History Film / Valkyrie

29th Nov '16 2:08:09 AM LtFedora
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** Fromm gets another one when the plot starts. He calls Wolfschanze and speaks to Keitel, who informs him of the failed assassination attempt. Then, Keitel asks where Stauffenberg is, making Fromm realize that the plot is already traced to his office.
30th Oct '16 8:58:50 AM DustSnitch
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* AssassinationAttempt: The film centers on a dramatized depiction of the Thursday 20 July 1944 attempt by Colonel von Stauffenberg and others to plant a bomb in the Nazis' Wolf's Lair headquarters to kill Adolf Hitler and his generals. They almost succeed.
28th Aug '16 12:00:42 PM Morgenthaler
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''Valkyrie'' is a 2008 historical drama film about the [[WhatCouldHaveBeen attempted]] assassination of UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler by a dedicated cabal of [[NazisWithGnarlyWeapons German military officers]], as well as some non-military personnel. It stars Creator/TomCruise, Creator/KennethBranagh, Creator/BillNighy, Creator/EddieIzzard, Terence Stamp and Tom Wilkinson.

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''Valkyrie'' is a 2008 historical drama film about the [[WhatCouldHaveBeen attempted]] assassination of UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler by a dedicated cabal of [[NazisWithGnarlyWeapons [[UsefulNotes/NazisWithGnarlyWeapons German military officers]], as well as some non-military personnel. It stars Creator/TomCruise, Creator/KennethBranagh, Creator/BillNighy, Creator/EddieIzzard, Terence Stamp and Tom Wilkinson.
26th Jul '16 11:41:11 AM Javertshark13
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* DisasterDominoes: The plot fails due to the briefing being held in the conference hut rather than the bunker, Stauffenberg being interrupted before he can arm the second bomb, and Colonel Brandt moving the briefcase to the other side of a table leg between him and Hitler.






* HeadbuttingHeroes: Stauffenberg and Goerdeler do not get along. They were also like this in real life, Goerdeler distrusting Stauffenberg due to his socialist connections, and Stauffenberg considering Goerderler to be an out-of-touch reactionary.



** Stauffenberg [[http://www.ess.uwe.ac.uk/GENOCIDE/reviewstr12.htm viewed Poland as "an unbelievable rabble" best under the whip, and as a country filled with "a lot of Jews and a lot of cross-breeds"]].

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** Stauffenberg [[http://www.ess.uwe.ac.uk/GENOCIDE/reviewstr12.htm viewed Poland as "an unbelievable rabble" best under the whip, and as a country filled with "a lot of Jews and a lot of cross-breeds"]]. However, he was disgusted when he later learned that Jews were being rounded up and shot in masses, which was reportedly a factor in him turning against Hitler.



* PoorCommunicationKills: General Felgiebel attempts to tell Olbricht that Hitler survived, but only says, "Something terrible has happened-" before getting cut off by static. Olbricht is left unsure of what happened, and decides not to do anything until Stauffenberg can report in person.



* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:The assassination attempt is defeated by the weather: it's too hot so Hitler moves the briefing out of the ''Führerbunker'', where the concrete surrounds would have amplified the explosion's pressure wave, and into a more open-plan outbuilding where the windows and weaker walls absorb some of the energy]].

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* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:The assassination attempt is defeated by the weather: it's too hot so Hitler moves the briefing out of the ''Führerbunker'', where the concrete surrounds would have amplified the explosion's pressure wave, and into a more open-plan outbuilding where the windows and weaker walls absorb some of the energy]]. Colonel Heinz Brandt also moves the briefcase containing the bomb to the other side of a table leg, creating an additional barrier between the blast and Hitler, but ironically causing his own death.
26th Jun '16 12:10:09 AM LtFedora
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* Fromm, when he realises Olbricht and Stauffenberg are there to recruit him for the resistance, in his office in the middle of the day, surrounded by countless soldiers and other officers loyal to the Nazi Party.

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* ** Fromm, when he realises Olbricht and Stauffenberg are there to recruit him for the resistance, in his office in the middle of the day, surrounded by countless soldiers and other officers loyal to the Nazi Party.
25th Jun '16 11:54:52 AM LtFedora
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* DownerEnding

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* DownerEndingDownerEnding: Stauffenberg and all the conspirators are rounded up and executed. However, it ends up being a BittersweetEnding in the long run, as the war in Europe is on its last legs and the Nazis will be defeated while Stauffenberg will be immortalized as a national hero.
15th Jun '16 10:23:30 PM Doug86
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* KarmaHoudini: While he may not have done anything overtly villainous, the fact that Major Remer was not arrested and executed is rather surprising. Granted, he was used as an unwitting dupe, but the fallout that followed was so extreme that anyone with a ''passing'' connection to the plot was brutally executed (even the great MagnificentBastard, ErwinRommel, was [[LeaveBehindAPistol forced to kill himself]], not because he was involved in the plot in any way, but just because he probably knew about it and didn't tell anybody). Otto Remer survived the war, went on to found a Nazi successor party that engaged in Holocaust denial (before West Germany banned it), aided Arab states fighting Israel, and died in 1997.

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* KarmaHoudini: While he may not have done anything overtly villainous, the fact that Major Remer was not arrested and executed is rather surprising. Granted, he was used as an unwitting dupe, but the fallout that followed was so extreme that anyone with a ''passing'' connection to the plot was brutally executed (even the great MagnificentBastard, ErwinRommel, UsefulNotes/ErwinRommel, was [[LeaveBehindAPistol forced to kill himself]], not because he was involved in the plot in any way, but just because he probably knew about it and didn't tell anybody). Otto Remer survived the war, went on to found a Nazi successor party that engaged in Holocaust denial (before West Germany banned it), aided Arab states fighting Israel, and died in 1997.
6th May '16 6:19:19 AM LordGro
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* YouCantThwartStageOne: {{Inverted}}. The plot gets far, much further than it did in real life. Of course, given Stauffenberg and the other plotters' HistoricalHeroUpgrade, the short-lived RealLife July 20 plot is a subversion.
6th May '16 12:15:12 AM GoldenSeals
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* YouCantThwartStageOne: {{Inverted}}. The plot gets far, much further than it did in real life. Of course, given Stauffenberg and the other plotters' HistoricalHeroUpgrade, the short-lived RealLife July 20 plot could count as a subversion.

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* YouCantThwartStageOne: {{Inverted}}. The plot gets far, much further than it did in real life. Of course, given Stauffenberg and the other plotters' HistoricalHeroUpgrade, the short-lived RealLife July 20 plot could count as is a subversion.
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