History MisaimedFandom / Film

8th May '17 1:38:25 PM Golondrina
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* Despite the fact that Creator/PaulVerhoeven is anti-war and anti-fascism (likely from having bombs dropped by the Allies in his backyard as a child when aiming at fascists), people will accuse him from now until judgment day that ''Film/StarshipTroopers'' ''glorifies'' war, fascism, and blind, jingoistic patriotism. To think Paul Verhoeven made the mistake of being ''too subtle''. Many have made the same false accusations about the novel that it [[In Name Only]] shares a name with as well.

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* Despite the fact that Creator/PaulVerhoeven is anti-war and anti-fascism (likely from having bombs dropped by the Allies in his backyard as a child when aiming at fascists), people will accuse him from now until judgment day that ''Film/StarshipTroopers'' ''glorifies'' war, fascism, and blind, jingoistic patriotism. To think Paul Verhoeven made the mistake of being ''too subtle''. Many have made the same false accusations about the novel that it [[In Name Only]] InNameOnly shares a name with as well.
6th May '17 8:38:39 PM HigherEdGroupie
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* Barry Humphries' fish-out-of-water movie ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBarryMcKenzie'' was supposed to be a satire based on everything he detested about unrefined stereotypical Australian "ockers." In the end, according to director and co-writer Bruce Beresford, "the people he most loathed most loved the film" and were arguably the ones most responsible for getting the sequel made.

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* Barry Humphries' fish-out-of-water movie comedy ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBarryMcKenzie'' was supposed to be a satire based on everything he detested about unrefined stereotypical Australian "ockers." In the end, according to director and co-writer Bruce Beresford, "the people he most loathed most loved the film" and were arguably the ones most responsible for getting the sequel made.
11th Apr '17 3:55:27 AM UltimateJasper
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* A number of women and [[DoggedNiceGuy Dogged Nice Guys]] find Tom's actions in ''Film/FiveHundredDaysOfSummer'' to be romantic and passionate. Despite this, Creator/JosephGordonLevitt has stated that Tom's actions were meant to seem creepy and selfish, as he only cared about the ''idea'' of Summer, rather than her agency as a person.
** 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.

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* A number of women and [[DoggedNiceGuy Dogged Nice Guys]] find Tom's actions in ''Film/FiveHundredDaysOfSummer'' to be romantic and passionate. Despite this, Creator/JosephGordonLevitt has stated that Tom's actions were meant to seem creepy and selfish, self-centered, as he only cared about the ''idea'' of Summer, rather than her agency as a person.
person. Others have since taken this view to the extreme and view him as a contemptible and entitled HateSink, forgetting that he's still a well-meaning and sympathetic character whose attitude evolves over the course of the story. Many viewers forget that the story is based off of the screenwriter's own experiences with a failed relationship and the mistakes that he made during that time.
** 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.
25th Mar '17 6:50:36 AM erforce
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* The Dutch comedy series ''New Kids'' and the movie ''New Kids Turbo'' center around a group of anti-social losers whose music tastes and fashion sense [[DeaderThanDisco went painfully out of style 20 years ago]]. The police in the area where the series is set claims that a sharp increase in (verbal) aggression towards police officers has been observed since the movie, where the protagonists do the same, came out.

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* The Dutch comedy series ''New Kids'' ''Series/NewKids'' and the movie ''New Kids Turbo'' ''Film/NewKidsTurbo'' center around a group of anti-social losers whose music tastes and fashion sense [[DeaderThanDisco went painfully out of style 20 years ago]]. The police in the area where the series is set claims that a sharp increase in (verbal) aggression towards police officers has been observed since the movie, where the protagonists do the same, came out.
11th Mar '17 9:59:02 AM nombretomado
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* ''Film/SaturdayNightFever'' is strongly remembered for JohnTravolta's iconic disco dance sequence at the end. However, within the movie itself, it is strongly implied that Travolta and his partner are actually the LEAST impressive dancers in the competition, and the only reason they win over their black and Puerto Rican opponents is because the judges are racist. Travolta's character recognizes this and in disgust gives the trophy to the runner-up couple. It shatters his vision of himself and makes him want to move beyond the shallow lifestyle he built around disco. The movie is remembered for how glamorous it made disco look.

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* ''Film/SaturdayNightFever'' is strongly remembered for JohnTravolta's Creator/JohnTravolta's iconic disco dance sequence at the end. However, within the movie itself, it is strongly implied that Travolta and his partner are actually the LEAST impressive dancers in the competition, and the only reason they win over their black and Puerto Rican opponents is because the judges are racist. Travolta's character recognizes this and in disgust gives the trophy to the runner-up couple. It shatters his vision of himself and makes him want to move beyond the shallow lifestyle he built around disco. The movie is remembered for how glamorous it made disco look.
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.
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