History Film / AmazingGrace

11th Aug '15 4:12:31 AM TheLyniezian
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* HoYay: It is really easy to read the relationship between Pitt and Wilberforce as an one-sided love-story. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pitt_the_younger#Personal_life Note that Pitt was probably gay in real life.]]
1st May '15 9:35:17 AM Gill0
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** Averted with Benedict Cumberbatch, who actually does somewhat resemble [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3a/William_Pitt_the_Younger_2.jpg William Pitt the Younger]].
17th Feb '15 2:05:50 PM Jeduthun
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* AnswersToTheNameOfGod: The abolitionists are surprised when Lord Charles Fox [[HeelFaceTurn walks in unexpectedly to join their side]], leading to the wry exchange:
-->'''Wilberforce:''' Dear God!\\
'''Fox:''' Well, almost.
27th Aug '14 4:19:22 AM Mareon
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* HoYay: It is really easy to read the relationship between Pitt and Wilberforce as an one-sided love-story. Note thhat Pitt was probably gay in real life.

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* HoYay: It is really easy to read the relationship between Pitt and Wilberforce as an one-sided love-story. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pitt_the_younger#Personal_life Note thhat that Pitt was probably gay in real life.]]
27th Aug '14 4:13:01 AM Mareon
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* HoYay: It is really easy to read the relationship between Pitt and Wilberforce as an one-sided love-story. Note thhat Pitt was probably gay in real life.
3rd May '14 5:37:41 PM Fireblood
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* ShamingTheMob: Wilberforce wines and dines a bunch of important people on a shipdeck, complete with a fancy music quartet, and then sails them straight past the ''Madagascar''--a slave ship. It works.
* WhatYouAreInTheDark: After Wilberforce first brings out his idea he's booed out of court. The after meeting has most of his family and the quakers, however, one of the speakers comes and joins them, William Dolben, who reveals that he's been on a slave ship as part of a journey and having witnessed the cruelty on it, he supports them, but is ashamed that he cannot do it publicly because he represents a town that thrives off it. He still helps put together the ShamingTheMob example. Fox as well, as detailed in HeelFaceTurn.

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* ShamingTheMob: Wilberforce wines and dines a bunch of important people on a shipdeck, complete with a fancy music quartet, and then sails them straight past the ''Madagascar''--a ''Madagascar''-a slave ship. It works.
* WhatYouAreInTheDark: After Wilberforce first brings out his idea he's booed out of court. The after meeting has most of his family and the quakers, Quakers; however, one of the speakers comes and joins them, William Dolben, who reveals that he's been on a slave ship as part of a journey and having witnessed the cruelty on it, he supports them, but is ashamed that he cannot do it publicly because he represents a town that thrives off it. He still helps put together the ShamingTheMob example. Fox as well, as detailed in HeelFaceTurn.
31st Jan '14 6:29:02 AM Jeduthun
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** Also the backstory of Wilberforce's pastor John Newton, who is shown to be very penitential about his past as a slave trader.
31st Jan '14 6:24:55 AM Jeduthun
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* AmazingFreakingGrace

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* AmazingFreakingGraceAmazingFreakingGrace: Wilberforce sings [[TitleDrop the title hymn]] in a pub, mentioning that it was written by his pastor John Newton, a reformed slave trader (adding some resonance to "a wretch like me"). The film uses the familiar tune which was actually [[NewerThanTheyThink not paired with the text until the 19th century]], although since the original tune is lost to history, that's probably a {{justified}} case of artistic license.
2nd Nov '13 2:42:42 AM DrPsyche
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* WhatAreYouInTheDark: After Wilberforce first brings out his idea he's booed out of court. The after meeting has most of his family and the quakers, however, one of the speakers comes and joins them, William Dolben, who reveals that he's been on a slave ship as part of a journey and having witnessed the cruelty on it, he supports them, but is ashamed that he cannot do it publicly because he represents a town that thrives off it. He still helps put together the ShamingTheMob example. Fox as well, as detailed in HeelFceTurn.

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* WhatAreYouInTheDark: WhatYouAreInTheDark: After Wilberforce first brings out his idea he's booed out of court. The after meeting has most of his family and the quakers, however, one of the speakers comes and joins them, William Dolben, who reveals that he's been on a slave ship as part of a journey and having witnessed the cruelty on it, he supports them, but is ashamed that he cannot do it publicly because he represents a town that thrives off it. He still helps put together the ShamingTheMob example. Fox as well, as detailed in HeelFceTurn.HeelFaceTurn.
2nd Nov '13 2:42:06 AM DrPsyche
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* WhatAreYouInTheDark: After Wilberforce first brings out his idea he's booed out of court. The after meeting has most of his family and the quakers, however, one of the speakers comes and joins them, William Dolben, who reveals that he's been on a slave ship as part of a journey and having witnessed the cruelty on it, he supports them, but is ashamed that he cannot do it publicly because he represents a town that thrives off it. He still helps put together the ShamingTheMob example. Fox as well, as detailed in HeelFceTurn.
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