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28th Feb '13 11:47:02 PM PaulA
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* ''Literature/RedHarvest'', a much-imitated HardboiledDetective novel by DashiellHammett.

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* ''Literature/RedHarvest'', a much-imitated HardboiledDetective novel by DashiellHammett.Creator/DashiellHammett.
23rd Feb '13 1:29:47 PM Xtifr
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* Music/RedHarvest, a Norwegian industrial metal band.
23rd Feb '13 1:28:08 PM Xtifr
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[[redirect:Literature/RedHarvest]]

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[[redirect:Literature/RedHarvest]]''Red Harvest'' is an ambiguous name which may refer to:

* ''Literature/RedHarvest'', a much-imitated HardboiledDetective novel by DashiellHammett.
* ''[[Literature/StarWarsRedHarvest Star Wars: Red Harvest]]'', a novel in the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse''.
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23rd Feb '13 12:59:52 AM Xtifr
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->''This damned burgís getting me. If I donít get away soon Iíll be going blood-simple like the natives.''
-->--'''The Continental Op'''

''Red Harvest'' is a seminal novel by DashiellHammett, first published in 1929. It is narrated by The Continental Op, 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.

''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 Coen Brothers's noir film ''MillersCrossing''. ''Red Harvest'' also coined the term 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.

''Red Harvest'' is not related to ''[[ReturnOfTheJedi Blue Harvest: Horror Beyond Imagination]]''.

!!Tropes appearing in this work are:

* AntiHero: The Continental Op
* BadassDriver: Dinah Brand.
* CleanUpTheTown: By applying his trademark method of stirring things up.
* DirtyCop: Chief Noonan and his police force. In fact, they're one of the factions the Op needs to take care of.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The Continental Op never gives his name.
* GambitPileup
* 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.
* IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace: Poisonville.
* {{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.]]
* MerchantPrince: Elihu Willsson, the "Czar of Poisonville.". A powerful and rich industrialist, he had enough influence over half of California and de facto rule a city... until he lost control of the corrupt officials and gangs that helped him put down a worker's strike.
* MobWar
* OutlawTown
* PinkertonDetective
* TownWithADarkSecret: The reason why criminals and dirty cops rule Poisonvile - they worked for Elihu to stop a union strike. Since they know his dirty secrets, Elihu doesn't bring in the authorities to clean up the town.
* PlayingBothSides: ''Red Harvest'' actually has more than two factions in play, but...
* PrettyInMink: The only time the Op describes Dinah as pretty is when she's wearing a fur coat.
* ScrewPolitenessImASenior: Elihu Wilsson. Also a case of NoIndoorVoice.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Charles Proctor Dawn, although given that he's a cheap, crook lawyer, this may be more of a case of DelusionsOfEloquence.
* 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.
* TheUnfettered: The Continental Op will get the crooks he's after, no matter what it takes or how many laws he has to break.
* VillainousGlutton: The only thing Dinah Brand likes more than hefty meals and drinks is money, and she'll sell her help and information to the highest bidder. Notably, she's also a [[BigBeautifulWoman Big Beautiful]] [[TheVamp Vamp]].
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->''This damned burgís getting me. If I donít get away soon Iíll be going blood-simple like the natives.''
-->--'''The Continental Op'''

''Red Harvest'' is a seminal novel by DashiellHammett, first published in 1929. It is narrated by The Continental Op, 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.

''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 Coen Brothers's noir film ''MillersCrossing''. ''Red Harvest'' also coined the term 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.

''Red Harvest'' is not related to ''[[ReturnOfTheJedi Blue Harvest: Horror Beyond Imagination]]''.

!!Tropes appearing in this work are:

* AntiHero: The Continental Op
* BadassDriver: Dinah Brand.
* CleanUpTheTown: By applying his trademark method of stirring things up.
* DirtyCop: Chief Noonan and his police force. In fact, they're one of the factions the Op needs to take care of.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The Continental Op never gives his name.
* GambitPileup
* 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.
* IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace: Poisonville.
* {{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.]]
* MerchantPrince: Elihu Willsson, the "Czar of Poisonville.". A powerful and rich industrialist, he had enough influence over half of California and de facto rule a city... until he lost control of the corrupt officials and gangs that helped him put down a worker's strike.
* MobWar
* OutlawTown
* PinkertonDetective
* TownWithADarkSecret: The reason why criminals and dirty cops rule Poisonvile - they worked for Elihu to stop a union strike. Since they know his dirty secrets, Elihu doesn't bring in the authorities to clean up the town.
* PlayingBothSides: ''Red Harvest'' actually has more than two factions in play, but...
* PrettyInMink: The only time the Op describes Dinah as pretty is when she's wearing a fur coat.
* ScrewPolitenessImASenior: Elihu Wilsson. Also a case of NoIndoorVoice.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Charles Proctor Dawn, although given that he's a cheap, crook lawyer, this may be more of a case of DelusionsOfEloquence.
* 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.
* TheUnfettered: The Continental Op will get the crooks he's after, no matter what it takes or how many laws he has to break.
* VillainousGlutton: The only thing Dinah Brand likes more than hefty meals and drinks is money, and she'll sell her help and information to the highest bidder. Notably, she's also a [[BigBeautifulWoman Big Beautiful]] [[TheVamp Vamp]].
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15th Jan '13 12:02:33 PM Gatomon41
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* DirtyCop: Police Chief Noonan and his police force. In fact, they're one of the factions the Op needs to take care of.

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* DirtyCop: Police Chief Noonan and his police force. In fact, they're one of the factions the Op needs to take care of.



* {{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 Wispher was being framed for Tim's murder. Noonan knew nothing about it at all.]]
* MerchantPrince: Elihu Willsson, the "Czar of Poisonville.". A powerful and rich industralist, he had enough influence over half of California and de facto rule a city... until he lost control of the corrupt officials and gangs that helped him put down a worker's strike.

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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 Wispher Whisper was being framed for Tim's murder. Noonan knew nothing about it at all.]]
* MerchantPrince: Elihu Willsson, the "Czar of Poisonville.". A powerful and rich industralist, industrialist, he had enough influence over half of California and de facto rule a city... until he lost control of the corrupt officials and gangs that helped him put down a worker's strike.
14th Jan '13 10:33:17 PM Gatomon41
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* DirtyCop: Police Chief Noonan and his police force. In fact, they're one of the factions the Op needs to take care of.



* IDidWhatIHadToDo

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* IDidWhatIHadToDoIDidWhatIHadToDo: 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.



* MerchantPrince: Elihu Willsson, the "Czar of Poisonville.". A powerful and rich industralist, he had enough influence over half of California and de facto rule a city... until he lost control of the corrupt officals and gangs that helped him put down a worker's strike.

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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 Wispher was being framed for Tim's murder. Noonan knew nothing about it at all.]]
* MerchantPrince: Elihu Willsson, the "Czar of Poisonville.". A powerful and rich industralist, he had enough influence over half of California and de facto rule a city... until he lost control of the corrupt officals officials and gangs that helped him put down a worker's strike.


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* TownWithADarkSecret: The reason why criminals and dirty cops rule Poisonvile - they worked for Elihu to stop a union strike. Since they know his dirty secrets, Elihu doesn't bring in the authorities to clean up the town.


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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.
13th Jan '13 4:44:58 PM nombretomado
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''Red Harvest'' is thought to have been an influence on Creator/AkiraKurosawa's film ''{{Yojimbo}}'', and combined with ''The Glass Key'' is a heavy influence on Coen Brothers's noir film ''MillersCrossing''. ''Red Harvest'' also coined the term 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 ''{{Yojimbo}}'', ''Film/{{Yojimbo}}'', and combined with ''The Glass Key'' is a heavy influence on Coen Brothers's noir film ''MillersCrossing''. ''Red Harvest'' also coined the term 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.
10th Jan '13 7:08:23 PM GoodKnight
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* CleanUpTheTown: By applying his trademark method of stirring things up.
8th Jan '13 10:28:47 AM Specialist290
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* MerchantPrince: Elihu Willsson, the "Czar of Poisonville.". A powerful and rich industralist, he had enough influence over half of California and de facto rule a city... until he lost control of the corrupt officals and gangs that helped him put down a worker's strike.
24th Aug '12 9:45:54 AM ZeronoKamen
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* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Charles Proctor Dawn, although given that he's a cheap, crook lawyer, this may be more of a case of DelusionsOfEloquence.
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