History Literature / RedHarvest

4th Aug '17 9:00:07 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* MeaningfulName: Dinah the GoldDigger's ex-boyfriend is the gangster Max Thaler. A "thaler" is a silver coin and the origin of the word "dollar."
18th Jun '17 11:00:03 PM Gatomon41
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* IDidWhatIHadToDo: The Op's reasoning to Dinah in regards to his methods. Since Elihu refuses to aid him, the detective has to resort to unsavory means to accomplish his goal.
** More like DINAH'S reasoning - the Op is plainly disgusted with what he did up until that point in the novel.

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* IDidWhatIHadToDo: The Op's reasoning methods get to him, until Dinah in regards to his methods. points this out: Since Elihu refuses to aid him, the detective detective, the Op has to resort to unsavory means to accomplish his goal.
** More like DINAH'S reasoning - the Op is plainly disgusted with what he did up until that point in the novel.
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17th Jun '17 2:57:40 PM MetaFour
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''Red Harvest'' is a seminal novel by Creator/DashiellHammett, first published in 1929. It is narrated by Literature/TheContinentalOp, a recurring character in Hammett's world. The novel has had a great deal of influence on later fiction ranging from samurai films to noir. Being called to the mining town of "Poisonville" (actually Personville), the Op discovers that the city is being run down by criminal gangs. The detective is hired to clean up the place, and mayhem ensues.

''Red Harvest'' is thought to have been an influence on Creator/AkiraKurosawa's film ''Film/{{Yojimbo}}'', and combined with ''The Glass Key'' is a heavy influence on the Coen Brothers' noir film ''Film/MillersCrossing''. ''Red Harvest'' also coined the term Film/BloodSimple (after which the Coen Brothers' film debut is named); the phrase refers to the addled, fearful mindset people are in after a prolonged immersion in violent situations. An official film adaptation starring Creator/JackNicholson and directed by Trivia/BernardoBertolucci was planned in TheEighties but lost favour in the wake of the BoxOfficeBomb of ''Film/HeavensGate''.

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''Red Harvest'' is a seminal novel by Creator/DashiellHammett, first published in 1929. It is narrated by Literature/TheContinentalOp, a recurring character in Hammett's world. The novel has had a great deal of influence on later fiction ranging from samurai films to noir. Being When called to the mining town of "Poisonville" (actually Personville), Personville (or as the residents more accurately call it, "Poisonville"), the Op discovers that the city is being run down by criminal gangs. The detective is hired to clean up the place, and mayhem ensues.

The novel has had a great deal of influence on later fiction, ranging from noir to samurai films. ''Red Harvest'' is thought to have been an influence on Creator/AkiraKurosawa's film ''Film/{{Yojimbo}}'', and combined with ''The Glass Key'' is a heavy influence on the Coen Brothers' noir film ''Film/MillersCrossing''. ''Red Harvest'' also coined the term Film/BloodSimple (after which the Coen Brothers' film debut is named); the phrase refers to the addled, fearful mindset people are in after a prolonged immersion in violent situations. An official film adaptation starring Creator/JackNicholson and directed by Trivia/BernardoBertolucci was planned in TheEighties but lost favour in the wake of the BoxOfficeBomb of ''Film/HeavensGate''.
14th May '16 9:41:23 PM mlsmithca
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''Red Harvest'' is thought to have been an influence on Creator/AkiraKurosawa's film ''Film/{{Yojimbo}}'', and combined with ''The Glass Key'' is a heavy influence on the Coen Brothers' noir film ''Film/MillersCrossing''. ''Red Harvest'' also coined the term Film/BloodSimple (after which the Coen Brothers' film debut is named); the phrase refers to the addled, fearful mindset people are in after a prolonged immersion in violent situations. An official film adaptation starring Creator/JackNicholson and directed by Trivia/BernardoBertolucci was planned in TheEighties but lost favour in the wake of the BoxOfficeBomb of Film/HeavensGate

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''Red Harvest'' is thought to have been an influence on Creator/AkiraKurosawa's film ''Film/{{Yojimbo}}'', and combined with ''The Glass Key'' is a heavy influence on the Coen Brothers' noir film ''Film/MillersCrossing''. ''Red Harvest'' also coined the term Film/BloodSimple (after which the Coen Brothers' film debut is named); the phrase refers to the addled, fearful mindset people are in after a prolonged immersion in violent situations. An official film adaptation starring Creator/JackNicholson and directed by Trivia/BernardoBertolucci was planned in TheEighties but lost favour in the wake of the BoxOfficeBomb of Film/HeavensGate
''Film/HeavensGate''.
17th Feb '16 4:21:30 AM Specialist290
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* IOwnThisTown: Elihu Willsson has so much power and influence in Personville that he's known as the "Czar of Poisonville." He initially hires the Op to clean the town up for him after the gangs he used as strikebreakers start getting a bit too unruly for his tastes.
29th Jan '16 8:29:10 AM JulianLapostat
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''Red Harvest'' is thought to have been an influence on Creator/AkiraKurosawa's film ''Film/{{Yojimbo}}'', and combined with ''Literature/TheGlassKey'' is a heavy influence on the Coen Brothers' noir film ''Film/MillersCrossing''. ''Red Harvest'' also coined the term Film/BloodSimple (after which the Coen Brothers' film debut is named); the phrase refers to the addled, fearful mindset people are in after a prolonged immersion in violent situations.

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''Red Harvest'' is thought to have been an influence on Creator/AkiraKurosawa's film ''Film/{{Yojimbo}}'', and combined with ''Literature/TheGlassKey'' ''The Glass Key'' is a heavy influence on the Coen Brothers' noir film ''Film/MillersCrossing''. ''Red Harvest'' also coined the term Film/BloodSimple (after which the Coen Brothers' film debut is named); the phrase refers to the addled, fearful mindset people are in after a prolonged immersion in violent situations.
situations. An official film adaptation starring Creator/JackNicholson and directed by Trivia/BernardoBertolucci was planned in TheEighties but lost favour in the wake of the BoxOfficeBomb of Film/HeavensGate
13th Dec '15 5:55:20 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ThrowingTheFight: As part of a plan, the Op contacts a boxer paid to take a dive. Using some blackmail, the Op convinces the boxer to win instead. [[spoiler: And it gets said boxer killed.]]

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* ThrowingTheFight: As part of a plan, the Op contacts a boxer paid to take a dive. Using some blackmail, the Op convinces the boxer to win instead. [[spoiler: And it gets said the boxer killed.]]
13th Dec '15 5:49:06 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* StoutStrength: The Op stands only 5'6 and states that some of his 190 pounds is fat, but not all of it. He's certainly a capable fighter.
7th Sep '15 1:28:40 PM marcoasalazarm
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* AFistfulOfRehashes: Just about any plot in which a character plays multiple unsavory sides against each other is referencing this story.

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* AFistfulOfRehashes: Just about any plot in which a character plays multiple unsavory sides against each other [[TropeMaker is referencing this story.]]
22nd Aug '15 11:04:33 PM Specialist290
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* {{Frameup}}: Several, including who killed Donald Willsson, Tim Noonan, and [[spoiler: Dinah Brand]]. The Op does this to Noonan during the "peace conference" [[spoiler: by saying the Police Chief knew all along that Whisper was being framed for Tim's murder. Noonan knew nothing about it at all]].



* {{Frameup}}: Several, including who killed Donald Willsson, Tim Noonan, and [[spoiler: Dinah Brand]]. The Op does this to Noonan during the "peace conference" [[spoiler: by saying the Police Chief knew all along that Whisper was being framed for Tim's murder. Noonan knew nothing about it at all]].

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* {{Frameup}}: Several, including who killed Donald Willsson, Tim Noonan, ItGetsEasier: The book coined the term "blood simple" to refer to a state of mind in which violence and [[spoiler: Dinah Brand]]. murder get not only easier, but downright intoxicating. The Op does this starts to Noonan during the "peace conference" [[spoiler: by saying the Police Chief knew all along worry that Whisper was being framed for Tim's murder. Noonan knew nothing about it he's getting that way from spending too much time in Poisonville at all]]. one point, and that's well before his job is even done.
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