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2nd Aug '15 3:53:34 PM Morgenthaler
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* While Elliot Carver from ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'' looks at first glance like a thinly disguised version of Rupert Murdoch, the movie's main writer claims he was actually based on Robert Maxwell (this is supported by the cover story for Carver's death and the public's reaction to it mirroring Maxwell's fatal boat accident).
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* While Elliot Carver from ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'' looks at first glance like a thinly disguised version of Rupert Murdoch, the movie's main writer claims he was actually based on Robert Maxwell (this is supported by the cover story for Carver's death and the public's reaction to it mirroring Maxwell's fatal boat accident).''Film/JamesBond'':

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* ** While Elliot Carver from ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'' looks at first glance like a thinly disguised version of Rupert Murdoch, the movie's main writer claims he was actually based on Robert Maxwell (this is supported by the cover story for Carver's death and the public's reaction to it mirroring Maxwell's fatal boat accident).
2nd Aug '15 3:48:48 PM Morgenthaler
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* Like ''Good Night and Good Luck'', ''Film/TheCrucible'' is commonly interpreted as an {{anvilicious}} commentary on a contemporary legal scare. In the case of ''The Crucible'', that was [=McCarthyism=], though Arthur Miller denied it at the time.
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* Like ''Good Night and Good Luck'', ''Film/TheCrucible'' is commonly interpreted as an {{anvilicious}} commentary on a contemporary legal scare. In the case of ''The Crucible'', that was [=McCarthyism=], though Arthur Miller denied it at the time.
15th Jun '15 9:16:00 AM BanjoTCat
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* It is often assumed that Tommy Carcetti in [[{{The Wire}} The Wire]] is based on former mayor of Baltimore, Martin O'Malley. David Simon and the writers clarify that he's modeled after a number of obscure Baltimore politicians.
22nd Mar '15 5:50:29 AM Folamh3
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Also, this trope does not cover situations where the denials are plausible--for example, [=McBain=] on ''The Simpsons'' could easily be a parody of the character from the Creator/ChristopherWalken film [=McBain=], if it weren't for the fact that the film was released 8 months after [=McBain=]'s first appearance on ''The Simpsons''. In this case, the denial is plausible.
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Also, this trope does not cover situations where the denials are plausible--for example, [=McBain=] on ''The Simpsons'' could easily be a parody of the character from the Creator/ChristopherWalken film [=McBain=], ''[=McBain=]'', if it weren't for the fact that the film was released 8 months after [=McBain=]'s first appearance on ''The Simpsons''. In this case, the denial is plausible.
7th Mar '15 5:22:57 AM Sapphirea2
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* Director Creator/TimBurton went on record as saying that Creator/JohnnyDepp's interpretation of Willy Wonka in the [[Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory 2005 film adaptation]] of ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' was NOT a parody or {{Expy}} of Music/MichaelJackson after the bulk of reviews of the film pointed out the similarities between the two figures -- and, at least in Creator/RogerEbert's review, actually counted it as a point against the film because it came off as so creepy. This is another of the more plausible denials, as the resemblances between the two -- both are soft-spoken, pale, UncannyValley-appearing ReclusiveArtist {{Man Child}}ren -- owe more to Burton's usual character aesthetics and Depp taking inspiration from the above-mentioned Anna Wintour in appearance and the original novel's characterization in personality. (Jackson himself had sought the role out when the project was announced for that reason.) Unfortunately, the superficial similarities came along just after Jackson's months-long trial on child molestation charges wrapped up.
1st Jan '15 8:14:18 PM nombretomado
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* MerylStreep denied that her character in ''Film/TheManchurianCandidate'' was a parody of Hillary Clinton. Given that [[OlderThanTheyThink the original version of the film was released in the 1960s]], she probably has a point. (Although, they ''do'' have similar PowerHair...)
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* MerylStreep Creator/MerylStreep denied that her character in ''Film/TheManchurianCandidate'' was a parody of Hillary Clinton. Given that [[OlderThanTheyThink the original version of the film was released in the 1960s]], she probably has a point. (Although, they ''do'' have similar PowerHair...)
25th Dec '14 10:38:19 AM nombretomado
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* MerylStreep denied that her character in ''TheManchurianCandidate'' was a parody of Hillary Clinton. Given that [[OlderThanTheyThink the original version of the film was released in the 1960s]], she probably has a point. (Although, they ''do'' have similar PowerHair...)
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* MerylStreep denied that her character in ''TheManchurianCandidate'' ''Film/TheManchurianCandidate'' was a parody of Hillary Clinton. Given that [[OlderThanTheyThink the original version of the film was released in the 1960s]], she probably has a point. (Although, they ''do'' have similar PowerHair...)
22nd Dec '14 10:47:25 AM nombretomado
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* The boss from ''TheDevilWearsPrada'' bears a striking similarity to Vogue's editor Anna Wintour, but the author maintains that she is a composite of fiction and various stories of her friends' first jobs.
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* The boss from ''TheDevilWearsPrada'' ''Literature/TheDevilWearsPrada'' bears a striking similarity to Vogue's editor Anna Wintour, but the author maintains that she is a composite of fiction and various stories of her friends' first jobs.
6th Nov '14 7:05:12 AM Vilui
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Also, this trope does not cover situations where the denials are plausible--for example, [=McBain=] on ''The Simpsons'' could easily be a parody of the character from the Creator/ChristopherWalken film [=McBain=]--if it weren't for the fact that the film was released 8 months after [=McBain=]'s first appearance on ''The Simpsons''. In this case, the denial is plausible.
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Also, this trope does not cover situations where the denials are plausible--for example, [=McBain=] on ''The Simpsons'' could easily be a parody of the character from the Creator/ChristopherWalken film [=McBain=]--if [=McBain=], if it weren't for the fact that the film was released 8 months after [=McBain=]'s first appearance on ''The Simpsons''. In this case, the denial is plausible.
28th Oct '14 4:43:40 PM LongLiveHumour
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It should be noted that the standard disclaimer "[[ThisIsAWorkOfFiction any similarity to persons living or dead...]]" does not constitute a denial in this case (indeed, some disclaimers now acknowledge that such names may be used fictitiously). After all, ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' had a character named BillClinton who was president of the United States, and despite the disclaimer, it is doubtful that they were denying that it was based on the real-life person. This trope only applies when it's a specific denial.
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It should be noted that the standard disclaimer "[[ThisIsAWorkOfFiction any similarity to persons living or dead...]]" does not constitute a denial in this case (indeed, some disclaimers now acknowledge that such names may be used fictitiously). After all, ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' had a character named BillClinton UsefulNotes/BillClinton who was president of the United States, and despite the disclaimer, it is doubtful that they were denying that it was based on the real-life person. This trope only applies when it's a specific denial.
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