History Film / OnceUponATimeInTheWest

22nd Aug '16 5:15:44 PM Pallo
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* WhiteShirtOfDeath: On Maureen (well, dress actually) and Timmy McBain.

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* WhiteShirtOfDeath: On Most noticeable on Maureen (well, dress actually) and Timmy McBain.[=McBain=].



* YouHaveFaileMe: Frank dispatches Wobbles when he finds out that Harmonica followed him.

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* YouHaveFaileMe: YouHaveFailedMe: Frank dispatches Wobbles when he finds out that Harmonica followed him.
22nd Aug '16 5:07:58 PM Pallo
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* WhiteShirtOfDeath: On Maureen (well, dress actually) and Timmy McBain.


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* YouHaveFaileMe: Frank dispatches Wobbles when he finds out that Harmonica followed him.
15th Aug '16 2:11:01 AM Pallo
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: The bad guys die and the train finally gets to Sweetwater, which will grow into a beautiful town where Jill will be a very successful woman. On the other hand, Cheyenne, perhaps the most likable character in the film, dies, and Harmonica leaves to (presumably) never be seen again.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: The bad guys die and the train finally gets to Sweetwater, which will grow into a beautiful town where Jill will is going to be a very successful woman. On the other hand, Cheyenne, perhaps the most likable character in the film, dies, and Harmonica leaves to (presumably) never be seen again.]]
15th Aug '16 2:03:07 AM Pallo
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* BittersweetEnding: The bad guys die and the train finally gets to Sweetwater, which will grow into a beautiful town, where Jill is going to be a major player. On the other hand, Cheyenne, perhaps the most likable character in the film, dies, and Harmonica leaves to (presumably) never be seen again.

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: The bad guys die and the train finally gets to Sweetwater, which will grow into a beautiful town, town where Jill is going to will be a major player.very successful woman. On the other hand, Cheyenne, perhaps the most likable character in the film, dies, and Harmonica leaves to (presumably) never be seen again.]]
15th Aug '16 1:56:46 AM Pallo
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* BittersweetEnding: The bad guys die and the train finally gets to Sweetwater, which will grow into a beautiful town, where Jill is going to be a major player. On the other hand, Cheyenne, perhaps the most likable character in the film, dies, and Harmonica leaves to (presumably) never be seen again.
11th Aug '16 5:06:25 PM TrollBrutal
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* AntiHero: Harmonica is completely remorseless and nearly machine-like in his pursuit of Frank, using Jill as bait, and brutalizing those who get in his way.

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* AntiHero: AntiHero:
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Harmonica is completely remorseless and nearly machine-like in his pursuit of Frank, using Jill as bait, and brutalizing those who get in his way.



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

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



* BadassBeard: Cheyenne's.

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* BadassBeard: BadassBeard:
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Cheyenne's.



** Considering [[SarcasmMode what a charming sort of man]] Frank is one could safely argue it's not such a bad thing...



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

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



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

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



* KilledOffscreen: [[spoiler:Cheyenne]] provides a playful double example. First, he's mortally wounded in an off-screen skirmish, and then during his actual death, he asks his companion to look away, which the camera also respects with a brief discretion shot.

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* KilledOffscreen: KilledOffscreen:
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[[spoiler:Cheyenne]] provides a playful double example. First, he's mortally wounded in an off-screen skirmish, and then during his actual death, he asks his companion to look away, which the camera also respects with a brief discretion shot.



* NiceGuy: Cheyenne has his moments in the film.

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* NiceGuy: NiceGuy:
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Cheyenne has his moments in the film.



* 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: NumberTwo:
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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.



* PreAsskickingOneLiner: "When you hear a strange sound, drop to the ground..."
** And [[CallBack referenced in a later shootout]]:

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* PreAsskickingOneLiner: "When you hear a strange sound, drop to the ground..."
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" It's [[CallBack referenced in a later shootout]]:



* ShoutOut: Bursting with references both obvious and subtle to classic American Westerns, from ''Film/HighNoon'' and ''Film/{{Shane}}'' to ''Johnny Guitar'' and ''Run of the Arrow''.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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Bursting with references both obvious and subtle to classic American Westerns, from ''Film/HighNoon'' and ''Film/{{Shane}}'' to ''Johnny Guitar'' and ''Run of the Arrow''.



* SpecialGuest: Woody Strode and Jack Elam as two of the hitmen waiting for the train at the beginning.

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* SpecialGuest: SpecialGuest:
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Woody Strode and Jack Elam as two of the hitmen waiting for the train at the beginning.
11th Aug '16 4:44:21 PM Pallo
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* ButtMonkey: Wobbles.
19th May '16 4:40:12 PM bt8257
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* GallowsHumour: A dying [[spoiler:Cheyenne]] takes a moment of levity to trifle about his circumstances.

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* GallowsHumour: GallowsHumor: A dying [[spoiler:Cheyenne]] takes a moment of levity to trifle about his circumstances.
19th May '16 4:32:54 PM bt8257
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* AntiHero:
** Harmonica is completely remorseless and nearly machine-like in his pursuit of Frank, using Jill as bait, and brutalizing those who get in his way.

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* AntiHero:
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AntiHero: Harmonica is completely remorseless and nearly machine-like in his pursuit of Frank, using Jill as bait, and brutalizing those who get in his way.



* AntiVillain:
** Cheyenne, who also gains AntiHero traits as the film goes along. It helps that he never kills anybody likable onscreen.
** Mr Morton, whose primary goal is to see the Pacific Ocean again one last time before succumbing to his disease.

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* AntiVillain:
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AntiVillain: Cheyenne, who also gains AntiHero traits as the film goes along. It helps that he never kills anybody likable onscreen.
** Mr Mr. Morton, whose primary goal is to see the Pacific Ocean again one last time before succumbing to his disease.



* BadassBeard:
** Cheyenne's.
** Frank sports one in the flashback.
* BadassBoast:
** Harmonica's first scene, [[ShowdownAtHighNoon when three of Frank's men are waiting for him]]:

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* BadassBeard:
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BadassBeard: Cheyenne's.
** Frank sports one as well. [[spoiler: But only in the flashback.
flashback at the end of the film.]]
* BadassBoast:
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BadassBoast: Harmonica's first scene, [[ShowdownAtHighNoon when three of Frank's men are waiting for him]]:



** 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."

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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."



* NiceGuy:
** Cheyenne has his moments in the film.

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* NiceGuy:
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NiceGuy: Cheyenne has his moments in the film.



* PreAsskickingOneLiner
** "When you hear a strange sound, drop to the ground..."

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* PreAsskickingOneLiner
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PreAsskickingOneLiner: "When you hear a strange sound, drop to the ground..."



* SceneryPorn: Emphasis on Monument Valley.

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* SceneryPorn: Emphasis on Monument Valley.Valley, Utah.



* SecretlyDying: Due to the above gunshot wound. Throughout the whole of the last scene with [[spoiler:Jill, you can tell that there's something wrong with Cheyenne, but he's doing his best to hide it from her. It's only once he leaves that we find out what happened.]]

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* SecretlyDying: Due to the above gunshot wound. Throughout the whole of the last scene with [[spoiler:Jill, Jill, you can tell that there's something wrong with [[spoiler:with Cheyenne, but he's doing his best to hide it from her. It's only once he leaves that we find out what happened.]]



* ShoutOut:
** Full to bursting with references both obvious and subtle to classic American Westerns, from ''Film/HighNoon'' and ''Film/{{Shane}}'' to ''Johnny Guitar'' and ''Run of the Arrow''.

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* ShoutOut:
** Full to bursting
ShoutOut: Bursting with references both obvious and subtle to classic American Westerns, from ''Film/HighNoon'' and ''Film/{{Shane}}'' to ''Johnny Guitar'' and ''Run of the Arrow''.



* SpecialGuest:
** Woody Strode and Jack Elam as two of the hitmen waiting for the train at the beginning.

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* SpecialGuest:
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SpecialGuest: Woody Strode and Jack Elam as two of the hitmen waiting for the train at the beginning.



* WouldHurtAChild:
** One of the earliest evil deeds Frank does is kill a child after this sinister excerpt of dialogue --

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* WouldHurtAChild:
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WouldHurtAChild: One of the earliest evil deeds Frank does is kill a child after this sinister excerpt of dialogue --
19th May '16 4:26:25 PM bt8257
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* TheReveal [[spoiler: Harmonica's motivation for wanting to kill Frank. Frank hanged Harmonica's brother with sadism; a young Harmonica, on his knees, was made to support his older brother above his shoulders, until the inevitable happened when he either collapsed from exhaustion or his brother kicked him away on purpose.]]
* {{Revenge}}: Harmonica is driven entirely by his desire for revenge on Frank.
* {{Sadist}}: Frank.

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* TheReveal TheReveal: [[spoiler: Harmonica's motivation for wanting to kill Frank. Frank hanged Harmonica's brother with sadism; a young Harmonica, on his knees, was made to support his older brother above his shoulders, until the inevitable happened when he either collapsed from exhaustion or his brother kicked him away on purpose.]]
* {{Revenge}}: Harmonica is driven entirely by his desire for revenge on Frank.
* {{Sadist}}: Frank.Take a wild guess.
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