History Film / CapeFear

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.
15th Jan '17 10:07:29 AM Mdumas43073
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->''"Come out, come out, wherever you are..."''
15th Jan '17 10:06:56 AM Mdumas43073
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The film was remade in 1991 by director Creator/MartinScorsese, with Creator/RobertDeNiro starring as Cady, Creator/NickNolte as Bowden, and Creator/JessicaLange and Creator/JulietteLewis as Bowden's wife and daughter; De Niro and Lewis each received UsefulNotes/AcademyAward and Golden Globe nominations for their performances. In this version, Cady is out to get Bowden because the latter, while defending Cady on a rape charge, deliberately buried possibly-exculpatory evidence about the victim, leading to Cady's conviction.

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The film was successfully remade in 1991 by director Creator/MartinScorsese, with Creator/RobertDeNiro starring as Cady, Creator/NickNolte as Bowden, and Creator/JessicaLange and Creator/JulietteLewis as Bowden's wife and daughter; De Niro and Lewis each received UsefulNotes/AcademyAward and Golden Globe nominations for their performances. In this version, Cady is out to get Bowden because the latter, while defending Cady on a rape charge, deliberately buried possibly-exculpatory evidence about the victim, leading to Cady's conviction.
15th Jan '17 10:05:44 AM Mdumas43073
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->''"Come out, come out, wherever you are..."''
14th Jan '17 11:43:36 AM Mdumas43073
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* BadPeopleAbuseAnimals: In both versions, Max Cady kills the Bowden's pet dog.

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* BadPeopleAbuseAnimals: In both versions, Max Cady kills the Bowden's Bowdens' pet dog.
13th Jan '17 9:25:08 AM Mdumas43073
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The film was remade in 1991 by director Creator/MartinScorsese, with Creator/RobertDeNiro starring as Cady, Creator/NickNolte as Bowden, and Creator/JessicaLange and Creator/JulietteLewis as Bowden's wife and daughter; De Niro and Lewis each received UsefulNotes/AcademyAward and Golden Globe nominations for their performances. In this version, Cady is out to get Bowden because the latter, while defending Cady on a rape charge, deliberately allowed possibly-exculpatory evidence about the victim to remain secret, leading to Cady's conviction.

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The film was remade in 1991 by director Creator/MartinScorsese, with Creator/RobertDeNiro starring as Cady, Creator/NickNolte as Bowden, and Creator/JessicaLange and Creator/JulietteLewis as Bowden's wife and daughter; De Niro and Lewis each received UsefulNotes/AcademyAward and Golden Globe nominations for their performances. In this version, Cady is out to get Bowden because the latter, while defending Cady on a rape charge, deliberately allowed buried possibly-exculpatory evidence about the victim to remain secret, victim, leading to Cady's conviction.
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