History YMMV / TheThinRedLine

7th Oct '16 8:01:02 AM Wuz
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** Also, none of those nominations were for the actors, which can seem slightly egregious when one sees the performances of Creator//NickNolte and Elias Koteas.

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** Also, none of those nominations were for the actors, which can seem slightly egregious when one sees the performances of Creator//NickNolte Creator/NickNolte and Elias Koteas.
26th Sep '16 11:40:51 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: Averted in general. The film is pretty brutal, warfare is not depicted as something overly glamorous and there's not a word about patriotism (or any other high ideals for that matter). The tone is pretty much very down-to-earth.
** TruthInTelevision: There are no RedShirts, no FiveManBand and few [[CharacterArchetype archetypal characters]], unlike most war films. All the soldiers have slightly different personalities but generally tend to absorb the personality of their unit. AnyoneCanDie, and new faces come in and go throughout the film, like they would in a real unit (the book was based on James Jones' real life experience) subverting the standard fictional narrative arc. Much of the film's narrative is experienced in the characters' heads, and the climactic battle that serves as a formative experience for the entire unit occurs in the first half of the film. In the rest of the film we observe the aftermath.



* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: Averted in general. The film is pretty brutal, warfare is not depicted as something overly glamorous and there's not a word about patriotism (or any other high ideals for that matter). The tone is pretty much very down-to-earth.
** TruthInTelevision: There are no RedShirts, no FiveManBand and few [[CharacterArchetype archetypal characters]], unlike most war films. All the soldiers have slightly different personalities but generally tend to absorb the personality of their unit. AnyoneCanDie, and new faces come in and go throughout the film, like they would in a real unit (the book was based on James Jones' real life experience) subverting the standard fictional narrative arc. Much of the film's narrative is experienced in the characters' heads, and the climactic battle that serves as a formative experience for the entire unit occurs in the first half of the film. In the rest of the film we observe the aftermath.
26th Sep '16 11:40:15 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** Also, none of those nominations were for the actors, which can seem slightly egregious when one sees the performances of Nick Nolte and Elias Koteas.

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** Also, none of those nominations were for the actors, which can seem slightly egregious when one sees the performances of Nick Nolte Creator//NickNolte and Elias Koteas.



* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: Averted in general. The film is pretty brutal, warfare is not depicted as something overly glamorous and there's not a word about patriotism (or any other high ideals for that matter). The tone is pretty much very down-to-earth.
** TruthInTelevision: There are no RedShirts, no FiveManBand and few [[CharacterArchetype archetypal characters]], unlike most war films. All the soldiers have slightly different personalities but generally tend to absorb the personality of their unit. AnyoneCanDie, and new faces come in and go throughout the film, like they would in a real unit (the book was based on James Jones' real life experience) subverting the standard fictional narrative arc. Much of the film's narrative is experienced in the characters' heads, and the climactic battle that serves as a formative experience for the entire unit occurs in the first half of the film. In the rest of the film we observe the aftermath.



* StrawmanHasAPoint: Lt. Colonel Tall is presented as exactly the kind of commander no one would want to work for, a {{Jerkass}} who cares more about glory than about his soldiers' lives. But he may be right about a lot of things, too; men die in war, and Staros may be too compassionate to lead them into it. And when he has a full understanding of the tactical situation he comes up with plans that ultimately work.
%%* TearJerker: [[TearJerker/TheThinRedLine Many, many moments]].

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* StrawmanHasAPoint: Lt. Colonel Tall is presented as exactly the kind of commander no one would want to work for, a {{Jerkass}} who cares more about glory than about his soldiers' lives. But he may be right about a lot of things, too; men die in war, and Staros may be too compassionate to lead them into it. And when he has a full understanding of the tactical situation he comes up with plans that ultimately work.
%%* TearJerker: [[TearJerker/TheThinRedLine Many, many moments]].
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4th Jul '15 10:37:17 PM Silverblade2
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* TearJerker: [[TearJerker/TheThinRedLine Many, many moments]].

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* %%* TearJerker: [[TearJerker/TheThinRedLine Many, many moments]].
20th May '15 5:25:43 PM nombretomado
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* AwardSnub: The film received 7 AcademyAward nominations, and recieved '''''absolutely no wins'''''.

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* AwardSnub: The film received 7 AcademyAward UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nominations, and recieved received '''''absolutely no wins'''''.
19th May '15 4:04:36 AM haloinsider
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* JerkassWoobie: Even Col. Tall inspires some sympathy with his MotiveRant.


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* JerkassWoobie: Even Col. Tall inspires some sympathy with his MotiveRant.
27th Apr '14 6:55:48 AM Crackshot
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** Staros refusing to send more of his men up the hill.
--> '''Staros''': I have lived with these men for two and a half years. I will not order them all to their deaths.
5th Jan '14 2:40:19 AM Odon
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* JerkassWoobie: Even Col. Tall inspires some sympathy with his MotiveRant.
22nd Sep '13 1:06:55 PM shadowblack
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** The Hollywood Foreign Press Association [[hottip:*:who run the Golden Globes]] gave it no nominations, and neither did the [=BAFTAs=].

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** The Hollywood Foreign Press Association [[hottip:*:who [[note]]who run the Golden Globes]] Globes[[/note]] gave it no nominations, and neither did the [=BAFTAs=].
8th May '13 1:22:27 PM Boxen
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* TearJerker: Many, many moments.

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* TearJerker: [[TearJerker/TheThinRedLine Many, many moments.moments]].
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