History ChekhovsGun / Film

24th Sep '16 9:45:47 AM nombretomado
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* Several examples of Chekhov's Guns can be found in ''Film/EnterTheDragon''. In one scene, Roper is taken through a medieval torture museum room by Mr. Han, which includes a glass display case with several replacement weapon-hands. One of them, a metal claw, is used during the big fight with BruceLee in the end. In addition, during the big fight (which takes place in said museum room, acting as ''another'' ChekhovsGun), Mr. Han tries throwing a spear at Lee, which goes through a wall and into the HallOfMirrors beyond. The climax of the movie involves Lee kicking Han right into the spear and [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice Impaling Him With Extreme Prejudice]]. In fact, the advice that Bruce takes about "smashing the image" in order to defeat Han was itself a ChekhovsGun given by Bruce's master near the very beginning of the film.

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* Several examples of Chekhov's Guns can be found in ''Film/EnterTheDragon''. In one scene, Roper is taken through a medieval torture museum room by Mr. Han, which includes a glass display case with several replacement weapon-hands. One of them, a metal claw, is used during the big fight with BruceLee Creator/BruceLee in the end. In addition, during the big fight (which takes place in said museum room, acting as ''another'' ChekhovsGun), Mr. Han tries throwing a spear at Lee, which goes through a wall and into the HallOfMirrors beyond. The climax of the movie involves Lee kicking Han right into the spear and [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice Impaling Him With Extreme Prejudice]]. In fact, the advice that Bruce takes about "smashing the image" in order to defeat Han was itself a ChekhovsGun given by Bruce's master near the very beginning of the film.
5th Sep '16 1:25:24 PM erforce
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* In ''Film/AlienVsPredator'', one scene in the beginning informs us that the waters of the Antarctic are so cold you'd die in 3 minutes. Now guess how they took out the alien Queen.

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* In ''Film/AlienVsPredator'', ''Film/AVPAlienVsPredator'', one scene in the beginning informs us that the waters of the Antarctic are so cold you'd die in 3 minutes. Now guess how they took out the alien Queen.
1st Sep '16 1:16:01 PM Morgenthaler
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* Subverted in ''CityOfGod'' in scenes involving Goose's gun. When we first see the gun in TheSixties, Goose is hiding it in a drawer and tells Rocket to never touch it. Later, in TheSeventies, Rocket finds the gun and takes it with him during his "flirtation with crime"; however, the gun is never fired or even used.

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* Subverted in ''CityOfGod'' ''Film/CityOfGod'' in scenes involving Goose's gun. When we first see the gun in TheSixties, Goose is hiding it in a drawer and tells Rocket to never touch it. Later, in TheSeventies, Rocket finds the gun and takes it with him during his "flirtation with crime"; however, the gun is never fired or even used.
9th Aug '16 5:48:34 PM KhesterBarbatos
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** The series also had a tendency to introduce the strange things in the various settings, having them be useful or significant later. Usually this was out of necessity (Violet using things like the crabs in the Orphan Shack to make a gadget they needed), but other things like horseradish, the Incredibly Dangerous Viper, the Quagmire's notebooks, the Snow Scout masks, and the harpoon all are significant later in their books (or the entire series).

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** The series also had a tendency to introduce the strange things in the various settings, having them be useful or significant later. Usually this was out of necessity (Violet using things like the crabs in the Orphan Shack to make a gadget they needed), but other things like horseradish, the Incredibly Dangerous Deadly Viper, the Quagmire's notebooks, the Snow Scout masks, and the harpoon all are significant later in their books (or the entire series).
8th Aug '16 11:29:09 AM Sharlee
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* ''Nightlight'' (2015): Robin straps a support-splint onto her ankle while changing her shoes in preparation for hiking in the woods. [[spoiler: It later prevents the BearTrap from breaking her ankle outright, although she's left bloodied and limping for a while.]] Also, Robin and Nia find a note in another teen's backpack that includes a reminder to watch out for rattlesnakes. Guess what Robin has a close call with not long after.

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* ''Nightlight'' (2015): Robin straps a support-splint onto her ankle while changing her shoes in preparation for hiking in the woods. [[spoiler: It later prevents the BearTrap from breaking her ankle outright, although she's left bloodied and limping for a while.]] Also, Robin and Nia find a note in another teen's backpack that includes a reminder to watch out for rattlesnakes. Guess Three guesses what Robin has a close call with not long after.after...
8th Aug '16 11:27:40 AM Sharlee
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* ''Nightlight'' (2015): Robin straps a support-splint onto her ankle while changing her shoes in preparation for hiking in the woods. [[spoiler: It later prevents the BearTrap from breaking her ankle outright, although she's left bloodied and limping for a while.]]

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* ''Nightlight'' (2015): Robin straps a support-splint onto her ankle while changing her shoes in preparation for hiking in the woods. [[spoiler: It later prevents the BearTrap from breaking her ankle outright, although she's left bloodied and limping for a while.]]]] Also, Robin and Nia find a note in another teen's backpack that includes a reminder to watch out for rattlesnakes. Guess what Robin has a close call with not long after.
8th Aug '16 11:13:04 AM Sharlee
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* ''Nightlight'' (2015): Robin straps a support-splint onto her ankle while changing her shoes in preparation for hiking in the woods. [[spoiler: It later prevents the BearTrap from breaking her ankle outright, although she's left bloodied and limping for a while.]]
23rd Jul '16 5:40:32 AM Pavlov
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* ''Film/TheCrazyFamily'' has the drill and the ant poison, both of which are used to try and [[spoiler:[[KillEmAll kill the family by the father]].

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* ''Film/TheCrazyFamily'' has the drill and the ant poison, both of which are used to try and [[spoiler:[[KillEmAll kill the family by the father]].]]
28th Jun '16 6:04:25 PM eroock
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** Judy's recorder pen comes in handy a few times. First she uses it to blackmail Nick into helping her investigation, then near the end of the film [[spoiler: Nick and Judy use it to record [[BitchInSheepsClothing Bellwether]]'s gloating about her evil scheme.]]
19th Jun '16 6:40:44 AM res20stupid
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* Before the makeover scene in ''Film/ThePrincessDiaries'' Paolo refuses to sign the confidentially agreement because, in his own words, 'I know how to keep a secret'. [[spoiler: When Mia goes to school a few days later, paparazzi are swarming all over the place, which Paolo admits to being responsible for, for the sake of pride.]]
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