History Film / LordOfWar

7th Feb '18 10:19:10 AM makarovak47
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''Lord of War'' is a 2005 political crime thriller directed by Andrew Niccol and starring Creator/NicolasCage, Bridget Moynihan, Creator/EthanHawke, Creator/JaredLeto, and Eamonn Walker.

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''Lord of War'' is a 2005 political crime thriller directed by Andrew Niccol and starring Creator/NicolasCage, Bridget Moynihan, Creator/EthanHawke, Creator/JaredLeto, and Eamonn Walker.Creator/EamonnWalker.
11th Jan '18 7:39:01 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* MisaimedFandom: In-universe. Andre Baptiste Jr. asks Yuri to bring him Rambo's gun, specifically the M60 with armor-piercing bullets because he's only seen the first movie. ''Film/FirstBlood'' is in fact a drama about a traumatized Vietnam vet who unleashes a small-scale war in an American town when the locals hassle him, and ends with Rambo crying into his former superior's arms about how he's lost all purpose in life and willingly turns himself in. Baptiste Jr. uses the M60 to mow down African civilians while [[PutTheLaughterInSlaughter laughing about it]]. Being a cannibalistic psychopath and son to a Liberian warlord, that he missed the point of the film shouldn't be surprising.

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* MisaimedFandom: In-universe. Andre Baptiste Jr. asks Yuri to bring him Rambo's gun, specifically the M60 with armor-piercing bullets because he's only seen the first movie. ''Film/FirstBlood'' is in fact a drama about a traumatized [[TheVietnamVet Vietnam vet vet]] who unleashes a small-scale war in an American town when the locals hassle him, and ends with Rambo crying into his former superior's arms about how he's lost all purpose in life and willingly turns himself in. Baptiste Jr. uses the M60 to mow down African civilians while [[PutTheLaughterInSlaughter laughing about it]]. Being a cannibalistic psychopath and son to a Liberian warlord, that he missed the point of the film shouldn't be surprising.
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.
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