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bartist
Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:24 am Reply with quote
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Con Airedale

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Cabin in the Skye Terrier
Once Upon a Time in the Westie
Yankee Poodle Dandy
Yankee Doodle Dandie Dimont
The Great Dane Excape

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Corgi and Bess

The Unbearable Lightness of Beagle

What's Up, Dachshund?

The Hound and the Furry

The Canine Mutiny

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The Maltese Falcon (needs no alteration)

The Hound of Music

Rex Lies and Videotape

A Retriever Runs Through It
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Syd
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Mastiff and Komondor: the Far Side of the Kennel
Shampoodle
Tristram Shandy: A Cocker Spaniel and Bulldog Story
Zabriskie Pointer
Shipperke of Fools
Mrs. Parker and the Vizsla Circle

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bartist
Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:31 am Reply with quote
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Charlotte Greyhound

BTW, the spouse and I watched Dark Victory, the overhyped human version of Bark Victory this weekend. I had never seen anything but a clip of it, so I hadn't fully grasped how preposterous and silly this ostensible classic really is.

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Trying to think of examples of films with deliberate use of deus ex machina. The one that comes to me is the alien spacecraft that catches Brian as he plunges from a tower, in Life of Brian. (I mean deliberate in the sense of: for humorous effect)

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Marshall McLuhan appearing in Annie Hall.

The animator in Monty Python and the Holy Grail who saved our heroes by having a heart attack.

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Yes, like those. Thanks. I also thought of the revelation that aliens are allergic to water in "Signs." (I took that to be offered with a nudge and a wink)

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Toy Story 3 The Claw

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bartist wrote:
Trying to think of examples of films with deliberate use of deus ex machina. The one that comes to me is the alien spacecraft that catches Brian as he plunges from a tower, in Life of Brian. (I mean deliberate in the sense of: for humorous effect)
Adaptation.

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Syd
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The submarine at the end of Buster Keaton's The Navigator.

The end of Joe vs. the Volcano. (Two in that one.)

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Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:20 am Reply with quote
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Adaptation - is that where Chris Cooper is eaten by an alligator? Yes, that works. This film has to be highest on my list of "Want to see this again, and keep forgetting to do."

I can't remember anything about Joe vs. the Volcano. Did I even see it? I feel like I must have, and that it has a plot that could not conceivably lack in a deus ex machina. I need to magma time to catch up with this film. Or just lava it well enough alone.

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At the end of Joe vs. The Volcano Joe and Patricia (Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan) (1) jump into the volcano (worst date ever) which spits them out, and they land in the ocean well away from land (2) right next to their luggage, which they made into a raft earlier in the movie

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bartist wrote:
Adaptation - is that where Chris Cooper is eaten by an alligator? Yes, that works. This film has to be highest on my list of "Want to see this again, and keep forgetting to do."
"You can have flaws, problems, but wow them in the end, and you've got a hit. Find an ending, but don't cheat, and don't you dare bring in a deus ex machina."

- Robert McKee

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