History Literature / TheRoad

25th Apr '17 3:24:29 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The first few scenes show very clearly that the man is dedicated to protecting the boy. In the first flashback, immediately after the first sign of trouble, the man begins filling the sinks and bathtubs with water, a very real tactic for handling emergencies, showing how he's the kind of man with the right stuff to survive in this setting.



* NeverTrustATrailer: See also {{flashback}}, above.

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* NeverTrustATrailer: See also {{flashback}}, above.Charlize Theron is only in flashbacks.



* RagnarokProofing: [[SurvivalistStash The only intact bunker]] the pair find also happens to have the only functioning lights they come across... for a few seconds.
** Since its about 10 years (more or less) AfterTheEnd, a lot of stuff has long since broken down. Though there's still plenty of ammo lying around...
*** [[RealityIsUnrealistic Bullets last for a remarkably long time.]]

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* RagnarokProofing: RagnarokProofing:
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[[SurvivalistStash The only intact bunker]] the pair find also happens to have the only functioning lights they come across... for a few seconds.
** Since its it's about 10 years (more or less) AfterTheEnd, a lot of stuff has long since broken down. Though there's still plenty of ammo lying around...
*** [[RealityIsUnrealistic Bullets last for a remarkably long time.]]



* ThrowTheDogABone: On top of [[spoiler: the boy finding a new family in the end like in the book, birds and animals can be heard during the credits, assuring us that the world isn't completely dead and life will go on.]]
** On top of that, [[spoiler:it was mentioned in the beginning of the movie that every animal died. But they find a beetle towards the end. Not to forget, the family in the end has a rather healthy dog.]]

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* ThrowTheDogABone: On top of [[spoiler: the boy finding a new family in the end like in the book, birds and animals can be heard during the credits, assuring us it's implied that the world isn't completely dead and life will go on.]]
** On top of that, [[spoiler:it was mentioned in the beginning of the movie that every animal died. But they find
on. The boy finds a beetle towards in one late scene, and the end. Not to forget, the family in the end has a rather healthy dog.]]credits feature sounds of birds and animals]].
25th Jan '17 9:48:18 AM Idek618
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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: In a world with dwindling food resources, the cannibals stay alive by maintaining human livestock. However, it'd be more energy-efficient to slaughter them all and preserve the meat than it would to slaughter them one at a time and use the meat feed both themselves and the remaining livestock. Possibly justified in that there might not be enough salt or vinegar available, or they simply mightn't know that they can smoke it.

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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: In a world with dwindling food resources, the cannibals stay alive by maintaining human livestock. However, it'd be more energy-efficient to slaughter them all and preserve the meat than it would to slaughter them one at a time and use the meat to feed both themselves and the remaining livestock. Possibly justified in that there might not be enough salt or vinegar available, or they simply mightn't know that they can smoke it.
8th Jan '17 2:46:12 PM Stellarvore
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[[spoiler:Yes. But in the stories we're always helping people and we dont help people.]]

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[[spoiler:Yes. [[spoiler:[[WhatTheHellHero Yes. But in the stories we're always helping people and we dont help people.people]].]]
7th Jan '17 11:06:12 AM Schitzo
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*ChildrenAreInnocent: The Man tries as hard as he can to preserve The Boy's idealism in this world, telling him stories and urging him to "carry the fire". The questionable actions he takes out of pragmatism work against this.
5th Jan '17 1:11:58 PM Stellarvore
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* CallingTheOldManOut: The Boy to the Man.

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* CallingTheOldManOut: The Boy to the Man.Man, for [[spoiler:leaving the thief to die.]]
29th Dec '16 2:53:47 PM Stellarvore
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* CallingTheOldManOut: After the Man [[spoiler:forces the thief to strip.]]

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* CallingTheOldManOut: After The Boy to the Man [[spoiler:forces the thief to strip.]]Man.
29th Dec '16 2:39:15 PM Stellarvore
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* CallingTheOldManOut:

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* CallingTheOldManOut:CallingTheOldManOut: After the Man [[spoiler:forces the thief to strip.]]
29th Dec '16 2:36:10 PM Stellarvore
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* CallingTheOldManOut:
--> Do you want me to tell you a story?\\
No.\\
Why not?\\
The boy looked at him and looked away.\\
Why not?\\
Those stories are not true.\\
They dont have to be true. They're stories.\\
[[spoiler:Yes. But in the stories we're always helping people and we dont help people.]]
11th Dec '16 1:41:22 PM Theriocephalus
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Depending on whom you ask, ''The Road'' is either a melancholic, yet stirringly beautiful story about [[RousseauWasRight the goodness of humanity in a hopeless world]], or a hellish nightmare [[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy so dark that no sane person would read it]]. Either way, never point out that this book, despite its premise, is not to be found in the [[SciFiGhetto science fiction section of the bookstore]]: [=McCarthy=] fans will get upset at the implication that High Literature would be grouped with Genre Fiction, and Genre fans will be upset because The Road is pretty tame when compared to the Post-Apocalyptic genre, as a whole.

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Depending on whom you ask, ''The Road'' is either a melancholic, yet stirringly beautiful story about [[RousseauWasRight the goodness of humanity in a hopeless world]], or a hellish nightmare [[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy so dark that no sane person would read it]]. Either way, never point out that this book, despite its premise, is not to be found in the [[SciFiGhetto science fiction section of the bookstore]]: [=McCarthy=] fans will get upset at the implication that High Literature would be grouped with Genre Fiction, and Genre fans will be upset because The Road ''The Road'' is pretty tame when compared to the Post-Apocalyptic genre, as a whole.
1st Dec '16 1:15:17 AM Indori
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* DramaticGunCock: The man does this in particular for the audible effect, even though he knows the pistol is a double action.



* FlareGun: Used by the father to take out a person who was attacking him and his son with arrows.



* SorryThatImDying: The man to the boy.



* DramaticGunCock: Early on, during the scene when the father holds one of the baddies at gun point in the woods.



* FlareGun: Used by the father to take out a person who was attacking him and his son with arrows.



* SorryThatImDying: The father to the boy.
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