History Literature / LonesomeDove

22nd Nov '17 7:06:10 PM Willbyr
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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. The novel was the first of a tetralogy of novels, followed up by a sequel novel, ''The Streets of Laredo'', and two prequel novels, ''Dead Man's Walk'' and ''Literature/ComancheMoon''. All were made into miniseries. It is also considered the first part of an informal trilogy of Westerns staring Robert Duval, with the second being ''Film/OpenRange'' and the third being ''Film/BrokenTrail.''

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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''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. The novel was the first of a tetralogy of novels, followed up by a sequel novel, ''The Streets of Laredo'', and two prequel novels, ''Dead Man's Walk'' and ''Literature/ComancheMoon''. All were made into miniseries. It is also considered the first part of an informal trilogy of Westerns staring Robert Duval, Duvall, with the second being ''Film/OpenRange'' and the third being ''Film/BrokenTrail.''

In 1876, former Texas Rangers Captains Augustus [=McCrea=] [=McCrae=] 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.



* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: When facing hanging, both [[spoiler: Jake and Blue Duck]] decide to 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-story 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 [[spoiler:Jake and Blue Duck]] decide to preempt their execution. [[spoiler: Jake, [[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-story cell to the gallows, broke away from his guards and jumped out a window.]]



* BrilliantButLazy: Gus is a competent tracker, skilled in a gunfight, and generally an all-around impressive individual - when he can be bothered. Left to his own devices, he'll just drink on the porch with an occasional trip to a whorehouse. Jake Spoon ''thinks'' he's this, but [[TheSlacker he's not.]]

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* BrilliantButLazy: BrilliantButLazy:
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Gus is a competent tracker, skilled in a gunfight, and generally an all-around impressive individual - when he can be bothered. Left to his own devices, he'll just drink on the porch with an occasional trip to a whorehouse.
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Jake Spoon ''thinks'' he's this, but [[TheSlacker he's not.]]not]].



* BuryMeNotOnTheLonePrairie: Woodrow Call brings [[spoiler: Gus [=MacCrae=]'s]] body across the country so he can be buried in his favorite orchard.

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* BuryMeNotOnTheLonePrairie: Woodrow Call brings [[spoiler: Gus [[spoiler:Gus [=MacCrae=]'s]] body across the country so he can be buried in his favorite orchard.



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%%* EmotionsVsStoicism* EmotionsVsStoicism: A central part of the story is the contrast between the laid-back, talkative and generally pleasant Gus and the grumpy, uptight, unemotional Call.



* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Lorena

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* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: LorenaLorena is friendly, kind, and quite close to Gus.



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

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



* StuffedIntoTheFridge: In Streets of Laredo, the author discontinuously revisits [[spoiler: Lorena Wood's]] kidnapping from the Lonesome Dove, in flashback in order to add in a characteristically gruesome scene where a child is kidnapped and burned to death, [[ForTheEvulz just so we hate the main villain more.]]

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* StuffedIntoTheFridge: In Streets ''Streets of Laredo, Laredo'', the author discontinuously revisits [[spoiler: Lorena [[spoiler:Lorena Wood's]] kidnapping from the Lonesome Dove, ''Lonesome Dove'', in flashback in order to add in a characteristically gruesome scene where a child is kidnapped and burned to death, [[ForTheEvulz just so we hate the main villain more.]]more]].


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22nd Nov '17 6:52:58 PM Willbyr
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* AnnoyingArrows: Heavily averted; several people are killed by them and bow-wielding natives are considered a serious threat. In [[spoiler: Gus's]] case, he sustains a "mere" hit to the leg with an arrow [[RealityEnsues and subsequently dies a few days later after the wound becomes gangrenous.]]

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* AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler:Gus]] has a leg amputated against his will after it becomes gangrenous due to an arrow wound. Unfortunately, by that time the blood poisoning is too widespread and he dies a few days later.
* AnnoyingArrows: Heavily averted; several people are killed by them and bow-wielding natives are considered a serious threat. In [[spoiler: Gus's]] case, he sustains a "mere" hit to the leg with an arrow [[RealityEnsues and subsequently dies a few days later after the wound becomes gangrenous.]]gangrenous]].
22nd Nov '17 6:15:46 PM Willbyr
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17th Nov '17 7:10:17 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* KillTheCutie: A lot of characters suffer violent deaths over course of the story; many of them are characters you did not want to see it happen to.
17th Nov '17 7:07:41 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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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.

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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. It could have a lot to do with the miniseries' bright cinematography and adventurous score setting a tone more suited to a classic, idealistic western film, rather than the kind of gritty, desaturated style that would normally go with a story as unafraid to reflect the actual harshness of life in the Old West as ''Lonesome Dove'' is.
14th Nov '17 12:58:00 AM Skagit
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* GenericEthnicCrimeGang: Blue Duck's gang primarly has Kiowa Indian members, but others are white and Blue Duck is Mexican and Comanche.


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* MixedAncestry: Blue Duck, as mentioned above. The prequels reveal he is the son of Buffalo Hump, a major antagonist.
7th Oct '17 5:08:35 PM jormis29
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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. The novel was the first of a tetralogy of novels, followed up by a sequel novel, ''The Streets of Laredo'', and two prequel novels, ''Dead Man's Walk'' and ''Literature/CommancheMoon''. All were made into miniseries. It is also considered the first part of an informal trilogy of Westerns staring Robert Duval, 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. The novel was the first of a tetralogy of novels, followed up by a sequel novel, ''The Streets of Laredo'', and two prequel novels, ''Dead Man's Walk'' and ''Literature/CommancheMoon''.''Literature/ComancheMoon''. All were made into miniseries. It is also considered the first part of an informal trilogy of Westerns staring Robert Duval, with the second being ''Film/OpenRange'' and the third being ''Film/BrokenTrail.''



%%** Maggie, Newt's late mother, who appears in the prequels ''Dead Man's Walk'' and ''Literature/CommancheMoon''.

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%%** Maggie, Newt's late mother, who appears in the prequels ''Dead Man's Walk'' and ''Literature/CommancheMoon''.''Literature/ComancheMoon''.
7th Oct '17 5:08:06 PM jormis29
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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. The novel was the first of a tetralogy of novels, followed up by a sequel novel, ''The Streets of Laredo'', and two prequel novels, ''Dead Man's Walk'' and ''Comanche Moon''. All were made into miniseries. It is also considered the first part of an informal trilogy of Westerns staring Robert Duval, 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. The novel was the first of a tetralogy of novels, followed up by a sequel novel, ''The Streets of Laredo'', and two prequel novels, ''Dead Man's Walk'' and ''Comanche Moon''.''Literature/CommancheMoon''. All were made into miniseries. It is also considered the first part of an informal trilogy of Westerns staring Robert Duval, with the second being ''Film/OpenRange'' and the third being ''Film/BrokenTrail.''



%%** Maggie, Newt's late mother, who appears in the prequels ''Dead Man's Walk'' and ''Commanche Moon''.

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%%** Maggie, Newt's late mother, who appears in the prequels ''Dead Man's Walk'' and ''Commanche Moon''.''Literature/CommancheMoon''.
7th Aug '17 12:51:59 PM MarylandBill
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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. The novel was the first of a tetralogy of novels, followed up by a sequel novel, ''The Streets of Lqredo'', and two prequel novels, ''Dead Man's Walk'' and ''Comanche Moon''. All were made into miniseries. It is also considered the first part of an informal trilogy of Westerns staring Robert Duval, 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. The novel was the first of a tetralogy of novels, followed up by a sequel novel, ''The Streets of Lqredo'', Laredo'', and two prequel novels, ''Dead Man's Walk'' and ''Comanche Moon''. All were made into miniseries. It is also considered the first part of an informal trilogy of Westerns staring Robert Duval, with the second being ''Film/OpenRange'' and the third being ''Film/BrokenTrail.''
7th Aug '17 12:51:24 PM MarylandBill
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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'' 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. The novel was the first of a tetralogy of novels, followed up by a sequel novel, ''The Streets of Lqredo'', and two prequel novels, ''Dead Man's Walk'' and ''Comanche Moon''. All were made into miniseries. It is also considered the first part of a trilogy, an informal trilogy of Westerns staring Robert Duval, 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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