History Film / TheAsphaltJungle

23rd Apr '16 10:02:35 PM JulianLapostat
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It's also considered a classic of the FilmNoir genre with an ensemble cast including Sterling Hayden, Jean Hagen, Sam Jaffe, Louis Calhern, James Whitmore, and, in a minor but key role, MarilynMonroe, an unknown at the time who was pictured but not mentioned on the posters.

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It's also considered a classic of the FilmNoir genre with an ensemble cast including Sterling Hayden, Creator/SterlingHayden, Jean Hagen, Sam Jaffe, Louis Calhern, James Whitmore, and, in a minor but key role, MarilynMonroe, an unknown at the time who was pictured but not mentioned on the posters.



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11th Feb '16 1:54:03 AM JulianLapostat
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** Emmerich who has a mistress played by Marilyn Monfure, who calls hinm "Uncle Lon".
* [[spoiler:DownerEnding]]: And how!

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** Emmerich who has a mistress played by Marilyn Monfure, Monroe, who calls hinm him "Uncle Lon".
* [[spoiler:DownerEnding]]: DownerEnding: And how!how!
* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:How the ending seems to be for Dix, who hasn't enough blood to keep a chicken alive. He dies in the field surrounded by horses on an empty land]].



* GreyAndGrayMorality: The bad guys aren't all bad: one is a family man, one is tough but has an intense loyalty, even Dix has his generous side, a poor kid who just had a lot of bad breaks. And the good guys are hardly all good. One detective is corrupt, others are a bit slow, and the Commissioner comes across as a morally superior fanatic who sees everything in [[BlackAndWhiteMorality black and white]].
** Adding an extra punishment for Dix...that he will be remembered only as the Commissioner describes him to the newspapers, as "a man without human feeling or human mercy," with his human, brave, and honorable sides being forgotten.
* UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode: The police commissioner's spiel near the end when he tells everyone what a great job the police do. Also the fact that [[spoiler:all criminals involved in the caper get caught or die.]]

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* GreyAndGrayMorality: The bad guys aren't all bad: one is a family man, one is tough but has an intense loyalty, even Dix has his generous side, a poor kid who just had a lot of bad breaks. And the good guys are hardly all good. One detective is corrupt, others are a bit slow, and the Commissioner comes across as a morally superior fanatic who sees everything in [[BlackAndWhiteMorality black and white]].
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white]]. Adding an extra punishment for Dix...that he will be remembered only as the Commissioner describes him to the newspapers, as "a man without human feeling or human mercy," with his human, brave, and honorable sides being forgotten. \n* UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode: The police commissioner's spiel near the end when he tells everyone what a great job the police do. Also the fact that [[spoiler:all criminals involved in the caper get caught or die.]]
10th Feb '16 10:46:44 AM JulianLapostat
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A solid (though not spectacular) hit when it was first released, Huston's film is now considered one of the classics in its genre, and one of the most influential.

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A solid (though not spectacular) hit when it was first released, Huston's film is now considered one of the classics in its genre, and one of the most influential.
influential FilmNoir ever made.


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* FollowTheLeader: The Asphalt Jungle over-night inspired the heist film genre and a slew of copycats followed. Some of them, Creator/StanleyKubrick's ''Film/TheKilling'', Creator/JeanPierreMelville's ''Bob le Flambeur'' being great films in their own right and similarly influential in turn. Indeed the film was popular enough that in the fifties it led to a spoof ''Big Deal on Madonna Street'' that was also a classic in its own right. It's among the most influential crime films ever made.
9th Nov '15 7:39:32 PM randomtroper89
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* DirtyOldMan: Doc, and [[spoiler: he's HoistByHisOwnPetard because of it]].
** Emmerich as well ("Uncle Lon" indeed).

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* DirtyOldMan: Doc, and [[spoiler: he's HoistByHisOwnPetard because of it]].
he stayed at a diner to watch a teenage girl dance long enough for the cops to show up]].
** Emmerich as well ("Uncle Lon" indeed).who has a mistress played by Marilyn Monfure, who calls hinm "Uncle Lon".
26th May '15 6:54:50 AM Alberich
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* HonorAmongThieves: Gus is picked because he'll take the rap and not squeal, and the actual thieves show loyalty and trust with each other -- Gus goes out on a limb to advance money to Dix; and after things fall apart, Dix still advances a large sum to Doc.

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* HonorAmongThieves: Gus is picked because he'll take the rap and not squeal, and the actual thieves show loyalty loyalty, trust, and trust even generosity with each other -- Gus goes out on a limb to advance money to Dix; and after things fall apart, Dix still advances a large sum to Doc.
26th May '15 6:53:53 AM Alberich
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* HonorAmongThieves: Gus is picked because he'll take the rap and not squeal, and the actual thieves show loyalty and trust with each other -- Gus goes out on a limb to advance money to Dix; and after things fall apart, Dix still advances a large sum to Doc.


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* NoHonorAmongThieves: While the actual thieves, including Doc, are loyal and even generous with each other, their financial backers (Emerich, Brannom, and Cobby) are a different story.
13th Feb '15 5:53:56 PM eroock
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13th Feb '15 5:51:54 PM eroock
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'''''The Asphalt Jungle''''' is a 1950 [[TheCaper Caper]] crime drama directed by Creator/JohnHuston, [[FilmOfTheBook based on the novel]] of the same name by W. R. Burnett. It was the first major example of this trope while simultaneously being a deconstruction of it.\\

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'''''The ''The Asphalt Jungle''''' Jungle'' is a 1950 [[TheCaper Caper]] crime drama directed by Creator/JohnHuston, [[FilmOfTheBook based on the novel]] of the same name by W. R. Burnett. It was the first major example of this trope while simultaneously being a deconstruction of it.\\
7th Feb '15 9:51:34 PM RushLimborg
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* MsFanservice: MarilynMonroe, naturally...but in this early role, it's pretty [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]], comparatively.
10th Jan '15 9:49:49 PM Alberich
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* ConMenHateGuns: Doc.
-->"I haven't carried a gun since my twenties. You carry a gun, you shoot a policeman. Bad rap, hard to beat."
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