History Film / CharlieWilsonsWar

30th Jan '16 9:46:16 PM wittylibrarian
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** Also subverted by how the secretaries are very competent at their jobs. They're not just EyeCandy.
19th Jan '16 4:05:37 PM bkitu
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* OnlySaneMan: Gus has a sailor mouth, but he understands the world a lot better than most people, and knows that behind the celebration of the Soviet withdrawal, [[spoiler: new problems could very well emerge, and urges Charlie to resolve them]].
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* OnlySaneMan: Gus Gust has a sailor mouth, but he understands the world a lot better than most people, and knows that behind the celebration of the Soviet withdrawal, [[spoiler: new problems could very well emerge, and urges Charlie to resolve them]].
18th Jan '16 12:12:35 PM StFan
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* NoExceptYes: As only befitting an AaronSorkin production. -->'''Bonnie Bach:''' This is an ultra-right-wing group of anti-Communist fanatics. -->'''Charlie Wilson:''' They're not ultra right-wing. -->'''Bonnie:''' What are they? -->'''Charlie:''' Well, they're... ultra right-wing.
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* NoExceptYes: As only befitting an AaronSorkin Creator/AaronSorkin production. -->'''Bonnie Bach:''' This is an ultra-right-wing group of anti-Communist fanatics. -->'''Charlie fanatics.\\ '''Charlie Wilson:''' They're not ultra right-wing. -->'''Bonnie:''' right-wing.\\ '''Bonnie:''' What are they? -->'''Charlie:''' they?\\ '''Charlie:''' Well, they're... ultra right-wing.

* WaxingLyrical: When Gust is listing the reasons why he should be Helsinki station chief, he ends by saying, "[[Theatre/HMSPinafore I'm never ever sick at sea]]." [[AaronSorkin Given who wrote the script]], this also counts as AuthorAppeal.
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* WaxingLyrical: When Gust is listing the reasons why he should be Helsinki station chief, he ends by saying, "[[Theatre/HMSPinafore I'm never ever sick at sea]]." [[AaronSorkin [[Creator/AaronSorkin Given who wrote the script]], this also counts as AuthorAppeal.
12th Jan '16 1:36:43 AM Medinoc
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* PointyHairedBoss: Cravely is a company-man more strict than competent. He is not completely unreasonable, but Gust has no patient for the obtuseness and tells the boss, in no uncertain terms, to go fuck himself. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgMclYRuOAo#t=1m54s twice]].
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* PointyHairedBoss: Cravely is a company-man more strict than competent. He is not completely unreasonable, but Gust has no patient patience for the obtuseness and tells the boss, in no uncertain terms, to go fuck himself. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgMclYRuOAo#t=1m54s twice]].
28th Dec '15 1:08:03 PM RushLimborg
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* InnocentBlueEyes: Bonnie...especially apparent when she's looking at Charlie as he tells her of "the day I fell in love with America". Helps that she's played by Creator/AmyAdams.
1st Dec '15 10:06:09 PM lipranzer
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* EatingTheEyeCandy: Gust may be ill-tempered and impatient, but he has no problem waiting in Charlie's office if it means staring at his [[SexySecretary secretaries]]. -->'''Receptionist:''' He should be here any moment. -->'''Gust:''' Don't worry about me, I'm fine.
18th Aug '15 10:07:53 AM RushLimborg
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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade -- depending on your politics. The real Charlie Wilson was not quite as liberal as the one in the film. (He didn't have to be -- the Soviets were also commies in RealLife, so it balances out.)
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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade -- depending on your politics. The real Charlie Wilson was not quite as liberal as the one in the film. (He didn't have to be -- the Soviets were also commies in RealLife, so it balances out.) May count as AuthorAppeal, as [[Creator/AaronSorkin the guy who wrote the screenplay]] is the guy who gave us ''Film/TheAmericanPresident'' and ''Series/TheWestWing''.
26th Jul '15 4:19:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* UsefulNotes/ColdWar: Wilson gets the US to wage a war by proxy against the Soviet Union.

* UsefulNotes/SovietInvasionOfAfghanistan
26th Jun '15 12:31:53 AM TrollBrutal
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not quite an example, reasons there
* WhyWereBummedCommunismFell: [[spoiler: With the Soviet withdrawal, Afghanistan is no longer a priority for the American government. Charlie can't get any money to rebuild the country, allowing it to fall into the extremism that would get [[TheWarOnTerror America's attention within the next decade]] ]].
17th Jun '15 9:17:38 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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-->'''Gust Avrakotos :''' There's a little boy and on his 14th birthday he gets a horse... and everybody in the village says, "how wonderful. The boy got a horse" And the Zen master says, "[[WellSeeAboutThat we'll see]]." Two years later, the boy falls off the horse, breaks his leg, and everyone in the village says, "How terrible." And the Zen master says, "We'll see." Then, a war breaks out and all the young men have to go off and fight... except the boy can't cause his legs all messed up. and everybody in the village says, "How wonderful." -->'''Charlie Wilson''': Now the Zen master says, "[[WellSeeAboutThat We'll see]]".
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-->'''Gust Avrakotos :''' Avrakotos:''' There's a little boy and on his 14th birthday he gets a horse... and everybody in the village says, "how wonderful. The boy got a horse" And the Zen master says, "[[WellSeeAboutThat we'll see]]." Two years later, the boy falls off the horse, breaks his leg, and everyone in the village says, "How terrible." And the Zen master says, "We'll see." Then, a war breaks out and all the young men have to go off and fight... except the boy can't cause his legs all messed up. and everybody in the village says, "How wonderful." -->'''Charlie Wilson''': Wilson:''' Now the Zen master says, "[[WellSeeAboutThat We'll see]]".
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