History Film / ChariotsOfFire

19th May '15 5:00:42 PM nombretomado
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''Chariots of Fire'' is based on the two RealLife athletes Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell, who competed for Britain in the 1924 Olympics. The film does have a large dash of HollywoodHistory, but was still impressive enough to win the [[AcademyAward best picture Oscar]].
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''Chariots of Fire'' is based on the two RealLife athletes Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell, who competed for Britain in the 1924 Olympics. The film does have a large dash of HollywoodHistory, but was still impressive enough to win the [[AcademyAward [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward best picture Oscar]].

* DarkHorseVictory: Won the AcademyAward despite the fierce competition of ''{{Reds}}'' and ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''.
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* DarkHorseVictory: Won the AcademyAward UsefulNotes/AcademyAward despite the fierce competition of ''{{Reds}}'' and ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''.
16th Apr '15 1:42:28 PM FordPrefect
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** Abrahams finished last in the 200 meters after winning gold in the 100. This was changed to before in the movie to make that win more of a triumph. ** Eric knew for months a heat for the 100 meters was on a Sunday, and had long since arranged to run the 400 instead. This just wouldn't be that interesting to play out on film.
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** Abrahams finished last in the 200 meters after winning gold in the 100. This was changed to before in the The movie puts the loss first to make that the win more of a triumph. ** Eric knew for months that a heat for the 100 meters was on a Sunday, and had long since arranged to run the 400 instead. This just wouldn't be that interesting to play out on film.

** Sybil was never the lead singer for an opera company. As a matter of fact she seems to have been confused with a different Sybil, who was.
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** Sybil was never the lead singer for an opera company. As a matter of fact fact, she seems to have been confused with a different Sybil, who was.

* AvoidTheDreadedGRating: A cricket match at the beginning was changed in the US release to a scene where Harold and Aubrey see some disfigured UsefulNotes/WorldWarI veterans at a train station, with an utterance of the word "Shit" .
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* AvoidTheDreadedGRating: A cricket match at the beginning was changed in the US release to a scene where Harold and Aubrey see some disfigured UsefulNotes/WorldWarI veterans at a train station, with an utterance of the word "Shit" ."Shit".

* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Eric. In his case it is better handled than many for he is also nice, friendly, and makes you think that GoodFeelsGood.
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* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Eric. In his case it is better handled than many many, for he is also nice, friendly, and makes you think that GoodFeelsGood.

* PatrioticFervor: A notably amiable form in which everyone was greeting each other's flags, etc. and assuming themselves and everyone else was part of a {{True Companions}}hip of nations. Mostly TruthInTelevision since this was soon after UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne and more vitriolic forms of patriotic fervor were frowned upon.
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* PatrioticFervor: A notably amiable form in which everyone was greeting each other's flags, etc. and assuming themselves that they and everyone else was were part of a {{True Companions}}hip of nations. Mostly TruthInTelevision TruthInTelevision, since this was soon after UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne and more vitriolic forms of patriotic fervor were frowned upon.
4th Mar '15 11:18:31 PM allium
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* DeadpanSnarker: Mussabini at the Scottish Games. --->'''Colonel Kenny''': Well, to battle. I hope you enjoy the games. ''(walks off)'' --->'''Mussabini''': ''(after a few seconds)'' "Games"? You must be joking. I've seen better organized riots.
28th Feb '15 9:45:10 AM jamespolk
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* CreativeClosingCredits: The major players who were in the opening/closing running-on-the-beach sequence are credited on-screen during the closing version.

* SpinningPaper: Surely one of the last films to play this trope dead straight.
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* SpinningPaper: Surely one of the last films to play this trope dead straight.straight, as Spinning Paper recounts Liddell's refusal to run the 100m.

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* SpinningPaper: Surely one of VideoCredits: The major players who were in the last films to play this trope dead straight.opening/closing running-on-the-beach sequence are credited on-screen during the closing version.
8th Jul '14 4:57:59 PM MarkLungo
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* ParodiesOfFire: The TropeMaker, obviously.
18th Apr '14 3:28:32 AM LongLiveHumour
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* AvoidTheDreadedGRating: A cricket match at the beginning was changed in the US release to a scene where Harold and Aubrey see some disfigured UsefulNotes/WorldWarI veterans at a train station, with an utterence of the word "Shit" .
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* AvoidTheDreadedGRating: A cricket match at the beginning was changed in the US release to a scene where Harold and Aubrey see some disfigured UsefulNotes/WorldWarI veterans at a train station, with an utterence utterance of the word "Shit" .

* PatrioticFervor: A notably amiable form in which everyone was greeting each other's flags, etc. and assuming themselves and everyone else was part of a {{True Companions}}hip of nations. Mostly TruthInTelevision since this was soon after WorldWarOne and more vitriolic forms of patriotic fervor were frowned upon.
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* PatrioticFervor: A notably amiable form in which everyone was greeting each other's flags, etc. and assuming themselves and everyone else was part of a {{True Companions}}hip of nations. Mostly TruthInTelevision since this was soon after WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne and more vitriolic forms of patriotic fervor were frowned upon.
17th Apr '14 9:30:02 AM Ecclytennysmithylove
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Trivia
* BeamMeUpScotty: The title score was never played at the triumphant scenes, despite what parodies do.
17th Apr '14 7:24:31 AM foxfireman
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* DeterminedExpression: Most of the runners look like this right before the starting pistol fires.
17th Apr '14 7:22:02 AM foxfireman
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17th Apr '14 7:22:01 AM foxfireman
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* OhCrap: Lindsay has a flash of panic after his teammates wish him luck and leave him alone at the starting line, staring down the track he's about to run. It's replaced by a DeterminedExpression as he prepares to race.
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