History Film / TheSearchers

25th Oct '17 10:07:26 AM JamesAustin
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The search drags on for years. Martin decides that he wants to start going steady with his childhood friend Laurie Jorgenson (Vera Miles); naturally, the fact that he won't give up the search for his sister complicates the relationship. Meanwhile, Ethan and Martin find that they don't quite see eye-to-eye on the nature of their real mission: Martin wants to rescue his sister; Ethan wants to kill some Comanche. And as far as Ethan's concerned, if Debbie's been married to one of those "bucks", she's no better than a Comanche...

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The search drags on for years. Martin decides that he wants to start going steady with his childhood friend Laurie Jorgenson (Vera Miles); (Creator/VeraMiles); naturally, the fact that he won't give up the search for his sister complicates the relationship. Meanwhile, Ethan and Martin find that they don't quite see eye-to-eye on the nature of their real mission: Martin wants to rescue his sister; Ethan wants to kill some Comanche. And as far as Ethan's concerned, if Debbie's been married to one of those "bucks", she's no better than a Comanche...
14th Sep '17 2:07:28 PM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* AbhorrentAdmirer: Martin views "Look", the plain, portly Comanche woman that he accidentally marries, as this. She's not aggressive towards him, and is very friendly and modest, so it's clear that he wouldn't have treated her as such if she were tall, thin and sexy.

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* AbhorrentAdmirer: Martin views "Look", the plain, portly Comanche woman that he accidentally marries, as this. She's not aggressive towards him, and him; as a matter of fact, she is very friendly friendly, gentle and modest, submissive, so it's clear that he wouldn't have treated her as such if she were tall, thin and sexy.
14th Sep '17 1:54:54 PM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Look. Her real name is Wild Goose Flying in the Night Sky.

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* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Look. Her real name is Wild T'sala-ta-komal-ta-name (Wild Goose Flying in the Night Sky.Sky).
14th Sep '17 1:50:43 PM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* DeathOfTheHypotenuse: Poor, poor Look.

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* DeathOfTheHypotenuse: Poor, poor Look.T'sala-ta-komal-ta-name/Look.
14th Sep '17 1:49:17 PM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* AbhorrentAdmirer: Martin views "Look", the plain, portly Comanche woman that he accidentally marries, as this. She's not aggressive towards him, so it's clear that he wouldn't have treated her as such if she were tall, thin and sexy.

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* AbhorrentAdmirer: Martin views "Look", the plain, portly Comanche woman that he accidentally marries, as this. She's not aggressive towards him, and is very friendly and modest, so it's clear that he wouldn't have treated her as such if she were tall, thin and sexy.
14th Sep '17 1:47:46 PM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* AbhorrentAdmirer: "Look", the plain, portly Comanche woman that Martin accidentally marries.
* AccidentalMarriage / AccidentalProposal: Martin Pawley thinks he's buying a blanket from some Indians. Turns out he's married one of them instead, "Look". Ethan Edwards thinks it's hilarious. He is also rather nicer to the unexpected bride than her "husband", despite the fact that she's a Comanche.

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* AbhorrentAdmirer: Martin views "Look", the plain, portly Comanche woman that Martin he accidentally marries.
marries, as this. She's not aggressive towards him, so it's clear that he wouldn't have treated her as such if she were tall, thin and sexy.
* AccidentalMarriage / AccidentalProposal: Martin Pawley thinks he's buying a blanket from some Indians. Turns out he's married one of them instead, "Look". Ethan Edwards thinks it's hilarious. He is also rather nicer to the unexpected bride than her "husband", despite the fact that she's a Comanche. Still, he does laugh at her expense when Martin roughly pushes her away.
14th Sep '17 1:19:48 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: T'sala-ta-komal-ta-name is only known as "Look", but she allows Ethan and Martin to call her this to make it easier for them to say.
14th Sep '17 1:15:40 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: Ethan dies in the book. In the film, the final shot implies that he is "doomed to wander between the winds forever" or that he's going to step out and commit suicide off-screen]].

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* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: Ethan Amos dies in the book. In the film, the final shot implies that he Ethan is "doomed to wander between the winds forever" or that he's going to step out and commit suicide off-screen]].
14th Sep '17 1:11:00 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* AdaptationNameChange: Ethan was called Amos in the novel.


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** Comical music plays as Martin pushes his Comanche wife T'sala-ta-komal-ta-name down a hill.
4th Sep '17 8:43:46 PM Peteman
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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Rather brutally averted with Brad. He goes charging off to avenge Lucy and promptly gets gunned down off screen.

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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Rather brutally averted with Brad. He goes charging off to avenge Lucy and promptly gets gunned down off screen.
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