History Film / ThePostman

21st Nov '17 10:59:46 AM Fireblood
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** In case of the Postman, it's [[PlayingWithATrope played with]]-when he saves Abby, he [[spoiler: takes a bullet]] in the process. [[spoiler: For the next half a year he stays with her in cabin, recovering from his wound]], marking the point when RomanticPlotTumor becomes a real issue.

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** In case of the Postman, it's [[PlayingWithATrope played with]]-when he saves Abby, he [[spoiler: takes a bullet]] in the process. [[spoiler: For the next half a year he stays with her in a cabin, recovering from his wound]], marking the point when RomanticPlotTumor becomes a real issue.



* PopulationXAndCounting: The Pineveiw town sign has a population number that has been repeatedly crossed out and re-written, going from 267 to 132 even before the town came to the attention of the Holinists.

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* PopulationXAndCounting: The Pineveiw Pineview town sign has a population number that has been repeatedly crossed out and re-written, going from 267 to 132 even before the town came to the attention of the Holinists.



* TheReveal: The Postman's army [[spoiler: isn't the only one fighting against Bethlehem.]]

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* TheReveal: The Postman's army mail carriers [[spoiler: isn't aren't the only one fighting against Bethlehem.ones who took up the cause.]]



* TakeThatCritics: After his performance, "Shakespeare" is mocked by an amateur critic who, of course, turns out to be both an idiot and a failed artist, and is told that he doesn't have the right to say anything bad anyway since he didn't pay to see Costner perform.

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* TakeThatCritics: After his performance, "Shakespeare" is mocked by an amateur critic who, of course, turns out to be both an idiot and a failed artist, actor, and is told that he doesn't have the right to say anything bad anyway since he didn't pay to see Costner perform.



* YouHaveFailedMe: General Bethlehem does it to one member of a conscript batch, to scare the rest into total, strict obedience. It's {{lampshaded}} to be his ''standard'' procedure, as there is always one chair less than men to sit on them, so there will be always one man to be executed for not following order to sit.

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* YouHaveFailedMe: General Bethlehem does it to one member of a conscript batch, to scare the rest into total, strict obedience. It's {{lampshaded}} to be his ''standard'' procedure, as there is always one chair less than men to sit on them, so there will be always one man to be executed for not following order orders to sit.
21st Nov '17 10:40:47 AM Fireblood
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-->'''Bethlehem''': Do you know what system of government we have here, son? (''Michael shrugs'') We have what known as a feudal system, like in the Middle Ages. That's lords and vassals. That's you and me. Now those lords, they had some ideas. They believed that if a vassal got married, it was the lord's right, his ''right'', to sleep with the bride on the wedding night.\\

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-->'''Bethlehem''': Do you know what system of government we have here, son? (''Michael shrugs'') We have what what's known as a feudal system, like in the Middle Ages. That's lords and vassals. That's you and me. Now those lords, they had some ideas. They believed that if a vassal got married, it was the lord's right, his ''right'', to sleep with the bride on the wedding night.\\



* FingerlessGloves: Worn by practically every character.

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* FingerlessGloves: Worn by practically every character. character, perhaps because the fingers all wear out and they can't fix or replace them anymore.
21st Nov '17 10:23:58 AM Fireblood
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** Also inverted: we know from early in the film that Ford has personally recruited many, if not all, of the mail couriers in Oregon. Near the end of the film, he is stood up next to another mail carrier who he's never seen before in his life. [[spoiler: The other mail carrier is from the Restored Republic of California, and this serves as TheReveal that Bethleham's army isn't advancing into Oregon, it's ''retreating'' from California.]]

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** Also inverted: we know from early in the film that Ford has personally recruited many, if not all, of the mail couriers in Oregon. Near the end of the film, he is stood up next to another mail carrier who he's never seen before in his life. [[spoiler: The other mail carrier is from the Restored Republic of California, and this serves as TheReveal that Bethleham's army isn't advancing into Oregon, it's ''retreating'' from California.the movement has spread significantly.]]
21st Nov '17 10:19:02 AM Fireblood
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* AdaptationDecay: Played for laughs. While in the book Nathan Holm was a far-right revisionist historian and a NietzscheWannabe that eventually got lynched for starting [[MightMakesRight Holnist movement]], in the movie he's a writer of a really low-brow self-help book. That doesn't stop Bethlehem from running his army efficiently based on that book, but casts the whole thing in completely different light.

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* AdaptationDecay: Played for laughs. While in the book Nathan Holm Holn was a far-right revisionist historian and a NietzscheWannabe that who eventually got lynched for starting the [[MightMakesRight Holnist movement]], in the movie he's a writer of a really low-brow self-help book. That doesn't stop Bethlehem from running his army efficiently based on that book, but casts the whole thing in a completely different light.
22nd Sep '17 8:56:47 PM Ilshan
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* FingerlessGloves: Worn by practically every character.
31st May '17 12:38:11 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* AdaptationDecay: Played for laughs. While in the book Nathan Holm was a far-right revisionist historian and a NietzscheWannabe that eventually got lynched for starting [[MightMakesRight Holnist movement]], in the movie he's a writer of a really low-brow self-help book. That doesn't stop [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Bethlehem]] from running his army efficiently based on that book, but casts the whole thing in completely different light.

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* AdaptationDecay: Played for laughs. While in the book Nathan Holm was a far-right revisionist historian and a NietzscheWannabe that eventually got lynched for starting [[MightMakesRight Holnist movement]], in the movie he's a writer of a really low-brow self-help book. That doesn't stop [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Bethlehem]] Bethlehem from running his army efficiently based on that book, but casts the whole thing in completely different light.
31st May '17 11:41:00 AM Jan_z_Michal
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* AdaptationDecay: Played for laughs. While in the book Nathan Holm was a far-right revisionist historian and a NietzscheWannabe that eventually got lynched for starting [[MightMakesRight Holnist movement]], in the movie he's a writer of a really low-brow self-help book. That doesn't stop [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Bethlehem]] from running his army efficiently based on that book, but casts the whole thing in completely different light.
31st May '17 11:27:56 AM Jan_z_Michal
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-->'''Californian Carrier''': Name's Clark. Postal Carrier of the restored Republic of California. Who are you?

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-->'''Californian Carrier''': -->'''[[spoiler: Californian]]''' '''Carrier''': Name's Clark. [[spoiler: Postal Carrier of the restored Republic of California.California]]. Who are you?



-->'''Californian Carrier:''' ''(takes off his cap, shake hands)'' It's an honor, sir.
-->'''Bethlehem''': Wait a minute... wait a minute! You don't know each other? This will never be over. It'll go on, except I'll be fighting a goddamn ghost.

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-->'''Californian Carrier:''' -->'''[[spoiler: Californian]]''' '''Carrier''': ''(takes off his cap, shake hands)'' It's an honor, sir.
-->'''Bethlehem''': Wait a minute... wait a minute! [[spoiler: You don't know each other? other]]? This will never be over. It'll go on, except I'll be fighting a goddamn ghost.
31st May '17 11:17:25 AM Geoduck
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-->'''Ford''': "Who are you?"
-->'''Californian Carrier''': "Name's Clark. Postal Carrier of the restored Republic of California. Who are you?"
-->'''Ford''': "Postmaster Ford Lincoln Mercury."
-->'''Californian Carrier''' (takes off his cap, shake hands): "It's an honor, sir."
-->'''Bethlehem''': "Wait a minute... wait a minute! You don't know each other? This will never be over. It'll go on, except I'll be fighting a goddamn ghost."

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-->'''Ford''': "Who Who are you?"
you?
-->'''Californian Carrier''': "Name's Name's Clark. Postal Carrier of the restored Republic of California. Who are you?"
you?
-->'''Ford''': "Postmaster Postmaster Ford Lincoln Mercury."
Mercury.
-->'''Californian Carrier''' (takes Carrier:''' ''(takes off his cap, shake hands): "It's hands)'' It's an honor, sir."
sir.
-->'''Bethlehem''': "Wait Wait a minute... wait a minute! You don't know each other? This will never be over. It'll go on, except I'll be fighting a goddamn ghost."
30th Apr '17 10:55:57 AM nombretomado
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* CelebritySurvivor: [[spoiler: TomPetty.]]

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* CelebritySurvivor: [[spoiler: TomPetty.Music/TomPetty.]]
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