History Film / McCabeAndMrsMiller

9th Apr '17 12:56:47 AM DamagedHorse
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* ForTheEvulz: The youngest assassin offers to help a kid with his gun, and then as soon as he reaches for it, draws his own and shoots him. Why? Because he was bored.

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* ForTheEvulz: The youngest assassin offers to help a kid with his gun, and then as soon as he reaches for it, draws his own and shoots him. Why? Because he was bored.embarrassed for failing in shooting practice.
29th Jan '17 11:44:36 AM Gosicrystal
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* BlackAndGrayMorality

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* %%* BlackAndGrayMorality



* DistinctionWithoutADifference: Butler isn't here to kill anybody. He's just here to hunt bear. (Guess who wears a big, shaggy bear coat?)



* FormerlyFat: Possibly. [=McCabe=]'s reputation asserts his former nickname was Pudgy [=McCabe=]. A townsperson notes "[[CaptainObvious He doesn't look so fat.]]"

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* FormerlyFat: Possibly. [=McCabe=]'s reputation asserts his former nickname was Pudgy [=McCabe=]. A townsperson notes "[[CaptainObvious He doesn't look so fat.]]"fat]]".



* LaserGuidedKarma: The blonde punk kills the unarmed Keith Carradine character in cold blood after catching him off guard just for kicks. In the film's climax, [=McCabe=] kills the blonde punk by shooting him in the back, catching him off guard. May count as a KarmicDeath.
** To make the parallel clear, the film shows each of them floating face-down in water after their respective shootings.

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* LaserGuidedKarma: The blonde punk kills the unarmed Keith Carradine character in cold blood after catching him off guard just for kicks. In the film's climax, [=McCabe=] kills the blonde punk by shooting him in the back, catching him off guard. May count as a KarmicDeath.
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KarmicDeath. To make the parallel clear, the film shows each of them floating face-down in water after their respective shootings.



* NoExceptYes: Butler isn't here to kill anybody. He's just here to hunt bear. (Guess who wears a big, shaggy bear coat?)



* SubvertedTrope: Too many to list.



* [[CaliforniaDoubling Vancouver Doubling]]: Filmed in suburban Vancouver, with the town entirely built from scratch.

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* [[CaliforniaDoubling Vancouver Doubling]]: CaliforniaDoubling: Filmed in suburban Vancouver, with the town entirely built from scratch.
9th Aug '16 3:45:30 PM Ezclee4050
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* TheGhost: As mentioned above, [=McCabe=] is hounded by rumors that he killed Bill Roundtree, but no one's quite sure who Bill Roundtree was. Butler later taunts [=McCabe=] by (falsely) claiming "my best friend's best friend was Bill Roundtree."

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* TheGhost: As mentioned above, [=McCabe=] is hounded by rumors that he killed Bill Roundtree, but no one's quite sure who Bill Roundtree was. Butler later taunts [=McCabe=] by (falsely) claiming "my best friend's best friend was Bill Roundtree."
8th Aug '16 9:25:02 PM Ezclee4050
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* TheGhost: As mentioned above, [=McCabe=] is hounded by rumors that he killed Bill Roundtree, but no one's quite sure who Bill Roundtree was. Butler later taunts [=McCabe=] by (falsely) claiming "my best friend's best friend was Bill Roundtree."



* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: As mentioned above, [=McCabe=] is hounded by rumors that he killed Bill Roundtree, but no one's quite sure who Bill Roundtree was. Butler later taunts [=McCabe=] by (falsely) claiming "my best friend's best friend was Bill Roundtree."
23rd Jun '16 1:18:07 AM gewunomox
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The film seeks to defy as many of the genre's clichés as possible, being one of the most notable [[{{Deconstruction}} "revisionist Westerns"]]. Life in town is portrayed as dirty and unadventurous, and [=McCabe=] eventually becomes just an obstacle to be shot out of the way by a company wanting to buy property for cheap, with the movie making clear what happens when "little businesses" cross the path of big ones, as well as the role of small middle-of-nowhere frontier towns in society's bigger picture. As mentioned above, it replaces the classic sunny desert setting with a bleak snow-filled landscape and drives the point home with a soundtrack by none other than Creator/LeonardCohen. Needless to say, it is gloomy and cynical, but considered by many to be one of the finest movies of TheSeventies.

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The film seeks to defy as many of the genre's clichés as possible, being one of the most notable [[{{Deconstruction}} "revisionist Westerns"]]. Life in town is portrayed as dirty and unadventurous, and [=McCabe=] eventually becomes just an obstacle to be shot out of the way by a company wanting to buy property for cheap, with the movie making clear what happens when "little businesses" cross the path of big ones, as well as the role of small middle-of-nowhere frontier towns in society's bigger picture. As mentioned above, it replaces the classic sunny desert setting with a bleak snow-filled landscape and drives the point home with a soundtrack by none other than Creator/LeonardCohen.Music/LeonardCohen. Needless to say, it is gloomy and cynical, but considered by many to be one of the finest movies of TheSeventies.
2nd Jun '16 10:47:09 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: "The Kid", one of the bounty hunters hired to kill [=McCabe=]. He challenges an unarmed character played by Creator/KeithCarradine (in his film debut) to a gunfight and shoots him in cold blood.
2nd May '16 4:00:23 AM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:325:Not your typical Western protagonists.]]

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[[caption-width-right:325:Not [[caption-width-right:300:Not your typical Western protagonists.]]
6th Apr '16 4:11:54 PM Ezclee4050
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Sheehan, the saloon keeper, seems affable and down-to-earth at first but we quickly see he's a cowardly backstabber.
6th Apr '16 3:58:46 PM Ezclee4050
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* DownerEnding: [=McCabe=] dies, cold, quiet and alone, whilst the rest of Presbyterian Church attends to other business. Things aren't exactly peachy for Miller, either.

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* DownerEnding: [=McCabe=] dies, cold, quiet and alone, whilst the rest of Presbyterian Church attends to other business. Things aren't exactly peachy for Miller, either.[[note]]Interestingly, the novel's ending is slightly less bleak. [=McCabe=] dies in Mrs. Miller's arms, and she avenges his death by killing Sheehan[[/note]]
6th Apr '16 3:32:15 PM Ezclee4050
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* PyrrhicVillainy: [[spoiler:Butler mortally wounds [=McCabe=] but leaves him alive long enough to get mortally wounded himself.]]
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