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[[folder:The John Wayne western movie]]
* AdaptationDisplacement: There was a novel?
* AlasPoorScrappy: Look (Martin's homely Comanche trophy wife) is cringe-inducing in her ModernMinstrelsy....but you ''will'' feel bad when you see her corpse after she's massacred during a cavalry raid.
* AwardSnub: Received no nominations at the Oscars. Rather ironic, considering how the film is now viewed as a masterpiece by Creator/JohnFord, who was otherwise the most rewarded director in the Oscar's history. Of course this was a time when westerns were generally regarded as disposable entertainment and none of Ford's westerns won him an Oscar.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The song ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FS-KeikPmFg The Searchers,]]'' by the Sons of the Pioneers (it starts at 0:19).
* DracoInLeatherPants: Henry Brandon's handsome features and brooding performance as Scar has won him a lot of fans. They also note that the film presents Scar as Ethan's doppelganger and that the Comanches have justifiable FreudianExcuse for attacking settlers what with the whole encroachment on the land, racism and passive genocide.
* EvilIsCool: The Comanches in the film (as played by the Navajo) and Scar are pretty awesome and cool foes. John Milius (screenwriter of Film/ApocalypseNow, director of The Wind and the Lion) admitted on seeing the film that he totally [[RootingForTheEmpire rooted for the Comanches]], saying they were badass awesome warriors ("These are not jackals but Lions!"). He also admits "I wanted to be Scar".
* HarsherInHindsight: While the racism is ''meant'' to make the viewer uncomfortable, modern viewers are still going to be put off far more than the 1950s audience.
* HypeBacklash: Inevitable due to being held up as the greatest western ever.
** SeinfeldIsUnfunny: It's a Western about racism; so what's the big deal? Well, the "big deal" is that it was ''the'' genre-buster for the older, shiny-white-good-guys version of TheWestern, and was so powerful that virtually every Western, and a huge number of films in general that followed, felt compelled either try to respond to it in ''some'' way to avoid being tacky, or to at least homage and acknowledge it. Also, it must be noted that in the classic era, there were very few movies that actually deal with settler/native relations with the same kind of honesty and lack of BlackAndWhiteMorality, as noted by author Sherman Alexie.
* MoralEventHorizon: [[spoiler: Ethan attempts to cross it when he almost kills his niece for marrying a Comanche; he doesn't follow through when he's hit with an arrow.]]
* {{Narm}}: Oh, Lord. Let us count the ways....
** The ''atrocious'' way Lucy Edwards sets her jaw before screaming bloody murder when she realizes that Comanches are approaching the homestead (when a simple OhCrap expression would have been much more effective).
*** The vast majority of the actors, in fact, easily come across as ChewingTheScenery and at times shouting out lines. It kinda says something that Creator/JohnWayne is the most ''subtle'' of the cast.
** The first time we see Henry Brandon as Scar. He is ''obviously'' wearing make-up.
** The actor playing the Indian corpse early on picked a quite unfortunate moment to take a deep breath.
* SpecialEffectsFailure: A bunch, but most prominently, the "dead" Comanches who are clearly breathing.
* VindicatedByHistory: The film was a box-office hit in its day but not regarded as anything more than a typical John Wayne potboiler, at least in America (the French, especially Creator/JeanLucGodard, really liked it). Even Ford fans like Lindsay Anderson were skeptical about it. It was only in the 70s that its reputation grew. It was a major cult film for the UsefulNotes/NewHollywood with Creator/PaulSchrader, Creator/JohnMilius, Creator/GeorgeLucas and Creator/MartinScorsese spearheading the revival of its reputation and talking of its influence.
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[[folder:The British 1960s band]]
* CreatorBacklash: When the band was given "Sugar and Spice", drummer Chris Curtis allegedly hated the song, but eventually agreed to sing the countertenor backing vocables.
* PoorMansSubstitute: The band were often accused of being copies of Music/TheBeatles, although, due to the large amount of British boy bands that were part of the British Invasion, '''every''' band that was not The Beatles were accused of trying to be The Beatles.
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