History Main / LectureAsExposition

17th Oct '17 9:22:47 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* In ''Film/TheFaculty'', Mr. Tate starts history class by repeating the prior week's lecture from chapter 4, espousing the values of conformity among the masses for the purposes of establishing a unified state. Stan is quick to remind him that they were on chapter 5 instead, which is about individual action in society. In this case, it's Mr. Tate himself who's the subject of the foreshadowing as much as the content of his lecture -- he and the other teachers are controlled by alien {{Puppeteer Parasite}}s who are trying to [[AssimilationPlot assimilate humanity]].



* In ''Film/TheFaculty'', Mr. Tate starts history class by repeating the prior week's lecture from chapter 4, espousing the values of conformity among the masses for the purposes of establishing a unified state. Stan is quick to remind him that they were on chapter 5 instead, which is about individual action in society. In this case, it's Mr. Tate himself who's the subject of the foreshadowing as much as the content of his lecture -- he and the other teachers are controlled by alien {{Puppeteer Parasite}}s who are trying to [[AssimilationPlot assimilate humanity]].
17th Oct '17 9:20:43 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* In ''Film/TheFaculty'', Mr. Tate starts history class by repeating the prior week's lecture from chapter 4, espousing the values of conformity among the masses for the purposes of establishing a unified state. Stan is quick to remind him that they were on chapter 5 instead, which is about individual action in society. In this case, it's Mr. Tate himself who's the subject of the foreshadowing as much as the content of his lecture -- he and the other teachers are controlled by alien {{Puppeteer Parasite}}s who are trying to [[AssimilationPlot assimilate humanity]].
7th Jun '17 7:22:58 PM nombretomado
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* A favorite technique in the ''WhateleyUniverse'', since it's set largely in a SuperheroSchool. We've seen lectures on supersuit design, several kinds of superpowers, strategy and tactics, the (made-up) physics behind this universe, how magical contracts work, and several other things.

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* A favorite technique in the ''WhateleyUniverse'', ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'', since it's set largely in a SuperheroSchool. We've seen lectures on supersuit design, several kinds of superpowers, strategy and tactics, the (made-up) physics behind this universe, how magical contracts work, and several other things.
14th May '17 12:51:08 PM AthenaBlue
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Compare ChekhovsClassroom. Both use TheLawOfConservationOfDetail in a way but since {{Exposition}} is used to set up and frame the situation throughout the plot, this trope will emphasize the importance of the scene more while the ChekhovsClassroom will often be presented more as background. Also, Lectures as Exposition often tell the viewer things they need to know ''immediately'' or things they needed to know two scenes ago.

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Compare ChekhovsClassroom. Both use TheLawOfConservationOfDetail in a way way, but since {{Exposition}} is used to set up and frame the situation throughout the plot, this trope will emphasize the importance of the scene more more, while the ChekhovsClassroom will often be presented more as background. Also, Lectures as Exposition often tell the viewer things they need to know ''immediately'' or things they needed to know two scenes ago.



* Chapter 5.5 of ''Manga/ACentaursLife'' is about a teacher giving a primer on [[VertebrateWithExtraLimbs how evolution went]] on this AlternateUniverse, giving birth to the [[OurCentaursAreDifferent various]] [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent human]] [[FaunsAndSatyrs sub]]-[[WingedHumanoid species]] and how this made racism even a worse problem than in our world.
* Happens in the first episode of ''Anime/EurekaSeven''.
* Happens in the first episode of ''Anime/GunslingerStratosTheAnimation'' to explain (sort of) how Japan became fragmented due to the rise of the megacorporations.



* One entire episode of ''[[Anime/RODTheTV Read Or Die the TV series]]'' is devoted to a character writing the Exposition Lecture that another character has to give.
* Happens in the first episode of ''Anime/GunslingerStratosTheAnimation'' to explain (sort of) how Japan became fragmented due to the rise of the megacorporations.
* Happens in the first episode of ''Anime/EurekaSeven''.
* Chapter 5.5 of ''Manga/ACentaursLife'' is about a teacher giving a primer on [[VertebrateWithExtraLimbs how evolution went]] on this AlternateUniverse, giving birth to the [[OurCentaursAreDifferent various]] [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent human]] [[FaunsAndSatyrs sub]]-[[WingedHumanoid species]] and how this made racism even a worse problem than in our world.

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* One entire episode of ''[[Anime/RODTheTV Read Or Die or Die: the TV series]]'' is devoted to a character writing the Exposition Lecture that another character has to give.
* Happens in the first episode of ''Anime/GunslingerStratosTheAnimation'' to explain (sort of) how Japan became fragmented due to the rise of the megacorporations.
* Happens in the first episode of ''Anime/EurekaSeven''.
* Chapter 5.5 of ''Manga/ACentaursLife'' is about a teacher giving a primer on [[VertebrateWithExtraLimbs how evolution went]] on this AlternateUniverse, giving birth to the [[OurCentaursAreDifferent various]] [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent human]] [[FaunsAndSatyrs sub]]-[[WingedHumanoid species]] and how this made racism even a worse problem than in our world.
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* ''Film/TwentyOne'' has Kevin Spacey's professor character tell us about the GameShowProblem during a lecture. He is an MIT professor, after all.
* Done rather creatively in ''Film/TheBigShort''. Rather than fill the viewers in on complex financial issues through traditional exposition, the film BreaksTheFourthWall to introduce celebrities to explain them. We get Margot Robbie explaining mortgage bonds in a bubblebath, Anthony Bourdain using unsold fish to illustrate how banks handle unsold mortgages, and Richard Thaler and Selena Gomez at a blackjack table illustrating how synthetic [=CDOs=] work.
* ''Film/DeepwaterHorizon'': Not quite, we just see the practice for one. Sydney's demonstration of Mike's job for a parent career day involves shaking a can of soda up, then punching a metal pipe into it, followed by pouring honey down the pipe to keep the soda from coming out, which will show her classmates (and shows the audience) what drilling mud is and how it works.
* ''Film/TheFinal'' opens with a {{high school}} history teacher describing how [[ImperialChina the Han Dynasty]] would sometimes [[CruelMercy leave their defeated enemies alive, disfiguring them]] in order to serve as an example to those who would oppose them. Guess what a group of pissed-off teen outcasts do with this knowledge...
* This is how we learn the main complication in ''Film/GiveMyRegardsToBroadStreet'' -- in a board meeting.
* {{Subverted}} amusingly in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade''. Dr. Jones is showing giving a lecture on archaeology, but he merely makes the point that archaeology is not about journeying to exotic lands and following ancient maps to lost cities, "and X never, ever marks the spot." Since this is Indy, however, he [[AdventurerArchaeologist definitely does not go on to practice what he teaches]] -- and he even references the lecture later with a wry grin when it turns out that [[XMarksTheSpot X does mark the spot after all]].
* In ''Film/{{Knowing}}'', Nicholas Cage's character gives some basic information about the sun and the fate vs. free will philosophies during his college lectures.



* In ''Film/{{Knowing}}'', Nicholas Cage's character gives some basic information about the sun and the fate vs. free will philosophies during his college lectures.
* ''Film/TransformersFilmSeries'':
** A class presentation but one not from a teacher, Sam attempting to sell his stuff at Show and Tell in ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' when told to give a lecture on his ancestors as part of his grade. However, he is distracted by Megan Fox doing that weird thing she does with her teeth.
** In ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'', Sam has a "full-blown meltdown" in the middle of the first day of astronomy class, and ends up [[MotorMouth babbling at breakneck speed]] about [[ChekhovsGun various things]] that become important later on in the film.
* This is how we learn the main complication in ''Film/GiveMyRegardsToBroadStreet'' -- in a board meeting.
* Jean Grey at the beginning of ''Film/XMen1''.



* ''Film/ShatteredGlass'' is about former journalist Stephen Glass and his now-notorious career as a fabulist for ''The New Republic''. It includes as a FramingDevice several scenes in which Glass is telling a class of journalism students about his career for TNR. Besides presenting basic plot exposition, Glass' talk explains the fact-checking process at a magazine and illustrates how Glass got away with his fictions (in short: the main fact source was the reporter's notes, which Glass fabricated).
* In ''Film/{{Species}}'', Fitch gives a lengthily exposition of the SETI project and the failed DNA experiment to the summoned group in his boardroom.



* ''Film/TheFinal'' opens with a {{high school}} history teacher describing how [[ImperialChina the Han Dynasty]] would sometimes [[CruelMercy leave their defeated enemies alive, disfiguring them]] in order to serve as an example to those who would oppose them. Guess what a group of pissed-off teen outcasts do with this knowledge...

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* ''Film/TheFinal'' opens ''Film/TransformersFilmSeries'':
** A class presentation but one not from a teacher, Sam attempting to sell his stuff at Show and Tell in ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' when told to give a lecture on his ancestors as part of his grade. However, he is distracted by Megan Fox doing that weird thing she does
with her teeth.
** In ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'', Sam has
a {{high school}} history teacher describing how [[ImperialChina "full-blown meltdown" in the Han Dynasty]] would sometimes [[CruelMercy leave their defeated enemies alive, disfiguring them]] middle of the first day of astronomy class, and ends up [[MotorMouth babbling at breakneck speed]] about [[ChekhovsGun various things]] that become important later on in order to serve as an example to those who would oppose them. Guess what a group the film.
%%* Jean Grey at the beginning
of pissed-off teen outcasts do with this knowledge...''Film/XMen1''.



* ''Film/TwentyOne'' has Kevin Spacey's professor character tell us about the GameShowProblem during a lecture. He is an MIT professor after all.
* {{Subverted}} amusingly in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade''. Dr. Jones is showing giving a lecture on archaeology, but he merely makes the point that archaeology is not about journeying to exotic lands and following ancient maps to lost cities, "and X never, ever marks the spot." Since this is Indy, however, he [[AdventurerArchaeologist definitely does not go on to practice what he teaches]]-- and he even references the lecture later with a wry grin when it turns out that [[XMarksTheSpot X does mark the spot after all]].
* ''Film/ShatteredGlass'' is about former journalist Stephen Glass and his now-notorious career as a fabulist for ''The New Republic''. It includes as a FramingDevice several scenes in which Glass is telling a class of journalism students about his career for TNR. Besides presenting basic plot exposition, Glass's talk explains the fact-checking process at a magazine and illustrates how Glass got away with his fictions (in short: the main fact source was the reporter's notes, which Glass fabricated).
* Done rather creatively in ''Film/TheBigShort''. Rather than fill the viewers in on complex financial issues through traditional exposition, the film BreaksTheFourthWall to introduce celebrities to explain them. We get Margot Robbie explaining mortgage bonds in a bubblebath, Anthony Bourdain using unsold fish to illustrate how banks handle unsold mortgages, and Richard Thaler and Selena Gomez at a blackjack table illustrating how synthetic [=CDOs=] work.
* In ''Film/{{Species}}'', Fitch gives a lengthily exposition of the SETI project and the failed DNA experiment to the summoned group in his boardroom.
* ''Film/DeepwaterHorizon'': Not quite, we just see the practice for one. Sydney's demonstration of Mike's job for a parent career day involves shaking a can of soda up, then punching a metal pipe into it, followed by pouring honey down the pipe to keep the soda from coming out, which will show her classmates (and shows the audience) what drilling mud is and how it works.



* On ''Series/RelicHunter'', Sydney was telling her class about a particular Indian tribe's mysterious shift in culture right before she went out and solved the mystery.
* ''Series/StargateSG1'': Jack O'Neill's young clone lectures a class of pilots on the F-302.
** Also the original ''Film/{{Stargate}}'' has as its EstablishingCharacterMoment for Dr. Jackson a lecture he is giving to a room of experts about his theory of the pyramids being made to replicate a design of an older, more advanced civilisation.

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* On ''Series/RelicHunter'', Sydney was telling her ''Series/BreakingBad'' gives us a scene where Walter White, a chemistry teacher, describes how energy can either be released gradually and unnoticeably or suddenly and violently... [[spoiler: and in the episode's climax, uses mercury fulminate, the explosive he described in class about a particular Indian tribe's mysterious shift in culture right before she went out and solved the mystery.
* ''Series/StargateSG1'': Jack O'Neill's young clone lectures a class of pilots on the F-302.
** Also the original ''Film/{{Stargate}}'' has as its EstablishingCharacterMoment for Dr. Jackson a lecture he is giving
to successfully threaten a room of experts about his theory of the pyramids being made to replicate a design of an older, more advanced civilisation.violent drug lord]].



* ''Series/DoctorWho'': At the beginning of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E5Oxygen "Oxygen"]], the Doctor delivers a lecture on the dangers of the vacuum of space. Of particular note is his description of how long you'll take to pass out, and his mention that the fluids of the eyes will boil. Bill gets to experience some of those symptoms when she's exposed to the vacuum of space without a helmet, and the Doctor [[spoiler:winds up blinding himself when he has to give Bill his helmet so she'll survive a spacewalk]].
* The ''Series/EnemyAtTheDoor'' episode "The Raid" is about a British commando team raiding a German radar installation during World War II. It happens to coincide with an inspection tour by the German brass which begins with a lecture from the officer in charge of the installation to impart the necessary information about the installation's function to the visiting officers and to the audience.



* ''Series/BreakingBad'' gives us a scene where Walter White, a chemistry teacher, describes how energy can either be released gradually and unnoticeably or suddenly and violently... [[spoiler: and in the episode's climax, uses mercury fulminate, the explosive he described in class to successfully threaten a violent drug lord]].



* The ''Series/EnemyAtTheDoor'' episode "The Raid" is about a British commando team raiding a German radar installation during World War II. It happens to coincide with an inspection tour by the German brass which begins with a lecture from the officer in charge of the installation to impart the necessary information about the installation's function to the visiting officers and to the audience.

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* The ''Series/EnemyAtTheDoor'' episode "The Raid" is On ''Series/RelicHunter'', Sydney was telling her class about a British commando team raiding a German radar installation during World War II. It happens to coincide with an inspection tour by particular Indian tribe's mysterious shift in culture right before she went out and solved the German brass which begins with mystery.
* ''Series/StargateSG1'': Jack O'Neill's young clone lectures
a lecture from class of pilots on the officer in charge of the installation to impart the necessary information about the installation's function to the visiting officers and to the audience.F-302.



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* In the first scene of ''Film/AbeLincolnInIllinois'', a teacher is giving young Abe a lesson in grammar--using the text of a Daniel Webster speech as material. The audience is thus given a little lesson on secession and state's rights as political issues.

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* In the first scene of ''Film/AbeLincolnInIllinois'', a teacher is giving young Abe a lesson in grammar--using grammar -- using the text of a Daniel Webster speech as material. The audience is thus given a little lesson on secession and state's rights as political issues.



* ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' introduces its ClicheStorm plot in this only moderately cliched way.

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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' introduces its ClicheStorm plot in The opening of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' combines this only moderately cliched way.with a solid EstablishingCharacterMoment. Barret asks Cloud, who has just joined Barret's group, if he's familiar with Mako reactors, and -- despite the fact that Cloud tells him that he is -- starts lecturing him about what Mako reactors are. Cloud's understandably annoyed reaction causes Barret to get pissed off with him, and they continue bickering for the first couple of hours of the game.



* The opening of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' combines this with a solid EstablishingCharacterMoment. Barret asks Cloud, who has just joined Barret's group, if he's familiar with Mako reactors, and - despite the fact that Cloud tells him that he is - starts lecturing him about what Mako reactors are. Cloud's understandably annoyed reaction causes Barret to get pissed off with him, and they continue bickering for the first couple of hours of the game.

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* The opening of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' combines ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' introduces its ClicheStorm plot in this with a solid EstablishingCharacterMoment. Barret asks Cloud, who has just joined Barret's group, if he's familiar with Mako reactors, and - despite the fact that Cloud tells him that he is - starts lecturing him about what Mako reactors are. Cloud's understandably annoyed reaction causes Barret to get pissed off with him, and they continue bickering for the first couple of hours of the game.only moderately clichéd way.



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* In ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'', this is how the Emperor delivers an {{Infodump}} about humanity's history not covered by the Imperium's history records to Custodian and [[spoiler: [[HeelFaceTurn Magnus]]]], though he doesn't deliver it in a classroom but from the top of his [[DarkLordOnLifeSupport Golden Throne]].
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* One ''Webcomic/TalesOfTheQuestor'' side story was a classroom lecture about the setting's MinovskyPhysics. (In the storyline, it functioned as the first step in DoingInTheWizard.)

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* One ''Webcomic/TalesOfTheQuestor'' side story was In ''Webcomic/AliceAndTheNightmare'', chapter two uses its university setting to give us two lectures and one practical lesson on the topic of magic systems and the history of Wonderland.
* ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'' [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/040302c As
a classroom flashback.]]
* [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2015/comic/book-5/02-threes-a-crowd/faithbased/ This]] ''Webcomic/DumbingOfAge'' - Leslie's Gender Studies
lecture about gives background on the setting's MinovskyPhysics. (In the storyline, it functioned as the first step in DoingInTheWizard.)current storyline. The AltText [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this.



* ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'' [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/040302c As a flashback]]



* [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2015/comic/book-5/02-threes-a-crowd/faithbased/ This]] ''Webcomic/DumbingOfAge'' - Leslie's Gender Studies lecture gives background on the current storyline. The AltText [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this.
* In ''Webcomic/AliceAndTheNightmare'', chapter two uses its university setting to give us two lectures and one practical lesson on the topic of magic system and history of Wonderland.

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* [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2015/comic/book-5/02-threes-a-crowd/faithbased/ This]] ''Webcomic/DumbingOfAge'' - Leslie's Gender Studies One ''Webcomic/TalesOfTheQuestor'' side story was a classroom lecture gives background on about the current storyline. The AltText [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this.
* In ''Webcomic/AliceAndTheNightmare'', chapter two uses its university setting to give us two lectures and one practical lesson on
setting's MinovskyPhysics. (In the topic of magic system and history of Wonderland.storyline, it functioned as the first step in DoingInTheWizard.)



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* In ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'', this is how the Emperor delivers an {{Infodump}} about humanity's history not covered by the Imperium's history records to Custodian and [[spoiler: [[HeelFaceTurn Magnus]]]], though he doesn't deliver it in a classroom but from the top of his [[DarkLordOnLifeSupport Golden Throne]].
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6th May '17 7:58:58 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries'':

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* ''Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries'':''Film/TransformersFilmSeries'':
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* [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2015/comic/book-5/02-threes-a-crowd/faithbased/ This]] ''DumbingOfAge'' - Leslie's Gender Studies lecture gives background on the current storyline. The AltText [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this.

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* [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2015/comic/book-5/02-threes-a-crowd/faithbased/ This]] ''DumbingOfAge'' ''Webcomic/DumbingOfAge'' - Leslie's Gender Studies lecture gives background on the current storyline. The AltText [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this.
10th Feb '17 2:21:18 PM gb00393
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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', Maester Luwin teaches Bran of the various Houses vying for power in Westeros, which also serves to educate the audience on the matter.

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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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Maester Luwin teaches Bran of the various Houses vying for power in Westeros, which also serves to educate the audience on the matter.matter.
** Sansa gets quizzed by her septa about the history of the Seven Kingdoms.
21st Dec '16 11:35:16 AM Rysto
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* In ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero'', some critical background information about the setting is delivered during Itsuki's history less in Episode 4.
8th Oct '16 3:07:17 PM Tallens
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* ''Film/DeepwaterHorizon'': Not quite, we just see the practice for one. Sydney's demonstration of Mike's job for a parent career day involves shaking a can of soda up, then punching a metal pipe into it, followed by pouring honey down the pipe to keep the soda from coming out, which will show her classmates (and shows the audience) what drilling mud is and how it works.
8th Oct '16 12:52:09 AM eroock
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* OlderThanTheyThink: This trope shows up in ''Film/DasTestamentDesDoktorMabuse'' by Creator/FritzLang from 1933.

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* OlderThanTheyThink: This trope shows up in ''Film/DasTestamentDesDoktorMabuse'' ''Film/TheLastWillOfDrMabuse'' by Creator/FritzLang from 1933.
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