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YMMV / The Wind and the Lion

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  • Awesome Music: The score is by Jerry Goldsmith.
  • Tear Jerker
    • Raisuli says goodbye to Mrs. Pedicaris.
    • Theodore Roosevelt reads Raisuli's letter while sitting with the grizzly bear
    • Raisuli's last line: "Is there not one thing in your life that is worth losing everything for?"
  • Values Dissonance:
    • No modern movie would allow even an rapscallion of a love interest be introduced by backhanding the female lead.
    • The film often portrays random Berbers as man children, something that wouldn't fly with modern audiences.
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    • White, Scottish Sean Connery...portraying a Middle Eastern man. Yeah...
  • Values Resonance: That said, the movie's very pointed depiction of Western imperialism and Middle Eastern politics has held up remarkably well over the years. Even today it's hard to imagine a character like Raisuli being the heroic lead of a mainstream Hollywood movie.


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