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The cynical attitude toward recruited infantry in the face of ever more powerful field artillery is the source of the term cannon fodder, first used by François-René de Chateaubriand, in 1814 ; however, the concept of regarding soldiers as nothing more than " food for powder " was mentioned by William Shakespeare as early as 1598, in Henry IV, Part 1.
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The film portrays General Allenby as cynical and manipulative, with a superior attitude to Lawrence, but there is much evidence that Allenby and Lawrence respected and liked each other.
Her polished manners and superior attitude make her no friends among the rest of the aspiring actresses living there, particularly her new roommate, flippant, cynical dancer Jean Maitland ( Ginger Rogers ).
* Peter McVries-Peter McVries is a well-muscled and athletically fit young man with a sardonic sense of humor and a cynical attitude.
Mitchum's cynical, mischievous attitude through his career had led him to shrug off fame as a fluke.
In 1498 ( fifteen years after the death of Louis XI of France ), Commines's work was completed ( first published in 1524 in Paris ), and is considered a historical record of immense importance, largely because of its author's cynical and forthright attitude to the events and machinations he had witnessed.
With its explicit language and cynical attitude to politicians, it roused one British Member of Parliament's ire at the magazine's partial funding by the British Arts Council.
Starring Chita Rivera, Jerry Orbach and Gwen Verdon in her last Broadway role, it suffered from a cynical attitude, which contrasted with the record-breaking popularity of A Chorus Line.
The frequent exposure to death and hardship often leads to a cynical and callous attitude as well as a character trait known today as post-traumatic stress characterizes many hardboiled protagonists.
Clifford's attitude to McCloud became one of cynical antagonism, bordering at times on extreme rage, but usually tempered with a grudging respect for McCloud's ability to solve the most difficult of cases.
The usual subject matter of the group includes: environmentalism, poverty, anguish and family troubles, as well as the denouncing of consumerism, exploitation, state-controlled gambling, cynical government attitude and political apathy.
Despite this cynical and childish attitude, Beetlejuice prove to be a profound and insightful person, frequently reciting quotes of philosophical and humanitarian importance ( but of course, Beetlejuice rarely follow his own lessons and lectures ).
In his anti-Napoleonic pamphlet " De Buonaparte et des Bourbons ", published in 1814, he criticized the cynical attitude towards recruits, that prevailed in the end of Napoleon's reign: " On en était venu à ce point de mépris pour la vie des hommes et pour la France, d ' appeler les conscrits la matière première et la chair à canon " — " the contempt for the lives of men and for France herself has come to the point of calling the conscripts ' the raw material ' and ' the cannon fodder.
Iyall was observed by Mother Jones to be among a new group of female fronted rock bands that displayed a " tough, wry, street-wise, cynical " attitude and sought to redefine the role of women in rock music.
Fleming also displayed a somewhat cynical attitude to the business community, dismissing appeals to the common good with the remark " the end of every private merchant is not the common good but his particular profit ".
Although he opposed The Beast, Spider is not loyal to any political party or organization, and his initial support of The Smiler was tinged with contempt at his cynical attitude and false altruism.
He also has a significantly gruffer and more cynical attitude, partly because, as the villain Rebel insinuates, Damage was left badly scarred, but alive, by Zoom.
The film's amoral characters and cynical attitude toward violence ( including a scene where Lancaster's character threatens to murder child hostages ) were considered shocking at the time and influenced future Westerns such as The Magnificent Seven, Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch, and the films of Sergio Leone.
Always acting cool, his cynical personality and his " always get the job done " attitude can make him seem like a very cold and dark character.
She grew up with a neglectful, alcoholic, adoptive mother and a sexually abusive, alcoholic stepfather which gave her a cynical attitude and a pessimistic view on life.
Despite Gert's cynical attitude, she rarely argued with Nico's decisions and was usually prepared to stand by her friend.
Gert's cynical attitude breaks when after resuscitating Chase from drowning ( after their last encounter with the Pride ), she shares a passionate kiss after he awakens ; it's generally accepted that Chase and Gert become a couple at this point.
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Odie is usually portrayed as naïve, happy, affectionate and blissfully unaware of Garfield's cynical, sadistic nature, despite the physical abuse Garfield exhibits toward him, including regularly kicking him off the kitchen table or tricking him into going over the edge himself.
This trend towards court-based tragedy was contemporary with a change in dramatic tastes toward the satiric and cynical, beginning before the death of Elizabeth I but becoming ascendant in the few years following.
As it tended toward a cynical view of the film industry ( especially Hollywood ), Hotdog could have been regarded as an editorially partisan publication.
cynical and recruited
Peter Weir cast Mel Gibson in the role of the cynical Frank Dunne, and newcomer Mark Lee was recruited to play the idealistic Archy Hamilton after participating in a photo session for the director.
According to contemporary art critic and curator Karen Wilkin, Géricault's painting acts as a " cynical indictment of the bungling malfeasance of France's post-Napoleonic officialdom, much of which was recruited from the surviving families of the Ancien Régime ".
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In the 1970s, the happy face ( and the accompanying " have a nice day " mantra ) is also said to have become a zombifying hollow sentiment, emblematic of Nixon-era America and the passing from the optimism of the Summer of Love into the more cynical decade that followed.
The 1942 Casablanca centers on the development of conscience in the cynical American Rick Blaine ( Humphrey Bogart ) in the face of oppression by the Nazis and the example of the resistance leader Victor Laszlo. The David Lean and Robert Bolt screenplay for Doctor Zhivago ( an adaptation of Boris Pasternak's novel ) focuses strongly on the conscience of a doctor-poet in the midst of the Russian Revolution ( in the end " the walls of his heart were like paper "). The 1982 Ridley Scott film Blade Runner focuses on the struggles of conscience between and within a bounty hunter ( Rick Deckard ( Harrison Ford )) and a renegade replicant android ( Roy Batty ( Rutger Hauer )) in a future society which refuses to accept that forms of artificial intelligence can have aspects of being such as conscience.
The Hollywood Reporter called it " ruthless and cynical ... a distorted study of corruption and mob psychology that ... is nothing more than a brazen, uncalled-for slap in the face of two respected and frequently effective American institutions-democratic government and the free press.
On the human side, various subplots run through the novel, contrasting the " official " heroism of NASA with the human fallibilities of the cast — the difficulties the Kolffs face in integrating into American society ; Norman Grant's initial embrace of the space program and his abandonment of it as it no longer serves his political aims, while his unstable wife and their daughter fall in with a highly intelligent but cynical cult leader calling himself Leopold Strabismus who exploits first the UFO craze and then an anti-scientific creationist agenda to increase his fortune ; Randy Claggett's womanizing ; the contrast between Stanley and Rachel Mott's ordered, rational existence and their troubled relationship with their sons, and John Pope's unusual yet supportive relationship with his lawyer wife Penny.
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Vimes is all-but-shocked at Vetinari's disturbingly cynical ( and probably disturbingly accurate ) view of the world, he in turn has been called " the most cynical bastard that ever walked under the sun " ( in Going Postal ).
In a cynical attempt to prevent the surrender, Hitler promoted Friedrich Paulus, commander of the 6th Army to Field Marshal, because no German of that rank had ever surrendered.
I am neither of a melancholy nor a cynical disposition, and am as willing and as apt to be pleased as anybody ; but I am sure that since I have had the full use of my reason nobody has ever heard me laugh.
There was something like a cynical sneer in his manner of bringing out his sentences, which made him look like Mephistopheles alive, and I do not remember ever to have heard a public speaker who stirred in me so decided a disinclination to believe what he said.
I cried last night Lytton, whilst he slept by my side sleeping happily — I cried to think of a savage cynical fate which had made it impossible for my love ever to be used by you ...".
He was asked to withdraw his resignation and rejoin with promises of reform at the Indian Museum, however he wrote that I stuck to my resolve that if the position at the Indian Museum was to be improved by my efforts no cynical potentate at Simla should ever say that I had got it altered for my own benefit.
* The Rank and File song " I Went Walking ," on their 1982 album Sundown, presents a cynical look at the St. Mark's Place of that time, containing the lines: " Have you ever seen a sheep in a porkpie hat?
Hermias relies rather on cynical and skeptical culture critique and on philosophical biographies and anedoctes than in their real writings if he had ever read them.
Disillusioned and cynical, though clear-sighted as ever, he was henceforth before all things an Austrian, more Austrian on occasion even than Metternich, e. g., when, during the final stages of the campaign of 1814, he expressed the hope that Metternich would substitute Austria for Europe in his diplomacy and — strange advice from the old hater of Napoleon and of France — secure an Austro-French alliance by maintaining the husband of Marie Louise on the throne of France.