History Film / XMarksTheSpot

30th Aug '16 6:41:05 AM longWriter
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* StopHelpingMe: Although the guardian angel tries to advocate on Joe's behalf, he's clearly fed up with having to defend the guy; as such, he often winds up admonishing Joe himself, or admitting the whole truth when the Judge prods him on the details.

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* StopHelpingMe: UnwantedAssistance: Although the guardian angel tries to advocate on Joe's behalf, he's clearly fed up with having to defend the guy; as such, he often winds up admonishing Joe himself, or admitting the whole truth when the Judge prods him on the details.
19th Aug '16 5:13:53 AM DuckDuckNoose
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* StopHelpingMe: Although the guardian angel tries to advocate on Joe's behalf, he's clearly fed up with having to defend the guy; as such, he often winds up admonishing Joe himself, or admitting the whole truth when the Judge prods him on the details.
19th Aug '16 5:02:29 AM DuckDuckNoose
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* CelestialBureaucracy: We just get a little look at the divine judiciary, but a larger bureaucracy is implied.

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* CelestialBureaucracy: We just get a little look at the divine judiciary, but a larger bureaucracy is implied.implied by the scale of the court itself -- Joe is arraigned in what appears to be a specific vehicular-offense sector in the department for the state of New Jersey.
31st Mar '16 10:29:38 AM AnotherGuy
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** HairTriggerTemper: When behind the wheel, literally anything can (and will) set Joe off.

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** HairTriggerTemper: When behind the wheel, literally anything can (and will) set Joe off. According to the Judge, it's UpToEleven when Joe is a ''pedestrian''.
31st Mar '16 10:28:50 AM AnotherGuy
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* [[IronicHell Ironic Purgatory]]: The judge concludes that [[spoiler:the things Joe's guardian angel suffered on-duty repaid his debt for his own driving sins in life, and declares him a free ghost. "What a relief, what a relief..."]]

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* [[IronicHell Ironic Purgatory]]: The judge concludes that [[spoiler:the things Joe's guardian angel suffered on-duty repaid his debt for his own driving sins in life, and declares him a free ghost. "What a relief, what a relief..."]]"]][[note]]'''Joel:''' [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere To hell with Joe, I'm outta here!]][[/note]]
7th Mar '16 9:46:16 AM eroock
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* [[ForcedToWatch Forced To Listen]]: Joe's reaction to the "accident clock" [[spoiler:in the heavenly courtroom]] is treated almost as an AndIMustScream moment.

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* [[ForcedToWatch Forced To to Listen]]: Joe's reaction to the "accident clock" [[spoiler:in the heavenly courtroom]] is treated almost as an AndIMustScream moment.
13th Sep '15 2:47:56 PM AnotherGuy
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* YouSuck: The film ends with the Judge addressing the audience as the jury, asking them to think whether they themselves are good enough drivers to be qualified to sentence Joe. Of course, the answer is very likely "yes," making this fall rather flat.

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* YouSuck: The film ends with the Judge addressing the audience as the jury, asking them to think whether they themselves are good enough drivers to be qualified to sentence Joe. Of course, the answer is very likely "yes," making this fall rather flat.flat, though a lot of other things, such as regular emissions checkups, are a not-so-gentle reminder.
7th Aug '15 1:16:58 PM MarkLungo
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''X Marks The Spot'' is an educational short film from 1944, produced by the New Jersey Department Of Motor Vehicles, concerning the dangers of reckless and inconsiderate driving habits.

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''X Marks The Spot'' is an educational short film from 1944, produced by the New Jersey UsefulNotes/NewJersey Department Of Motor Vehicles, concerning the dangers of reckless and inconsiderate driving habits.



* SocietyMarchesOn: Joe pleads he still has a full book of A coupons (presumably for gas). Ah, WorldWarII rationing...
* YouSuck: The film ends with the Judge addressing the audience as the jury, asking them to think whether they themselves are good enough drivers to be qualified to sentence Joe. Of course, the answer is very likely "yes," making this fall rather flat.

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* SocietyMarchesOn: Joe pleads he still has a full book of A coupons (presumably for gas). Ah, WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII rationing...
* YouSuck: The film ends with the Judge addressing the audience as the jury, asking them to think whether they themselves are good enough drivers to be qualified to sentence Joe. Of course, the answer is very likely "yes," making this fall rather flat.flat.
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29th Jun '15 4:37:06 AM AnotherGuy
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* {{Joisey}}: Where the short takes place. The Guardian Angel sports a thick Joisey accent, too.
27th Jun '15 7:20:37 PM Timurlame
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* CelestialBureaucracy: We just get a little look at the divine judiciary, but a larger bureaucracy is implied.
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