History Film / TheGreatSilence

4th Jun '16 3:18:21 PM Fireblood
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* BountyHunter
* DidNotGetTheGirl: [[spoiler: Inverted as Loco kills Silence after one of his henchmen wounds him only for Pauline to attempt to avenge him leading to her death by Loco, also.]]

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* BountyHunter
BountyHunter: Loco and his gang.
* DidNotGetTheGirl: [[spoiler: Inverted {{Inverted}} as Loco kills Silence after one of his henchmen wounds him him, only for Pauline to attempt to avenge him him, leading to her death by Loco, also.at Loco's hands as well.]]



* TheDogShotFirst: Played with. Despite being known as a bounty hunter-killer, Silence stays on the right side of the law by provoking those he intends to kill into drawing first, so that he is technically acting in self-defense.
* [[spoiler:DownerEnding: At least in the original version which Sergio intended. Silence, Pauline, and the rest of the villagers all were gunned down by the bounty hunters. However, it's averted in the [[AlternateEnding alternate ending]], due to Sergio being pressured to do so for Asian and South African markets because of the original depressing bleak ending.]]

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* TheDogShotFirst: Played with.{{Played with}}. Despite being known as a bounty hunter-killer, Silence stays on the right side of the law by provoking those he intends to kill into drawing first, so that he is technically acting in self-defense.
* [[spoiler:DownerEnding: At least in the original version which Sergio intended. Silence, Pauline, and the rest of the villagers all were all gunned down by the bounty hunters. However, it's averted {{averted}} in the [[AlternateEnding alternate ending]], due to Sergio being pressured to do so for Asian and South African markets because of the original depressing bleak ending.]]



* EvilCounterpart: Loco to Silence. While Silence only shoots people in self-defence, Loco kills even those he has promised to let live if they surrender. The contrast between the two becomes even clearer when you think that Loco has the choice of taking his targets alive but ''[[KickTheDog he chooses to kill them anyway.]]'' Silence on the other hand [[HonorBeforeReason completely refuses to shoot anyone who doesn't try to shoot him first.]]

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* EvilCounterpart: Loco to Silence. While Silence only shoots people in self-defence, self-defense, Loco kills even those he has promised to let live if they surrender. The contrast between the two becomes even clearer when you think that Loco has the choice of taking his targets alive but ''[[KickTheDog he chooses to kill them anyway.]]'' Silence on the other hand [[HonorBeforeReason completely refuses to shoot anyone who doesn't try to shoot him first.]]



** Silence will only draw in self-defense. He does not seem to be very far-sighted in defining self-defense as 'the moment the other guy draws on me', so he passes off many opportunities to [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim kill Loco or the guy making moves on his girl]].

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** Silence will only draw shoot in self-defense. He does not seem to be very far-sighted in defining self-defense as 'the moment the other guy draws on me', so he passes off many opportunities to [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim kill Loco or the guy making moves on his girl]].



* TooDumbToLive: The [[spoiler: Sheriff]] is not exactly the brightest guy in town. There are times when Loco and the banker exchange glances as he impulsively tries to establish his authority.

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* TooDumbToLive: The [[spoiler: Sheriff]] sheriff]] is not exactly the brightest guy in town. There are times when Loco and the banker exchange glances as he impulsively tries to establish his authority.
26th May '16 5:42:47 PM benda
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** [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding]]: It's stated that the ending leads to the end of [[BountyHunter bounty hunting]] as a legal profession, so while [[spoiler: TheHeroDies and [[KillEmAll so does most of the cast,]] the villains' victory is short-lived and [[PyrrhicVictory pyrrhic.]]]]

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** [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding]]: It's stated that the ending leads massacre came as such a shock that it led to the end of [[BountyHunter bounty hunting]] as a legal profession, so while [[spoiler: TheHeroDies and [[KillEmAll so does most of the cast,]] the villains' victory is short-lived and [[PyrrhicVictory pyrrhic.]]]]
26th May '16 5:41:20 PM benda
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** [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding]]: It's heavily implied (possibly outright stated- edit as necessary) that the ending leads to the end of [[BountyHunter bounty hunting]] as a legal profession, so while [[spoiler: TheHeroDies and [[KillEmAll so does most of the cast,]] the villains' victory is short-lived and [[PyrrhicVictory pyrrhic.]]]]

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** [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding]]: It's heavily implied (possibly outright stated- edit as necessary) stated that the ending leads to the end of [[BountyHunter bounty hunting]] as a legal profession, so while [[spoiler: TheHeroDies and [[KillEmAll so does most of the cast,]] the villains' victory is short-lived and [[PyrrhicVictory pyrrhic.]]]]
20th May '16 11:14:09 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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Contrast with Creator/SergioLeone's '"Film/ForAFewDollarsMore". Creator/NicolasWindingRefn's "{{Film/ValhallaRising}}", "{{Film/Only God Forgives}}" which are a SpiritualSuccessor.

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Contrast with Creator/SergioLeone's '"Film/ForAFewDollarsMore". ''Film/ForAFewDollarsMore''. Creator/NicolasWindingRefn's "{{Film/ValhallaRising}}", "{{Film/Only God Forgives}}" which are a SpiritualSuccessor.''Film/ValhallaRising'' and ''Film/OnlyGodForgives'' can be seen as {{Spiritual Successor}}s.
6th Dec '15 11:17:45 PM BrokenArrow01
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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:At least in the original version which Sergio intended. Silence, Pauline, and the rest of the villagers all were gunned down by the bounty hunters. However, it's averted in the [[AlternateEnding alternate ending]], due to Sergio being pressured to do so for Asian and South African markets because of the original depressing bleak ending.]]
** BittersweetEnding: It's heavily implied (possibly outright stated- edit as necessary) that the ending leads to the end of [[BountyHunter bounty hunting]] as a legal profession, so while [[spoiler: TheHeroDies and [[KillEmAll so does most of the cast,]] the villains' victory is short-lived and [[PyrrhicVictory pyrrhic.]]]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:At [[spoiler:DownerEnding: At least in the original version which Sergio intended. Silence, Pauline, and the rest of the villagers all were gunned down by the bounty hunters. However, it's averted in the [[AlternateEnding alternate ending]], due to Sergio being pressured to do so for Asian and South African markets because of the original depressing bleak ending.]]
** BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding]]: It's heavily implied (possibly outright stated- edit as necessary) that the ending leads to the end of [[BountyHunter bounty hunting]] as a legal profession, so while [[spoiler: TheHeroDies and [[KillEmAll so does most of the cast,]] the villains' victory is short-lived and [[PyrrhicVictory pyrrhic.]]]]
6th Dec '15 11:10:53 PM BrokenArrow01
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* KarmaHoudini: Loco totally wins.

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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:KarmaHoudini: Loco totally wins.]]



* SenselessSacrifice: Silence is wounded in his shoulder, is handicapped by [[spoiler: his right hand being burned]] and calmly walks up to a building in which [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption six bounty hunters are holed up]]. To drive the point home, the first thing that happens in the final scene is [[spoiler: a bounty hunter shooting Loco's left hand through a window, totally crippling him]].

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* SenselessSacrifice: Silence is wounded in his shoulder, is handicapped by [[spoiler: his right hand being burned]] and calmly walks up to a building in which [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption six bounty hunters are holed up]]. To drive the point home, the first thing that happens in the final scene is [[spoiler: a bounty hunter shooting Loco's Silence's left hand through a window, totally crippling him]].
30th Aug '15 12:05:15 PM WickedIcon
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** BittersweetEnding: It's heavily implied (possibly outright stated- edit as necessary) that the ending leads to the end of [[BountyHunter bounty hunting]] as a legal profession, so while [[spoiler: TheHeroDies and [[KillEmAll so does most of the cast,]] the villains' victory is short-lived and [[PyrrhicVictory pyrrhic.]]]]
22nd May '15 9:42:47 PM Laithelryn
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* TheBadGuyWins

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* TheBadGuyWins[[spoiler:TheBadGuyWins]]
27th Apr '15 1:04:34 PM Morgenthaler
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Contrast with Creator/SergioLeone's '"Film/ForAFewDollarsMore". NicolasWindingRefn's "{{Film/ValhallaRising}}", "{{Film/Only God Forgives}}" which are a SpiritualSuccessor.

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Contrast with Creator/SergioLeone's '"Film/ForAFewDollarsMore". NicolasWindingRefn's Creator/NicolasWindingRefn's "{{Film/ValhallaRising}}", "{{Film/Only God Forgives}}" which are a SpiritualSuccessor.
1st Apr '15 10:54:46 AM Black_Diesel
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