History Main / NewspaperThinDisguise

13th Nov '17 9:39:14 PM JackG
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* Literature/JohnRain doesn't think this is good tradecraft because not having a newspaper gives you an excuse to scan the crowd under the guise of idle people-watching, whereas someone with a newspaper would be expected to look at it instead of their surroundings.
5th Aug '17 4:21:00 AM scooter
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** It's especially egregious in Jamie's case, since the newspaper does nothing to hide his lower half, and the authorities are ''specifically looking for a young man in a kilt.'' (The scene takes place at Gatwick Airport in 1960s London. Not too many boys in kilts.)

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** It's especially egregious in Jamie's case, since the newspaper does nothing to hide his lower half, and the authorities are ''specifically looking for a young man in a kilt.'' (The scene takes place at Gatwick Airport in 1960s London. Not too many boys in kilts.) ''
5th Aug '17 4:20:11 AM scooter
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** It's especially egregious in Jamie's case, since the newspaper does nothing to hide his lower half, and the authorities are ''specifically looking for a young man in a kilt.'' (The scene takes place at Gatwick Airport in 1960s London. Not too many boys in kilts.)
20th Jun '17 7:57:58 AM Gosicrystal
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* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'', Hermione does this with a book (which is upside down) when Professor [=McGonagall=] comes in and takes Harry's Firebolt (Hermione having told [=McGonagall=] that Harry received it with no card and suspecting it to be from Sirius Black[[spoiler:, an assumption that turns out to be AccidentallyAccurate, except he hadn't harmed it]]), to hide her face from Ron and Harry, who round on her as soon as [=McGonagall=] is gone and start getting after her for tattling.

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* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'', Hermione does this with a book (which is upside down) when Professor [=McGonagall=] comes in and takes Harry's Firebolt (Hermione having told [=McGonagall=] that Harry received it with no card and suspecting it to be from Sirius Black[[spoiler:, an assumption that turns out to be AccidentallyAccurate, accurate, except he hadn't harmed it]]), to hide her face from Ron and Harry, who round on her as soon as [=McGonagall=] is gone and start getting after her for tattling.
14th May '17 11:54:02 AM Vir
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* Subverted in an episode of ''EdEddNEddy'' where the Eds are spying on the cul-da-sac kids. In one scene, Eddy is seen leaning against a street pole holding a newspaper over his face as some neighbor kids walk by. Once they pass, the "newspaper Eddy" turns out to be a cardboard cut-out that falls over as the real Eddy [[BehindAStick pops out from behind the street pole with a pair of binoculars.]]

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* Subverted in an episode of ''EdEddNEddy'' ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' where the Eds are spying on the cul-da-sac kids. In one scene, Eddy is seen leaning against a street pole holding a newspaper over his face as some neighbor kids walk by. Once they pass, the "newspaper Eddy" turns out to be a cardboard cut-out that falls over as the real Eddy [[BehindAStick pops out from behind the street pole with a pair of binoculars.]]
10th May '17 2:38:20 AM simonscot
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* Early in ''VideoGame/Persona5'', [[StudentCouncilPresident Makoto]] can be seen tailing the PlayerCharacter while keeping her nose buried in a huge manga magazine she clearly isn't reading. She'll also run to keep up with him ''while still buried in the mag'', which looks as hilarious (and precarious) as it sounds.
20th Jan '17 9:03:53 PM JackG
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** Creator/JamesCoburn is shown doing this in a French cafe. Unfortunately the producers have him reading ''Liberation'', an underground newspaper that would be the last thing an escaped POW trying to avoid attention would read.

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** Creator/JamesCoburn is shown doing this in a French cafe. Unfortunately the producers have him reading ''Liberation'', an [[VoiceOfTheResistance underground newspaper newspaper]] that would be the last thing an escaped POW trying to avoid attention would read.
20th Jan '17 9:03:00 PM JackG
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** Creator/RichardAttenborough's character grabs a newspaper for cover after a [[HopeSpot harrowing escape from pursuing Germans]], only to be [[OhCrap greeted by name]] by an SS officer who's recognised the notorious British escapee.

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** Creator/RichardAttenborough's Richard Attenborough's character grabs a newspaper for cover after a [[HopeSpot harrowing escape from pursuing Germans]], only to be [[OhCrap greeted by name]] by an SS officer who's recognised the notorious British escapee.
20th Jan '17 9:02:00 PM JackG
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* ''Film/TheGreatEscape''.
** Creator/JamesCoburn is shown doing this in a French cafe. Unfortunately the producers have him reading ''Liberation'', an underground newspaper that would be the last thing an escaped POW trying to avoid attention would read.
** Creator/RichardAttenborough's character grabs a newspaper for cover after a [[HopeSpot harrowing escape from pursuing Germans]], only to be [[OhCrap greeted by name]] by an SS officer who's recognised the notorious British escapee.
3rd Nov '16 5:04:46 PM PlatinumGlitchMint
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* Subverted in an episode of ''EdEddNEddy'' where the Eds are spying on the cul-da-sac kids. In one scene, Eddy is seen leaning against a street pole holding a newspaper over his face as some neighbor kids walk by. Once they pass, the "newspaper Eddy" turns out to be a cardboard cut-out that falls over as the real Eddy [[BehindAStick pops out from behind the street pole with a pair of binoculars.]]
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