History Film / CharlieWilsonsWar

2nd May '16 3:07:13 PM MRAustin
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* InterserviceRivalry: When Charlie is first introduced to former Green Beret (Army [[ElitesAreMoreGlamorous special forces]]) turned CIA weapons expert BadassBookworm Michael Vickers, all that Charlie can see is that Vickers looks like a nerdy kid and thinks that Gust is screwing with him. After being told Vickers' qualifications Charlie grudgingly apologizes and says that as a former Naval officer he should have known better than to judge from appearances. Vickers snarks that he would have been really surprised if an officer from the Navy had shown that much judgement

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* InterserviceRivalry: When Charlie is first introduced to former Green Beret (Army [[ElitesAreMoreGlamorous special forces]]) turned CIA weapons expert BadassBookworm Michael Vickers, all that Charlie can see is that Vickers looks like a nerdy kid and thinks that Gust is screwing with him. After being told Vickers' qualifications Charlie grudgingly apologizes and says that as a former Naval officer he should have known better than to judge from appearances. Vickers snarks that he would have been really surprised if an officer from the Navy had shown that much judgementjudgement. Gust, semi-diplomatically, tells the pair of them to knock that shit off and concentrate on the real issues.
28th Feb '16 1:59:23 PM TrollBrutal
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* WorldOfSnark

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* WorldOfSnarkWorldOfSnark: Aaron Sorkin's staple. Almost every conversation is riddled with sarcasm and witticisms.
28th Feb '16 1:57:22 PM TrollBrutal
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* SexySecretary -- Charlie was notorious for this in real life. His aides were referred to as "Charlie's Angels", a play on the television show of the same name.
** One of his secretaries explains it beautifully to a visitor: "Well... Congressman Wilson, he has an expression. He says, 'You can teach 'em to type, but you can't teach 'em to grow tits.'" Which was something the real Charlie Wilson said (to a reporter) who questioned him about his preference for hiring beautiful women as his aides.
** Also subverted by how the secretaries are very competent at their jobs. They're not just EyeCandy.

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* SexySecretary -- Charlie was notorious for this in real life. His aides were referred to as "Charlie's Angels", a play on the television show of the same name.
**
name. One of his secretaries explains it beautifully to a visitor: "Well... Congressman Wilson, he has an expression. He says, 'You can teach 'em to type, but you can't teach 'em to grow tits.'" Which was something the real Charlie Wilson said (to a reporter) who questioned him about his preference for hiring beautiful women as his aides.
** Also subverted by how
aides. Aside that, the secretaries are very competent at their jobs. They're not just EyeCandy.
28th Feb '16 1:29:03 PM lipranzer
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-->'''Gust:''' That's not entirely true, Zvi. I mean, some of them were trained by us.

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-->'''Gust:''' [[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne That's not entirely true, Zvi. Zvi.]] I mean, some of them were trained by us.
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.
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