History Film / Targets

30th Dec '16 10:59:45 AM ThePest179
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* FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon: Bobby Thompson has boyish good looks, but is a deranged mass murderer. The gun clerk that sells him a rifle even says he has a "nice face".



* GunNut: Thompson has a large number of guns, and is a crack shot.

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* GunNut: Thompson has a large truly staggering number of guns, and is a crack shot.
17th Nov '16 6:12:45 AM ThePest179
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* ColdSniper: Thompson is pretty calm during his shooting spree.
15th Nov '16 5:42:22 PM Mdumas43073
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One is Byron Orlok (Creator/BorisKarloff), an aging and beloved horror film actor who has announced his decision to retire from film-making, feeling that RealLife is churning out more and far worse horrors than anything he can hope to put on screen. The other is young Vietnam vet Bobby Thompson (Tim O'Kelly) who unknowingly sets out to prove Orlok's point when he finally snaps under the [[StepfordSuburbia soulless banality]] of his existence, gathers up an arsenal, and goes on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Whitman a shooting spree]]. Inevitably, the paths of the two men cross...

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One is Byron Orlok (Creator/BorisKarloff), an aging and beloved horror film actor who has announced his decision to retire from film-making, feeling that RealLife is churning out more and far worse horrors than anything he can hope to put on screen. The other is young Vietnam [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam]] vet Bobby Thompson (Tim O'Kelly) O'Kelly), who unknowingly sets out to prove Orlok's point when he finally snaps under the [[StepfordSuburbia soulless banality]] of his existence, gathers up an arsenal, and goes on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Whitman a shooting spree]]. Inevitably, the paths of the two men cross...
13th Nov '16 3:21:57 PM ThePest179
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* GunNut: Thompson has a large number of guns, and is a crack shot.


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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: Bobby Thompson is an Expy of mass murderer Charles Whitman.
20th Aug '16 4:25:46 PM Mdumas43073
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''Targets'' is a 1968 horror thriller (produced by Creator/RogerCorman, directed by Peter Bogdanovich) that focuses on two men in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles.

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''Targets'' is a 1968 horror thriller (produced thriller, produced by Creator/RogerCorman, Creator/RogerCorman and directed by Peter Bogdanovich) Bogdanovich, that focuses on two men in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles.
20th Aug '16 4:23:49 PM Mdumas43073
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** At one point Orlok and screenwriter Sammy Michaels (played by Bogdanovich) are watching ''The Criminal Code'' (1931), which starred Karloff and was directed by Creator/HowardHawks, prompting both men to sing the praises of Hawks as a filmmaker.

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** At one point Orlok and screenwriter Sammy Michaels (played by Bogdanovich) are watching ''The Criminal Code'' (1931), which (1931)--which starred Karloff and was directed by Creator/HowardHawks, prompting Creator/HowardHawks--prompting both men to sing the praises of Hawks as a filmmaker.
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** The screenwriter's name Sammy Michaels was named for Creator/SamuelFuller, who helped write the film's screenplay.

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** The screenwriter's name At one point Orlok and screenwriter Sammy Michaels (played by Bogdanovich) are watching ''The Criminal Code'' (1931), which starred Karloff and was directed by Creator/HowardHawks, prompting both men to sing the praises of Hawks as a filmmaker.
** Speaking of Sammy Michaels, the character
was named for Creator/SamuelFuller, who helped write the film's screenplay.
20th Aug '16 4:18:24 PM Mdumas43073
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-->'''Orlok:''' The world belongs to the young. Make way for them. Let them have it. I am an anachronism.
20th Aug '16 2:58:17 PM Mdumas43073
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20th Aug '16 2:54:39 PM Mdumas43073
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'''''Targets''''' is a 1968 horror thriller (produced by Creator/RogerCorman, directed by Peter Bogdanovich) that focuses on two men in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles.

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'''''Targets''''' ''Targets'' is a 1968 horror thriller (produced by Creator/RogerCorman, directed by Peter Bogdanovich) that focuses on two men in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles.


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