History Film / TheWizardOfSpeedAndTime

2nd Apr '17 11:17:14 AM nombretomado
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* CoolBike: Jittlov's bicycle looks like the cousin of [[PeeWeesBigAdventure Pee-Wee Herman's bike]], and has such interesting features as propelling itself uphill[[hottip:*: Actually it's being pulled up the hill by the magnetic field of the hill itself]] and [[OnlyICanMakeItGo giving potential thieves]] [[ShockAndAwe an electrical shock]].

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* CoolBike: Jittlov's bicycle looks like the cousin of [[PeeWeesBigAdventure [[Film/PeeWeesBigAdventure Pee-Wee Herman's bike]], and has such interesting features as propelling itself uphill[[hottip:*: Actually it's being pulled up the hill by the magnetic field of the hill itself]] and [[OnlyICanMakeItGo giving potential thieves]] [[ShockAndAwe an electrical shock]].
22nd Mar '17 8:17:44 PM GunarmDyne
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* DoingItForTheArt: InUniverse, Jittlov makes movies and creates elaborate special effects simply because it's what he loves doing. Watch his face during the editing montage and you can see that he's having nothing but fun while Lucky and Harvey are arguing over budget constraints.


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* OutGambitted: Harvey's final attempt at cheating Jittlov is to give him a bad check. Fortunately, [[spoiler:Mike made sure to switch the film and not turn it over again until he and Brian got paid in full in cash.]]
19th Feb '17 7:27:58 AM Prfnoff
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'''The Wizard of Speed and Time''' was originally a 1979 StopMotion short film by freelance filmmaker Mike Jittlov. The titular wizard was a [[SuperSpeed speedy]] green-cloaked fellow (played by Jittlov himself) who ran around the world spreading magic as he went by, until slipping on a BananaPeel sends him flying straight into a pile of film cans, which he proceeds to animate along with plenty of other film equipment to a merry jig.

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'''The ''The Wizard of Speed and Time''' Time'' was originally a 1979 StopMotion short film by freelance filmmaker Mike Jittlov. The titular wizard was a [[SuperSpeed speedy]] green-cloaked fellow (played by Jittlov himself) who ran around the world spreading magic as he went by, until slipping on a BananaPeel sends him flying straight into a pile of film cans, which he proceeds to animate along with plenty of other film equipment to a merry jig.


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* MisspellingOutLoud: When C. C. de Schwartz fires Harvey Bookman, he shouts "You're out, Bookman! O-W-T!"
19th Dec '16 7:02:55 PM WilliamRadarStorm
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** Jittlov's [[RealLifeRelative actual]] Mother and Brother appear as themselves.


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* TheCameo: The film has ones of Forrest J. Ackerman, Angelique Pettyjohn, [[Creator/DisneysNineOldMen Ward Kimball]], Will Ryan, [[CreatorCameo composer]] John Masari, a pre-Series/MiamiVice Phillip Michael Thomas, and a sadly posthumous Stephen Stucker.
** The trailer even [[SelfDeprecation mocks]] this point with the line "[you'll] gasp in awe that we actually got big name stars to be in this!"


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* WritingAroundTrademarks: "Happy Birthday To You" was still copyrighted back in 1989, so composer John Massari [[InvokedTrope wrote a]] SuspiciouslySimilarSong titled [[https://web.archive.org/web/19980416000846/http://wosat.remulak.net/lyrix-bd "Merry Birthday to You". ]]
30th Aug '16 2:25:49 PM WilliamRadarStorm
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--> '''Bookman''': Doesn't he ever wear anything else?\\

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--> '''Bookman''': Doesn't he ever wear anything else?\\else?
20th Aug '16 3:05:14 PM WilliamRadarStorm
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* ShaggyDogStory: [[spoiler:Gloriously [[SubvertedTrope subverted.]] Mike deals with the Hollywood unions' bizarre rules, Bookman's ExecutiveMeddling and attempts at ripping him off, and the police chasing him at Bookman's command. Despite this, he finally manages to get the film broadcast, only for the broadcast to be interrupted by a presidential address that rambles on incessantly. In a fit of rage and depression, Jittlov grabs all the remaining copies of the film and burns them, adding the script to the fire for good measure. Then, to cheer him up, Cindy takes him on a trip around town. When the presidential address ends, the short film Mike worked hard on is ''finally'' broadcast and develops a following.]]
* TheStinger: One that's appropriately about people not staying after the credits end.
20th Aug '16 11:33:02 AM WilliamRadarStorm
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** In "The Crowd Scene" at the end, the audience is comprised of Sci Fi convention attendees who all provided their own costumes.

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** In "The Crowd Scene" at the end, the audience is comprised of Sci Fi Sci-Fi convention attendees who all provided their own costumes.



'''Jittlov''':It's going to look professional!\\

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'''Jittlov''':It's '''Jittlov''' (weakly): It's going to look professional!\\


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* ItsTheJourneyThatCounts: Cindy believes this at the end of the movie [[spoiler:when the broadcast gets interrupted by the President and Jittlov goes into a depression.]]
* LeaveTheCameraRunning: When [[spoiler:Jittlov confronts Bookman about the under-valued check he got earlier and gets thrown in Bookman's pool for his trouble]], what follows is a whopping ''2 minute'' uninterrupted shot of the crowd looking on in horror and banter between Bookman, Straeker and a few of the party-goers who they were talking to earlier.


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* MetaFiction: The film is about making a short film, the corporate executives who want the filmmakers' money, and the process of making stop-motion effects.
19th Aug '16 9:28:37 AM WilliamRadarStorm
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* HonestCorporateExecutive: As a stark contrast to Bookman's OnlyInItForTheMoney attitude, Straeker has faith in Jittlov's project and grants him creative freedom.
-->'''Bookman''':You expect me to use this guy's ''garage home movie'' and put it on nationwide television?!\\
'''Jittlov''':It's going to look professional!\\
'''Straeker''': Well, [[Creator/WaltDisney Disney]] started in a garage.\\
(he and Cindy exchange glances of agreement)
19th Aug '16 9:12:54 AM WilliamRadarStorm
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* LimitedWardrobe: Jittlov spends almost the entire movie in a green jacket and blue jeans. Lampshaded by Bookman when he and Straeker come to check his progress:
--> '''Bookman''': Doesn't he ever wear anything else?\\
18th Jun '16 5:36:15 PM FordPrefect
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* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: Without his car or his bike, [[spoiler:all that Jittlov has to travel to the studio with his film a modified motion control rig used previously in the film (looks like a briefcase).]]

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* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: Without his car or his bike, [[spoiler:all that Jittlov has to travel to the studio with his film is a modified motion control rig used previously in the film (looks like a briefcase).]]
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