History Film / TopsyTurvy

24th Jan '16 3:34:28 PM 04tele
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* DoubleEntendre: -->'''Seymour''': I'm going out for some Italian hokey-pokey and I don't care who knows it.[[note]]It's a very hot day and he means that he's going to get some ice cream.[[/note]]
24th Jan '16 3:29:27 PM 04tele
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* ToneShift: The first half of the film dramatises the stagnation of Gilbert & Sullivan's creative partnership, with Sullivan becoming increasingly impatient with Gilbert's ideas, or rather (as Sullivan feels) Gilbert's lack of fresh ideas, and the two lead characters become more and more bad-tempered (although this establishes their characters: Sullivan deals with their joint CreatorBreakdown by going to Paris and living it up, whereas Gilbert deals with it by saying at home and becoming ever more grumpy.) As soon as Gilbert attends the Japanese exhibition, becomes inspired to write ''The Mikado'' and reads the resulting to libretto to an appreciative Sullivan, the whole tone of the film shifts into comedy and stays there throughout the ensuing rehearsal sequences. [[spoiler: It shifts back into drama at the end, as we see that the enormous success of the show hasn't necessarily fixed the characters' lives and that some of them are just as messed-up as they were to begin with.]]
26th Sep '15 1:30:38 AM Chabal2
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* DeathGlare: Katisha gives a particularly terrifying one to the crowd during the Miya-sama scene.

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* EyeTwitch: The Mikado, when being upstaged by his daughter-in-law elect.
5th Aug '15 7:55:25 PM PaulA
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''Topsy-Turvy'' is a 1999 film written and directed by MikeLeigh that focuses on the partnership of Creator/GilbertAndSullivan when they reach a crossroads in their career.
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''Topsy-Turvy'' is a 1999 film written and directed by MikeLeigh Creator/MikeLeigh that focuses on the partnership of Creator/GilbertAndSullivan when they reach a crossroads in their career.

* ShownTheirWork: Some of the characters reminisce about their past roles or sing parts of solos from other shows. Yes, in real life, those characters did indeed originate those roles. ** Quoth Website/{{IMDb}}, "Most modern recordings and performances of the Mikado's solo, 'A More Humane Mikado' feature a bloodthirsty laugh between the verses. This touch was added by Darrel Fancourt, a D'Oyly Carte performer from 1920-1953, and has been copied ever since - which is why the laugh is not performed by Richard Temple (TimothySpall)."
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* ShownTheirWork: ShownTheirWork: ** Some of the characters reminisce about their past roles or sing parts of solos from other shows. Yes, in real life, those characters did indeed originate those roles. ** Quoth Website/{{IMDb}}, "Most modern recordings and performances of the Mikado's solo, 'A More Humane Mikado' feature a bloodthirsty laugh between the verses. This touch was added by Darrel Fancourt, a D'Oyly Carte performer from 1920-1953, and has been copied ever since - which is why the laugh is not performed by Richard Temple (TimothySpall).(Creator/TimothySpall)."
18th May '15 5:41:36 PM nombretomado
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''Topsy-Turvy'' was nominated for four AcademyAwards and won for Best Costume Design and Makeup.
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''Topsy-Turvy'' was nominated for four AcademyAwards UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s and won for Best Costume Design and Makeup.
21st Oct '14 2:15:03 PM poi99
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Gilbert gets accosted by an insane homeless woman in an alley late in the film. The scene is considerably darker and more menacing than any other scene in the film, goes absolutely nowhere, and, unlike every other scene in the film, was shot outdoors, just to emphasize the strangeness of it.
21st Oct '14 2:14:45 PM poi99
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Gilbert gets accosted by an insane homeless woman in an alley late in the film. The scene is considerably darker and more menacing than any other scene in the film, goes absolutely nowhere, and, unlike every other scene in the film, was shot outdoors, just to emphasize the strangeness of it.

* CreativeDifferences: This is the essential problem for Gilbert and Sullivan with the latter tired with the fantasy musical comedies Gilbert keeps writing, while Gilbert doesn't see what the problem is with his creations.
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* CreativeDifferences: In-universe. This is the essential problem for Gilbert and Sullivan with the latter tired with the fantasy musical comedies Gilbert keeps writing, while Gilbert doesn't see what the problem is with his creations.
11th Dec '13 6:47:36 AM Jeduthun
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* HehHehYouSaidX: Sullivan chuckles when Gilbert reads the play's subtitle, "The Town of Titipu." (Of course, knowing Gilbert, that's probably quite intentional GettingCrapPastTheRadar.)
10th Dec '13 10:23:55 AM Jeduthun
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* {{Bowdlerize}}: The film omits the third stanza of the Mikado's solo. This may be partly for time considerations, but also probably has something to do with the fact that the verse as originally performed contains an [[NWordPrivileges N-word reference]], which was eventually expunged in 1940.

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* ShownTheirWork: Some of the characters reminisce about their past roles or sing parts of solos from other shows. Yes, in real life, those characters did indeed originate those roles. ** Quoth Website/{{IMDb}}, "Most modern recordings and performances of the Mikado's solo, 'A More Humane Mikado' feature a bloodthirsty laugh between the verses. This touch was added by Darrel Fancourt, a D'Oyly Carte performer from 1920-1953, and has been copied ever since - which is why the laugh is not performed by Richard Temple (TimothySpall)." * ShoutOut: Gilbert complains that Sullivan wants to write a serious opera about "a prostitute dying of consumption in a garret," an obvious nod to Verdi's ''Theatre/LaTraviata''. ** Gilbert also drops quotes from Shakespeare into his conversation, as he was known to do.
10th Dec '13 10:10:33 AM Jeduthun
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* AvoidTheDreadedGRating: The film's "R" rating apparently comes from just one gratuitous scene with some [[{{Fanservice}} topless burlesque dancers]]; there's hardly any other offensive content at all.
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