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fingerprint framing trope? Film
ok so you know like when there's like a cop or something and the person who is thought to be innocent used the thing that the cops want so he touches it then goes "oh nooo my prints are all over it now"
i can't think of an example right now sorry but it goes down pretty much exac the same way tysm bros
Pondering Death Film
A character is forced to confront the idea of mortality. I don’t think this would quite be a Mortality Phobia, as they are just having to confront the idea of death, not actually face it.
This cropped up in the new trailer for the Barbie movie of all places, when Barbie asked her friends if they have ever thought about death after some very unusual events occur to her.
Trope in Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie Film
After the unmorphed Turbo Rangers fight the Putra Pods on the Ghost Galleon in Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie, Tanya Sloan says "This sure ain't The Love Boat.", which prompts Justin Stewart to ask "What's The Love Boat?".
Given that, I wonder which trope fits the above description.Edited by gjjones
Need help identifying an animation style Film
I need help identifying an animation style / technique in the first part of this trailer for WesternAnimation.Nimona 2023:
Kind of a sketchy / cut out / mixed media sort of thing?
Plan succeeds despite setback Film
Is there any trope where:
- Characters plan something
- The plan is disrupted one way or another, in a truly dramatic fashion
- Yet their original goal is still achieved, despite the fact the plan itself failed entirely
This critique of The Day After Tomorrow Film
I'm thinking it might fall under a few: Comically Missing the Point, Artistic License-Scientific method? policy making? government?, some inverse of the only sane man in the room.
From Cracked.com: "Roland Emmerich's environmentalist explosion-fest The Day After Tomorrow was possibly meant as a serious warning to start treating the world with a little more respect, but it may have done more to hurt the global warming cause than help it. We understand Emmerich's plight — global warming can be a pretty boring lecture, so you have to toss some wolves in there to keep things interesting.
The real problem is that the movie super doesn't understand how climate change, or even basic science, works. Dennis Quaid stars as Jack, a climatologist whose studies show that runaway climate change is going to create a huge, planet-wide storm that will obliterate America, partly by specifically targeting its major monuments in a cunning display of strategy. Sadly, no one believes him, and the president and vice president dismiss him as a quack, which winds up dooming the nation. Boy, what a bunch of arrogant fart sacks, right? How could you ignore science?
But when you think about it, the conclusion the president and vice president reach (to not listen to Dennis Quaid) is extremely scientific. Because Dennis Quaid is a lone crackpot. Sure, he turns out to be right, but nobody has any good reason to take him seriously, because every other scientist they consult think he's crazy.
In the real world, the problem with global warming is that millions of scientists agree on it while politicians continue to treat it like a matter of debate, ignoring the overwhelming consensus of the scientific community. Now, if the opposite were true, and every single scientist on the planet thought global warming was baloney except for one dude, you'd kick that dude the hell out of the building.
The conceit of the scientific community is that a theory is likely to be correct if lots and lots of scientists agree. It's called peer review, and if we didn't have it, then we'd wind up accepting all sorts of dangerous insanity as fact. So the line that sets the vice president up as the movie's villain — "We can't evacuate half the country because one scientist thinks the climate is shifting" — is in fact an example of perfectly correct scientific policy. All he's asking for is the opinion of more experts before throwing all of American society into total chaos."
All for Nothing eventually brings something more important. Film
Is there a trope in which a character tries to do something that they eventually manage to do, only to have their efforts prove useless for the task they originally set out to accomplish, but the process/difficulties they have endured in the meantime cause them to later accomplish something more important? Examples might be the tale of the lazy son whose father, on his deathbed, tells him of a treasure in the field opposite the house, so the lazy son starts digging in the field, only to find out that there was never any treasure, or that it was only a few coins that were not worth the effort; however, by digging, the son learned the importance of hard work, and by digging in the field, he also grew plants with which to support himself. And this also means that the son will be able to move on with his life without wasting it as would have happened if he had simply found a treasure that he was not ready to handle.
Back to the future Film
What is it when a character has returned from the past to find things different? I'm thinking Wolverine at the end of "Days of Future Past" and (to a lesser extent) J at the end of "Men In Black 3". Bonus points is a mentor suddenly realises it's the person they knew from THEIR past.
someone is typing then stops Film
i've seen this heaps recently and wondering if it has a name
after character A betrays/offends etc. character B, they send text messages such as "please forgive me", "are you still mad at me?". you see character A looking at their phone, and a typing bubble pops up, and then disappears as character B decides not to reply
Artistic License for aquarium setup? Film
Where would this Artistic License example go? I would say Artistic License – Marine Biology, but the problem has to do with how the aquarium is set up, not with the animals themselves.
- Middle School The Worst Years Of My Life: One of Rafe's pranks involves converting the school's trophy case into a saltwater aquarium, with several fish, an eel, and other sea life, in one night. There are multiple factors that would make this downright impossible in one night. First of all, Rafe would have to seal the trophy case, which isn't made to hold water. Then, he would have to go through the process of cycling the aquarium's water to keep it stable and keep the animals alive, which takes about four to eight weeks.
Happy about bad news? Film
What is the trope called where someone reacts to bad news with a happy response?
He: Sales are down by 50% this year.
She: I know— isn't it great!
Invisible budget Film
Is there any particular trope (probably trivia one), when a movie has a massive budget, but doesn't look the part and people start to even wonder where that money meant? Yes, I'm aware there is Hollywood Accounting (but that's Useful Notes), but that's about book-cooking. What if something genuinely cost hundreds of millions to make, but doesn't seem to have that big budget quality or is clearly cutting corners with locations, costumes, CGI and what not?
Blind people touching faces Film
I think this is in many media, but is there a trope here about blind people touching other people's faces to "find out what they look like?" There are so many instances of this that I can think of...
Hi, new to Tv Tropes here, and I just happened to notice that some films don’t contain a “Heartwarming, Awesome, Funny or Tearjerker” category, and there seems to be no way to add them, or at least not that I’ve found yet. Is there any way to do so, or do you have to be a mod? How does this work? Is this even the right place to post this?
A character supsects another character is hiding something. Film
Is there a trope for when character A believes character B is hiding something?
Sponsor-exclusive characters? Film
Not sure how to specify this, but here goes.
In BoBoiBoy The Movie (timestamp link), BoBoiBoy Thunderstorm crashes through a restaurant's window, and 3 background characters (a lady with blue hair, a boy with red hair and a man with red hair) are briefly seen as he crashes in, and just as he leaves.
It's from this brief cameo that I find that those 3 characters got their own webisode series the year before the movie, it's called Oldtown White Coffee's Superhero Elemen (playlist link), in which they have their own adventures along with BoBoiBoy. Basically, these characters and their mini-series are part of a sponsorship with the Malaysian coffee restaurant chain, Oldtown White Coffee.
Looking at their YouTube channel, the 3 have existed since 2014, known only as the Terrific 3 and with frankly different designs. While there are a few BoBoiBoy videos/ads made with Oldtown White Coffee that don't feature the trio note (BBB movie trailer and soundtrack launch, CNY ad, food special, another food special), the collaborations started with Animonsta Studios revamping their characters for the webisode series and a few adverts (they reappear in one for the sequel series, in Malay and in English).
I particularly wish to draw attention to the advert near the time of the movie's release (English, Malay), it expands on the movie scene where BoBoiBoy crashes into the Oldtown White Coffee restaurant when he's shot by Adu Du, but it's significantly different because, in the film, he was in the form of BoBoiBoy Thunderstorm, but in the ad, he's in his default form. (That and the ad gives him time to eat in the restaurant.) Also, the final episode of the webisode series ends with this aforementioned advert, as it was released near the time of the movie.
Company Cameo could be a start, but I'm not sure.
Sorry I seem to be asking for much, but it'd be nice to have stuff to start off with should I make a page for the webisode series.Edited by BlackFaithStar
Echo: Ironic, Gag, Meaningful or other? Film
This must be some sort of echo trope but I can't figure out what. Or perhaps a non-echo trope.
- Blazing Saddles: When Hedley first visits Lily to give her the job of seducing and abandoning Bart he brings her a bouquet of flowers. She dismissively responds, "Oh. How ordinary." Later, when Bart visits her (unbeknownst to him she's attempting to seduce him) with a single rose, she says "Oh, a rose. How romantic."
kinda like howl's moving castle Film
trope in which an arrogant selfish male lead changes into a compassionate loving person because of love?