History Film / ABronxTale

4th Mar '16 7:18:21 PM TheWanderer
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* BlackGalOnWhiteGuyDrama: This is an important subplot. Calogero, a teenager from an Italian neighbourhood in the Bronx falls in love with Jane, a black girl from his high school. Their relationship remains a difficult topic; C keeps it a secret from his friends because they're all viciously racist, and he gets a bottle thrown at his head by a black teenager when he ventures too far into Jane's neighbourhood. C's father is a lot less racist than C's fiends, though he says he doesn't believe in interracial relationships. Interestingly, C's mentor Sonny (a mob boss) actively encourages C to pursue it.

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* BlackGalOnWhiteGuyDrama: This is an important subplot. Calogero, a teenager from an Italian neighbourhood in the Bronx falls in love with Jane, a black girl from his high school. Their relationship remains a difficult topic; C keeps it a secret from his friends because they're all viciously racist, and he gets a bottle thrown at his head by a black teenager when he ventures too far into Jane's neighbourhood. C's father is a lot less racist than C's fiends, friends, though he says he doesn't believe in interracial relationships. Interestingly, C's mentor Sonny (a mob boss) actively encourages C to pursue it.
4th Mar '16 8:47:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlackGalOnWhiteGuyDrama: This is an important subplot. Calogero, a teenager from an Italian neighbourhood in the Bronx falls in love with Jane, a black girl from his high school. Their relationship remains a difficult topic; C keeps it a secret from his friends because they're all viciously racist, and he gets a bottle thrown at his head by a black teenager when he ventures too far into Jane's neighbourhood. C's father is an old-timer who professes more of an indifferently segregationist than openly hostile attitude towards interracial relationships, but C's mentor Sonny, a mob boss, never sees any problem with it and encourages C to pursue it.

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* BlackGalOnWhiteGuyDrama: This is an important subplot. Calogero, a teenager from an Italian neighbourhood in the Bronx falls in love with Jane, a black girl from his high school. Their relationship remains a difficult topic; C keeps it a secret from his friends because they're all viciously racist, and he gets a bottle thrown at his head by a black teenager when he ventures too far into Jane's neighbourhood. C's father is an old-timer who professes more of an indifferently segregationist a lot less racist than openly hostile attitude towards C's fiends, though he says he doesn't believe in interracial relationships, but relationships. Interestingly, C's mentor Sonny, a Sonny (a mob boss, never sees any problem with it and boss) actively encourages C to pursue it.



* YouKilledMyFather: [[spoiler:The man who killed Sonny was the son of a man whom Sonny had killed eight years prior.]]

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* YouKilledMyFather: [[spoiler:The man who killed Sonny was the son of a man whom Sonny had killed eight years prior.]]
4th Dec '15 7:53:45 AM kquinn0830
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** She also mentions something about "taking care of the baby," [[FridgeHorror who also is never seen after the Time Skip]].
4th Dec '15 7:49:19 AM kquinn0830
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* MachiavelliWasWrong: Sonny seems to be one of the only movie villains who actually ''understands'' Machiavelli and the advice he gave. Sonny read ''ThePrince'' in prison and takes its lessons to heart: Be feared, but not hated, treat your men well, but not so well they do not need you, it is best to be loved and feared at the same time, but is very difficult to do it, etc. Sonny and C [[LampshadeHanging openly discuss the question]] of whether it is better to be feared or loved. The way Sonny smiles when C asks the question shows how much he likes the kid. However, the film explores potential problems with Machiavelli's advice. [[spoiler:Most notably, Sonny is a believer in staying close to the neighborhood, the way Machiavelli recommends remaining close to a conquered territory in order to quickly deal with problems before they can snowball and become major issues. This does work, but it also makes it easy for someone to walk up to him in a crowded bar and shoot him in the head.]] His advice would have worked perfectly if ''nobody'' hated him. Unfortunately for him, [[spoiler:killing people tends to inspire their next of kin to seek revenge.]]

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* MachiavelliWasWrong: Sonny seems to be one of the only movie villains who actually ''understands'' Machiavelli and the advice he gave. Sonny read ''ThePrince'' in prison and takes its lessons to heart: Be feared, but not hated, treat your men well, but not so well they do not need you, it is best to be loved and feared at the same time, but is very difficult to do it, etc. Sonny and C [[LampshadeHanging openly discuss the question]] of whether it is better to be feared or loved. The way Sonny smiles when C asks the question shows how much he likes the kid. However, the film explores potential problems with Machiavelli's advice. [[spoiler:Most notably, Sonny is a believer in staying close to the neighborhood, the way Machiavelli recommends remaining close to a conquered territory in order to quickly deal with problems before they can snowball and become major issues. This does work, but it also makes it easy for someone to walk up to him in a crowded bar and shoot him in the head.]] His Overall, his advice would have worked perfectly if ''nobody'' hated him.Sonny. Unfortunately for him, [[spoiler:killing people tends to inspire their next of kin to seek revenge.]]
1st Nov '15 9:39:21 AM JamesAustin
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->-- '''Lorenzo Anello'''

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->-- -->-- '''Lorenzo Anello'''
1st Oct '15 10:07:32 AM Anorgil
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Calogero makes peace with his dad and finally starts using his head to think for himself, but his friends are all dead, Sonny has been shot and killed, and the future of his relationship with Jane is uncertain at best.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Calogero makes peace with his dad and finally starts using his head to think for himself, but his friends are all dead, Sonny has been shot and killed, killed (leaving the local Mafia under the control of much less Reasonable Authority Figures), and the future of his relationship with Jane is uncertain at best.]]



* EvenEvilHasStandards: Sonny is a ruthless career gangster, but he expresses a dislike for Crazy Mario for obviously being an AxCrazy psychopath in the making.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Sonny is a ruthless career gangster, but he expresses a dislike for Slick and Crazy Mario for obviously being an AxCrazy psychopath psychopaths in the making.


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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Sonny is the most reasonable man in the local Mafia, and their leader. [[spoiler:Which does not bode well for New York after he is killed.]]
10th Aug '15 8:46:12 PM dmcreif
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Though the movie was filmed in New York City, it wasn't entirely filmed in the Bronx. In fact, the only time the Bronx appears proper is a scene set and filmed on City Island. The rest of the time, the Astoria neighborhood in Queens and the Sheepshead Bay neighborhood in Brooklyn are doubling for the Bronx.
3rd Aug '15 8:44:05 PM TheWanderer
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* BullyingADragon: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_lijLYuw-o "Now youse can't leave."]]

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* BullyingADragon: Protip: trashing a Mafia bar is not the best of ideas. Or as Sonny put it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_lijLYuw-o "Now youse can't leave."]]
3rd Aug '15 7:46:40 PM plcthecd
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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: C's all friends died horribly from a Molotov cocktail, however considering all of them are racist {{Jerkass}}es they all had it coming.]]

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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: C's all friends all died horribly from a Molotov cocktail, however considering all of them are racist {{Jerkass}}es they all had it coming.]]
3rd Aug '15 7:45:10 PM plcthecd
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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: C's all friends died horribly from a Molotov cocktail, however considering all of them are racist {{Jerkass}}es they all had it coming.]]
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