History MisaimedFandom / Film

15th Feb '17 9:23:20 PM Snailfish
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*The "Film/{{Saw}}" franchise has a disturbing number of fans who believe Jigsaw's methods of torturing people into appreciating life is actually ''beneficial''. Never mind the fact that the guy's a manipulative, hypocritical, homicidal sadist who ruins far more lives than anything, but he's also endangered dozens of innocents, [[WouldHurtAChild including children.]] Quite a few characters actually [[ShutUpHanniball call him out on this]] throughout the series, including a DirtyCop looking for his son, a doctor he's holding hostage to cure his brain tumor, and even his own henchwoman. The most recent installment even has a scene where one of the survivors rants about [[YouMonster how Jigsaw and his minions made her life worse]], and how fucking stupid you'd have to be to think any of this legitimately helps people.
28th Jan '17 7:09:23 PM mariic
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* ''Film/BeetleJuice'': The title character claims to have [[SawStarWarsTwentySevenTimes seen]] ''Film/TheExorcist'' [[SawStarWarsTwentySevenTimes 167 times,]] "And it keeps getting funnier every single time I see it!"
25th Jan '17 8:04:31 AM DrBB
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* Inverted with the film version of ''Film/{{The Birth of a Nation|1915}}'' where the fandom got the racist subtext of the original Thomas Dixon work but D. W. Griffith apparently didn't or just went with it anyways. Griffith was himself not really all that racist; his next film ''Film/{{Intolerance}}'' actually dealt with the negative effects of prejudice. His later film ''Film/BrokenBlossoms'' even went out of its way to make the Chinese protagonist very sympathetic as a reaction to the [[YellowPeril rabid anti-Chinese sentiment]] of the time.

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* Inverted with the film version of ''Film/{{The Birth of a Nation|1915}}'' where the fandom got the racist subtext of the original Thomas Dixon work but D. W. Griffith apparently didn't or just went with it anyways.anyway. Griffith was himself not really all that racist; his next film ''Film/{{Intolerance}}'' actually dealt with the negative effects of prejudice. His later film ''Film/BrokenBlossoms'' even went out of its way to make the Chinese protagonist very sympathetic as a reaction to the [[YellowPeril rabid anti-Chinese sentiment]] of the time.
22nd Jan '17 12:17:23 AM Laevatein
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* The first ''MadMax'' film was intended to show the dangers of reckless driving. The hoons and rev-heads who saw it felt that their lifestyles had been validated.
4th Jan '17 6:58:27 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* Harry Lime from ''Film/TheThirdMan'' is a black marketeer who sells his loyal girlfriend to the Russians and runs a "medical charity" that sells watered-down penicillin that results in mass death and illness. The movie even goes so far as to show a hospital room full of dying children. How does the audience respond? By demanding more adventures of Harry Lime. The result was ''Radio/TheLivesOfHarryLime'', a radio series chronicling his further adventures. This may have had something to do with the excellent performance by OrsonWelles.

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* Creator/JohnCarpenter created ''Film/TheyLive'' as a satire of '80s [[CorruptCorporateExecutive yuppie capitalism]] run amok, positing a world where humanity is {{brainwashed}} through SubliminalSeduction into becoming [[GullibleLemmings mindless consumerist sheep]] in service to aliens who secretly rule the world. Given this setup, it's perhaps no surprise that {{Conspiracy Theorist}}s make up a significant chunk of its fanbase, with many of them seeing it as a metaphor for TheIlluminati. When Carpenter learned about neo-Nazi fans reading a specifically anti-Semitic message into the film, he [[http://www.avclub.com/article/john-carpenter-thinks-internet-nazis-need-put-sung-247940 told them to go to hell]].
* Harry Lime from ''Film/TheThirdMan'' is a black marketeer who sells his loyal girlfriend to the Russians and runs a "medical charity" that sells watered-down penicillin that results in mass death and illness. The movie even goes so far as to show a hospital room full of dying children. How does the audience respond? By demanding more adventures of Harry Lime. The result was ''Radio/TheLivesOfHarryLime'', a radio series chronicling his further adventures. This may have had something to do with the excellent performance by OrsonWelles.Creator/OrsonWelles.
24th Oct '16 12:40:40 PM Sakubara
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** On the other side of the spectrum, it also gained a Misaimed Hatedom from more social justice-minded viewers due to a belief that Summer is a ManicPixieDreamGirl and the film is misogynistic because of it, even though in reality she's a deconstruction of this concept ,even before the trope became well known, much like Clementine in Film/EternalSunshineOfTheSpotlessMind.
19th Oct '16 8:40:19 PM Umbethi
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* Viewers of ''Film/TheMist'', of course, are not meant to sympathize with the crazed fundamentalist Christians, led by nutbag Mrs. Carmody, who demand sacrifices from the non-believers. That hasn't stopped some viewers - even some non-religious ones - from pointing out that Mrs. Carmody seems to have been right all along, and some have even suggested that she was the OnlySaneMan. She is the only one to remain calm during the store incursion on the first night, correctly surmises that David and his group going to the pharmacy will attract more monsters to the supermarket, unites the majority of the survivors and prevents them from falling into despair, and ultimately [[spoiler: the mist clears after David kills Amanda and Billy; the two people who Mrs. Carmody had demanded to be sacrificed]].
2nd Oct '16 9:27:20 AM KingLyger
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* ''Film/BlazingSaddles'' has reportedly been enjoyed by several people who hold racist views, apparently not seeing that the entire film is dedicating to mocking them. Every white character who uses racial slurs non-ironically in the film is presented as extremely stupid and/or extremely corrupt.
22nd Sep '16 9:16:42 PM nombretomado
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* Inverted with the film version of ''Film/TheBirthOfANation'' where the fandom got the racist subtext of the original Thomas Dixon work but D. W. Griffith apparently didn't or just went with it anyways. Griffith was himself not really all that racist; his next film ''Film/{{Intolerance}}'' actually dealt with the negative effects of prejudice. His later film ''Film/BrokenBlossoms'' even went out of its way to make the Chinese protagonist very sympathetic as a reaction to the [[YellowPeril rabid anti-Chinese sentiment]] of the time.

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* Inverted with the film version of ''Film/TheBirthOfANation'' ''Film/{{The Birth of a Nation|1915}}'' where the fandom got the racist subtext of the original Thomas Dixon work but D. W. Griffith apparently didn't or just went with it anyways. Griffith was himself not really all that racist; his next film ''Film/{{Intolerance}}'' actually dealt with the negative effects of prejudice. His later film ''Film/BrokenBlossoms'' even went out of its way to make the Chinese protagonist very sympathetic as a reaction to the [[YellowPeril rabid anti-Chinese sentiment]] of the time.
15th Sep '16 7:35:31 AM Umbethi
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* ''Film/Downfall'' is praised by neo-Nazi groups as a heartfelt tribute to the Fuhrer. Some Germans also regard it as a memoriam to the soldiers who defended Berlin in the final days of the war. The actual themes are that 1) Hitler was an egotistical maniac hiding under a friendly exterior, who manipulated people into fighting a war they shouldn't have and blamed everyone but himself when things went wrong, and 2) that Germany should have surrendered earlier to reduce casualties.

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* ''Film/Downfall'' ''Film/{{Downfall}}'' is praised by neo-Nazi groups as a heartfelt tribute to the Fuhrer. Some Germans also regard it as a memoriam to the soldiers who defended Berlin in the final days of the war. The actual themes are that 1) Hitler was an egotistical maniac hiding under a friendly exterior, who manipulated people into fighting a war they shouldn't have and blamed everyone but himself when things went wrong, and 2) that Germany should have surrendered earlier to reduce casualties.
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