History YMMV / MillersCrossing

1st Apr '18 7:22:07 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* HateSink: Bernie is a smirking, backstabbing waste of flesh.
2nd Mar '18 12:24:07 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* BetterOnDVD: You'll need multiple viewings to [[FridgeBrilliance understand the plot completely.]]

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* BetterOnDVD: You'll need multiple viewings to [[FridgeBrilliance understand the plot completely.]]



* FridgeBrilliance: How did Tom figure he could get away with pretending to shoot Bernie without any witnesses in the woods? [[spoiler:Because he already knew Bernie, being a [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder chronic back-stabber]], would want to blackmail Tom for that "act" of mercy. And would have to stage someone else's body when Caspar or the Dane would check for one, to keep Tom alive.]] Tom did it [[spoiler:because killing Bernie ''then'' wouldn't save Leo from Caspar's war]].
** Why such a ridiculously complicated plan in setting everyone against each other? Eddie Dane -- the Dane nearly saw through everything anyway on multiple occasions, with Tom's luck alone saving him.
** An offhand remark from Leo early in the film, as well as the depiction of both characters, suggests Tom's the real power in Leo's regime. While Tom's forced out by movie's end, he ultimately still does Leo a favor by putting him in a position where Tom's no longer needed, since Leo's the only man left standing.



* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: Usually 'Danny Boy' is there to heighten or foreshadow tragedy. Leo plays it while lounging around in his bathrobe when guys burst in with tommyguns in hand and their hats on their heads, he sure looks like the SacrificialLion. But not quite. For added Badassery, he casually relights his cigar with his smoking gun while gazing at the flaming wreckage. Also doubles as SoundtrackDissonance.

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Usually 'Danny Boy' "Danny Boy" is there to heighten or foreshadow tragedy. Leo plays it while lounging around in his bathrobe when guys burst in with tommyguns in hand and their hats on their heads, he sure looks like the SacrificialLion. But not quite. For added Badassery, he casually relights his cigar with his smoking gun while gazing at the flaming wreckage. Also doubles as SoundtrackDissonance.
13th Jan '18 10:21:20 AM ThallianGold
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** An offhand remark from Leo early in the film, as well as the depiction of both characters, suggests Tom's the real power in Leo's regime. While Tom's forced out by movie's end, he ultimately still does Leo a favor by putting him in a position where Tom's no longer needed, since Leo's the only man left standing.
16th Oct '17 6:36:55 PM Luigifan
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* BetterOnDVD: You'll need multiple viewings the [[FridgeBrilliance understand the plot completely.]]

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* BetterOnDVD: You'll need multiple viewings the to [[FridgeBrilliance understand the plot completely.]]



* FridgeBrilliance: How did Tom figure he could get away with pretending to shoot Bernie without any witnesses in the woods? [[spoiler:Because he already knew Bernie, being a chronic back-stabber, would want to blackmail Tom for that "act" of mercy. And would have to stage someone else's body when Caspar or the Dane would check for one, to keep Tom alive.]] Tom did it [[spoiler:because killing Bernie ''then'' wouldn't save Leo from Caspar's war.]]

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* FridgeBrilliance: How did Tom figure he could get away with pretending to shoot Bernie without any witnesses in the woods? [[spoiler:Because he already knew Bernie, being a [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder chronic back-stabber, back-stabber]], would want to blackmail Tom for that "act" of mercy. And would have to stage someone else's body when Caspar or the Dane would check for one, to keep Tom alive.]] Tom did it [[spoiler:because killing Bernie ''then'' wouldn't save Leo from Caspar's war.]]war]].



* HilariousInHindsight: Hilarious in production, actually. Miller's Crossing features a venal and corrupt police force. To fit the Prohibition-era setting, a lot of shooting was done in New Orleans ... where the crew ran into NOPD officers who eagerly solicited bribes to keep the shoot running smoothly.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Hilarious in production, actually. Miller's Crossing features [[DirtyCop a venal and corrupt police force. force]]. To fit the Prohibition-era setting, a lot of shooting was done in New Orleans ...Orleans... where the crew ran into NOPD officers who eagerly solicited bribes to keep the shoot running smoothly.
12th Dec '16 2:45:15 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* MoralEventHorizon: If you don't hate Bernie already when it turns out that he [[spoiler:killed Mink, his own lover]], you surely will when he [[spoiler:tries to blackmail Tom, betraying his trust]].
6th Feb '16 12:16:39 PM Freshmeat
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** Coen Brothers fans won't get too upset if you put ''Miller's Crossing'' in the MagnumOpus conversation with ''Film/TheBigLebowski'', ''Film/{{Fargo}}'' and ''Film/NoCountryForOldMen''.
20th Dec '15 5:06:53 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* HateSink: Bernie is a smirking, backstabbing waste of flesh.



* TheScrappy: Bernie makes [[Film/ThereWillBeBlood Eli Sunday]] look like Creator/ChuckNorris.
1st Aug '15 12:26:33 PM erforce
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* AwardSnub: Wasn't remembered at Oscar time, ignored in favor of GoodFellas and [[TheGodfather Godfather Part III]]. Granted, GoodFellas deserved the love, but Part III? It was just a rough year to be an epic gangster film.

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* AwardSnub: Wasn't remembered at Oscar time, ignored in favor of GoodFellas ''Film/GoodFellas'' and [[TheGodfather Godfather Part III]]. ''Film/TheGodfatherPartIII''. Granted, GoodFellas ''Film/GoodFellas'' deserved the love, but Part III? ''Part III''? It was just a rough year to be an epic gangster film.
24th May '15 11:01:38 PM erforce
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* TheScrappy: Bernie makes [[Film/ThereWillBeBlood Eli Sunday]] look like ChuckNorris.

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* TheScrappy: Bernie makes [[Film/ThereWillBeBlood Eli Sunday]] look like ChuckNorris.Creator/ChuckNorris.



** Coen Brothers fans won't get too upset if you put ''Miller's Crossing'' in the MagnumOpus conversation with ''TheBigLebowski'', ''{{Fargo}}'' and ''NoCountryForOldMen''.

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** Coen Brothers fans won't get too upset if you put ''Miller's Crossing'' in the MagnumOpus conversation with ''TheBigLebowski'', ''{{Fargo}}'' ''Film/TheBigLebowski'', ''Film/{{Fargo}}'' and ''NoCountryForOldMen''.''Film/NoCountryForOldMen''.
13th Mar '15 4:34:38 PM ThallianGold
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** Why such a ridiculously complicated plan in setting everyone against each other? Eddie Dane -- the Dane nearly saw through everything anyway on multiple occasions, with Tom's luck alone saving him.
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