History Film / CapeFear

16th Sep '17 8:01:26 AM Malady
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* [[{{Ubermensch}} Ubermensch]]: In-universe, Cady seems to fancy himself as one. Early in the film, he's caught reading AlsoSprachZarathustra, which at first seems like an aside, but near the end he claims he wants to become "more than human", implying he took the book to heart.

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* [[{{Ubermensch}} Ubermensch]]: {{Ubermensch}}: In-universe, Cady seems to fancy himself as one. Early in the film, he's caught reading AlsoSprachZarathustra, ''Literature/AlsoSprachZarathustra'', which at first seems like an aside, but near the end he claims he wants to become "more than human", implying he took the book to heart.
2nd Sep '17 9:54:09 AM Draghinazzo
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* FauxAffablyEvil: Cady. He tries to present himself as a pleasant, well-educated southern gentleman, but it's very clear that beneath the pleasant facade and supposed reverence for God and justice, he is a sadistic murderer and rapist who deserved his prison sentence.

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* FauxAffablyEvil: Cady. He tries to present himself as a pleasant, well-educated southern gentleman, gentleman (in the remake, he also has pretensions of being a KnightTemplar who talks about justice and God), but it's very clear that beneath the pleasant that facade and supposed reverence for God and justice, he is a sadistic rapist and murderer who only cares about revenge and rapist who refuses to admit that he deserved to be punished for his prison sentence.crimes, regardless of whether his lawyer could have gotten him off the hook or not.
2nd Sep '17 9:46:24 AM Draghinazzo
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* FauxAffablyEvil: Cady. He tries to present himself as a pleasant, well-educated southern gentleman, but it's very clear that beneath the pleasant facade and biblical and literary allusions he is a sadistic, cruel murderer whose prison sentence was well-deserved.

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* FauxAffablyEvil: Cady. He tries to present himself as a pleasant, well-educated southern gentleman, but it's very clear that beneath the pleasant facade and biblical supposed reverence for God and literary allusions justice, he is a sadistic, cruel sadistic murderer whose and rapist who deserved his prison sentence was well-deserved.sentence.
2nd Sep '17 9:42:12 AM Draghinazzo
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* FauxAffablyEvil: Cady.

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* FauxAffablyEvil: Cady. He tries to present himself as a pleasant, well-educated southern gentleman, but it's very clear that beneath the pleasant facade and biblical and literary allusions he is a sadistic, cruel murderer whose prison sentence was well-deserved.
10th Aug '17 2:14:21 PM ClintEastwood
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* RecycledSoundtrack:
** The film reuses Music/BernardHerrmann's score from the original.
** The music that is heard at the climax of the movie was a piece of music that Herrmann had written for Creator/AlfredHitchcock's ''Film/TornCurtain'', but that piece of music was never used. Music/ElmerBernstein had always liked that original score and he asked Creator/MartinScorsese if it could be used in ''Cape Fear''.
26th Apr '17 11:12:04 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* WellIntentionedExtremist: While it was unprofessional for Bowden to withhold evidence from the trial, it didn't excuse the fact that Cady had actually performed a rape so brutal that Bowden felt Cady needed to serve the maximum sentence. Bowden defiantly points this out to Cady during the final confrontation. The nature of the evidence--the rape victim's sexual history--also helps with this, "shaming the victim" in such a sense being a particularly controversial defence in rape trials - so much so that it is now inadmissable as evidence.

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: While it was unprofessional a breach of professional ethics for Bowden to withhold evidence from the trial, it didn't excuse the fact that Cady had actually performed a rape so brutal that Bowden felt Cady needed to serve the maximum sentence. Bowden defiantly points this out to Cady during the final confrontation. The nature of the evidence--the rape victim's sexual history--also helps with this, "shaming the victim" in such a sense being a particularly controversial defence in rape trials - so much so that it is now inadmissable as evidence.
21st Mar '17 10:14:59 PM DrOO7
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* PlayingPossum: Sam pretends to be dead or at least unconscious when Cady strangles him, enabling him to grab a rock and bash him on the head.
21st Mar '17 8:54:50 PM DrOO7
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* InfantImmortality: As cited above, Cady kills the family dog in both versions.
21st Mar '17 8:43:49 PM DrOO7
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* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Cady was given a length prison sentence for raping a woman. In the original film it is implied that he also raped Diane Taylor at the hotel.

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* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Cady was given a length lengthy prison sentence for raping a woman. In the original film it is implied that he also raped Diane Taylor at the hotel.


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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: At the beginning of the film, Cady walks past a woman who drops something. He doesn't help her, doesn't even ''look'' at her, thus showing himself to be a jerk. And almost as soon as he begins speaking, he makes several lecherous comments to and about women, showing his predatory side.
10th Mar '17 1:02:01 AM HBarnill
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* BlackComedy: There's a scene that involves around accidentally slipping on a pool of blood.
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