History Film / OnceUponATimeInTheWest

18th Jun '17 2:59:33 PM nombretomado
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''Once Upon a Time in the West'' (in Italian: ''C'era una volta il West'') (1968) is considered Creator/SergioLeone's masterpiece; according to ThatOtherWiki, it's a prime example of an Epic Western.

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''Once Upon a Time in the West'' (in Italian: ''C'era una volta il West'') (1968) is considered Creator/SergioLeone's masterpiece; according to ThatOtherWiki, Wiki/ThatOtherWiki, it's a prime example of an Epic Western.
28th May '17 9:16:36 PM Az_Tech341
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[[IThoughtThatWas No, it's not a spin-off of]] ''Series/OnceUponATime''. How could it, if the film came out long before then?
28th May '17 6:06:57 PM nightelf37
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[[IThoughtThatWas No, it's not a spin-off of]] ''Series/OnceUponATime''. How could it, if the film came out long before then?
31st Mar '17 3:36:06 PM Az_Tech341
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** Harmonica and especially Cheyenne aren't exactly spring chickens either but they're still not to be taken lightly.
31st Mar '17 2:25:41 PM Rand86
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** Harmonica and especially Cheyenne aren't exactly spring chickens either but they're still not to be taken lightly.
7th Mar '17 1:52:15 PM bt8257
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* ArtisticLicenceGunSafety: In the opening scene, one of the gunmen catches an annoying fly in the barrel of his gun, then keeps it in by putting his finger on the end, keeping his index finger on the trigger the entire time.

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* ArtisticLicenceGunSafety: ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: In the opening scene, one of the gunmen catches an annoying fly in the barrel of his gun, then keeps it in by putting his finger on the end, keeping his index finger on the trigger the entire time.
25th Feb '17 7:32:08 AM SeptimusHeap
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* BlueEyes: Frank. This was one of the reasons Henry Fonda was cast as a total villain, as a part to subvert BeautyEqualsGoodness.
24th Feb '17 2:04:43 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* TheSmurfettePrincipal: Jill is the only female member of the principal cast.

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* TheSmurfettePrincipal: TheSmurfettePrinciple: Jill is the only female member of the principal cast.
23rd Feb '17 8:46:31 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* TheDrifter: Harmonica hits the archetype.

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* TheDrifter: Harmonica hits the archetype. Unlike most examples of this trope, he's in town for a specific reason, and not by accident.



* FastestGunInTheWest: Slightly subverted in the first scene: Harmonica manages to draw his gun and to shoot three men who had already their guns in their hands in a row... and then one of them manages to shoot him back before collapsing.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Frank can maintain a layer of civility and behave in a likable, reasonable way when it suits him, but he's eager to murder more and talk less.



* FastestGunInTheWest: Slightly subverted in the first scene: Harmonica manages to draw his gun and to shoot three men who had already their guns in their hands in a row... and then one of them manages to shoot him back before collapsing.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Frank can maintain a layer of civility and behave in a likable, reasonable way when it suits him, but he's eager to murder more and talk less.



* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler: Jill during her final meeting with both Cheyenne and Harmonica]]

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* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler: Jill during her final meeting with both Cheyenne and Harmonica]]Harmonica]].



* {{Leitmotif}}: Most of the main characters have their own, with Harmonica having the most obvious one, also a ThemeMusicPowerUp. During the duel between Frank and Harmonica at the end, both their themes overlap.

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* {{Leitmotif}}: Most of the main characters have their own, with Harmonica having the most obvious one, also own - Jill a ThemeMusicPowerUp. During the duel between romantic harmony, Cheyenne a comical banjo, Frank a sinister electric guitar and Harmonica at the end, both is self-explanatory. During Frank and Harmonica's duel, their themes overlap.



* {{Leitmotif}}: All the main characters get one - Jill a romantic harmony, Cheyenne a comical banjo, Frank a sinister electric guitar and Harmonica is self-explanatory.



* MissKitty: Jill

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* MissKitty: JillJill is a former prostitute.



* ReluctantFanserviceGirl: Jill gets her dress ripped by Harmonica, and is seen wearing nothing but a towel.



* TheSociopath: Frank.

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* TheSmurfettePrincipal: Jill is the only female member of the principal cast.
* TheSociopath: Frank.Frank is possibly one of the most perfect examples in a Creator/SergioLeone film..


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* TookALevelInBadass:
** Jill rides into town a somewhat aloof city girl and ends up the head of a soon-to-be-functioning, prosperous railroad company.
** Harmonica from his childhood incarnate, where [[spoiler:Frank had him tied down to a post with a harmonica in his mouth, hence the reason Harmonica wants to kill Frank.]]
14th Feb '17 3:49:30 PM Az_Tech341
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* DeterminedWidow: Jill, although she's somewhat of a deconstruction since she was a Hooker with a Heart of Gold looking for a new life and arrives on the scene after her new family is massacred.

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* DeterminedWidow: Jill, although she's somewhat of a deconstruction since she was a Hooker with a Heart of Gold HookerWithAHeartOfGold looking for a new life and arrives on the scene after her new family is massacred.



* HonorBeforeReason: Frank, has a chance to ride away safely after killing his boss, Morton. Instead he comes back to face his nemesis, the man with the harmonica.

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* HonorBeforeReason: Frank, Frank has a chance to ride away safely after killing his boss, Morton. Instead he comes back to face his nemesis, the man with the harmonica.



* PriceOnTheirHead: Cheyenne has a $5, 000 bounty on his head, which Harmonica uses to bid for Sweetwater and save it from Frank and his goons during the auction.

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* PriceOnTheirHead: Cheyenne has a $5, 000 $5,000 bounty on his head, which Harmonica uses to bid for Sweetwater and save it from Frank and his goons during the auction.



-->'''Mr. Morton''':There are many things you'll never understand. This is one of them.'' [Holding a stack of dollars while looking at Frank's drawn gun] ''You see, Frank, there are many kinds of weapons. And the only one that can stop that is this. Now, shall we get back to our little problem?

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-->'''Mr. Morton''':There Morton''': There are many things you'll never understand. This is one of them.'' [Holding *holds a stack of dollars while looking at Frank's drawn gun] ''You gun* You see, Frank, there are many kinds of weapons. And the only one that can stop that is this. Now, shall we get back to our little problem?



* VillainProtagonist: Frank is more or less this. Although Jill is arguably the film's protagonist, a lot of it is told through Frank's P.O.V., and it is ultimately his actions that set off the main storyline.
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