History Film / ABronxTale

22nd Aug '16 6:38:13 PM kquinn0830
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* PersonAsVerb: Every time [[TheJinx Eddie Mush]] causes someone to lose a bet, they complain about being "Mushed".
22nd Aug '16 3:57:30 PM kquinn0830
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* BadGuyBar

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* BadGuyBarBadGuyBar: Chez Bippy, the bar Sonny's crew usually hangs out in.



* BigApplesauce

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* BigApplesauceBigApplesauce: Though since it's the Bronx, you don't see any of the usual landmarks.



* DismissingACompliment: When C tells Sonny he's always right, Sonny says that if he was, he wouldn't have spent ten years in prison.



* SaltAndPepper

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* SaltAndPepperSaltAndPepper: C and Jane.



* TimeSkip

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* TimeSkipTimeSkip: From 1960 to 1968.



-->'''Calogero:''' I learned the greatest gift of all. The saddest thing in life is wasted talent, and the choices that you make will shape your life forever. But you can ask anybody from my neighborhood, and they'll just tell you this is just another Bronx tale.



* WhiteGangBangers

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* WhiteGangBangersWhiteGangBangers: Aside from Sonny's crew, C's friends are essentially a gang without a name.
19th Aug '16 11:44:29 AM kquinn0830
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* MouthyKid: C, Slick, and Mario all curse like sailors when they're nine years old.
19th Aug '16 11:40:37 AM kquinn0830
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* OpposedMentors: A kid called Calogero growing up under the conflicting influences of his hard-working, honest, but poor father, and the charismatic, rich and powerful, AffablyEvil local mafia don Sonny.

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* OpposedMentors: A kid called Calogero growing up under the conflicting influences of his hard-working, honest, but poor father, and the charismatic, rich and powerful, AffablyEvil local mafia don Sonny. However, both of them want the same thing for him: staying out of trouble and going to college.
9th Aug '16 3:42:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* TestingTheLoveInterest: Two versions are brought up, one by C's loser friends and one by his {{Neighborhood Friendly Gangster|s}} mentor. Both require a car, but the first involves the guy taking the girl's head when someone walks past them and shoving it in his lap. If the girl doesn't object, so C's friends reason, then she's clearly a slut and should be dumped. The gangster has his own test that's actually sane; open one of the car doors for the girl, then walk around the back and see if she'll automatically open the door on the other side for her boyfriend. If she doesn't, so the gangster reasons, then the girl is a selfish broad and should be dumped. C uses that particular test with his new girlfriend, and she passes.
13th May '16 9:53:33 AM kquinn0830
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* CassandraTruth: Lorenzo's warnings to Calogero about Sonny, especially "They don't love him; they fear him," and "Sonny can't trust anyone." Calogero never stops hero-worshipping Sonny despite those warnings, even when his conversations with Sonny confirm that Lorenzo was absolutely right.

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* CassandraTruth: Lorenzo's warnings to Calogero about Sonny, especially "They don't love him; they fear him," and "Sonny can't trust anyone." Calogero never stops hero-worshipping Sonny despite those warnings, even when his conversations with Sonny confirm himself confirms that Lorenzo was absolutely right.
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.]]
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