollywood..." He then crashes into the last four letters of the sign, obliterating them. (In reality, the "-land" was removed in 1949, to reduce maintenance costs.)]]

* PapaWolf: Eddie Valentine is protective of his fellow gangsters (see also: EvenEvilHasStandards).
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* PapaWolf: Eddie Valentine is protective of his fellow gangsters (see also: EvenEvilHasStandards).gangsters.

* ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld: Since it's only a ''slightly'' alternate version of TheThirties (see above), the Germans use a zeppelin to visit 1938 Los Angeles (when in fact airship travel ended in 1937 with the ''Hindenburg'').
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* ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld: Since it's only a ''slightly'' alternate version of TheThirties (see above), TheThirties, the Germans use a zeppelin to visit 1938 Los Angeles (when in fact airship travel ended in 1937 with the ''Hindenburg'').
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