History Literature / LonesomeDove

10th Jun '16 4:22:54 PM YT45
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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Famous Shoes, a Kickapoo Indian employed by the Rangers as a tracker. His own tribe finds him strange as hell, he walks everywhere and refuses to ride a horse, but he can track a grasshopper across a hundred miles of bare rock. He also speaks [[CunningLinguist English, Spanish, and Comanche]], and is very familiar with the religions, cultures, myths, and customs of the various tribes of Texas and Northern Mexico. Captain Scull describes him, without reservation, as a genius. Plus the Comanche are forbidden from harming him, thanks to a favor he once did for Buffalo Hump's mother.
10th Jun '16 4:11:03 PM YT45
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* RealPersonCameo: Anyone familiar with Texas history will probably recognize Bigfoot Wallace, [[ArtisticLicenseHistory though he didn't actually die that way.]] Buffalo Hump (whose [[TactfulTranslation actual Comanche name]] literally translated as "Man's Hard Dick") was a real Comanche chief at the time of the story. Legendary Texas Ranger Charlie Goodnight (whose life actually inspired this story) appears briefly in ''Dead Man's Walk'' to advise the ill-fated Santa Fe Expedition to turn back.
** Goodnight was such a badass that he was already a living legend among the Texas Rangers ''[[AnachronismStew six years before he was born]]''.
10th Jun '16 6:15:56 AM YT45
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%%* AnyoneCanDie: and ''how''
%%* BadassMustache: Gus

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%%* * AnyoneCanDie: and ''how''
%%* * BadassMustache: GusGus stands out, though he's hardly the only one.



** In ''Dead Man's Walk'', Shadraq and Bigfoot Wallace warn the young Rangers to slit their own throats rather than letting the Comanche take them alive.
* BreakTheCutie: Newt, Lori, July... Frontier life is hard, and bad things happen to good people all the time.



%%* CoolOldGuy: Gus

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%%* * CoolOldGuy: GusBigfoot Wallace and Shadraq in ''Dead Man's Walk''. Gus has become one in ''Lonesome Dove''.



%%* HeterosexualLifePartners: Gus and Call.
%%* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Lorena

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%%* * HeterosexualLifePartners: Gus and Call.
%%* * HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Lorena



%%* ScarilyCompetentTracker: Everyone, but especially Deets.

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%%* * NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: The Army scout gets one from Woodrow when he tries to force Newt and Dish to sell their horses with his fists.
--> '''Capt. Woodrow F. Call:''' [to onlookers] I can't abide rude behavior in a man...I ''won't'' tolerate it!
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ScarilyCompetentTracker: Everyone, but especially Deets.Deets and Famous Shoes.


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* TimeShiftedActor: Gus and Woodrow are played as teenage Texas Ranger recruits by David Arquette and Johnny Lee Miller in ''Dead Man's Walk'', as Rangers in their late 20s/early 30s by Steve Zahn and Karl Urban in ''Comanche Moon'', and as old men retired from the Rangers by Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones in ''Lonesome Dove''.
25th Oct '14 5:49:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Larry [=McMurtry=] originally wrote "Lonesome Dove" in the early Seventies as a screenplay called "The Streets of Laredo" to be directed by Peter Bogdanovich and starring JohnWayne as Call, JimmyStewart as Gus and Creator/HenryFonda as Jake Spoon. The proposed film was abandoned after Wayne turned down the part on the advice of director Creator/JohnFord. [=McMurtry=] turned the screenplay into a novel and used the original title for the sequel.
25th Oct '14 5:47:52 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''Lonesome Dove''''' is the name of a highly-regarded [[TheWestern Western]] novel by Larry [=McMurtry=] published in 1985. It was also adapted into a 1989 Emmy-winning four-episode television miniseries. It is considered the first part of a trilogy, with the second being ''Film/OpenRange'' and the third being ''Film/BrokenTrail.'' Two prequel novels, Dead Man's Walk and Comanche Moon were subsequently published.

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'''''Lonesome Dove''''' ''Lonesome Dove'' is the name of a highly-regarded [[TheWestern Western]] novel by Larry [=McMurtry=] published in 1985. It was also adapted into a 1989 Emmy-winning four-episode television miniseries. It is considered the first part of a trilogy, with the second being ''Film/OpenRange'' and the third being ''Film/BrokenTrail.'' Two prequel novels, Dead Man's Walk and Comanche Moon were subsequently published.



* AnyoneCanDie: and ''how''
* BadassMustache: Gus

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* %%* AnyoneCanDie: and ''how''
* %%* BadassMustache: Gus



* CoolOldGuy: Gus
* DiesWideOpen: [[spoiler:Deets]]
* TheDrifter: Gus, also, Jake Spoon

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* %%* CoolOldGuy: Gus
* %%* DiesWideOpen: [[spoiler:Deets]]
* %%* TheDrifter: Gus, also, Jake Spoon



* EmotionsVsStoicism

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* %%* EmotionsVsStoicism



* GrumpyOldMan: Call
* HeroicBastard: Newt
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Gus and Call.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Lorena
** Maggie, Newt's late mother, who appears in the prequels ''Dead Man's Walk'' and ''Commanche Moon''.

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* %%* GrumpyOldMan: Call
* %%* HeroicBastard: Newt
* %%* HeterosexualLifePartners: Gus and Call.
* %%* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Lorena
** %%** Maggie, Newt's late mother, who appears in the prequels ''Dead Man's Walk'' and ''Commanche Moon''.



* InvulnerableHorses: Averted.
* MagicalNegro: Deets practically is one.
* ScarilyCompetentTracker: Everyone, but especially Deets.
* ShootTheShaggyDog

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* %%* InvulnerableHorses: Averted.
* %%* MagicalNegro: Deets practically is one.
* %%* ScarilyCompetentTracker: Everyone, but especially Deets.
* %%* ShootTheShaggyDog



* TheLancer: Gus
* TheStoic: Woodrow Call

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* %%* TheLancer: Gus
* %%* TheStoic: Woodrow Call



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4th Sep '14 10:09:02 AM Bolognaking
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'''''Lonesome Dove''''' is the name of a highly-regarded [[TheWestern Western]] novel by Larry [=McMurtry=] published in 1985. It was also adapted into a 1989 Emmy-winning four-episode television miniseries. It is considered the first part of a trilogy, with the second being ''Film/OpenRange'' and the third being ''Film/BrokenTrail.''

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'''''Lonesome Dove''''' is the name of a highly-regarded [[TheWestern Western]] novel by Larry [=McMurtry=] published in 1985. It was also adapted into a 1989 Emmy-winning four-episode television miniseries. It is considered the first part of a trilogy, with the second being ''Film/OpenRange'' and the third being ''Film/BrokenTrail.''
'' Two prequel novels, Dead Man's Walk and Comanche Moon were subsequently published.



* TakingYouWithMe: When [[spoiler: Blue Duck]] pulls his high-dive, he drags a lawman with him.

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* TakingYouWithMe: When [[spoiler: Blue Duck]] pulls his high-dive, he drags a lawman with him. him.
* TheLancer: Gus
3rd May '14 9:37:56 AM johnnye
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* GenreDeconstruction: [=McMurtry=] [[http://www.motherjones.com/media/2014/05/larry-mcmurtry-brokeback-mountain-last-kind-words intended]] the series to be one for the Western genre, but feels that a lot of people missed out on this.
21st Feb '14 1:21:48 AM m8e
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Larry [=McMurtry=] originally wrote "Lonesome Dove" in the early Seventies as a screenplay called "The Streets of Laredo" to be directed by Peter Bogdanovich and starring JohnWayne as Call, JimmyStewart as Gus and Creator/HenryFonda as Jake Spoon. The proposed film was abandoned after Wayne turned down the part on the advice of director JohnFord. [=McMurtry=] turned the screenplay into a novel and used the original title for the sequel.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Larry [=McMurtry=] originally wrote "Lonesome Dove" in the early Seventies as a screenplay called "The Streets of Laredo" to be directed by Peter Bogdanovich and starring JohnWayne as Call, JimmyStewart as Gus and Creator/HenryFonda as Jake Spoon. The proposed film was abandoned after Wayne turned down the part on the advice of director JohnFord.Creator/JohnFord. [=McMurtry=] turned the screenplay into a novel and used the original title for the sequel.
5th Dec '13 12:57:52 PM hullflyer
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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: When facing hanging, both [[spoiler: Jake and Blue Duck]] decide to pre-empt their execution. [[spoiler: Jake, who was being hanged from a tree branch, spurred his horse out from under himself before Gus could do it. Blue Duck, when about to be led from his fourth-storey cell to the gallows, broke away from his guards and jumped out a window.]]

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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: When facing hanging, both [[spoiler: Jake and Blue Duck]] decide to pre-empt preempt their execution. [[spoiler: Jake, who was being hanged from a tree branch, spurred his horse out from under himself before Gus could do it. Blue Duck, when about to be led from his fourth-storey fourth-story cell to the gallows, broke away from his guards and jumped out a window.]]
9th Oct '13 4:55:31 PM Tapol
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In 1876, former Texas Rangers Captains Augustus McCrea and Woodrow Call run a livery in the small border town of Lonesome Dove. When their old colleague Jake Spoon arrives with tales of the unsettled territory in Montana, Call is inspired to drive of cattle there to start a ranch.

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In 1876, former Texas Rangers Captains Augustus McCrea [=McCrea=] and Woodrow Call run a livery in the small border town of Lonesome Dove. When their old colleague Jake Spoon arrives with tales of the unsettled territory in Montana, Call is inspired to drive of cattle there to start a ranch.
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