History Film / OnceUponATimeInTheWest

1st Mar '16 3:34:42 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* int[] array, int firstIndex, int secondIndex: Creator/SergioLeone originally wanted Creator/ClintEastwood, Creator/LeeVanCleef and Creator/EliWallach - AKA Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly - to play the three men waiting for Harmonica in the opening sequence, but Eastwood wasn't available and the idea was scrapped.
22nd Feb '16 5:56:38 PM FF32
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* WhatMightHaveBeen: Creator/SergioLeone originally wanted Creator/ClintEastwood, Creator/LeeVanCleef and Creator/EliWallach - AKA Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly - to play the three men waiting for Harmonica in the opening sequence, but Eastwood wasn't available and the idea was scrapped.

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* WhatMightHaveBeen: int[] array, int firstIndex, int secondIndex: Creator/SergioLeone originally wanted Creator/ClintEastwood, Creator/LeeVanCleef and Creator/EliWallach - AKA Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly - to play the three men waiting for Harmonica in the opening sequence, but Eastwood wasn't available and the idea was scrapped.
11th Feb '16 10:07:36 AM TrollBrutal
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* BadassBoast: Harmonica's first scene, [[ShowdownAtHighNoon when three of Frank's men are waiting for him]]:
--> '''Harmonica:''' Did you bring a horse for me?\\

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* BadassBoast: BadassBoast:
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Harmonica's first scene, [[ShowdownAtHighNoon when three of Frank's men are waiting for him]]:
--> ---> '''Harmonica:''' Did you bring a horse for me?\\



* BadassGrandpa: Frank.

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** Cheyenne's reaction upon hearing Harmonica's account of the shooting: "One, nobody around these parts got the guts to wear those dusters except Cheyenne's men. Two, Cheyenne's men don't get killed." . He then spins his revolver and states that he can count "All the way up to six if I have to, and maybe even faster than you."
* BadassGrandpa: Frank. His hair is turning gray, but his deadliness and resolve seem as firm as ever.
8th Feb '16 12:46:41 AM TrollBrutal
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* TheQuietOne: Harmonica is the strong, silent type. He prefers to let his instrument, revolver and [[DeathGlare body language]] do the talk.
7th Feb '16 11:41:28 PM TrollBrutal
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* GallowsHumour: A dying [[spoiler:Cheyenne]] takes a moment of levity to trifle about his circumstances.
-->'''[[spoiler:Cheyenne]]:''' Hey, Harmonica - when they do you in, pray it's somebody who knows ''where'' to shoot.
7th Feb '16 11:38:53 PM TrollBrutal
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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: A man of few words appears in a train station, blows his harmonica and takes care of the three gunmen who were sent to greet him. He outdraws them while his gun was still in his baggage. A classic, mysterious gunslinger and drifter.

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: EstablishingCharacterMoment:
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A man of few words appears in a train station, blows his harmonica and takes care of the three gunmen who were sent to greet him. He outdraws them while his gun was still in his baggage. A classic, mysterious gunslinger and drifter.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: Cheyenne draws the line at killing children and Catholic priests.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: EvenEvilHasStandards:
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Cheyenne draws the line at killing children and Catholic priests.
7th Feb '16 10:13:27 PM bt8257
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** Cheyenne, who also gains AntiHero traits as the film goes along. It helps that he never kills anybody likeable onscreen.

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** Cheyenne, who also gains AntiHero traits as the film goes along. It helps that he never kills anybody likeable likable onscreen.



* TheDrifter: Harmonica hits the archetype

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* TheDrifter: Harmonica hits the archetypearchetype.



* EstablishingCharacterMoment
** A man of few words appears in a train station, blows his harmonica and takes care of the three gunmen who were sent to greet him. He outdraws them while his gun was still in his baggage. A classic, mysterious gunslinger and drifter.

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment
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EstablishingCharacterMoment: A man of few words appears in a train station, blows his harmonica and takes care of the three gunmen who were sent to greet him. He outdraws them while his gun was still in his baggage. A classic, mysterious gunslinger and drifter.



* EvenEvilHasStandards:
** Cheyenne draws the line at killing children and Catholic priests.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards:
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EvenEvilHasStandards: Cheyenne draws the line at killing children and Catholic priests.



* FauxAffablyEvil: Frank can maintain a layer of civility and behave in a likeable and reasonable way when it suits him, but he's eager to murder more and talk less.

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* FauxAffablyEvil: Frank can maintain a layer of civility and behave in a likeable and likable, reasonable way when it suits him, but he's eager to murder more and talk less.



* GallowsHumour:
-->'''[[spoiler:Cheyenne]]:''' Hey, Harmonica - when they do you in, pray it's somebody who knows ''where'' to shoot.



* HandicappedBadass: Morton. Not only does he have the balls to play mind games with Frank, [[spoiler: he would have succeeded in having him killed as well, if [[OnlyICanKillHim Harmonica hadn't intervened.]] He also killed Cheyenne]]

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* HandicappedBadass: Morton. Not only does he have the balls to play mind games with Frank, [[spoiler: he would have succeeded in having him killed as well, if [[OnlyICanKillHim Harmonica hadn't intervened.]] He also killed Cheyenne]]Cheyenne.]]



* IHaveYouNowMyPretty:
** Played straight by Frank, [[spoiler:but Jill submits in order to save her life, even pretending to like it.]]

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* IHaveYouNowMyPretty:
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IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Played straight by Frank, [[spoiler:but Jill Frank. [[spoiler:Jill submits however in order to save her life, even pretending to like it.]]



* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Mr. Morton doesn't do much killing, being a [[EvilCripple crippled]] and dying old man. His last dream is to see the Pacific Ocean before he dies. [[spoiler:He spends his dying moments desperately crawling towards a small, muddy puddle as a substitute for the Pacific.]]
* InvincibleHero: {{Averted|Trope}} right from the start, as Harmonica, {{badass}} though he unquestionably is, is wounded in the very first fight. From then on it's not inconceivable that he might lose to Frank.
* IronicEcho: [[spoiler: Harmonica places his harmonica between the lips of a moribund Frank]], a CallBack to the death of [[spoiler: Harmonica's brother, caused by Frank]].

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* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Mr. Morton doesn't do much killing, being a [[EvilCripple crippled]] and crippled]], dying old man. His last dream is to see the Pacific Ocean before he dies. [[spoiler:He spends his dying moments desperately crawling towards a small, muddy puddle as a substitute for the Pacific.]]
* InvincibleHero: {{Averted|Trope}} right from the start, as Harmonica, {{badass}} though he unquestionably is, is wounded in the very first fight. From then on on, it's not inconceivable that he might lose to Frank.
* IronicEcho: [[spoiler: Harmonica places his harmonica between the lips of a moribund Frank]], a CallBack to the death of [[spoiler: Harmonica's brother, which Frank caused by Frank]].hanging him from a bell.]]



* KickTheDog:
** Frank and his gang kill [[spoiler: a family of four including a young child.]]

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* KickTheDog:
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KickTheDog: Frank and his gang kill [[spoiler: a family of four four, including a young child.]]



* KilledOffScreen:

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* KilledOffScreen: KilledOffscreen:



* NoNameGiven: The man out for revenge is [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickName only ever called]] Harmonica, as he plays a harmonica everywhere he goes. Cheyenne is probably an alias too and Frank an example of NoLastNameGiven. All this adds a lot of mystique to the story.

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* NoNameGiven: The man out for revenge is [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickName [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname only ever called]] Harmonica, as he plays a harmonica everywhere he goes. Cheyenne is probably an alias too and Frank an example of NoLastNameGiven. All this adds a lot of mystique to the story.



* NumberTwo:
** Cheyenne has an unnamed lieutenant, who among other things, is responsible for carrying his coat and smuggles him off the train to Yuma "Two tickets, amigo, to the next station. One way only." He gets killed in the shootout with Morton's men.

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* NumberTwo:
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NumberTwo: Cheyenne has an unnamed lieutenant, who among other things, is responsible for carrying his coat and smuggles him off the train to Yuma "Two tickets, amigo, to the next station. One way only." He gets killed in the shootout with Morton's men.



* WhamLine: [[spoiler:"Keep your loving brother happy."]]

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* WhamLine: [[spoiler:"Keep your loving lovin' brother happy."]]
7th Feb '16 10:00:45 PM bt8257
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* MutualKill: A delayed one. During a shootout Mister Morton and Cheyenne mortally wound one another. Morton dies a few minutes later, Cheyenne a few hours later.

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* MutualKill: A delayed one. During [[spoiler:During a shootout Mister Morton and Cheyenne mortally wound one another. Morton dies a few minutes later, Cheyenne a few hours later.]]



* ShipTease and ShipSinking: Jill seems to be showing interest in Harmonica and Cheyenne as the film progresses. However, [[spoiler: when Jill expresses her interest in Cheyenne he replies that he's not the right man...and neither is Harmonica.]]

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* ShipTease and ShipSinking: Jill seems to be showing interest in Harmonica and Cheyenne as the film progresses. However, [[spoiler: when Jill expresses her interest in Cheyenne Cheyenne, he replies that he's not the right man...and neither is Harmonica.]]



* TurnCoat: Endemic among the bad guys. [[spoiler:Frank betrays Morton, and Frank's henchmen betray ''him'']].

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* TurnCoat: {{Turncoat}}: Endemic among the bad guys. [[spoiler:Frank betrays Morton, and Frank's henchmen betray ''him'']].



* WhamLine: "Keep your loving brother happy."

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* WhamLine: "Keep [[spoiler:"Keep your loving brother happy.""]]
7th Feb '16 11:38:38 AM bt8257
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* CitySlicker: Jill at first. She can't even start a fire. JustifiedTrope since she's alone with the man who she thinks killed her new family -- it's not at all surprising that her hands are shaking. She gradually evolves via CharacterDevelopment.



* CitySlicker: Jill at first. She can't even start a fire. JustifiedTrope since she's alone with the man who she thinks killed her new family -- it's not at all surprising that her hands are shaking. She gradually evolves via CharacterDevelopment.
7th Feb '16 11:37:39 AM bt8257
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* ClickHello: Frank does this to Harmonica when he catches him climbing down the train.
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