History Film / TheAssassinationOfJesseJamesByTheCowardRobertFord

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".
21st Nov '15 6:42:14 AM gallium
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* TwilightOfTheOldWest: The film takes place in a world very much unlike the world in Robert Ford's dime novels. The James Gang has more or less fizzled out by the time the film begins; in RealLife the James Gang never recovered from the disastrous Northfield, Minnesota raid of 1876, after which everyone except for Frank and Jesse were dead or in prison. It's the EndOfAnAge.

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* TwilightOfTheOldWest: The film takes place in a world very much unlike the world in Robert Ford's dime novels. The James Gang has more or less fizzled out by the time the film begins; in RealLife the James Gang never recovered from the disastrous Northfield, Minnesota raid of 1876, after which everyone except for Frank and Jesse were dead or in prison. The film shows Jesse, now without any of his experienced comrades, trying to cobble together a new gang with local lowlifes, and mostly failing. It's the EndOfAnAge.
27th Oct '15 8:20:29 PM BadSplice
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''The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford'' is a 2007 American western film, and the second film directed by Andrew Dominick, best known for ''Film/{{Chopper}}''. It is based on the 1983 book by Ron Hansen of the same name. Punk rocker Music/NickCave provides the soundtrack and appears in a minor role. The film tells the story of the final days of UsefulNotes/JesseJames (Creator/BradPitt) as he descends into aimless ennui and murderous paranoia, as well as the rise and fall of Robert Ford (Creator/CaseyAffleck), a sycophantic fanboy of James's desperate to make a name for himself.

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''The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford'' is a 2007 American western film, and the second film directed by Andrew Dominick, Dominik, best known for ''Film/{{Chopper}}''. It is based on the 1983 book by Ron Hansen of the same name. Punk rocker Music/NickCave provides the soundtrack and appears in a minor role. The film tells the story of the final days of UsefulNotes/JesseJames (Creator/BradPitt) as he descends into aimless ennui and murderous paranoia, as well as the rise and fall of Robert Ford (Creator/CaseyAffleck), a sycophantic fanboy of James's desperate to make a name for himself.
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