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Robert

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I just realized it's basically the same story!
« on: August 11, 2019, 06:45:44 PM »
I just realized The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly is basically the same story as It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.  For certain values of "basically".

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Re: I just realized it's basically the same story!
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2019, 09:14:41 PM »
I was hoping I'd started a thread of people naming stories they realized are basically the same as other stories in movies or TV.  Either people didn't get the hint, or don't think that's an interesting thing to observe, or think all stories are different.

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Re: I just realized it's basically the same story!
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2019, 03:40:31 AM »
Aren’t all stories “the stranger comes to town” or “person arrives in a new place?”

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Re: I just realized it's basically the same story!
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2019, 06:44:16 PM »
Aren’t all stories “the stranger comes to town” or “person arrives in a new place?”
Say, aren't those both the same?

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Re: I just realized it's basically the same story!
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2019, 02:55:01 AM »
They’re told from a different point of view.

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Re: I just realized it's basically the same story!
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2019, 08:11:48 PM »
Aren’t all stories “the stranger comes to town” or “person arrives in a new place?”
No.  Neither of those 2 movies I mentioned fit either of those.

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Re: I just realized it's basically the same story!
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2019, 10:14:48 PM »
a retelling of a story is ages old... just ask Shakespeare.

on that note....

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“We've all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters will eventually reproduce the entire works of Shakespeare. Now, thanks to the Internet, we know this is not true.” ― Robert Wilensky


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Re: I just realized it's basically the same story!
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2020, 06:27:35 AM »
Not exactly the same story, but I noticed that both The Manchurian Candidate (book and movie) and Strangers on a Train (movie; haven't read the book but heard it's the same on this detail) are about the troubles that befall those who get involved with a US senator's daughter.

Both stories (and especially details of the movies) are alluded to via clues on Lost.  Condon's novel, The Manchurian Candidate, I read 2 years ago after my housemate Steve died and I picked up his copy, although Damon Lindelof's father David had shown me the video years ago.  After I read it, I realized what Lost characters meant when they referred to "candidates".  I also gathered from clips of Strangers on a Train that I should see that movie in connection with Lost, and I got my opportunity a few weeks ago while in the hospital following a heart attack, it being on Turner Classics as part of some railroad-themed sequence of movies they were showing.

Strangers on a Train was one of 3 Hitchcock movies, the others being Psycho and North By Northwest, that provided clues to LostThe Manchurian Candidate and Seconds were Frankenheimer movies (and novels) that also had clues to Lost.  Since those two along with Seven Days In May are alleged to be Frankenheimer's paranoid trilogy, I wonder whether that last, which I haven't seen, also has clues to Lost.