History Film / HighNoon

2nd May '18 2:36:41 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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-->'''Kane''': Si, lo se. (Yes, I know.)

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-->'''Kane''': Si, lo se.sé. (Yes, I know.)
1st May '18 10:40:16 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* BilingualBonus: Kane and Helen exchange dialogue in Spanish:
-->'''Helen''': Un año sin verte. (One year without seeing you.)
-->'''Kane''': Si, lo se. (Yes, I know.)
30th Apr '18 12:16:52 PM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* {{Leitmotif}}: Helen has a seductive Arabian-style theme to offset her exoticness.
10th Mar '18 6:24:06 PM hello86
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* AdaptationalNameChange: The original short story and first draft of the screenplay named the hero Will ''Doane''. It was changed to Kane because co-star Katy Jurado had difficulty pronouncing Doane.
24th Dec '17 9:21:38 AM jamespolk
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Creator/LloydBridges (father of [[Creator/JeffBridges Jeff]] and Beau) plays Kane's callow deputy. Creator/ThomasMitchell is the cynical mayor of the town. Harry Morgan, who would later become a TV star on ''Series/{{Dragnet}}'' and ''Series/{{MASH}}'', is a cowardly townsman.
25th Nov '17 11:53:43 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* WhatTheHellTownspeople: Kane shows his contempt for the cowardly townsfolk after he wins; when they gather around him, he drops his badge and leaves without a word.
12th Nov '17 2:02:30 PM Mdumas43073
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''High Noon'' is notable as the film most requested for viewing by [[UsefulNotes/ThePresidents the U.S. Presidents]]. UsefulNotes/BillClinton named it his favorite (allegedly having it screened in the White House a record 17 times), and UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan and UsefulNotes/DwightDEisenhower were also big fans.

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''High Noon'' was nominated for seven {{Academy Award}}s, winning for Best Actor (Cooper), Editing (Elmo Williams and Harry Gerstad), Original Score (Dimitri Tiomkin), and Original Song (Tiomkin and Ned Washington). It is also notable as the film most requested for viewing by [[UsefulNotes/ThePresidents the U.S. Presidents]]. UsefulNotes/BillClinton named it his favorite (allegedly having it screened in the White House a record 17 times), and UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan and UsefulNotes/DwightDEisenhower were also big fans.



* ExpositoryThemeTune: "The Ballad of High Noon."

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* ExpositoryThemeTune: "The Ballad of High Noon."Noon (Do Not Forsake Me)", sung by Tex Ritter.
19th Aug '17 9:04:04 PM AdamC
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* PetTheDog: When he hears Miller's train is coming, one of the first things Kane does is warn Helen (Miller's ex) so she can get to safety, even though they don't get along. Likewise during the climax when a barn is set on fire, Kane drops everything to unhook the horses so they can escape.
19th Aug '17 9:00:22 PM AdamC
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* IHaveYourWife: Miller attempts this on Kane in the climax. [[TheDogBitesBack It doesn't work out too well for him.]]
15th Aug '17 7:47:29 PM Mdumas43073
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Fred Zinnemann's ''High Noon'' (1952) is one of the most famous [[TheWestern Western]] films ever released, despite the fact that it [[AvertedTrope averts]] or [[SubvertedTrope subverts]] many of the genre's tropes; in some ways it's a gentle {{deconstruction}} of the Western, depicting a hero mired in moral complexities, rather than the simple black-and-white of the traditional Western.

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Fred Zinnemann's ''High Noon'' (1952) is one of the most famous [[TheWestern Western]] films ever released, despite the fact that it [[AvertedTrope averts]] or [[SubvertedTrope subverts]] many of the genre's tropes; in some ways it's really a gentle {{deconstruction}} of the Western, depicting a hero mired in moral complexities, rather than the simple black-and-white of the traditional Western.
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