History Film / TheWayOfTheGun

9th Jan '18 8:18:11 PM FoxJake
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* RevolversAreJustBetter: Joe and his team all seem to carry [[CoolGuns snub nosed revolvers]] during the final shootout.
13th Nov '17 3:34:21 AM BillyBudd
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* FromCamouflageToCriminal: Implied with Parker and Longbaugh. While they are nothing more than low-level hoodlums now, they are excellent gunfighters and seem comfortable with a wide variety of military hardware. Perhaps most tellingly, they repeatedly use military terminology and tactics, readily flanking opponents and covering one another.
7th Oct '17 2:04:28 PM SasquatchJim
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* UnorthodoxReload: Used several times by both Parker and Longbaugh, with their wounds forcing them to find creative ways to reload their sidearms. Special mention goes to Parker withdrawing his 1911's magazine with his '''teeth.'''

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* UnorthodoxReload: Used several times by both Parker and Longbaugh, with their wounds forcing them to find creative ways to reload their sidearms.though done realistically depending on the context. Special mention goes to Parker withdrawing his 1911's magazine with his '''teeth.'''
7th Oct '17 2:03:53 PM SasquatchJim
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* UnorthodoxReload: Used several times by both Parker and Longbaugh, with their wounds forcing them to find creative ways to reload their sidearms. Special mention goes to Parker withdrawing his 1911's magazine with his '''teeth.'''
7th Oct '17 2:02:08 PM SasquatchJim
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** Obecks actually using the decocker on his H&K also stands out, as they are almost ''never'' used in film.


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* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Parker and Longbaugh. While they're the protagonists (...kind of,) they're also an inseparable pair of lowlife criminals. This film could even be argued as "Those Two Bad Guys: TheMovie"
28th Sep '17 12:32:52 PM SasquatchJim
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* FromCamouflageToCriminal: Implied with Parker and Longbaugh. While they are nothing more than low-level hoodlums now, they are excellent gunfighters and seem comfortable with a wide variety of military hardware. Perhaps most tellingly, they repeatedly use military terminology and tactics, readily flanking opponents and covering one another.
28th Jul '17 11:02:37 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* AntiHero: Parker and Longbaugh have almost no redeeming qualities and are essentially {{Designated Hero}}es. The film makes a point of showing the innocent victims who die during their first attempt at kidnapping Robin. They are given a few brief moments to PetTheDog, however, are eventually can be favorably compared to Jeffers, who has no redeeming qualities whatsoever.

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* AntiHero: Parker and Longbaugh have almost no redeeming qualities and are essentially {{Designated Hero}}es. The film makes a point of showing the innocent victims who die during their first attempt at kidnapping Robin. They are given a few brief moments to PetTheDog, however, are and eventually can be favorably compared to Jeffers, who has no redeeming qualities whatsoever.
10th Mar '17 11:11:02 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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* ShoutOut: The names and uncertain fates of the protagonists are references to ''Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid''. There's even a linesaying, "Everyone will assume they made off to [[Bolivia.]]"
* ShowTheirWork: The film is notable for the accuracy of its depiction of firearm usage, with a Navy Seal serving as adviser. The [[http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/The_Way_of_the_Gun famously nitpicky Internet Movie Firearms Database]] points out many excellent examples of gun usage, including the above-mentioned on-screen clearing of the stovepipe jam of Longbaugh's shotgun, Jeffers firing his handgun without flinching and using his shotgun left-handed when appropriate, and Sarno ''using the damn ejector on his revolver''.

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* ShoutOut: The names and uncertain fates of the protagonists are references to ''Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid''. There's even a linesaying, line saying, "Everyone will assume they made off to [[Bolivia.]]"
Bolivia."
* ShowTheirWork: The ShownTheirWork: Considering that the director's brother was a [=Navy SEAL=] whom he brought on as a technical adviser, the film is notable for has lavish attention paid to the accuracy of its depiction of firearm usage, with a Navy Seal serving as adviser.usage and tactics, and is often compared favorably to Creator/MichaelMann's ''Film/{{Heat}}''. The [[http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/The_Way_of_the_Gun famously nitpicky Internet Movie Firearms Database]] points out many excellent examples of gun usage, including the above-mentioned on-screen clearing of the stovepipe jam of Longbaugh's shotgun, Jeffers firing his handgun without flinching and using his shotgun left-handed when appropriate, and Sarno ''using the damn ejector on his revolver''.
25th Feb '17 10:44:56 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* AntiHero: Parker might ''juuust'' qualify, seeing as he does have enough human decency to insist that they abandon the kidnapping, and even seems to be motivated at least ''somewhat'' by a concern for Robin and the child's safety. Even Longbaugh, when confronted with [[spoiler:the emergency c-section, takes a moment to ensure that the doctor continues working to save the baby.]] Remember that the first thing we see the heroes do are being gigantic assholes to bar patrons, and one of the early scenes in the film has one of them compare homosexuals to Muslims (and vice versa) ''quite'' negatively..

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* AntiHero: Parker might ''juuust'' qualify, seeing as he does and Longbaugh have enough human decency to insist that they abandon almost no redeeming qualities and are essentially {{Designated Hero}}es. The film makes a point of showing the kidnapping, and even seems to be motivated at least ''somewhat'' by a concern for Robin and the child's safety. Even Longbaugh, when confronted with [[spoiler:the emergency c-section, takes a moment to ensure that the doctor continues working to save the baby.]] Remember that the innocent victims who die during their first thing we see the heroes do attempt at kidnapping Robin. They are being gigantic assholes given a few brief moments to bar patrons, and one of the early scenes in the film PetTheDog, however, are eventually can be favorably compared to Jeffers, who has one of them compare homosexuals to Muslims (and vice versa) ''quite'' negatively..no redeeming qualities whatsoever.



* VillainBall: Parker and Longbaugh are warned by Robin's gynecologist that the man they intend to blackmail [[UnintentionallyNotoriousCrime has organised connections that won't be interested in negotiating]]. They don't listen, and even turn down Sarno's offer of a million dollars to hand over Robin and walk away then-and-there.
15th Feb '17 3:00:06 PM Mdumas43073
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After several unsuccessful attempts to get films off the ground, [=McQuarrie=] ultimately caved to studio pressure and wrote another underworld film, this time attempting to subvert the genre by pointedly exploring the characters' lack of morality. The film centers on two criminal low-lifes who, having chosen to live off the grid, stumble upon a way to strike it big: kidnap the young surrogate mother of a Mafia accountant's child.

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After several unsuccessful attempts to get films film projects off the ground, [=McQuarrie=] ultimately caved to studio pressure and wrote another underworld film, this time attempting to subvert the genre by pointedly exploring the characters' lack of morality. The film centers on two criminal low-lifes who, having chosen to live off the grid, stumble upon a way to strike it big: kidnap the young surrogate mother of a Mafia accountant's child.
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