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Dead Men Don\'t Wear Plaid is not an example of this trope, is it? No one is supposed to think that those actors actually acted for the movie. No one is trying to pretend that anyone is alive or available who\'s actually not. The whole premise of the movie is taking lines from classic film noir, and writing new scenes into which those lines can plausibly be inserted. There was no desperation or deception. It was a joke and a writing exercise -- and the point of the movie. If the point of the movie is \
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Dead Men Don\\\'t Wear Plaid is not an example of this trope, is it? No one is supposed to think that those actors actually acted for the movie. No one is trying to pretend that anyone is alive or available who\\\'s actually not. The whole premise of the movie is taking lines from classic film noir, and writing new scenes into which those lines can plausibly be inserted. There was no desperation or deception. It was a joke and a writing exercise -- and the point of the movie. If the point of the movie is \\\"Hey, look here, we\\\'re going to use Shemp lines from old Three Stooges movies and intercut them into newly filmed scenes; it\\\'ll be a hoot!\\\" is that still Fake Shemping?
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