History Film / AguirreTheWrathOfGod

28th Jul '16 11:51:41 AM hullflyer
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* GenreDeconstruction: ''Aguirre'' can be watched as a genre deconstruction of the 'jungle adventure' movie genre. A group of (mostly) white explorers ventures into an unknown land in pursuit of a fabled city of gold -- but there is no lost city, no treasures to be won, no battles to be fought, no secrets to be discovered. The good guys perish together with the bad guys, and nobody learns anything from it.

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* GenreDeconstruction: ''Aguirre'' can be watched as a genre deconstruction of the 'jungle adventure' movie genre. A group of (mostly) white explorers ventures into an unknown land in pursuit of a fabled city of gold -- but there is no lost city, no treasures to be won, no battles to be fought, and no secrets to be discovered. discovered - the river and jungle just go on and on forever. The good guys perish together with the bad guys, killed more or less evenly by either the implacable jungle, or by each other, and nobody learns anything from it.
24th Jan '16 10:37:11 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* BigBad: Don Lope de Aguirre's {{ambition|IsEvil}} is what ruins the expedition.



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* DownerEndingDownerEnding: [[spoiler:The entire expedition goes utterly wrong. Everybody dies, and the last scene is Aguirre completely snapping while drifting along the Amazon, surrounded by monkeys and corpses.]]


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* ProtagonistTitle
14th Nov '15 7:05:23 PM nombretomado
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The film kickstarted Herzog’s career and was the first of several collaborations with Kinski. [[TroubledProduction The filming was said to be a nightmare]]. For example, according to legend, Herzog directed Kinski at gunpoint when the actor refused to follow his commands. Herzog insists that the story is apocryphal, and that he [[SarcasmMode merely]] threatened to shoot both Kinski and himself should the actor choose to quit the film. RogerEbert regularly listed it on his top ten movies of all time.

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The film kickstarted Herzog’s career and was the first of several collaborations with Kinski. [[TroubledProduction The filming was said to be a nightmare]]. For example, according to legend, Herzog directed Kinski at gunpoint when the actor refused to follow his commands. Herzog insists that the story is apocryphal, and that he [[SarcasmMode merely]] threatened to shoot both Kinski and himself should the actor choose to quit the film. RogerEbert Creator/RogerEbert regularly listed it on his top ten movies of all time.
24th Oct '15 4:53:00 PM QueenMarine
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** Inez walks off into the forest after getting fed up with the whole expedition and is never heard from again.
4th Sep '15 7:32:28 PM nombretomado
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** Aguirre's line "What is a throne but a plank red with velvet?" is an authentic quote from NapoleonBonaparte.

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** Aguirre's line "What is a throne but a plank red with velvet?" is an authentic quote from NapoleonBonaparte.UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte.
22nd Aug '15 11:22:40 AM KingClark
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* ForegoneConclusion: The OpeningScroll reveals that the expedition is lost, and its cause a fiction specifically invented to trick white colonists to their deaths. Depending on the subtitles, this may get lost for non-German viewers. Not realizing or forgetting that the ending is already clear is often crucial when this movie gets bad reactions.

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* ForegoneConclusion: The OpeningScroll reveals that the expedition is lost, and its cause a fiction specifically invented to trick white colonists to their deaths. Depending on the subtitles, this may get lost for non-German viewers. Not realizing or forgetting that the ending is already clear is often crucial when this movie gets bad reactions.
23rd Jun '15 9:50:33 AM LordGro
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* BoobyTrap: A Spaniard walks into one early on, see CeilingCorpse below.

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* BoobyTrap: A Early in the film, a Spaniard exploring the jungle walks into one early on, a sling which draws him up into a tree by some unseen contraption. Moments later we see CeilingCorpse below.blood dripping from above, revealing that the man has met his doom, although we do not see how.
23rd Jun '15 9:46:47 AM LordGro
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* CeilingCorpse: Early on, a troop of Spaniards are exploring the jungle when the last of them catches his foot in a sling and is silently drawn up into a tree. Moments later, another Spaniard turns around to look for his comrade. Looking around confusedly, he suddenly sees [[DroolHello blood dripping from above on nearby leaves.]] He looks up, is terrified and runs off screaming "Indians! Indians!" We never see what happened to the man up on the tree, but it is clear he is dead.

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* CeilingCorpse: Early on, a troop of Spaniards are exploring the jungle when the last of them catches his foot in a sling and is silently drawn up into a tree. Moments later, another Spaniard turns around to look for his comrade. Looking around confusedly, he suddenly sees [[DroolHello blood dripping from above on nearby leaves.]] leaves. He looks up, is terrified and runs off screaming "Indians! Indians!" We never see what happened to the man up on the tree, but it is clear he is dead.
23rd Jun '15 9:34:19 AM DatLonerGirl
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* BoobyTrap: A Spaniard walks into one early on.

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* BoobyTrap: A Spaniard walks into one early on.on, see CeilingCorpse below.


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* CeilingCorpse: Early on, a troop of Spaniards are exploring the jungle when the last of them catches his foot in a sling and is silently drawn up into a tree. Moments later, another Spaniard turns around to look for his comrade. Looking around confusedly, he suddenly sees [[DroolHello blood dripping from above on nearby leaves.]] He looks up, is terrified and runs off screaming "Indians! Indians!" We never see what happened to the man up on the tree, but it is clear he is dead.
22nd Jun '15 7:05:21 PM Pallo
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** Armando, Urzúa's right hand man, is never seen again after escaping his cage.
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