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23rd Jun '17 2:42:38 PM jormis29
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* A recent DVD release of ''Film/TheAdventuresOfSherlockHolmes1939'' featuring Basil Rathbone features [[http://covers.booktopia.com.au/big/9325626005446/the-adventures-of-sherlock-holmes.jpg a cover design]] that is [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-eKDCzu5PMFE/TuuIatFySlI/AAAAAAAABoE/pn4VOjJV_zw/s1600/sherlock_holmes_movie_poster-normal.jpg a blatant attempt]] to cash in on the [[Film/SherlockHolmes new Robert Downey, Jr. films]].

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* A recent DVD release of ''Film/TheAdventuresOfSherlockHolmes1939'' featuring Basil Rathbone Creator/BasilRathbone features [[http://covers.booktopia.com.au/big/9325626005446/the-adventures-of-sherlock-holmes.jpg a cover design]] that is [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-eKDCzu5PMFE/TuuIatFySlI/AAAAAAAABoE/pn4VOjJV_zw/s1600/sherlock_holmes_movie_poster-normal.jpg a blatant attempt]] to cash in on the [[Film/SherlockHolmes new [[Film/SherlockHolmes2009 Robert Downey, Jr. films]].
13th May '17 1:45:17 PM nombretomado
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* The title card for the {{MTV}} reality show ''Series/SixteenAndPregnant'' rips off ''Film/{{Juno}}''.

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* The title card for the {{MTV}} {{Creator/MTV}} reality show ''Series/SixteenAndPregnant'' rips off ''Film/{{Juno}}''.
2nd May '17 12:18:10 AM tropeminer
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* Deliberately invoked with the poster of ''Film/AmericanReunion'' which mimics the poster of the original ''American Pie'' film [[https://aldomni.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/american-reunion-american-pie-wallpaper.jpg placing everybody in their original positions]] as a tribute of sorts.

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* Deliberately invoked with the poster of ''Film/AmericanReunion'' which mimics the poster of the original ''American Pie'' film [[https://aldomni.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/american-reunion-american-pie-wallpaper.jpg by placing everybody in their original positions]] as a tribute of sorts.nice tribute.
2nd May '17 12:15:22 AM tropeminer
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* Deliberately invoked with [[https://aldomni.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/american-reunion-american-pie-wallpaper.jpg the poster of''Film/AmericanReunion'' which mimics the poster of the original ''American Pie'' film]] placing everybody in their original positions as a tribute of sorts.

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* Deliberately invoked with the poster of ''Film/AmericanReunion'' which mimics the poster of the original ''American Pie'' film [[https://aldomni.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/american-reunion-american-pie-wallpaper.jpg the poster of''Film/AmericanReunion'' which mimics the poster of the original ''American Pie'' film]] placing everybody in their original positions positions]] as a tribute of sorts.
2nd May '17 12:13:02 AM tropeminer
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* Deliberately invoked with [[https://aldomni.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/american-reunion-american-pie-wallpaper.jpg the poster of''Film/AmericanReunion'' which mimics the poster of the original ''American Pie'' film]] placing everybody in their original positions as a tribute of sorts.
17th Apr '17 5:22:48 PM nombretomado
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* Odd example in which the two books have the same title and the copied book is fairly obscure. ''The Big Con'' is a book about con artists that inspired ''TheSting'' and has a reissue cover that looks like [[http://www.amazon.com/Big-Story-Confidence-Man/dp/0385495382/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1301936820&sr=1-1 this]]. ''The Big Con'' is also the title of a work attacking conservative economic philosophies, which has used [[http://www.progressivebookclub.com/var/pbc/images/cover_the_big_con1.jpg this cover]] and later [[http://di105.shoppingshadow.com/images/di/36/51/5f/4b306d6e335856486e75644547745237497077-149x149-0-0.jpg this one]].

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* Odd example in which the two books have the same title and the copied book is fairly obscure. ''The Big Con'' is a book about con artists that inspired ''TheSting'' ''Film/TheSting'' and has a reissue cover that looks like [[http://www.amazon.com/Big-Story-Confidence-Man/dp/0385495382/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1301936820&sr=1-1 this]]. ''The Big Con'' is also the title of a work attacking conservative economic philosophies, which has used [[http://www.progressivebookclub.com/var/pbc/images/cover_the_big_con1.jpg this cover]] and later [[http://di105.shoppingshadow.com/images/di/36/51/5f/4b306d6e335856486e75644547745237497077-149x149-0-0.jpg this one]].
7th Apr '17 4:04:52 AM mariofan1000
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* ''Film/BatmanTheMovie'' has received a new, dark cover made to cash in on the success of ''Film/TheDarkKnight''.
** To clarify, it's nearly identical to the 1989 Batman cover (logo on black background), except it's a red version of the simpler bat logo from the '60s series.

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* ''Film/BatmanTheMovie'' has received a new, dark DVD cover made to cash in on the success of ''Film/TheDarkKnight''.
** To clarify, it's nearly identical
that looked extremely similar to the 1989 ''Film/{{Batman}}'' cover, only with a red Batman cover (logo on black background), except it's a red version of the simpler bat logo from instead of a yellow one. There's also another one that looks similar to the '60s series.poster for ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', which doesn't exactly fit the 1966 film's [[{{Camp}} tone.]]
1st Jan '17 1:56:58 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* Similarly to the above, the [[BMovie B-grade]] zombie film ''Zombeavers'' released [[http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3281022/zombeavers-campaigns-for-oscar-gold-director-understand-the-key-to-horror/ a set]] of posters parodying those for ''Film/AmericanHustle'', ''Film/{{Her}}'', and ''Film/{{Gravity}}'', all with [[SelfDeprecation self-deprecating]] quotes from critics attached.

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* Similarly to the above, the [[BMovie B-grade]] zombie film ''Zombeavers'' released [[http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3281022/zombeavers-campaigns-for-oscar-gold-director-understand-the-key-to-horror/ a set]] of posters parodying those for ''Film/AmericanHustle'', ''Film/{{Her}}'', and ''Film/{{Gravity}}'', all with [[SelfDeprecation self-deprecating]] [[OurProductSucks quotes from critics critics]] attached.
1st Jan '17 1:47:46 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* Similarly to the above, the [[BMovie B-grade]] zombie film ''Zombeavers'' released [[http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3281022/zombeavers-campaigns-for-oscar-gold-director-understand-the-key-to-horror/ a set]] of posters parodying those for ''Film/AmericanHustle'', ''Film/{{Her}}'', and ''Film/{{Gravity}}'', all with [[SelfDeprecation self-deprecating]] quotes from critics attached.
12th Dec '16 11:08:55 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* A sleazy practice among a number of less-reputable for-profit colleges is to rip off the name of a far more respected school in order to trick incoming students into thinking they're affiliated with them. At least one college recruiting envelope said [In large bold print] "Northwestern College of Law" [in small print] "of Lewis & Clark College." There's also a "Berkeley College" that likes to advertise in the New York Tri-State area. More often than not, any degrees offered by these schools are likely to be ADegreeInUseless due to the lack of accreditation. Given that for-profit colleges are [[http://www.slate.com/articles/life/education/2016/07/why_are_people_so_easily_exploited_by_for_profit_colleges_stealing_america.html a major driving force]] behind the student loan crisis (a massively disproportionate share of Americans with student loan debt got it by attending a for-profit school), these tactics are especially predatory here.

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* A sleazy practice among a number of less-reputable for-profit colleges is to rip off the name of a far more respected school in order to trick incoming students into thinking they're affiliated with them. At least one college recruiting envelope said [In large bold print] "Northwestern College of Law" [in small print] "of Lewis & Clark College." There's also a "Berkeley College" that likes to advertise in the New York Tri-State area. More often than not, any degrees offered by these schools are likely to be ADegreeInUseless due to the lack of accreditation. Given that for-profit colleges are [[http://www.slate.com/articles/life/education/2016/07/why_are_people_so_easily_exploited_by_for_profit_colleges_stealing_america.html a major driving force]] behind the student loan crisis (a massively disproportionate share of Americans American college students with student loan debt got it by attending a for-profit school), these tactics are especially predatory here.
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