History Film / OnceUponATimeInTheWest

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.
19th May '16 4:24:18 PM bt8257
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** Frank gets another one near the end of the film in the [[spoiler: "keep your lovin' brother happy" flashback. While Frank does spare the life of young Harmonica, he does it only [[TheSociopath to experience sadistic glee]] at seeing the guy witness the murder of his brother.]].

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** Frank gets another one near the end of the film in the [[spoiler: "keep your lovin' brother happy" flashback. While Frank does spare the life of young Harmonica, he does it only [[TheSociopath to experience sadistic glee]] at seeing the guy witness the murder of his brother.]].]]



* 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:
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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.



** [[spoiler:Henry Fonda]], the actor who played Frank, was initially reluctant to take another a role in a western, having been in so many already and [[{{Typecasting}} always playing one of the good guys]]. That is, until director Creator/SergioLeone told him, "Picture this: the camera shows a gunman from the waist down pulling his gun and shooting a running child. The camera pans up to the gunman's face and... it's [[spoiler:Henry Fonda]]." He signed on in a heartbeat.

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** [[spoiler:Henry Fonda]], the actor who played Frank, was initially reluctant to take another a role in a western, having been in so many already and [[{{Typecasting}} [[TypeCasting always playing one of the good guys]]. That is, until director Creator/SergioLeone told him, "Picture this: the camera shows a gunman from the waist down pulling his gun and shooting a running child. The camera pans up to the gunman's face and... it's [[spoiler:Henry Fonda]]." He signed on in a heartbeat.
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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Added DiffLines:

* 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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Added DiffLines:

* 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.
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