History Theatre / TheBoysInTheBand

15th Apr '18 3:50:07 PM nombretomado
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-->'''Harold:''' You're warning me? ''Me?'' I'm '''''[[AlphaBitch Harold]]'''''. I'm the one person you don't warn, Michael, because you and I tread too heavily with each other, and we both play each other's game too well. I know [[FlawExploitation this game you're playing]], I know it very well and I play it very well. You play it very well too, but you know what? I'm the only one who's better at it than you are. [[YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry I can beat you at it so don't push me.]] [[YouHaveBeenWarned I'm warning]] ''[[YouHaveBeenWarned you.]]''

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-->'''Harold:''' You're warning me? ''Me?'' I'm '''''[[AlphaBitch Harold]]'''''. I'm the one person you don't warn, Michael, because you and I tread too heavily with each other, and we both play each other's game too well. I know [[FlawExploitation this game you're playing]], I know it very well and I play it very well. You play it very well too, but you know what? I'm the only one who's better at it than you are. [[YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry I can beat you at it so don't push me.]] [[YouHaveBeenWarned [[Administrivia/YouHaveBeenWarned I'm warning]] ''[[YouHaveBeenWarned ''[[Administrivia/YouHaveBeenWarned you.]]''
25th Feb '18 12:50:27 AM AnotherGuy
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* LovableAlphaBitch: '''Harold'''. He is in many ways the group's TeamMom: He reassures Emory about his cooking when no one else does, makes sure Bernard will be taken care of, defends Cowboy from moments of bullying -- all while remaining the master DeadpanSnarker.
*** He even demonstrates ToughLove with Michael.

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* LovableAlphaBitch: '''Harold'''. He is in many ways the group's TeamMom: He reassures Emory about his cooking when no one else does, makes sure Bernard will be taken care of, defends Cowboy from moments of bullying -- all while remaining the master DeadpanSnarker.
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DeadpanSnarker. He even demonstrates ToughLove with Michael.
25th Feb '18 12:49:24 AM AnotherGuy
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* InformedJudaism: Harold

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* InformedJudaism: HaroldHarold.
-->'''Harold:''' How could his beauty ever compare with my soul? And although I've never seen my soul, I understand from my mother's rabbi that it's a knockout. I, however, cannot seem to locate it for a gander, and if I could, I'd sell it in a flash, for some skin-deep, transitory, meaningless beauty.



* MoodWhiplash

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%% * MoodWhiplash



* TechnologyMarchesOn: Much of the problems in the film would have been solved had cell phones existed.
25th Feb '18 12:47:19 AM AnotherGuy
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* PublicDomainSoundtrack: "Anything Goes" in the film.

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* PublicDomainSoundtrack: "Anything Goes" in the film.film; however, since it was performed by Harpers Bizarre, it was a licensed version.
25th Feb '18 12:45:59 AM AnotherGuy
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* LovableAlphaBitch: '''Harold'''.
** Harold is in many ways the group's TeamMom: He reassures Emory about his cooking when no one else does, makes sure Bernard will be taken care of, defends Cowboy from moments of bullying -- all while remaining the master DeadpanSnarker.

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* LovableAlphaBitch: '''Harold'''.
** Harold
'''Harold'''. He is in many ways the group's TeamMom: He reassures Emory about his cooking when no one else does, makes sure Bernard will be taken care of, defends Cowboy from moments of bullying -- all while remaining the master DeadpanSnarker.


Added DiffLines:

-->'''Emory:''' Who has beer before dinner?!\\
'''Hank:''' Beer drinkers.
25th Feb '18 12:39:42 AM AnotherGuy
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* SchiffOneLiner: "As my father said to me when he died in my arms, 'I don't understand any of it. I never did.'"

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* SchiffOneLiner: "As my father said to me when he died in my arms, 'I don't understand any of it. I never did.'"'"[[note]][[RealitySubtext Based on Mart Crowley's father's dying words.]][[/note]]
26th Apr '17 10:00:07 PM Golondrina
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''The Boys in the Band'' is an off-Broadway play written by Mart Crowley which premiered in 1968. It was faithfully adapted into a film (starring the original stage cast) by Creator/WilliamFriedkin in 1970. When it first opened, it was notable for the being first mainstream play (and film) to treat homosexuality in a direct and realistic way rather than cloaking it in subtext or portraying the characters as freaks. Furthermore, to quote Vito Russo, "[[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped The internalized guilt of eight gay men at a Manhattan birthday party formed the best and most potent argument for gay liberation ever offered in a popular art form.]]"

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''The Boys in the Band'' is an off-Broadway play written by Mart Crowley which premiered in 1968. It was faithfully adapted into a film (starring the original stage cast) by Creator/WilliamFriedkin in 1970. When it first opened, it was notable for the being first mainstream play (and film) to treat homosexuality gay people in a direct and realistic way rather than cloaking it in subtext or portraying the characters as freaks. Furthermore, to quote Vito Russo, "[[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped The internalized guilt of eight gay men at a Manhattan birthday party formed the best and most potent argument for gay liberation ever offered in a popular art form.]]"



* TheSixties



* NotThatTheresAnythingWrongWithThat: Alan's unconvincing attempt to tell Michael that he has nothing against homosexuality.

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* NotThatTheresAnythingWrongWithThat: Alan's unconvincing attempt to tell Michael that he has nothing against homosexuality.being gay.



* TheSixties
* SocietyMarchesOn: An interesting example. The ''play'' first ran in 1968. The Stonewall Riots occurred in 1969, changing the views of homosexuality from a disease to a sexual orientation. The ''film'' appeared in 1970, and even in 1970 it was a window into the psychiatric self-loathing of gays pre-Stonewall that at the time was TooSoon to examine. A few decades later, despite the datedness of some of the psychiatric attitudes, almost all of the actual personalities and dialog still ring true in the 21st Century.

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* TheSixties
* SocietyMarchesOn: An interesting example. The ''play'' first ran in 1968. The Stonewall Riots occurred in 1969, changing the views of homosexuality being gay from a disease to a sexual orientation. The ''film'' appeared in 1970, and even in 1970 it was a window into the psychiatric self-loathing of gays pre-Stonewall that at the time was TooSoon to examine. A few decades later, despite the datedness of some of the psychiatric attitudes, almost all of the actual personalities and dialog still ring true in the 21st Century.
4th Mar '17 5:49:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* RecycledInSpace. ''WhosAfraidOfVirginiaWoolf'' [-WITH GAYS!-]

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* RecycledInSpace. ''WhosAfraidOfVirginiaWoolf'' ''Theatre/WhosAfraidOfVirginiaWoolf'' [-WITH GAYS!-]
12th Feb '17 8:40:11 PM Mdumas43073
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-->'''Michael''': What's so fucking funny?
-->'''Harold''': Life. Life's a goddamn laugh riot.

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-->'''Michael''': ->'''Michael''': What's so fucking funny?
-->'''Harold''': ->'''Harold''': Life. Life's a goddamn laugh riot.
12th Feb '17 8:39:39 PM Mdumas43073
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As it turned out, it was gay liberation itself that made ''The Boys In The Band'' go from being groundbreaking and revolutionary to a being a nasty relic of the Bad Old Days™ in the near instant, thanks to its bad timing. While the play was released in 1968, the Stonewall Riots occured in 1969 - and the film had the bad sense to be released in 1970 during the height of gay liberation. For years, it was often [[{{Demonization}} demonized]] as being not only dated, but flagrantly offensive. Over time, however, it's been [[VindicatedByHistory re-vindicated by history]], with more and more people recognizing it as a classic, eventually leading to a [[http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E06E4DB1639F93AA35755C0A960958260&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=all stage revival in 1996]] and a long overdue DVD release in 2008.

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As it turned out, it was gay liberation itself that made ''The Boys In The in the Band'' go from being groundbreaking and revolutionary to a being a nasty relic of the Bad Old Days™ in the near instant, thanks to its bad timing. While the play was released in 1968, the Stonewall Riots occured in 1969 - -- and the film had the bad sense to be released in 1970 during the height of gay liberation. For years, it was often [[{{Demonization}} demonized]] as being not only dated, but flagrantly offensive. Over time, however, it's been [[VindicatedByHistory re-vindicated by history]], with more and more people recognizing it as a classic, eventually leading to a [[http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E06E4DB1639F93AA35755C0A960958260&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=all stage revival in 1996]] and a long overdue DVD release in 2008.
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