History Film / SixStringSamurai

19th Apr '16 4:48:30 PM CharlesPhipps
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Buddy Holly was born in 1936 so he would have been over sixty by the time of the movie. [[spoiler: Of course, the ending could well mean the Buddy of the film is a LegacyCharacter.]]



%%* DanceBattler - Buddy.

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%%* * DanceBattler - Buddy.Buddy uses dance during his swordfights to, well, swordfight.



%%* SamuraiCowboy

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%%* SamuraiCowboy* SamuraiCowboy: It's a post-apocalypse Western with a samurai Buddy Holly as the protagonist.



* TakeUpMySword - [[spoiler:At the end of the movie, the Kid literally takes up Buddy's sword, along with his guitar, suit, and glasses. The final scene of the movie is him literally ''turning into'' Buddy as he walks towards Lost Vegas. Straightforward symbolism? Or [[WildMassGuessing has Buddy's spirit done this before]]?]]

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* TakeUpMySword - [[spoiler:At the end of the movie, the Kid literally takes up Buddy's sword, along with his guitar, suit, and glasses. The final scene of the movie is him literally ''turning into'' Buddy as he walks towards Lost Vegas. Straightforward symbolism? Or [[WildMassGuessing has Buddy's spirit done this before]]?]]before]]? Perhaps a {{Justified}} trope since the actual Buddy Holly would have been much older by that point.]]
23rd Feb '16 8:07:45 AM 32_Footsteps
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%%* BadassAndChildDuo

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%%* BadassAndChildDuo* BadassAndChildDuo: Buddy and The Kid hit the major notes - stoic AntiHero type who first meets the orphaned child when he saves him from death, cynicism slowly melts away as the child becomes closer, the kid helps out with some support roles, and [[spoiler: the Badass has a HeroicSacrifice to save the child at the end.]]



* EnemiesWithDeath - Fighting a rock'n'roll sword duel against him? Can't get much more litteral.

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* EnemiesWithDeath - Fighting a rock'n'roll sword duel against him? Can't get much more litteral.literal.



%%* HeroicBSOD

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%%* HeroicBSOD* HeroicBSOD: After Buddy has a rematch with the guy he had earlier taken out with an OffhandBackhand, he realizes that AsskickingEqualsAuthority isn't the way to become a good person or a good ruler, throwing aside his guitar and sword and saying "I've got to get a new gig."



%%* KatanasAreJustBetter
%%* LawyerFriendlyCameo - So, so many.

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%%* KatanasAreJustBetter
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* KatanasAreJustBetter: The two best swordsmen in the film are Buddy and Death, and both use katanas to cut down everyone in their path, particularly anyone foolish enough to use something that isn't a katana (like the entire Russian army).
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LawyerFriendlyCameo - So, so many.Many of the prominent characters are evocative of various musicians. Most obvious is Buddy for Music/BuddyHolly and Death for [[Music/GunsNRoses Slash]].



* OffhandBackhand: One challenger (who might be Music/RitchieValens) tries to challenge Buddy at one point when Buddy is more focused on helping the Kid. Buddy does a OneHitKO with this to show how serious he is.



%%* ThePowerOfRock

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%%* ThePowerOfRock* ThePowerOfRock: [[spoiler: ... an epic guitar-playing duel where Death and Buddy try to show who's more worthy of becoming King with sweet guitar solos.]]



%%* TagalongKid

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%%* TagalongKid* TagalongKid: The unnamed Kid, who follows Buddy throughout the film even when Buddy threatens him. He latches onto Buddy when Buddy kills the men who killed The Kid's mother.


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* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: How the Kid breaks Buddy out of his HeroicBSOD - as a reminder of the good Buddy can do (since Buddy saved his life), he brings back the guitar and sword to Buddy and says, "You can still be a good King."
12th Nov '15 6:48:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* BadAss - Buddy.
* BadassAndChildDuo

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* BadAss - Buddy.
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%%* BadassAndChildDuo



* DanceBattler - Buddy.

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* %%* DanceBattler - Buddy.



* HeroicBSOD

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* %%* HeroicBSOD



* KatanasAreJustBetter
* LawyerFriendlyCameo - So, so many.

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* %%* KatanasAreJustBetter
* %%* LawyerFriendlyCameo - So, so many.



* ThePowerOfRock

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* %%* ThePowerOfRock



* SamuraiCowboy
* TagalongKid

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* %%* SamuraiCowboy
* %%* TagalongKid
11th Nov '15 8:27:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* XMeetsY: ''LoneWolfAndCub'' meets ''MadMax'' meets ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' meets RockAndRoll.
1st Sep '15 11:52:20 AM Micah
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* YouHaveFailedMe - Done by Death to some of his minions (local "Soviet Rockabilly Surf Band" The Red Elvises). The StockPhrase is interrupted when he sees their (nice) shoes, which he takes with him.

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* YouHaveFailedMe - Done by Death to some of his minions (local "Soviet "[[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly Soviet Rockabilly Surf Band" Band]]" The Red Elvises). The StockPhrase is interrupted when he sees their (nice) shoes, which he takes with him.
1st Sep '15 11:00:29 AM Micah
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Added DiffLines:

* RockMeAmadeus: An electric-guitar version of Brahms' ''Hungarian Dance No. 5'' shows up in the soundtrack about halfway through.
31st May '15 9:39:26 PM rjung
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In an alternate world, Russia and the U.S. nearly destroyed each other in nuclear war in 1957, with only a couple of remaining outposts of civilization left. The most prominent is Lost Vegas, ruled by Music/ElvisPresley. However, "after 40 rockin' years, the King is dead."

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In an alternate world, Russia and the U.S. nearly destroyed each other in nuclear war in 1957, with only a couple of remaining outposts of civilization left. The most prominent is [[UsefulNotes/LasVegas Lost Vegas, Vegas,]] ruled by Music/ElvisPresley. However, "after 40 rockin' years, the King is dead."



-->The last bastion of freedom became a place called [[VivaLasVegas Lost Vegas]] and [[Music/ElvisPresley Elvis]] was crowned King.

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-->The last bastion of freedom became a place called [[VivaLasVegas [[UsefulNotes/LasVegas Lost Vegas]] and [[Music/ElvisPresley Elvis]] was crowned King.
12th Apr '14 10:25:57 PM szoeg
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-->After forthy rockn' years, The King is dead.

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-->After forthy rockn' forty rockin' years, The King is dead.
17th Sep '13 9:28:19 AM m8e
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* AlternateHistory

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* AlternateHistoryAlternateHistory, the intro text:
-->In 1957, [[ApocalypseHow the bomb dropped]], and the Russians took over what was America.
-->The last bastion of freedom became a place called [[VivaLasVegas Lost Vegas]] and [[Music/ElvisPresley Elvis]] was crowned King.
-->After forthy rockn' years, The King is dead.
-->Every guitar picking, sword swinging opportunist, including [[TheGrimReaper Death himself]], hears the call echoing across the wastelands.
13th Mar '13 2:00:14 PM MarkLungo
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In an alternate world, Russia and the U.S. nearly destroyed each other in nuclear war in 1957, with only a couple of remaining outposts of civilization left. The most prominent is Lost Vegas, ruled by ElvisPresley. However, "after 40 rockin' years, the King is dead."

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In an alternate world, Russia and the U.S. nearly destroyed each other in nuclear war in 1957, with only a couple of remaining outposts of civilization left. The most prominent is Lost Vegas, ruled by ElvisPresley.Music/ElvisPresley. However, "after 40 rockin' years, the King is dead."
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