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KRISHANKO
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03:11:44 PM Jun 13th 2012
movies based on real life events should not be included in this trope.

its like feeling spoiled in downfall that hitler dies, or in titanic that the ship sinks.

a movie that is in this trope (the great escape) says the trailer "spoils" that some of the men do escape. WELL, DUH.
johnnye
01:10:20 PM Aug 28th 2013
Some historical events fall under You Should Know This Already, like the ones you mention. Others don't. A lot of people might have been vaguely aware that The Great Escape is based on a true story, but not know which characters escape/survive.

If there's a chance a significant percentage of your audience might not already know how the story ends, isn't it best to keep it that way?
sabrina_diamond
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08:07:39 PM Sep 27th 2011
If someone had never seen the movie before, would it still be this trope?
SamMax
09:38:49 AM May 2nd 2012
I know it's late for my response, but I think it would qualify more for Late Arrival Spoiler if the movie is sufficiently old. If it isn't...then I don't know.
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