History FunWithAcronyms / FIlm

3rd Apr '16 11:59:58 PM erforce
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* In the satirical movie ''TeamAmericaWorldPolice'', it was quite simple for the filmmakers to change the name of the '''S'''creen '''A'''ctors '''G'''uild -- which already has a pretty unfortunate acronym -- to the '''F'''ilm '''A'''ctors '''G'''uild.

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* In the satirical movie ''TeamAmericaWorldPolice'', ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice'', it was quite simple for the filmmakers to change the name of the '''S'''creen '''A'''ctors '''G'''uild -- which already has a pretty unfortunate acronym -- to the '''F'''ilm '''A'''ctors '''G'''uild.



* In ''TheBluesBrothers'', the brown-shirted group of Illinois Nazis led by Henry Gibson is the '''A'''merican '''S'''ocialist '''Whi'''te '''Pe'''ople's Party ("Asswipes"). The acronym is a StealthPun which doesn't appear in the film.

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* In ''TheBluesBrothers'', ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'', the brown-shirted group of Illinois Nazis led by Henry Gibson is the '''A'''merican '''S'''ocialist '''Whi'''te '''Pe'''ople's Party ("Asswipes"). The acronym is a StealthPun which doesn't appear in the film.



* People who weren't fans of the ''StarWars'' prequels had a ball with pointing out the acronym of episode III to be ''[[RevengeOfTheSith Star Wars: ROTS]]''.
* In the Film/JamesBond spoof ''OurManFlint'', Derek Flint is a former agent of the '''Z'''onal '''O'''rganization for '''W'''orld '''I'''ntelligence and '''E'''spionage. He battles the evil organization Galaxy, which in a relative stroke of creativity, appears not to be an acronym for anything.

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* People who weren't fans of the ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' prequels had a ball with pointing out the acronym of episode III ''Episode III'' to be ''[[RevengeOfTheSith ''[[Film/RevengeOfTheSith Star Wars: ROTS]]''.
* In the Film/JamesBond ''Film/JamesBond'' spoof ''OurManFlint'', Derek Flint is a former agent of the '''Z'''onal '''O'''rganization for '''W'''orld '''I'''ntelligence and '''E'''spionage. He battles the evil organization Galaxy, which in a relative stroke of creativity, appears not to be an acronym for anything.
10th Mar '16 8:53:47 AM tropower
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* In ''Joe's Apartment'', Joe has a job interview with a urinal cake manufacturer called P.I. Smith & Sons. It starts out seeming like a StealthPun up until he gets the job, and is given a bright yellow uniform with "P.I.S. & S" in big letters on it.

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* In ''Joe's Apartment'', Joe has a job interview with a urinal cake manufacturer called P.I. Smith & Sons. It starts out seeming like a StealthPun up until he gets the job, and is given a bright yellow uniform with "P.I.S. & S" in big letters on it.it.
* ''Film/WarGames'' has the "'''W'''ar '''O'''peration '''P'''lan '''R'''esponse", also known as the "WOPR" (pronounced like "whopper") computer.
3rd Mar '16 7:57:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* The GIJoe movie, ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra'', has a lot of changes from the source material (much to fans' displeasure), one of them being that the "Real American Heroes" are now international. "G.I. Joe" was a reference to World War II-era General Infantry units, with "Joe" a generic moniker; with the name retained for the movie despite the "American" part going out the window, the creative minds behind the movie decided to shoehorn in an appropriately awkward acronym. Feast your eyes upon the '''G'''lobal '''I'''ntegrated '''J'''oint '''O'''perating '''E'''ntity!

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* The GIJoe Franchise/GIJoe movie, ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra'', has a lot of changes from the source material (much to fans' displeasure), one of them being that the "Real American Heroes" are now international. "G.I. Joe" was a reference to World War II-era General Infantry units, with "Joe" a generic moniker; with the name retained for the movie despite the "American" part going out the window, the creative minds behind the movie decided to shoehorn in an appropriately awkward acronym. Feast your eyes upon the '''G'''lobal '''I'''ntegrated '''J'''oint '''O'''perating '''E'''ntity!



* ''GlengarryGlenRoss'': '''A'''lways '''B'''e '''C'''losing; '''A'''ttention '''I'''nterest '''D'''ecision '''A'''ction

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* ''GlengarryGlenRoss'': ''Film/GlengarryGlenRoss'': '''A'''lways '''B'''e '''C'''losing; '''A'''ttention '''I'''nterest '''D'''ecision '''A'''ction



* The TransformersFilmSeries gives us NEST. Unfortunately, there are conflicting explanations for what the acronym stands for - it's either '''N'''etworked '''E'''lements: '''S'''upporters and '''T'''ransformers, '''N'''onbiological '''E'''xtraterrestrial '''S'''pecies '''T'''reaty, or '''N'''onbiological '''E'''xtraterrestrial '''S'''pecies '''T'''eam, depending on the source.

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* The TransformersFilmSeries Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries gives us NEST. Unfortunately, there are conflicting explanations for what the acronym stands for - it's either '''N'''etworked '''E'''lements: '''S'''upporters and '''T'''ransformers, '''N'''onbiological '''E'''xtraterrestrial '''S'''pecies '''T'''reaty, or '''N'''onbiological '''E'''xtraterrestrial '''S'''pecies '''T'''eam, depending on the source.



* One that's easy to overlook but obvious in retrospect, ''LAConfidential'' has a character, '''Pi'''erce '''M'''oorehouse '''P'''atchett. Any guesses what his covert occupation was?

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* One that's easy to overlook but obvious in retrospect, ''LAConfidential'' ''Film/LAConfidential'' has a character, '''Pi'''erce '''M'''oorehouse '''P'''atchett. Any guesses what his covert occupation was?
11th Feb '16 8:35:15 PM MikeK
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** '''BR''' is presented as the only surviving member of his Vietnam War unit. A picture of them is shown with the others being stricken out by red crosses, just like the cover art of [[Film/BattleRoyale Battle Royale]]

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** '''BR''' is presented as the only surviving member of his Vietnam War unit. A picture of them is shown with the others being stricken out by red crosses, just like the cover art of [[Film/BattleRoyale Battle Royale]]Royale]]
* In ''Joe's Apartment'', Joe has a job interview with a urinal cake manufacturer called P.I. Smith & Sons. It starts out seeming like a StealthPun up until he gets the job, and is given a bright yellow uniform with "P.I.S. & S" in big letters on it.
15th Nov '15 11:47:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''IntolerableCruelty'' features the '''N'''ational '''O'''rganisation for '''M'''atrimonial '''A'''ttorneys '''N'''ationwide, which boils down to NOMAN, although to do so it has to repeat the part about being national. This seems kind of irrelevant until you find out the organisation's slogan: "...let NOMAN put asunder".

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* ''IntolerableCruelty'' ''Film/IntolerableCruelty'' features the '''N'''ational '''O'''rganisation for '''M'''atrimonial '''A'''ttorneys '''N'''ationwide, which boils down to NOMAN, although to do so it has to repeat the part about being national. This seems kind of irrelevant until you find out the organisation's slogan: "...let NOMAN put asunder".
19th Aug '15 8:08:07 PM Berrenta
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** Undoubtedly derived from the persistent [[UrbanLegends urban legend]] that claims that a [[EverythingIsBigInTexas Texas]] college was nearly named the '''S'''am '''H'''ouston '''I'''nstitute of '''T'''echnology (or '''T'''eaching).

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** Undoubtedly derived from the persistent [[UrbanLegends urban legend]] that claims that a [[EverythingIsBigInTexas Texas]] Texas college was nearly named the '''S'''am '''H'''ouston '''I'''nstitute of '''T'''echnology (or '''T'''eaching).
19th Aug '15 8:05:01 PM Berrenta
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* In ''TheBluesBrothers'', the brown-shirted group of Illinois Nazis led by Henry Gibson is the '''A'''merican '''S'''ocialist '''Whi'''te '''Pe'''ople's Party ("Asswipes"). The acronym is an StealthPun which doesn't appear in the film.

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* In ''TheBluesBrothers'', the brown-shirted group of Illinois Nazis led by Henry Gibson is the '''A'''merican '''S'''ocialist '''Whi'''te '''Pe'''ople's Party ("Asswipes"). The acronym is an a StealthPun which doesn't appear in the film.
8th May '15 5:04:16 AM J-Star
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* [[YellowSubmarine "H is for hurry...E is for urgent...L is for love me...and P is for please help!"]] (The E for "urgent" was just bad wordplay.)

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* [[YellowSubmarine "H is for hurry...E is for urgent...L is for love me...and P is for please help!"]] (The E for "urgent" was just bad wordplay.))
* [[Film/ThankYouForSmoking Thank You For Smoking]] has several:
** The '''S'''ociety for the '''A'''dvancement of '''F'''irearms and '''E'''ffective '''T'''raining for '''Y'''outh is the gun lobby's PR organisation.
** '''E'''ntertainment '''G'''lobal '''O'''ffices is a Hollywood talent agency.
** Nick, Polly and Bobby - tobacco, alcohol and firearms lobbyists respectively - form the '''M'''erchants '''O'''f '''D'''eath, referencing [[Series/TheModSquad The Mod Squad]].
** '''BR''' is presented as the only surviving member of his Vietnam War unit. A picture of them is shown with the others being stricken out by red crosses, just like the cover art of [[Film/BattleRoyale Battle Royale]]
17th Apr '15 1:55:17 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''PumpUpTheVolume'': In an effort to shut down Christian Slater's guerrilla radio broadcasts, the school board and the police created a fake student outreach program to draw his attention. The program was named BIONIC: "'''B'''elieve '''I'''t '''O'''r '''N'''ot, '''I''' '''C'''are!".

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* ''PumpUpTheVolume'': ''Film/PumpUpTheVolume'': In an effort to shut down Christian Slater's guerrilla radio broadcasts, the school board and the police created a fake student outreach program to draw his attention. The program was named BIONIC: "'''B'''elieve '''I'''t '''O'''r '''N'''ot, '''I''' '''C'''are!".
1st Mar '15 8:46:47 AM JediGoalie30
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** [[spoiler:P.A.G.A.N. is led by Reverend Whirley, who is also the founder of M.A.M.A, the '''M'''oral '''A'''dvance '''M'''ovement of '''A'''merica.]]
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