History Film / Tombstone

23rd Apr '18 7:09:39 PM shinykittie
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* Deconstruction: The film acts as a deconstruction of John Ford westerns, specifically My Darling Clementine, picking apart the idealized image of the Earps and the clear cut, black and white values that classic westerns represented.
3rd Apr '18 7:19:26 PM nombretomado
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* ShoutoutToShakespeare: Fabian performs the Saint Crispin's day speech from ''HenryV''.

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* ShoutoutToShakespeare: Fabian performs the Saint Crispin's day speech from ''HenryV''.''Theatre/HenryV''.



* VillainsOutShopping: When the travelling show comes to town, The Cowboys show up ''en masse'', and seem to have a genuinely good time and be very appreciative of the performance. They even give Fabian a standing ovation for his rendition of the [[HenryV St. Crispin's Day speech.]] They do, however, freak out one of the performers by shooting at him for the hell of it.

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* VillainsOutShopping: When the travelling show comes to town, The Cowboys show up ''en masse'', and seem to have a genuinely good time and be very appreciative of the performance. They even give Fabian a standing ovation for his rendition of the [[HenryV [[Theatre/HenryV St. Crispin's Day speech.]] They do, however, freak out one of the performers by shooting at him for the hell of it.
2nd Apr '18 6:43:07 AM TheWanderer
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* BigBadWannabe: Cochise County Sheriff Johnny Behan acts like he runs Tombstone, but the Cowboys mostly ignore him and the Earps consider him more nuisance than threat. Even when he draws his gun, nobody takes him seriously, as he lacks the balls to do anything with it. Then there is Ike Clanton, who is the second most prominent Cowboy after Curly Bill, runs his mouth constantly, but every time a fight gets ready to happen, he turns and runs.

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* BigBadWannabe: Cochise County Sheriff Johnny Behan acts like he runs Tombstone, but the Cowboys mostly ignore him and the Earps consider him more nuisance than threat. Even when he draws his gun, nobody takes him seriously, as he lacks the balls to do anything with it. Then there is Ike Clanton, who is the second most prominent Cowboy after Curly Bill, Bill and runs his mouth constantly, [[BoisterousWeakling but every time a fight gets ready to happen, he turns and runs.runs]].
16th Feb '18 6:41:45 AM smasll_lordvoice
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* RealityIsUnrealistic: The Shootout at Iron Springs, [[spoiler: where Wyatt Earp [[UnflinchingWalk strides slowly through a hail of gunfire]], picking the cowboys off one by one and eventually shooting Curly Bill himself]] comes across as ridiculous Hollywood exaggeration of history for the sake of a tired action movie cliche....except that's ''exactly'' the way it happened in real life, and Wyatt Earp never got so much as a ''scratch'' at either Iron Springs or the OK Corral.
3rd Feb '18 10:06:53 AM darrenr
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* ThrowItIn: According to the director, all of BillyBobThorton's lines were ad-libbed, as he was told to just sound like a bully.

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* ThrowItIn: According to the director, all of BillyBobThorton's BillyBobThornton's lines were ad-libbed, as he was told to just sound like a bully.
15th Dec '17 2:46:10 PM ajbit26
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** When Ike Clanton tells Doc he's probably drunkenly "seeing double", Doc whips out an extra pistol and spins them both in opposite directions with the line "I have two guns, [[InsultBackfire one for each of you.]]"

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** When Ike Billy Clanton tells Doc he's probably drunkenly "seeing double", Doc whips out an extra pistol and spins them both in opposite directions with the line "I have two guns, [[InsultBackfire one for each of you.]]"
13th Nov '17 6:51:53 PM starwolf99
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** It becomes HilariousInHindsight, since it's being done by [[Film/BatmanForever Batman himself]].
26th Oct '17 11:37:36 AM DocWildNole
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* TheGunslinger: ''Lots'' of them, of the QuickDraw variety, as [[CaptainObvious one might guess from the film's subject]]. Especially, and in order of increasing quickness, Curly Bill, Wyatt, Johnny Ringo, and Doc Holliday. The latter two are in FastestGunInTheWest league.
24th Oct '17 9:08:48 AM smasll_lordvoice
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** When Ike Clanton tells Doc he's probably drunkenly "seeing double", Doc whips out an extra pistol and spins them both in opposite directions with the line "I have two guns, [[InsultBackfire one for each of you.]]"
24th Oct '17 9:06:15 AM smasll_lordvoice
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** There's also the unsubtitled damnation of the Cowboys by the Mexican priest at the beginning (see {{Foreshadowing}}.)
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