History Film / MajorDundee

9th Apr '16 8:01:19 PM WJTaylor4
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* BadAssBaritone: Dundee himself, seeing as how he's played by CharltonHeston. Sam Potts and Aesop as well, as they're played by James Coburn and Brock Peters.
7th Apr '16 7:13:57 PM WJTaylor4
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* NiceGuy: Lieutenant Graham. He may be a little stiff and out of place but the poor guy's doing the best he can and even though he's clearly in way over his head going along with Dundee he's still mostly respectful to others and well meaning within his limited experience. One of the best examples of this is the fact that he wanted to intervene when Confederate Jimmy Lee was harassing black Union volunteer Aesop and would have had Dundee not stopped him in order to force Tyreen himself to intervene when tensions between the Confederates and the Union soldiers was escalating.



** FridgeBrilliance: ''Ben-Hur'', for which Heston won his only Oscar for Best Actor, had previously featured old Chuck in a story of two friends who betrayed each other, only in this film it was Chuck's character who did the betraying, at least that's how Harris's Tyreen sees it.

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** FridgeBrilliance: ''Ben-Hur'', for which Heston won his only Oscar for Best Actor, had previously featured old Chuck in a story of two friends who betrayed each other, only in this film it was Chuck's character who did the betraying, at least that's how Harris's Tyreen sees it.
10th Feb '16 6:35:30 PM duranaparthur
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* DarkAndTroubledPast: neither Dundee nor Tyreen have much detail explained about their pasts, but what little we do know paints a fascinating picture:
** Dundee is a Southern born career minded officer who nonetheless stayed loyal to the North during the Civil War, and made some kind of tactical mistake at Gettysburg, leading to his reassignment.
** Tyreen is an Irish immigrant who killed a fellow cavalryman in a duel and lost his commission (with Dundee cast the last vote in his court martial) and wound up serving the South.
10th Feb '16 6:29:48 PM duranaparthur
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* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: An arrogant military commander who's been ReassignedToAntarctica, leading an army that's composed of Yankee cavalry, Confederate cavalry, drunks and horse-thieves, a BadassPreacher, and a one armed scout and two Apache scouts.

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* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: An arrogant military commander who's been ReassignedToAntarctica, leading an army that's composed of Yankee cavalry, including African Americans, Confederate cavalry, drunks and horse-thieves, a BadassPreacher, and a one armed scout and two Apache scouts.scouts. The external antagonism of Sierra Charriba has nothing on the internal antagonism of the group itself.
10th Feb '16 6:27:36 PM duranaparthur
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* RagtagBunchOfMisfits

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* RagtagBunchOfMisfitsRagtagBunchOfMisfits: An arrogant military commander who's been ReassignedToAntarctica, leading an army that's composed of Yankee cavalry, Confederate cavalry, drunks and horse-thieves, a BadassPreacher, and a one armed scout and two Apache scouts.
27th Sep '15 12:17:33 PM Morgenthaler
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** When Dundee's troop exits Fort Benlin, each faction of the command singing its own distinct song, it is a deliberate parody of an equivalent scene in ''[[FortApache Fort Apache]]''.

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** When Dundee's troop exits Fort Benlin, each faction of the command singing its own distinct song, it is a deliberate parody of an equivalent scene in ''[[FortApache Fort Apache]]''.''Film/FortApache''.
4th Sep '15 7:56:02 PM nombretomado
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* ModernMajorGeneral: Lieutenant Graham comes off as one of these at first, able to quote [[NapoleonBonaparte Napoleon]] from memory but clueless about actual warfare. He gradually proves himself, though.

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* ModernMajorGeneral: Lieutenant Graham comes off as one of these at first, able to quote [[NapoleonBonaparte [[UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte Napoleon]] from memory but clueless about actual warfare. He gradually proves himself, though.
3rd Jan '15 4:51:24 PM AllenbysEyes
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* {{Leitmotif}}: The original score has the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhNb6olqq3c Major Dundee March]] for the title character and a goofy electronic sting for Sierra Charriba's appearances.
3rd Jan '15 4:45:02 PM AllenbysEyes
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* AntiClimaxBoss: [[spoiler:Sierra Charriba, after evading Dundee's command for months, is dispatched rather abruptly (by Tim the bugler, no less) late in the movie]].
3rd Jan '15 4:44:51 PM AllenbysEyes
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* TheAlcoholic: Wiley

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* TheAlcoholic: WileyWiley. Dundee in the extended version.
* AntiClimaxBoss: [[spoiler:Sierra Charriba, after evading Dundee's command for months, is dispatched rather abruptly (by Tim the bugler, no less) late in the movie]].


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* TheLancer: Sergeant Gomez to Dundee, Sergeant Chillum to Tyreen.


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* OnlySaneMan: Potts the scout constantly calls out Dundee's questionable behavior and notes the expedition's growing tensions.


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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Jimmy Lee Benteen, who calls Aesop a "nigger" and nearly starts a confrontation among Dundee's troops. Even his fellow Confederates view Benteen as a loud-mouthed {{Jerkass}}.
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