History Film / TheQuickAndTheDead

13th Sep '17 11:55:09 PM foxley
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* MistakenForProstitute: When Lady first arrives at the saloon, the bartender tells her "Whores next door" without turning around. She quickly corrects his misapprehension by kicking the chair he is standing on out from underneath him.
20th Aug '17 9:25:31 AM nombretomado
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* XMeetsY: ''Film/EnterTheDragon'' meets ''Film/AFistfulOfDollars''.
18th Aug '17 12:59:06 AM dunicha
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* StartOfDarkness: Herod's father, although a respectable authority figure, ''was a bit of a nutcase''. Convinced there was too much evil in the world that had to be purged, he would regularly force his family to view hangings, desensitizing Herod to death. It got to the stage where he would [[SadisticChoice play a sick game of Russian Roulette]] with Herod and his mother, killing himself.

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* StartOfDarkness: Herod's father, although a respectable authority figure, ''was a bit of a nutcase''. Convinced there was too much evil in the world that had to be purged, he would regularly force his family to view hangings, desensitizing Herod to death. It got to the stage where he would [[SadisticChoice play played a sick game of Russian Roulette]] with Herod and his mother, killing himself.
18th Aug '17 12:55:29 AM dunicha
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** Otherwise, the selection of firearms is also quite interesting and in some sense realistic. Even though almost everything in the film is inflated and fairy-tale-Wild-West, many of the shooters actually use revolvers that were cheaply converted from cap to cartridge - a stark reality of the (supposed) timeframe. These earlier cap revolvers had to be loaded chamber by chamber with powder, than wad, then bullet, then pressed with a rod, then sealed with wax, then primed with little percussion caps - and they were the go-to weapons... until brass cartridge revolvers made them obsolete almost overnight. So the Kid in the film uses an expensive (about $15 before engraving) Colt SAA cartridge revolver that he loads with ammo familiar to us, but many others use former cap "FrankenGuns" that were converted to load familiar brass cartridges by the manufacturer or even local tinkerers. In the case of Cort's gun, you can plainly see the empty space where a crudely removed loading lever once was (this lever was used to press the round bullet into the chamber and compress the powder and wad inside).

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** Otherwise, the selection of firearms is also quite interesting and in some sense realistic. Even though almost everything in the film is inflated and fairy-tale-Wild-West, many of the shooters actually use revolvers that were cheaply converted from cap to cartridge - a stark reality of the (supposed) timeframe. These earlier cap revolvers had to be loaded chamber by chamber with powder, than then wad, then bullet, then pressed with a rod, then sealed with wax, then primed with little percussion caps - and they were the go-to weapons... until brass cartridge revolvers made them obsolete almost overnight. So the Kid in the film uses an expensive (about $15 before engraving) Colt SAA cartridge revolver that he loads with ammo familiar to us, but many others use former cap "FrankenGuns" that were converted to load familiar brass cartridges by the manufacturer or even local tinkerers. In the case of Cort's gun, you can plainly see the empty space where a crudely removed loading lever once was (this lever was used to press the round bullet into the chamber and compress the powder and wad inside).
18th Aug '17 12:33:20 AM dunicha
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* ImprobableAimingSkills: Cort, Herod, The Kid, The Lady, and a few others. In reality, quickdraw showdowns ''only'' work when the target is standing in the same place every time: there's no time to aim, and quickdraw training is specifically for hitting the same target in the same place as quickly as possible. If the target is in a different place, a quickdraw specialist will be a severe disadvantage.

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* ImprobableAimingSkills: Cort, Herod, The Kid, The Lady, and a few others. In reality, quickdraw showdowns ''only'' work when the target is standing in the same place every time: there's no time to aim, and quickdraw training is specifically for hitting the same target in the same place as quickly as possible. If the target is in a different place, a quickdraw specialist will be at a severe disadvantage.
18th Aug '17 12:19:20 AM dunicha
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** When Cort shoots [[spoiler: Ellen]], Doc Wallace angrily warns "the vultures" off from stripping the body. [[spoiler: It's actually to prevent anyone from noticing she's NotQuiteDead.]]

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** When Cort shoots [[spoiler: Ellen]], Lady]], Doc Wallace angrily warns "the vultures" off from stripping the body. [[spoiler: It's actually to prevent anyone from noticing she's NotQuiteDead.]]
13th Aug '17 2:06:12 AM SeptimusHeap
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* {{Lolicon}}: Eugene Dred.
25th Jun '17 10:41:58 AM appealus
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* UngratefulBastard: [[EvilMentor Herod]] forced his then-protigee Cort to kill a priest who nursed them back to health. It is implied that this is what triggered Cort's HeelFaithTurn.

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* UngratefulBastard: [[EvilMentor Herod]] forced his then-protigee then-protege Cort to kill a priest who nursed them back to health. It is implied that this is what triggered Cort's HeelFaithTurn.
25th Jun '17 10:13:10 AM appealus
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* OnlyAFleshWound: Gutzon, the Swedish gunfighter, announces before his duel with the Kid that he does not wish to kill a child, and will only shoot to wound. The Kid, who's faster on the draw, repays him in kind; Gutzon catches a bullet in the leg and arm, but limps away alive, and is therefore one of only a few entrants to lose a duel and survive (largely because Herod begins enforcing DuelToTheDeath as a rule in the second round.) Cort's first opponent is shot and the arm and lives, and so does Ellen's. Many of the first round battles pass by in a montage, leaving the losers' fates unclear.

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* OnlyAFleshWound: Gutzon, the Swedish gunfighter, announces before his duel with the Kid that he does not wish to kill a child, and will only shoot to wound. The Kid, who's faster on the draw, repays him in kind; Gutzon catches a bullet in the leg and arm, but limps away alive, and is therefore one of only a few entrants to lose a duel and survive (largely because Herod begins enforcing DuelToTheDeath as a rule in the second round.) Cort's first opponent is shot and in the arm and lives, and so does Ellen's. Many of the first round battles pass by in a montage, leaving the losers' fates unclear.
20th Jun '17 3:08:10 AM AmuckCricetine
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* XMeetsY: ''Film/EnterTheDragon'' meets ''Film/AFistfulOfDollars''.
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