History Literature / SevenDaysInMay

24th Mar '18 8:15:35 PM JackG
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* WildCard: Vice Admiral Barnswell is approached to take part in the coup, but thinks it's too risky and declines. Knowing this the President sends his aide to force him into providing a signed statement about the conspiracy, which is lost when the aide's plane crashes on its way back to Washington, whereupon Barnswell claims he knows nothing about any such statement.

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* WildCard: Vice Admiral Barnswell is approached to take part in the coup, but thinks it's too risky and declines. Knowing this the President sends his aide to force him into providing a signed statement about the conspiracy, which is lost when the aide's plane crashes on its way back to Washington, whereupon [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor Barnswell claims he knows nothing about any such statement.statement]].
24th Mar '18 8:10:35 PM JackG
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* DiscreetDrinkDisposal: The commander at the secret base keeps sending liquor in to Clark, who keeps pouring it down the toilet.

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* DiscreetDrinkDisposal: The commander at Senator Clark has been that a Colonel Henderson might know something about the coup. When he turns up at a secret military base keeps demanding to speak to Henderson, the conspirators place Clark under temporary detention, sending liquor in a bottle every half hour so he'll be too drunk to Clark, who keeps talk sense. Clark has to keep pouring it the booze down the toilet.toilet, which doesn't improve his disposition when Henderson does turn up.
15th Mar '18 12:23:42 AM Mdumas43073
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''Seven Days in May'' is a ConspiracyThriller about an attempted MilitaryCoup in the United States. The story first appeared as a 1962 novel by Washington journalists Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II. It was adapted into a 1964 FilmOfTheBook, directed by Creator/JohnFrankenheimer, starring Creator/KirkDouglas, Creator/BurtLancaster, Creator/FredricMarch, and Creator/AvaGardner, and scripted by Creator/RodSerling.

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''Seven Days in May'' is a ConspiracyThriller about an attempted MilitaryCoup in the United States. The story first appeared as a 1962 novel by Washington journalists Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II. It was adapted by Creator/RodSerling into a 1964 FilmOfTheBook, directed by Creator/JohnFrankenheimer, Creator/JohnFrankenheimer and starring Creator/KirkDouglas, Creator/BurtLancaster, Creator/FredricMarch, and Creator/AvaGardner, and scripted by Creator/RodSerling.
Creator/AvaGardner.
20th Feb '18 5:56:14 PM mikey300
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* WavingSignsAround: The film opens with a group of people picketing outside the White House and holding signs both protesting and supporting the treaty. Fisticuffs ensue.

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* WavingSignsAround: The film opens with a group two groups of people picketing outside the White House and House--one group holding signs both protesting the disarmament treaty, and the other group holding signs supporting the treaty. Fisticuffs ensue.
20th Feb '18 5:33:20 PM mikey300
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* CanNotSpitItOut: Colonel Casey can't bring himself to actually ''say'' the unthinkable -- that there's a coup planned -- and starts waffling until the politicians tell him to stop screwing about.

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* CanNotSpitItOut: Colonel Casey can't bring himself to actually ''say'' the unthinkable -- that there's a coup planned -- and starts waffling until the politicians tell President tells him to stop screwing about.



* ObstructiveBureaucrat: For once this helps the good guys. When an Air Force general complains about 'classified' flights that he hadn't authorized, the President realises he's not part of the conspiracy and orders him to ground the aircraft at once.

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* ObstructiveBureaucrat: For once this helps the good guys. When an Air Force general (CINC-NORAD) complains about 'classified' flights that he hadn't authorized, the President realises he's not part of the conspiracy and orders him to ground the aircraft at once.



* RevealingCoverUp: Averted. There's only one death under suspicious circumstances (of a White House aide carrying absolute proof of the conspiracy) and that's never shown to have been anything other than [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident an ordinary plane crash]]. Two people who look like they've been 'disappeared' turn out to have been merely detained on various pretexts. The closest we get to this trope is when a conspirator angrily tells Colonel Casey to shut up about the gambling signal -- it's this overreaction that first raises his suspicions.

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* RevealingCoverUp: Averted. There's only one death under suspicious circumstances (of a White House aide carrying absolute proof of the conspiracy) and that's never shown to have been anything other than [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident an ordinary plane crash]]. Two people who look like they've been 'disappeared' turn out to have been merely detained on various pretexts. The closest we get to this trope is when a conspirator angrily tells Colonel Casey to shut up about the gambling signal -- it's this overreaction that first raises his Casey's suspicions.



* WavingSignsAround: The film opens with a group of people picketing outside the White House and holding signs protesting the treaty.

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* WavingSignsAround: The film opens with a group of people picketing outside the White House and holding signs both protesting and supporting the treaty.treaty. Fisticuffs ensue.
11th Mar '17 2:33:54 PM Xtifr
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'''''Seven Days in May''''' is a ConspiracyThriller about an attempted MilitaryCoup in the United States. The story first appeared as a 1962 novel by Washington journalists Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II. It was adapted into a 1964 FilmOfTheBook, directed by Creator/JohnFrankenheimer, starring Creator/KirkDouglas, Creator/BurtLancaster, Creator/FredricMarch, and Creator/AvaGardner, and scripted by Creator/RodSerling.

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'''''Seven ''Seven Days in May''''' May'' is a ConspiracyThriller about an attempted MilitaryCoup in the United States. The story first appeared as a 1962 novel by Washington journalists Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II. It was adapted into a 1964 FilmOfTheBook, directed by Creator/JohnFrankenheimer, starring Creator/KirkDouglas, Creator/BurtLancaster, Creator/FredricMarch, and Creator/AvaGardner, and scripted by Creator/RodSerling.
30th May '16 4:39:16 AM gallium
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'''''Seven Days in May''''' is a ConspiracyThriller about an attempted MilitaryCoup in the United States. The story first appeared as a 1962 novel by Washington journalists Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II. It was adapted into a 1964 FilmOfTheBook, directed by Creator/JohnFrankenheimer, starring Creator/KirkDouglas, Creator/BurtLancaster, and Creator/FredricMarch, and scripted by Creator/RodSerling.

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'''''Seven Days in May''''' is a ConspiracyThriller about an attempted MilitaryCoup in the United States. The story first appeared as a 1962 novel by Washington journalists Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II. It was adapted into a 1964 FilmOfTheBook, directed by Creator/JohnFrankenheimer, starring Creator/KirkDouglas, Creator/BurtLancaster, and Creator/FredricMarch, and Creator/AvaGardner, and scripted by Creator/RodSerling.
23rd May '16 5:52:40 AM nightkiller
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When the movie was being filmed, President UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy gave the producers special access to the White House, allowing them to film there with access never before or since granted to any (non-documentary) film crew. The President would even conveniently arrange to visit Hyannis Port for a weekend when the film needed to shoot outside the White House. The Pentagon, in contrast, refused to cooperate at all, leading to the filmmakers doing a bit of covert filming on-site with star Douglas in costume.

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When the movie was being filmed, President UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy gave the producers special access to the White House, allowing them to film there with access never before or since granted to any (non-documentary) film crew.House. The President would even conveniently arrange to visit Hyannis Port for a weekend when the film needed to shoot outside the White House. The Pentagon, in contrast, refused to cooperate at all, leading to the filmmakers doing a bit of covert filming on-site outside the building with star Douglas in costume.
7th Feb '16 1:04:19 AM Mdumas43073
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''Seven Days in May'' is a ConspiracyThriller about an attempted MilitaryCoup in the United States. The story first appeared as a 1962 novel by Washington journalists Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II. It was adapted into a 1964 FilmOfTheBook, directed by Creator/JohnFrankenheimer, starring Creator/KirkDouglas, Creator/BurtLancaster, and Creator/FredricMarch, and scripted by Creator/RodSerling.

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''Seven '''''Seven Days in May'' May''''' is a ConspiracyThriller about an attempted MilitaryCoup in the United States. The story first appeared as a 1962 novel by Washington journalists Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II. It was adapted into a 1964 FilmOfTheBook, directed by Creator/JohnFrankenheimer, starring Creator/KirkDouglas, Creator/BurtLancaster, and Creator/FredricMarch, and scripted by Creator/RodSerling.
13th Jan '16 10:05:26 AM mikey300
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