History Film / TheAssassinationOfJesseJamesByTheCowardRobertFord

19th Feb '17 2:15:34 PM Fireblood
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* TheCameo: Music/NickCave

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* TheCameo: Music/NickCaveMusic/NickCave.



* DeathSeeker: Jesse

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* DeathSeeker: JesseJesse.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: Dick is appalled at Jesse violently assaulting a child

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Dick is appalled at Jesse violently assaulting a childchild.



* HistoricalHeroUpgrade[=/=]HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Portrayed within the story, as the legend of Jesse James makes the unstable, murderous outlaw into a hero, while Robert Ford is quickly branded a "coward" and "assassin" for his murder. Like nearly every Jesse James story, his activities as a Confederate pro-slavery guerilla gets elided, especially since its focused on the latter half of his "career". Within the film itself, the governor disputes James' propaganda that his crimes target Republicans and supporters of the Union.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Jesse just wants to have a simple life with his wife and kids but he has been an outlaw for so long he simply doesn't know how. Exemplified by the fact that he has a normal life and alias he uses but never sticks too for long.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Bob desperately wishes he could be like Jesse and the gun slingers he grew up idolising, yet is repeatedly reminded that he doesn't measure up to any of Them.

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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade[=/=]HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Portrayed within the story, as the legend of Jesse James makes the unstable, murderous outlaw into a hero, while Robert Ford is quickly branded a "coward" and "assassin" for his murder. Like nearly every Jesse James story, his activities as a Confederate pro-slavery guerilla guerrilla gets elided, especially since its focused on the latter half of his "career". Within the film itself, the governor disputes James' propaganda that his crimes target Republicans and supporters of the Union.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Jesse just wants to have a simple life with his wife and kids kids, but he has been an outlaw for so long he simply doesn't know how. Exemplified by the fact that he has a normal life and alias he uses but never sticks too to for long.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Bob desperately wishes he could be like Jesse and the gun slingers gunslingers he grew up idolising, idolizing, yet is repeatedly reminded that he doesn't measure up to any of Them.



* InstantDeathBullet: Averted. After being shot in the head, Wood Hite is still alive for a few moments.
* {{Jerkass}}: Wood Hite and Charley for their merciless bullying of Bob. Jesse also qualifies

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* InstantDeathBullet: Averted.{{Averted}}. After being shot in the head, Wood Hite is still alive for a few moments.
* {{Jerkass}}: Wood Hite and Charley for their merciless bullying of Bob. Jesse also qualifiesqualifies.



* SadClown: Charley

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* SadClown: CharleyCharley.
23rd Dec '16 6:34:27 PM LarryMullen
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Filmed in Winnipeg's Exchange district (which looks sufficiently old, for that matter). Many scenes were also filmed in Fort Edmonton Park in Edmonton, Alberta.
28th Nov '16 2:59:42 PM bt8257
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: InUniverse. The film strongly implies that UsefulNotes/JesseJames realized that the Ford boys were about to kill him and willingly went to his death, apparently out of simple weariness from running from the law.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: InUniverse. The film strongly implies that UsefulNotes/JesseJames realized that the Ford boys were about to kill him and willingly went to his death, apparently out of simple weariness from running from the law.
15th Aug '16 8:02:25 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade[=/=]HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Portrayed within the story, as the legend of Jesse James makes the unstable, murderous outlaw into a hero, while Robert Ford is quickly branded a "coward" and "assassin" for his murder. Like nearly every Jesse James story, his activities as a Confederate pro-slavery guerilla gets elided, especially since its focused on the latter half of his "career". Within the film itself, the governor disputes James' propaganda that his crimes target Republicans & supporters of the Union.

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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade[=/=]HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Portrayed within the story, as the legend of Jesse James makes the unstable, murderous outlaw into a hero, while Robert Ford is quickly branded a "coward" and "assassin" for his murder. Like nearly every Jesse James story, his activities as a Confederate pro-slavery guerilla gets elided, especially since its focused on the latter half of his "career". Within the film itself, the governor disputes James' propaganda that his crimes target Republicans & and supporters of the Union.
14th Aug '16 9:06:27 PM FictionIsntReal
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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade[=/=]HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Portrayed within the story, as the legend of Jesse James makes the unstable, murderous outlaw into a hero, while Robert Ford is quickly branded a "coward" and "assassin" for his murder. Like nearly every Jesse James story, his activities as a Confederate pro-slavery guerilla gets elided, especially since its focused on the latter half of his "career".

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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade[=/=]HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Portrayed within the story, as the legend of Jesse James makes the unstable, murderous outlaw into a hero, while Robert Ford is quickly branded a "coward" and "assassin" for his murder. Like nearly every Jesse James story, his activities as a Confederate pro-slavery guerilla gets elided, especially since its focused on the latter half of his "career". Within the film itself, the governor disputes James' propaganda that his crimes target Republicans & supporters of the Union.
20th Apr '16 6:21:09 PM Shaorai217
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* DownerEnding: Robert kills Jesse, and suffers the scorn and hatred of the masses for the rest of his life, before being murdered himself. To add insult to injury, the killer was pardoned a year later.
22nd Mar '16 7:16:09 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: InUniverse. The film strongly implies that UsefulNotes/JesseJames realized that the Ford boys were about to kill him and willingly went to his death, apparently out of simple weariness from running from the law.
22nd Mar '16 7:13:34 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* InTheBack: How Jesse meets his end. Also the reason why Robert Ford ends up being viewed as "the Coward who killed Jessie James". People dislike the fact that he shot James in the back.

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* InTheBack: How Jesse meets his end. Also the reason why Robert Ford ends up being viewed as "the Coward who killed Jessie Jesse James". People dislike the fact that he shot James in the back.
22nd Mar '16 7:12:48 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* InTheBack: How Jesse meets his end.

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* InTheBack: How Jesse meets his end. Also the reason why Robert Ford ends up being viewed as "the Coward who killed Jessie James". People dislike the fact that he shot James in the back.
27th Jan '16 3:27:00 PM Shaorai217
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* BerserkButton: Calling Robert a coward. Late in the film while reenacting the shooting on stage, someone in the audience calls him a coward twice, leading him to jump off the stage and start pummeling the man.
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