History Film / SixStringSamurai

15th Aug '17 6:26:27 PM nombretomado
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* XMeetsY: The movie is what you'd get if The Wizard of Oz got remade into a Mad Max esque samurai film.
31st Jul '17 6:05:50 PM WaterBlap
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* SamuraiCowboy: It's a post-apocalypse Western with [[McSamurai a samurai Buddy Holly]] as the protagonist.

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* SamuraiCowboy: It's a post-apocalypse Western with [[McSamurai a samurai Buddy Holly]] Holly as the protagonist.
12th Jul '17 3:36:18 PM LavonPapillon1
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* SamuraiCowboy: It's a post-apocalypse Western with a samurai Buddy Holly as the protagonist.

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* SamuraiCowboy: It's a post-apocalypse Western with [[McSamurai a samurai Buddy Holly Holly]] as the protagonist.
1st Jul '17 9:07:33 PM valhallaerikson
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* XMeetsY: The movie is what you'd get if The Wizard of Oz got remade into a Mad Max esque samurai film.
25th Dec '16 3:13:55 PM Morgenthaler
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* CannibalClan - Who look and (try to) act like a stereotypical ''FatherKnowsBest''-style [[TheFifties '50's]] nuclear family.

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* CannibalClan - Who look and (try to) act like a stereotypical ''FatherKnowsBest''-style ''Series/FatherKnowsBest''-style [[TheFifties '50's]] nuclear family.
8th Nov '16 5:15:21 PM Morgenthaler
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* TheLoad - That damn kid. Yeah, yeah, he occasionally does something useful, and ThePowerOfFriendship and all that. Still, notice that ''every single time'' [[BadAss Buddy]] gets hurt, it's directly or indirectly the kid's fault.

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* TheLoad - That damn kid. Yeah, yeah, he occasionally does something useful, and ThePowerOfFriendship and all that. Still, notice that ''every single time'' [[BadAss Buddy]] Buddy gets hurt, it's directly or indirectly the kid's fault.
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
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11th Nov '15 8:27:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* XMeetsY: ''LoneWolfAndCub'' meets ''MadMax'' meets ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' meets RockAndRoll.
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