History Film / LegendsOfTheFall

25th Jan '16 4:51:29 AM fearlessnikki
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%%* BreakTheCutie: Tristan and Susannah.
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%%* * BreakTheCutie: Tristan and Susannah.Susannah both suffer from the loss of Samuel. Susannah especially goes from hopeful fiancee to [[spoiler: despairing suicide]].

%%* TheChick: Susannah.
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%%* * TheChick: Susannah. Susannah, who is the lone woman with any kind of screen time amongst the main cast. * ComfortingTheWidow: Susannah attempts this [[spoiler: after Isabel II's death, to no avail]]. Earlier on, Tristan's affair with her was a partial example - since she and Samuel had not married yet.

* DoggedNiceGirl: She repeatedly tries to get Tristan to understand the love that they share and tries to stop him from leaving her. %%* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Tristan was apparently a bit too harsh when dismissing Susannah.]]
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* DoggedNiceGirl: She Susannah repeatedly tries to get Tristan to understand the love that they share and tries to stop him from leaving her. %%* * DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Tristan was apparently a bit too harsh when dismissing Susannah.[[spoiler:After Tristan rejects Susannah, she shoots herself in despair.]]

%%* {{Foreshadowing}} - Mrs. Ludlow left because of bears.
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%%* * {{Foreshadowing}} - Mrs. Ludlow left because of bears. [[spoiler: A bear is what kills her last surviving son years later]].

%%* HappilyMarried: Tristan and Isabel II. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, Isabel dies.]]
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%%* * HappilyMarried: Tristan and Isabel II.II have a happy marriage, in contrast to Tristan's wild and destructive affair with Susannah. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, Isabel dies.]]

%%* MrFanservice: Tristan.
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%%* * MrFanservice: Tristan. Tristan is this in-universe, as a PrettyBoy that is also a {{Hunk}} at the same time.

%%* PrecociousCrush: Isabel II to Tristan.
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%%* * PrecociousCrush: Isabel II to Tristan.II, a child, has one on the much older Tristan. [[spoiler: When she grows up, it turns into actual love]].

%%* RapunzelHair: Susannah.
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%%* * RapunzelHair: Susannah. Susannah in true period tradition has beautiful waist length hair. Notably she still keeps it into the 1930s when shorter hairstyles were the fashion.

%%* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Tristan [[spoiler: is none too pleased when Isabel II is killed.]]
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%%* * RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Tristan [[spoiler: is none too pleased when Isabel II is killed.]]

%%* SpurnedIntoSuicide: Susannah. %%* StarCrossedLovers: Tristan and Susannah oh so much.
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%%* * SpurnedIntoSuicide: Susannah. [[spoiler: Susannah kills herself after Tristan rejects her]]. %%* StarCrossedLovers: Tristan and Susannah oh so much. When they first meet, Susannah is engaged to (and seems to love) his younger brother. They have an affair after his death, but Tristan abandons her and marries Isabel II. [[spoiler: Even after Isabel's death, he rejects Susannah and she ends up killing herself. Tristan lives out the rest of his days without marrying another]]. * TheThreeFacesOfEve: Interestingly enough Susannah fits into all three roles depending on what brother she's with. When she is with Samuel in her youth, she is the Child (an Ingenue; sweet and innocent). The brother she actually marries - Alfred - turns her into the Wife. In her passionate affair with Tristan, she becomes the Seductress.

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%%* SpurnedIntoSuicide: Susannah. %%* StarCrossedLovers: Tristan and * TheUnfairSex: Inverted. In a scene from the trailer, the Colonel yells at Susannah oh so much.for being nothing but trouble since she came to the house. Rather than the son that made a pass at his brother's fiancée.
2nd Dec '15 7:17:04 AM Morgenthaler
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Added namespaces.
The film's time frame spans the decade before World War I through the Prohibition era, and into the 1930s, ending with a brief scene set in 1963. It centers on the Ludlow family of Montana, including veteran of the Indian Wars Colonel Ludlow (AnthonyHopkins), his sons, Alfred (Aidan Quinn), Tristan (BradPitt) and Samuel (Henry Thomas), and object of the brothers' love, Susannah (Julia Ormond).
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The film's time frame spans the decade before World War I through the Prohibition era, and into the 1930s, ending with a brief scene set in 1963. It centers on the Ludlow family of Montana, including veteran of the Indian Wars Colonel Ludlow (AnthonyHopkins), (Creator/AnthonyHopkins), his sons, Alfred (Aidan Quinn), Tristan (BradPitt) (Creator/BradPitt) and Samuel (Henry Thomas), and object of the brothers' love, Susannah (Julia Ormond).
2nd Dec '15 7:16:49 AM Morgenthaler
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The film was both a critical and box office hit. It earned $160,638,883 in the worldwide market. With almost 67 million in the United States market, it was its 17th most successful film that year. The creators hoped that it would receive several awards, but it ended up overshadowed by more prominent productions.
2nd Dec '15 7:16:30 AM Morgenthaler
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This is a personality trope, the appearance itself isn't a trope.
* IcyBlueEyes: Alfred. They are very light blue and piercing.
2nd Dec '15 7:15:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* AloofOlderBrother: Alfred. * AlwaysSecondBest[=/=]AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Alfred felt this way about Tristan. * AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Samuel to both Alfred and Tristan. * BadassGrandpa[=/=]CoolOldGuy[=/=]ColonelBadass[=/=]RetiredBadass: Col. Ludlow, after recovering from his stroke. * {{Badass}}: Tristan, Col. Ludlow, and Alfred. * BadassInANiceSuit: Tristan, Alfred, Col. Ludlow. * BadassMustache: Col. Ludlow.
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* %%* AloofOlderBrother: Alfred. * AlwaysSecondBest[=/=]AlwaysSomeoneBetter: %%* AlwaysSecondBest: Alfred felt this way about Tristan. * %%* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Samuel to both Alfred and Tristan. * BadassGrandpa[=/=]CoolOldGuy[=/=]ColonelBadass[=/=]RetiredBadass: %%* BadassGrandpa: Col. Ludlow, after recovering from his stroke. * {{Badass}}: Tristan, Col. Ludlow, and Alfred. * %%* BadassInANiceSuit: Tristan, Alfred, Col. Ludlow. * %%* BadassMustache: Col. Ludlow.

* BreakTheCutie: Tristan and Susannah. * BrownEyes: Susannah.
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* %%* BreakTheCutie: Tristan and Susannah. * %%* BrownEyes: Susannah.

* TheChick: Susannah.
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* %%* TheChick: Susannah.

* DamselInDistress: Susannah.
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* %%* DamselInDistress: Susannah.

* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Tristan was apparently a bit too harsh when dismissing Susannah.]]
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* %%* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Tristan was apparently a bit too harsh when dismissing Susannah.]]

* {{Foreshadowing}} - Mrs. Ludlow left because of bears. * FailureHero: Tristan.
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* %%* {{Foreshadowing}} - Mrs. Ludlow left because of bears. * %%* FailureHero: Tristan.

* FreudianTrio: The Ludlow brothers. ** TheId: Tristan. ** TheSuperego: Alfred. ** TheEgo: Samuel.
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* %%* FreudianTrio: The Ludlow brothers. ** %%** TheId: Tristan. ** %%** TheSuperego: Alfred. ** %%** TheEgo: Samuel.

* HappilyMarried: Tristan and Isabel II. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, Isabel dies.]] * {{Hunk}}: Tristan. Have you seen Brad Pitt in this film?
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* %%* HappilyMarried: Tristan and Isabel II. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, Isabel dies.]] * %%* {{Hunk}}: Tristan. Have you seen Brad Pitt in this film?

* KnifeNut: Tristan.
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* %%* KnifeNut: Tristan.

* LoveableRogue: Tristan.
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* %%* LoveableRogue: Tristan.

* TheMourningAfter * MrFanservice: Tristan. * NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler: Tristan, according to One Stab.]] * NiceGirl: Susannah.
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* %%* TheMourningAfter * %%* MrFanservice: Tristan. * %%* NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler: Tristan, according to One Stab.]] * %%* NiceGirl: Susannah.

* PrecociousCrush: Isabel II to Tristan. * ProperLady / {{Ojou}}: Susannah. She is ladylike and polite. * RapunzelHair: Susannah.
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* %%* PrecociousCrush: Isabel II to Tristan. * ProperLady / {{Ojou}}: ProperLady: Susannah. She is ladylike and polite. * %%* RapunzelHair: Susannah.

* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Tristan [[spoiler: is none too pleased when Isabel II is killed.]]
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* %%* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Tristan [[spoiler: is none too pleased when Isabel II is killed.]]

* SpurnedIntoSuicide: Susannah. * StarCrossedLovers: Tristan and Susannah oh so much.
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* %%* SpurnedIntoSuicide: Susannah. * %%* StarCrossedLovers: Tristan and Susannah oh so much.

* TwilightOfTheOldWest: The early part of the film.
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* %%* TwilightOfTheOldWest: The early part of the film.

* WillTheyOrWontThey: Tristan and Susannah.
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* %%* WillTheyOrWontThey: Tristan and Susannah.
2nd Dec '15 7:13:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* AGoodWayToDie: "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75O_JBfpX7Ihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75O_JBfpX7I It was a good death.]]"
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* %%* AGoodWayToDie: "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75O_JBfpX7Ihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75O_JBfpX7I It was a good death.]]"
2nd Dec '15 7:12:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* MayDecemberRomance: [[spoiler:Isabel II and Tristan, although it's more May-September. She's young enough to be his little sister rather than his daughter]]
2nd Dec '15 7:11:04 AM Morgenthaler
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2nd Dec '15 7:09:37 AM Morgenthaler
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Bishonen is a culture-specific trope.
* {{Bishonen}}: Brad at his prettiest.
2nd Dec '15 12:30:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* CanucksWithChinooks: The Canadian Expeditionary Force and some of its battles are rather prominently featured.
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