History Film / AFistfulOfDynamite

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* TreacheryCoverUp: John wouldn't tell anyone about [[spoiler: Dr. Villega's]] treachery, due to the latter's [[TortureAlwaysWorks breaking only under torture]] and [[RedemptionEqualsDeath deliberate self-sacrifice to atone his deed]].
14th Feb '17 12:24:51 AM benda
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ThemeTuneCameo: A remarkable example. Creator/EnnioMorricone composed a musical theme for both John and Juan, which is played in the background when we see them, but ''never'' diegetically. Then, all of a sudden, John begins to whistle "his" musical theme; but what really takes the cake is the fact that Juan, not even seeing his buddy, ''instantly recognizes'' him by what's being whistled. A strange case of either MagicalRealism or MediumAwareness.

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* ThemeTuneCameo: A remarkable example. Creator/EnnioMorricone composed a musical theme for both John and Juan, which is played in the background when we see them, but ''never'' diegetically. Then, all of a sudden, John begins to whistle "his" musical theme; but what really takes the cake is the fact that Juan, not even seeing his buddy, ''instantly recognizes'' him by what's being whistled. A strange case of either MagicalRealism or MediumAwareness.
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ThemeTuneCameo: A remarkable example. Creator/EnnioMorricone composed a musical theme for both John and Juan, which is played in the background when we see them, but ''never'' diegetically. Then, all of a sudden, John begins to whistle "his" musical theme; but what really takes the cake is the fact that Juan, not even seeing his buddy, ''instantly recognizes'' him by what's being whistled. A strange case of either MagicalRealism or MediumAwareness.
13th Feb '17 7:06:44 PM benda
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* TitleDrop: The phrase "Duck, you sucker(s)", an original title if the film, is used multiple times, typically [[spoiler: before John blows something to hell and back]]. And the very last TitleDrop, shaped as the end credits directly answering the protagonist's final AsideComment, alludes to one of the central messages of the film.

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* TitleDrop: The phrase "Duck, you sucker(s)", an original title if of the film, is used multiple times, typically [[spoiler: before John blows something to hell and back]]. And the very last TitleDrop, shaped as the end credits directly answering the protagonist's final AsideComment, alludes to one of the central messages of the film.
13th Feb '17 7:06:06 PM benda
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* StuffBlowingUp

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* StuffBlowingUpStuffBlowingUp: Just duck, you sucker.
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* AnachronismStew: When he is captured by the Governor, Mallory uses a Hi-Power handgun, which was first made around 1935. Later on, Juan uses a Nazi MG-42 (The 42 meaning 1942, when it was made) to blow away a government convoy. Both weapons are used in a film set in 1913. Then again, the film abounds in thinly-veiled allusions to Nazis, so [[TropesAreTools at least some of anachronisms could be deliberate]].

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* AnachronismStew: When he is captured by the Governor, Mallory uses a Hi-Power handgun, which was first made around 1935. Later on, Juan uses a Nazi MG-42 (The 42 meaning 1942, when it was made) to blow away a government convoy. Both weapons are used in a film set in 1913. Then again, the film abounds in thinly-veiled allusions to Nazis, Nazis (see ANaziByAnyOtherName below), so [[TropesAreTools at least some of anachronisms could be deliberate]].
13th Feb '17 7:03:02 PM benda
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* BecomingTheMask: Slowly but surely, Juan starts to become the revolutionary hero he was tricked into becoming, and only starts to actually care about the revolutionary cause after [[spoiler: Col. Reza and his soldiers massacre his entire bandit gang, including his six children.]]

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* BecomingTheMask: Slowly but surely, Juan starts to become the revolutionary hero he was tricked into becoming, being, and only starts to actually care about while still defiant of the revolutionary cause he grudgingly helps those who believe in it. Whether he'll proceed with it after [[spoiler: Col. Reza and his soldiers massacre his entire bandit gang, including his six children.]]the film's ending is unclear though.
13th Feb '17 6:58:07 PM benda
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* SpaghettiWestern: Of "Zapata" subgenre.

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* SpaghettiWestern: Of "Zapata" subgenre. It transcends any genre boundaries though.
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* SpaghettiWestern

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* SpaghettiWesternSpaghettiWestern: Of "Zapata" subgenre.
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* AssholeVictim: The rich people Juan robs at the beginning of the film, who discuss, in his presence, how Mexican peasants are just animals. When he kills one of them, rapes the woman, and robs the rest, it's very hard to have any sympathy for them.

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* AssholeVictim: The rich people Juan robs at the beginning of the film, who discuss, in his presence, how Mexican peasants are just animals. When he kills one of them, them (who tried to reach for the gun in the first place), rapes the woman, and robs the rest, it's very hard to have any sympathy for them.
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