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7th Apr '15 1:17:36 AM gallium
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* ''Film/TheIronMask'' (1929) opens with Douglas Fairbanks (D'Artagnan) and Literature/TheThreeMusketeers posed in a tableau. Then Fairbanks steps down, whips his sword around, and delivers a little speech inviting the audience to join him on an adventure. Except for one similar scene halfway through, the rest of the film is silent.

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* ''Film/TheIronMask'' (1929) opens with Douglas Fairbanks Creator/DouglasFairbanks (D'Artagnan) and Literature/TheThreeMusketeers posed in a tableau. Then Fairbanks steps down, whips his sword around, and delivers a little speech inviting the audience to join him on an adventure. Except for one similar scene halfway through, the rest of the film is silent.
26th Jan '15 9:54:19 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/TheIronMask'' (1929) opens with Douglas Fairbanks (D'Artagnan) and Literature/TheThreeMusketeers posed in a tableau. Then Fairbanks steps down, whips his sword around, and delivers a little speech inviting the audience to join him on an adventure. Except for one similar scene halfway through, the rest of the film is silent.
23rd Jul '14 8:21:22 AM gallium
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* A unique use of this trope in early silent film ''Film/ACornerInWheat'' (1909), to establish mood. Twice--once when the poor people are lining up for bread, and once when the financier's body is discovered--the actors remain motionless while the camera rows. The poor people in the breadline are presented frozen at the beginning, while the actors in the latter scene freeze upon discovering the body.

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* A unique use of this trope in early silent film ''Film/ACornerInWheat'' (1909), to establish mood. Twice--once when the poor people are lining up for bread, and once when the financier's body is discovered--the actors remain motionless while the camera rows. The poor people in the breadline are presented frozen at the beginning, while the actors in the latter scene freeze upon discovering the body.
body. The first scene is presented in contrast with the rich people having a fancy dinner.
23rd Jul '14 8:20:02 AM gallium
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* A unique use of this trope in early silent film ''Film/ACornerInWheat'' (1909), to establish mood. Twice--once when the poor people are lining up for bread, and once when the financier's body is discovered--the actors remain motionless while the camera rows. The poor people in the breadline are presented frozen at the beginning, while the actors in the latter scene freeze upon discovering the body.
26th Aug '13 5:45:15 AM Viira
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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' used tableaus almost to excess, in part because it saved money and effort not to have the characters move around. They seem to pop up a lot in HideakiAnno's work.

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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' used tableaus almost to excess, in part because it saved money and effort not to have the characters move around. They seem to pop up a lot in HideakiAnno's Creator/HideakiAnno's work.
7th Jul '13 11:16:31 AM EarlOfSandvich
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* ''{{Stella}}'': The first episode had the three principal characters form a tableau to greet the landlord.

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* ''{{Stella}}'': ''Series/{{Stella|US}}'': The first episode had the three principal characters form a tableau to greet the landlord.
7th Jul '13 5:20:50 AM KorKhan
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* ''Film/AFieldInEngland'' begins several scenes with the characters standing in a stylised tableau pose.
25th Jun '13 6:15:53 AM Prfnoff
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See also TimeStandsStill.

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See also TimeStandsStill. LastSupperSteal is a subtrope.



* ''{{Stella}}'': The first episode had the three principal characters form a tableau to greet the landlord.
* Many shows and films have parodied ''The Last Supper" and its tableau:
** ''{{That 70s Show}}''
** ''TheSimpsons''
** ''[[{{MASH}} M*A*S*H]]'' (film)
** ''Mel Brooks' History of the World: Part I''
** The Cree playwright Tomson Highway does it towards the end of his first play, ''The Rez Sisters''.

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* ''{{Stella}}'': The first episode had the three principal characters form a tableau to greet the landlord.
* Many shows and films have parodied ''The Last Supper" and its tableau:
** ''{{That 70s Show}}''
** ''TheSimpsons''
** ''[[{{MASH}} M*A*S*H]]'' (film)
** ''Mel Brooks' History of the World: Part I''
** The Cree playwright Tomson Highway does it towards the end of his first play, ''The Rez Sisters''.
landlord.



* The stage directions in OscarWilde's ''TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest'' call for tableaus at the end of many scenes.
* TomStoppard's play ''After Magritte'' opens with a surreal tableau, the meaning of which is explained in the opening dialogue, and ends on another.

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* The stage directions in OscarWilde's ''TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest'' ''Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest'' call for tableaus at the end of many scenes.
* TomStoppard's Creator/TomStoppard's play ''After Magritte'' opens with a surreal tableau, the meaning of which is explained in the opening dialogue, and ends on another.
16th Jun '13 10:17:39 AM MacronNotes
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* ''NeonGenesisEvangelion'' used tableaus almost to excess, in part because it saved money and effort not to have the characters move around. They seem to pop up a lot in HideakiAnno's work.

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* ''NeonGenesisEvangelion'' ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' used tableaus almost to excess, in part because it saved money and effort not to have the characters move around. They seem to pop up a lot in HideakiAnno's work.



* A few episodes of ''StarWars'': ''TheCloneWars'' end with the characters dramatically posed, usually watching ships take off or land.

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* A few episodes of ''StarWars'': ''TheCloneWars'' end with the characters dramatically posed, usually watching ships take off or land.
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