History Film / ThePaintedHills

27th Aug '17 2:07:26 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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27th Aug '17 2:06:03 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* RuleOfDrama: When Tommy is running from Taylor after discovering Jonathan's body, he hops on his horse which is waiting in the log cabin's coral. A coral that hadn't been there up to that point in the film, and which disappears immediately after providing a temporary obstacle to Tommy's flight.

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* RuleOfDrama: When Tommy is running from Taylor after discovering Jonathan's body, he hops on his horse which is waiting in the log cabin's coral. corral. A coral corral that hadn't been there up to that point in the film, and which disappears immediately after providing a temporary obstacle to Tommy's flight.
17th Aug '17 4:58:45 PM Scooter007
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* InformedAttribute: At the start of the film, Tommy's mother worries that he "hasn't cried once" over the death of his father; but once Tommy appears on screen, the very first thing he does is burst into tears. Completely unmotivated, at that.

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* {{Gaslighting}}: Taylor tries to convince Tommy that Taylor trying to kill him was all in his head. Tommy almost buys it... until [[spoiler:Taylor lies to Pilot Pete about the amount of gold Jonathan had already uncovered]].
* InformedAttribute: At the start of the film, Tommy's mother worries that he "hasn't cried once" over the death of his father; but once Tommy appears on screen, the very first thing he does is burst into tears. Completely unmotivated, unprovoked, at that.



* {{Irony}}: By the time he [[spoiler:takes his KarmicDeath-plunge off the cliff]], Taylor's hair and beard are so white with snow and ice that he looks almost exactly like Jonathan. It's not entirely clear whether or not this was intentional (the film itself never really draws attention to it) but [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Joel and The Bots]] point it out.



* MagicalNativeAmerican: Chief Bald Eagle is the first to deduce Shep's hunger strike as a BatmanGambit. Later, when the dog is poisoned, Bald Eagle cures her through holistic remedies (including what appears to be a mystical invocation around a campfire, though that may have been tradition as much as anything).



* PragmaticVillainy: The reason for Taylor's sparing of Tommy when the boy is injured and at his mercy -- besides InfantImmortality, that is -- is because a single death (Jonathan's) can be construed as an accident, and Shep was supposed to die alone in the woods and never be found; but adding in Tommy's sudden death/disappearance would be much harder to explain.



* StartOfDarkness: Taylor almost seems like an okay guy, genuinely looking out for his clients' interests, but he sees that there really is gold in them thar hills and becomes ObviouslyEvil.

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* RuleOfDrama: When Tommy is running from Taylor after discovering Jonathan's body, he hops on his horse which is waiting in the log cabin's coral. A coral that hadn't been there up to that point in the film, and which disappears immediately after providing a temporary obstacle to Tommy's flight.
* StartOfDarkness: Taylor almost seems like an okay guy, genuinely looking out for his clients' interests, but he sees that there really is gold in them thar hills hills, catches GoldFever and becomes ObviouslyEvil.



* TontoTalk: The Native Americans in the film, naturally.

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* TontoTalk: The Native Americans in the film, naturally. Well, the native children, anyway; the native adults speak only their own language.
4th Feb '17 9:12:48 PM AnotherGuy
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-->--'''Skenderberg''', ''[[http://mst3kfanguide.blogspot.com/ War of the Colossal MST3K Fan Guide]]'', Review of ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' episode 510:''The Painted Hills''.

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-->--'''Skenderberg''', ''[[http://mst3kfanguide.blogspot.com/ com/2006/12/510-painted-hills.html War of the Colossal MST3K Fan Guide]]'', Review of ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' episode 510:''The Painted Hills''.
22nd Nov '15 1:22:39 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* StartOfDarkness: Taylor almost seems like an okay guy, genuinely looking out for his clients' interests; but he sees that there really is gold in them thar hills and becomes ObviouslyEvil.

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* StartOfDarkness: Taylor almost seems like an okay guy, genuinely looking out for his clients' interests; interests, but he sees that there really is gold in them thar hills and becomes ObviouslyEvil.
22nd Nov '15 1:19:21 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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Shep is the companion of a grizzled old prospector named Jonathan, who returns from the wilderness to find his partner in his current venture died, leaving behind a particularly whiny kid (Tommy), and an ObviouslyEvil lawyer (Taylor) in charge of the partnership. Jonathan leaves Shep behind to help Tommy before returning to the mountains; but Shep soon goes on a hunger strike to bring Tommy and Taylor to Jonathan's cabin just in time to save the prospector from dying of fever, thanks to the strange bond between dog and man. While the duo is there, they join Jonathan in panning for gold -- and the prospector shows them where he'd been stashing the dust he's collected so far. Inevitably, Taylor catches GoldFever, and murders the grizzled old guy before Shep's eyes.

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Shep is the companion of a grizzled old prospector named Jonathan, who returns from the wilderness to find his partner in his current venture died, leaving behind a particularly whiny kid (Tommy), and an ObviouslyEvil lawyer (Taylor) in charge of the partnership. Jonathan leaves Shep behind to help Tommy before returning to the mountains; mountains, but Shep soon goes on a hunger strike to bring Tommy and Taylor to Jonathan's cabin just in time to save the prospector from dying of fever, thanks to the strange bond between dog and man. While the duo is there, they join Jonathan in panning for gold -- and the prospector shows them where he'd been stashing the dust he's collected so far. Inevitably, Taylor catches GoldFever, and murders the grizzled old guy before Shep's eyes.
10th Sep '15 11:14:56 AM creepingdeath
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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Well, growling rampage, but Shep [[spoiler: manages to lure Taylor up the mountain where his gun freezes after going into the water and then scares him off a cliff.]]
30th Aug '15 6:54:08 PM nombretomado
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-->--'''Skenderberg''', ''[[http://mst3kfanguide.blogspot.com/ War of the Colossal MST3K Fan Guide]]'', Review of ''{{MST3K}}'' episode 510:''The Painted Hills''.

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-->--'''Skenderberg''', ''[[http://mst3kfanguide.blogspot.com/ War of the Colossal MST3K Fan Guide]]'', Review of ''{{MST3K}}'' ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' episode 510:''The Painted Hills''.
28th May '15 2:35:00 PM WiddershinsDaughter
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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Based on the amount of frost that gathers on Taylor's beard, hair, shirt, and hands, he should have died of hypothermia a long time before he falls to his death.
24th May '15 11:25:49 PM wrm5
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* YouNoTakeCandle: The Native Americans. Natch.

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* YouNoTakeCandle: TontoTalk: The Native Americans. Natch.Americans in the film, naturally.
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