History Film / WildWildWest

21st May '17 2:00:51 AM Cindylover1969
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* ThemeTuneCameo: Music/ElmerBernstein's score quotes Richard Markowitz's theme for the original show at one point (in the scene where West rides away from the train), but it's not mentioned in the end credits. Ironically, this is one of the few aspects of the film that ''is'' true to the TV series, as Markowitz was never credited with writing the theme there either (long story).[[note]]All right, here's the tale - CBS originally got Dimitri Tiomkin to write the show's theme song in hopes of getting another hit like ''Series/{{Rawhide}}'', but Michael Garrison hated the ''two'' songs that resulted because they didn't really suit the secret agent vibe the show had, and hired Richard Markowitz to come up with the western fanfare/jazzy sounding theme tune and score the pilot. Markowitz's family believed that he was denied "theme by" credit on the series as part of CBS's settlement with the more famous Tiomkin - though Markowitz ''is'' credited as such on the two TV movies.[[/note]]

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* ThemeTuneCameo: Music/ElmerBernstein's score quotes Richard Markowitz's theme for the original show at one point (in the scene where West rides away from the train), but it's not mentioned in the end credits. Ironically, this is one of the few aspects of the film that ''is'' true to the TV series, as Markowitz was never credited with writing the theme there either (long story).[[note]]All right, here's the tale - CBS originally got Dimitri Tiomkin to write the show's theme song in hopes of getting another hit like ''Series/{{Rawhide}}'', but Michael Garrison hated the ''two'' songs that resulted because they didn't really suit the secret agent vibe the show had, and hired Richard Markowitz to come up with the western fanfare/jazzy sounding theme tune and score the pilot.pilot (he also did original music for six episodes in the first three seasons). Markowitz's family believed that he was denied "theme by" credit on the series as part of CBS's settlement with the more famous Tiomkin - though Markowitz ''is'' credited as such on the two TV movies.[[/note]]
20th Apr '17 8:28:30 AM sampacm
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* DiscOneFinalBoss: At first it seems that General [=McGrath=] is the main villain, until Dr. Loveless makes his entrance.

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* DiscOneFinalBoss: At first it seems that General [=McGrath=] is the main villain, until Dr. Loveless makes his entrance.entrance, and dispacthes him and his henchmen to test a weapon.
20th Apr '17 8:26:56 AM sampacm
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* DiscOneFinalBoss: At first it seems that General [=McGrath=] is the main villain, until Dr. Loveless makes his entrance.
22nd Jan '17 4:09:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* NoNonsenseNemesis: Dr. Loveless is a pretty hammy villain much of the time, but there's a hilarious moment after Artemus has been captured and is about to be shot. He's fortunately [[BulletProofVest wearing body armor]] and demands that he be shot "...in the heart that loves this country so much." Loveless's response? "Shoot him in the head."
14th Jan '17 11:58:37 AM Morgenthaler
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8th Dec '16 5:41:55 PM billybobfred
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* BrainsAndBondage: Holy ''crap'', look at the rig in Loveless' bedroom! [[CompensatingForSomething Then again...]] The man ''is'' paralyzed from the waist down, which limits his options somewhat.
** Paralyzed? He's [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe non-existent]] from the waist down!

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* BrainsAndBondage: Holy ''crap'', look at the rig in Loveless' bedroom! [[CompensatingForSomething Then again...]] The man ''is'' paralyzed from [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe missing everything below the waist down, waist]], which limits his options somewhat.
** Paralyzed? He's [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe non-existent]] from the waist down!
somewhat.
16th Nov '16 11:14:21 PM SublightMonster
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** Paralyzed? He's [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe non-existent]] from the waist down!
6th Nov '16 10:05:13 AM Xtifr
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* AmericaIsStillAColony: Part of [[BigBad Arliss Loveless]]' plan for the U.S. surrender and [[DividedStatesOfAmerica dividing the country]] was to return the original 13 colonies to the U.K., "minus Manhattan", Florida (but not [[MexicoCalledTheyWantTexasBack the former parts of Mexico]]) to Spain, and what was more or less the Louisiana Territory to the French. A corner in the Northwest was reserved for [[{{Egopolis}} "Loveless Land"]].
3rd Nov '16 4:39:29 PM StarTropes
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* RescueRomance: Appears to be occurring with Jim, Artemus and Rita Escobar.

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* RescueRomance: Appears to be occurring with Jim, Artemus and Rita Escobar. [[spoiler:{{Subverted}} when it turns out that she's already married.]]
31st Oct '16 10:04:47 AM Katsuhagi
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* BellyDancer: Jim West as "Ebonia", in a last ditch attempt to stall the meeting of [[spoiler:Dr. Loveless and America's enemies and kill Loveless]].

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* BellyDancer: Jim West as "Ebonia", complete with MysteriousVeil to hide his appearance, in a last ditch attempt to stall the meeting of [[spoiler:Dr. Loveless and America's enemies and kill Loveless]].
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