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* IronicEchoCut: A scene features Colonel Cathcart and Colonel Korn, having had enough of Yossarian's troublemaking, ending a meeting with a vow to (metaphorically) "kick him in the balls!" Cut to Yossarian getting literally [[GroinAttack kneed in the groin]] by a nurse he'd gotten a little too overly friendly with.



* IronicEchoCut: A scene features Colonel Cathcart and Colonel Korn, having had enough of Yossarian's troublemaking, ending a meeting with a vow to (metaphorically) "kick him in the balls!" Cut to Yossarian getting literally [[GroinAttack kneed in the groin]] by a nurse he'd gotten a little too overly friendly with.




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* VindicatedByHistory: The film was a box office failure, but has since become a cult film.

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* JustPlaneWrong: Averted. The aircraft used were genuine WWII era B-25 Mitchells, and the filming saved them from scrapping. Most of them are still either flying as warbirds, or are in various aviation museums.


The 1970 film adaptation of Creator/JosephHeller's classic 1961 [[Literature/CatchTwentyTwo novel of the same name]], directed by Creator/MikeNichols and featuring an AllStarCast headed by Creator/AlanArkin as Yossarian. Creator/BuckHenry wrote the screenplay adaptation in addition to appearing as Lt. Colonel Korn.

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The 1970 film adaptation of Creator/JosephHeller's classic 1961 [[Literature/CatchTwentyTwo novel of the same name]], directed by Creator/MikeNichols and featuring an AllStarCast headed by Creator/AlanArkin as Yossarian. Creator/BuckHenry (who appears as Lt. Colonel Korn) wrote the screenplay adaptation in addition to appearing as Lt. Colonel Korn.
adaptation.


The 1970 film adaptation of Creator/JosephHeller's classic 1961 [[Literature/CatchTwentyTwo novel of the same name]], directed by Creator/MikeNichols and featuring an AllStarCast headed by Creator/AlanArkin as Yossarian. Creator/BuckHenry wrote the screenplay adaptation in addition to appearing as Colonel Korn.

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The 1970 film adaptation of Creator/JosephHeller's classic 1961 [[Literature/CatchTwentyTwo novel of the same name]], directed by Creator/MikeNichols and featuring an AllStarCast headed by Creator/AlanArkin as Yossarian. Creator/BuckHenry wrote the screenplay adaptation in addition to appearing as Lt. Colonel Korn.


The 1970 film adaptation of the [[Literature/CatchTwentyTwo novel of the same name]], directed by Creator/MikeNichols and featuring an AllStarCast headed by Creator/AlanArkin as Yossarian, was a commercial and critical flop when it was released, but has since come to garner a cult following.

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The 1970 film adaptation of the Creator/JosephHeller's classic 1961 [[Literature/CatchTwentyTwo novel of the same name]], directed by Creator/MikeNichols and featuring an AllStarCast headed by Creator/AlanArkin as Yossarian, Yossarian. Creator/BuckHenry wrote the screenplay adaptation in addition to appearing as Colonel Korn.

Despite its impressive credentials, the film
was a commercial and critical flop when it was released, upon its release, but has since come to garner a cult following.


* BlondGuysAreEvil: Milo Minderbinder.


* HowWeGotHere: The movie opens with Col. Cathcart and Col. Korn offering their deal to Yossarian, and Yossarian getting stabbed. Near the end, we return to that scene.

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* HowWeGotHere: The movie opens with Col. Cathcart and Col. Korn offering their deal to Yossarian, Yossarian ([[PlotBasedVoiceCancellation though we don't hear it due to the noise of the planes]]), and Yossarian getting stabbed. Near the end, we return to that scene.


* AdaptationalHeroism: Many of Yossarian's more unsavoury actions from the novel are excised.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: Many of Yossarian's more unsavoury unsavory actions from the novel are excised.



* HowWeGotHere: The movie opens with Col. Cathcart and Col. Korn offering their deal to Yossarian, and Yossarian getting stabbed. Near the end, we return to that scene.
* IronicEchoCut: A scene features Colonel Cathcart and Colonel Korn, having had enough of Yossarian's troublemaking, ending a meeting with a vow to (metaphorically) "kick him in the balls!" Cut to Yossarian getting literally [[GroinAttack kneed in the groin]] by a nurse he'd gotten a little too overly friendly with.



* IronicEchoCut: A scene features Colonel Cathcart and Colonel Korn, having had enough of Yossarian's troublemaking, ending a meeting with a vow to (metaphorically) "kick him in the balls!" Cut to Yossarian getting literally [[GroinAttack kneed in the groin]] by a nurse he'd gotten a little too overly friendly with.


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* OnceMoreWithClarity: The scene of Yossarian trying to treat Snowden in the plane after he's been wounded is repeated a few times until the last time shows the full extent of his injuries.
** Also done with the beginning scene (see HowWeGotHere above), where we see Col. Cathcart and Col. Korn offering a deal to Yossarian. Near the end, the scene is expanded, so that we've seen what led them to offer that deal to Yossarian (and we can hear the dialogue over the noise of the planes). We also can tell who exactly stabs Yossarian InTheBack at the end of the scene - [[spoiler: Nately's whore]].

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* FlippingTheBird: When Colonel Cathcart attempts to give the pilots a RousingSpeech, at the end, he gives them all a thumbs up signal. All of them reciprocate except for Yossarian, who flips him the bird.


* AdaptationalHeroism: Many of Yossarian's more unsavoury actions from the novel are excised.



* AmbiguouslyJewish: Most of the cast, as played largely by Jewish actors.
* AndStarring: Creator/OrsonWelles as Dreedle.
* BlondGuysAreEvil: Milo Minderbinder.



* DemotedToExtra: [=McWatt=] to a certain degree, Hungry Joe (as mentioned above), and The Soldier in White, The Soldier Who Sees Everything Twice (who only appears as a corpse).

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* DemotedToExtra: [=McWatt=] to a certain degree, Hungry Joe (as mentioned above), and The Soldier in White, The Soldier Who Sees Everything Twice (who only appears as a corpse).corpse), and Nately's Whore's Kid Sister.


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* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: The fate of [[spoiler:Hungry Joe.]]
* HitlerCam: Used on Milo Minderbinder when [[spoiler:the Syndicate takes over a good chunk of Rome.]]

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* AgeLift: Colonel Cathcart is visibly older than in the novel.


* AdaptedOut: Many of the characters and incidents from the rather sprawling novel.



* CompositeCharacter: Many examples of this, including Dobbs taking on traits of the novel's Clevinger, and Hungry Joe being DemotedToExtra and becoming the novel's character of Kid Sampson in all but name.
** Buck Henry's original script has Major Major taking on aspects of the novel's Major ---- de Coverley.
* DemotedToExtra: [=McWatt=] to a certain degree, Hungry Joe (as mentioned above), and The Soldier in White, The Soldier Who Sees Everything Twice (who only appears as a corpse).



* MaleGaze: The camera focus when Col. Cathcart is chasing a girl down the streets.

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* MaleGaze: The camera focus when Col. Cathcart Yossarian is chasing a girl Luciana down the streets.streets of Rome (set to "Thus Spoke Zarathustra").

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* MaleGaze: The camera focus when Col. Cathcart is chasing a girl down the streets.


** When Major Major is talking to Sgt. Towser in his office, he paces back and forth, and a picture on the office wall pops in and out of frame. As it does so, it changes from a portrait of [[UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt Roosevelt]] to [[UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill Churchill]] and finally [[UsefulNotes/JosefStalin Stalin]].

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** When Major Major is talking to Sgt. Towser in his office, he paces back and forth, and a picture on the office wall pops in and out of frame. As it does so, it changes [[CreepyChangingPainting repeatedly changes]] from a portrait of [[UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt Roosevelt]] to [[UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill Churchill]] and finally [[UsefulNotes/JosefStalin Stalin]].


* IronicEchoCut: A scene features Colonel Cathcart and Colonel Korn, having had enough of Yossarian's troublemaking, ending a meeting with a vow to (metaphorically) "kick him in the balls!" Cut to Yossarian getting literally kneed in the groin by a nurse he'd gotten a little too overly friendly with.

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* IronicEchoCut: A scene features Colonel Cathcart and Colonel Korn, having had enough of Yossarian's troublemaking, ending a meeting with a vow to (metaphorically) "kick him in the balls!" Cut to Yossarian getting literally [[GroinAttack kneed in the groin groin]] by a nurse he'd gotten a little too overly friendly with.

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