History Film / TheAssassinationOfJesseJamesByTheCowardRobertFord

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.
27th Jan '16 9:47:33 AM Shaorai217
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* FamousLastWords: "Don't that picture look dusty."
27th Jan '16 9:46:08 AM Shaorai217
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* {{Deconstruction}}

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* {{Deconstruction}}{{Deconstruction}}: Of the Jesse James myth.
* DelusionsOfEloquence: Wood Hite tends to talk like this.
4th Jan '16 11:10:11 PM JulianLapostat
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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.

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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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