History Literature / ColdMountain

4th Oct '17 12:32:17 PM fgenzo159
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A 1997 novel by Charles Frazier (made into a [[TheFilmOfTheBook film]] in 2003 starring Creator/NicoleKidman, Creator/ReneeZellweger, and Jude Law) which tells the story of Ada Monroe, who moves from Charleston to rural Cold Mountain with her aging (and ailing) father for his health, and W.P. Inman, a terse but goodhearted young man. Just as Ada and Inman seem to be developing a relationship, Inman leaves to fight for the Confederate Army and, after being wounded in battle, decides to desert and walk through often hostile territory to get back home to Ada. Meanwhile, Ada's father has died and she must learn how to survive on her own.

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A 1997 novel by Charles Frazier (made into a [[TheFilmOfTheBook film]] in 2003 starring Creator/NicoleKidman, Creator/ReneeZellweger, and Jude Law) Creator/JudeLaw) which tells the story of Ada Monroe, who moves from Charleston to rural Cold Mountain with her aging (and ailing) father for his health, and W.P. Inman, a terse but goodhearted young man. Just as Ada and Inman seem to be developing a relationship, Inman leaves to fight for the Confederate Army and, after being wounded in battle, decides to desert and walk through often hostile territory to get back home to Ada. Meanwhile, Ada's father has died and she must learn how to survive on her own.
18th Sep '17 5:29:55 AM JamesAustin
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A 1997 novel by Charles Frazier (made into a [[TheFilmOfTheBook film]] in 2003 starring Creator/NicoleKidman, Renee Zellweger, and Jude Law) which tells the story of Ada Monroe, who moves from Charleston to rural Cold Mountain with her aging (and ailing) father for his health, and W.P. Inman, a terse but goodhearted young man. Just as Ada and Inman seem to be developing a relationship, Inman leaves to fight for the Confederate Army and, after being wounded in battle, decides to desert and walk through often hostile territory to get back home to Ada. Meanwhile, Ada's father has died and she must learn how to survive on her own.

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A 1997 novel by Charles Frazier (made into a [[TheFilmOfTheBook film]] in 2003 starring Creator/NicoleKidman, Renee Zellweger, Creator/ReneeZellweger, and Jude Law) which tells the story of Ada Monroe, who moves from Charleston to rural Cold Mountain with her aging (and ailing) father for his health, and W.P. Inman, a terse but goodhearted young man. Just as Ada and Inman seem to be developing a relationship, Inman leaves to fight for the Confederate Army and, after being wounded in battle, decides to desert and walk through often hostile territory to get back home to Ada. Meanwhile, Ada's father has died and she must learn how to survive on her own.



* UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents: Dixie, specifically.
* AscendedMeme: On ''The Late Show'', shortly after the film's release, Creator/DavidLetterman would frequently play audio clips of Renee Zellweger saying "If you need help, here I am," and "There ain't no man better'n me," from the movie, completely without context.



* OscarBait: An epic historical drama, based on a bestselling book which was in turn based on the letters passed between the author's ancestors, featuring death, racism, and philosophical musings... nominated for seven Oscars and won for Best Supporting Actress (ReneeZellweger as Ruby.)

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* OscarBait: An epic historical drama, based on a bestselling book which was in turn based on the letters passed between the author's ancestors, featuring death, racism, and philosophical musings... nominated for seven Oscars and won for Best Supporting Actress (ReneeZellweger (Creator/ReneeZellweger as Ruby.)
10th May '17 6:29:07 AM Taskmaster123
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* OhCrap: Swanger at the end of the confrontation with the Home Guard, right before they kill him. He only has one shot in his gun (which the leader of the Home Guard already pointed out to him), so when they start distracting him and closing in, he points his gun from one to the other but is clearly afraid to fire his one shot even though he knows trying to bluff them isn't working. For all the good it did him, the gun may as well have been unloaded.
23rd Dec '16 5:05:15 AM LarryMullen
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* CaliforniaDoubling: The film was mostly shot in Romania, as the real South has too many paved roads and telephone wires.
11th Dec '16 6:40:33 PM althesmith
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* ADateWithRosiePalms: Ada indulges in "the easement of maiden, spinster, and widow," and, being the daughter of a minister, feels suitably guilty over it.

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* ADateWithRosiePalms: Ada indulges in "the easement of maiden, spinster, and widow," and, being the daughter of a minister, feels suitably guilty over it. After checking with a female relative who tells her basically everyone does it, she doesn't feel quite so bad.



* SouthernBelle: Ada

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* SouthernBelle: Ada Ada.
1st Dec '16 8:57:42 AM k410ren
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* DisappearedDad: Ruby, Inman, and Ada. [[spoiler: Ada's dies, but Ruby's comes back.]]

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* DisappearedDad: Ruby, Inman, and Ada. [[spoiler: Ada's dies, but Ruby's comes back.]] Inman himself becomes one for Ada's child when he is killed by Boisie.]]



* KarmaHoudini: Junior gets no comeuppance for turning Inman and Veasey in.



* PsychopaticManchild: Boisie is shown hopping up and down and whistling on top of a fence... while nailing Mrs. Swanger's hands under the planks of said fence.

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* PsychopaticManchild: PsychopathicManchild: Boisie is shown hopping up and down and whistling on top of a fence... while nailing Mrs. Swanger's hands under the planks of said fence.
14th Jul '16 4:52:22 AM k410ren
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* FamousLastWords: "The confidence of youth." [[spoiler: Boisie]]

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* FamousLastWords: FamousLastWords:
** "I'll be damned. He's a hard bastard to kill." [[spoiler: Captain Teague]]
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"The confidence of youth." [[spoiler: Boisie]]



* PsychopaticManchild: Boisie is shown hopping up and down and whistling on top of a fence... while nailing Mrs. Swanger's hands under the planks of said fence.



* SnowMeansDeath: Inman's final confrontation with Boisie takes place on a snowy day.

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* SnowMeansDeath: Inman's final confrontation with Boisie the Home Guard takes place on a snowy day.



* YoungGun: Bosie

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* YoungGun: Bosie
Boise is a villainous example.
2nd May '16 8:29:20 AM k410ren
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* ClickHello: Inman makes his presence known to Veasey by drawing his pistol on him while the latter attempts to drown his mistress.
30th Apr '16 5:14:37 PM k410ren
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* FamousLastWords: "The confidence of youth." [[spoiler: Boisie]]



* MutualKill: [[spoiler: Inman and Boisie shoot each other dead, though Inman takes a little longer to die.]]



* SnowMeansDeath

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* SnowMeansDeathSnowMeansDeath: Inman's final confrontation with Boisie takes place on a snowy day.
21st Apr '16 9:13:49 AM k410ren
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* TokenGoodTeammate: Bardolph (Cillian Murphy) is the only one of the three Union soldiers who doesn't try to rape Sarah, opting to help her baby instead. [[spoiler: Doesn't stop Sarah from putting a bullet in his back.]]
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