History Film / TheWildBunch

24th Jun '16 6:37:08 PM marcoasalazarm
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* MultipleGunshotDeath: It would probably be easier to count the people who ''don't'' die this way on the final shootout, The Bunch included.
15th Apr '16 11:52:57 AM theLibrarian
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* RuleOfSymbolism: The opening shot involves a bunch of kids tormenting a bunch of scorpions that are being eaten by ants, signifying [[spoiler:the deaths of the much more dangerous bunch eventually being killed by a ZergRush of Mapache's followers.]]
30th Mar '16 9:09:58 PM WickedIcon
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* {{Gorn}}: '''Sweet shit.''' This was one of the most violent films at the time it was made, and it's still shockingly violent today. There is frequent bloodshed in the film, and the violence itself is quite realistic. Sam Peckinpah once actually said that, when he made this movie, he wanted to show audiences "what it actually looks like when somebody gets shot."

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* {{Gorn}}: '''Sweet shit.''' This was one of the most violent films at the time it was made, and though it's still shockingly violent today.rather tame by today's standards, roughly on the level of your average R-rated action film. There is frequent bloodshed in the film, and the violence itself is quite realistic. Sam Peckinpah once actually said that, when he made this movie, he wanted to show audiences "what it actually looks like when somebody gets shot."
23rd Jan '16 11:36:59 AM moloch
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* AmbiguouslyGay: Dutch.

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* AmbiguouslyGay: Dutch. Dutch, in a long-standing and well-supported AlternateCharacterInterpretation. Coffer and TC too, but in their case it was explicitly decided on set to make this the case.
23rd Jan '16 11:27:15 AM moloch
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* AmbiguouslyGay: Dutch.
2nd Sep '15 12:58:50 PM NinjaLore
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** And yet the Browning M1917 is only a stand-in - at the time, there was another Browning air-cooled belt-fed, the M1895. It's just a lot harder to come by...but a Browning machine gun in the hands of the Wild Bunch is believable. More Dakka indeed!

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** And yet the Browning M1917 is only a stand-in - at the time, there was another Browning air-cooled belt-fed, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M1895_Colt–Browning_machine_gun the M1895. M1895.]] It's just a lot harder to come by...but a Browning machine gun in the hands of the Wild Bunch is believable. More Dakka indeed!
31st Jul '15 6:21:06 PM jamespolk
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Pike Bishop (William Holden) is the leader of a gang of aging outlaws in the twilight of the Wild West. At the beginning of the film, they rob a bank (the page quote is uttered here) and escape to Mexico, from there on, things get violent.

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Pike Bishop (William Holden) (Creator/WilliamHolden) is the leader of a gang of aging outlaws in the twilight of the Wild West. At the beginning of the film, they rob a bank (the page quote is uttered here) and escape to Mexico, from there on, things get violent.
17th May '15 5:24:52 PM AllenbysEyes
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* WilhelmScream: Heard during the bloody shootout that opens the film.

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* WilhelmScream: Heard during In the bloody shootout that opens opening scene, when one of the film.Bunch takes a shotgun blast to the face.
17th May '15 10:02:13 AM AllenbysEyes
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* ShoutOut: Several to ''Film/TheTreasureOfTheSierraMadre'', especially the character of Sykes and the raucuous laughter at the film's end; the opening scene provides some dark references to ''Film/MyDarlingClementine'' (where Pike helps an old lady across , and the temperance union singing "Shall We Gather at the River?"); also, where Mapache's army surrounds the Bunch after the train robbery, resembling a scene from Robert Aldrich's ''Film/VeraCruz''.

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* ShoutOut: Several to ''Film/TheTreasureOfTheSierraMadre'', especially the character of Sykes and the raucuous laughter at the film's end; the opening scene provides some dark references to ''Film/MyDarlingClementine'' (where Pike helps an old lady across , the street, and the temperance union singing "Shall We Gather at the River?"); also, where Mapache's army surrounds the Bunch after the train robbery, resembling a scene from Robert Aldrich's ''Film/VeraCruz''.
17th May '15 10:01:08 AM AllenbysEyes
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* EveryoneHasStandards: A major theme of the movie: the Bunch thinks their self-professed (though often violated) honor code separates them from the bounty hunters and Mapache's troops. When Pike laughingly compares Mapache to the Bunch, Dutch violently objects: "We ain't nothing like him. We don't ''hang'' nobody."


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* ShoutOut: Several to ''Film/TheTreasureOfTheSierraMadre'', especially the character of Sykes and the raucuous laughter at the film's end; the opening scene provides some dark references to ''Film/MyDarlingClementine'' (where Pike helps an old lady across , and the temperance union singing "Shall We Gather at the River?"); also, where Mapache's army surrounds the Bunch after the train robbery, resembling a scene from Robert Aldrich's ''Film/VeraCruz''.
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