History Film / LordOfWar

14th Sep '17 9:15:42 PM VanSisean
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** TrunkShot: In the opening sequence shot from [[CompanionCube the point of view of a bullet]] as it makes its way from factory to battlefield, several people are seen opening and peering into the crate that it is stored in via this shot composition.

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** * TrunkShot: In the opening sequence shot (seen from [[CompanionCube the point of view of a bullet]] as it makes its way from factory to battlefield, battlefield), several people are seen opening and peering into the crate that it is stored in via this shot composition.
14th Sep '17 9:14:53 PM VanSisean
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** TrunkShot: In the opening sequence shot from [[CompanionCube the point of view of a bullet]] as it makes its way from factory to battlefield, several people are seen opening and peering into the crate that it is stored in via this shot composition.
8th Sep '17 11:27:53 AM MatthewRenn
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* RunningGag: The Baptistes' constant inability to say or understand compound words (leading to the film's TitleDrop).
30th Jun '17 1:19:48 AM LtFedora
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** When meeting Simeon Weisz, Yuri says he sold guns to both sides in the UsefulNotes/IranIraqWar, referring to it in the past tense. The scene takes place in 1983, when the war was still ongoing.
30th Jun '17 1:14:33 AM LtFedora
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* BecomingTheMask: Minor example, but still technically applicable - Yuri's dad. He emigrated from Soviet Ukraine to America under the pretense of being Jewish. He would later on fully embrace the Jewish lifestyle, opening a store with the Star of David as part of the logo, faithfully attending synagogue services, and even obeying Jewish dietary laws, much to the annoyance of his Catholic wife.

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* BecomingTheMask: Minor example, but still technically applicable - Yuri's dad. He emigrated from Soviet Ukraine to America under the pretense of being Jewish. He would later on fully embrace the Jewish lifestyle, opening a store with the Star of David as part of the logo, faithfully attending synagogue services, and even obeying Jewish dietary laws, much to the annoyance of his Catholic wife. In Yuri's words, he was more Jewish than most Jews.
21st Jun '17 10:26:53 AM LtFedora
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* IHaveNoSon: After being arrested by the ATF, Yuri calls his parents and gets this response from his mother: "Both my sons are dead."
31st Mar '17 3:59:45 PM nombretomado
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** Subverted in another scene: Yuri says he refused to sell weapons to OsamaBinLaden. Not because of ethical reasons, but because back then Bin Laden's checks kept bouncing.

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** Subverted in another scene: Yuri says he refused to sell weapons to OsamaBinLaden.UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden. Not because of ethical reasons, but because back then Bin Laden's checks kept bouncing.
11th Mar '17 1:54:46 PM Caswin
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** With how Yuri handles the end of the Cold War, he comments in the narration that the "Old Guard" thought he was giving arms dealers a bad name.
6th Mar '17 4:21:30 PM theLibrarian
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* InfantImmortality: Averted.

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* InfantImmortality: Averted. ChildSoldiers are gunned down multiple times during the movie.
6th Mar '17 4:14:01 PM theLibrarian
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** The movie opens with a montage of a bullet traveling from the factory where it was made to an African warzone... and then right into the forehead of a young boy.

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** The movie opens with a montage of a bullet traveling from the factory where it was made to an African warzone... and then right into the forehead of a [[ChildSoldier young boy.boy]].
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