History Film / FirstKnight

21st Aug '15 12:47:54 AM Fireblood
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* NiceToTheWaiter: At the beginning of the film, as Guinevere greets the villagers routed from their homes during a attack, she refuses their attempt at kneeling to her in deference, citing the terrible ordeal they've been through. Later, during the first attempt at kidnapping her, she urges her maids to leave her behind, knowing that it's her the attackers want and not wanting to place them in danger. When she's rescued, her first query is as to their safety.
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* NiceToTheWaiter: At the beginning of the film, as Guinevere greets the villagers routed from their homes during a an attack, she refuses their attempt at kneeling to her in deference, citing the terrible ordeal they've been through. Later, during the first attempt at kidnapping her, she urges her maids to leave her behind, knowing that it's her the attackers want and not wanting to place them in danger. When she's rescued, her first query is as to their safety.

* RapunzelHair: Guinevere
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* RapunzelHair: GuinevereGuinevere.

* RejectionAffection: Guinevere repeatedly rebuffs Lancelot's advances, which he dismisses. . .only for her to finally admit to her feelings just as he's preparing to leave.
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* RejectionAffection: Guinevere repeatedly rebuffs Lancelot's advances, which he dismisses. . .dismisses... only for her to finally admit to her feelings just as he's preparing to leave.

* UnusualEuphemism: Arthur asks Guinevere "have you. . .given yourself to him?" regarding Lancelot. This was probably the term used in those days, but the long pause makes it seems as though he's using the words to substitute for something else.
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* UnusualEuphemism: Arthur asks Guinevere "have you. . ."Have you... given yourself to him?" regarding Lancelot. This was probably the term used in those days, but the long pause makes it seems seem as though he's using the words to substitute for something else.
15th Jul '15 10:41:45 PM Angelus25
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14th Jun '15 9:44:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* AdaptedOut: Usual Arthurian villains Mordred and Morgan le Fay. The villain Prince Malagant is derived from ChretienDeTroyes' Maleagant.
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* AdaptedOut: Usual Arthurian villains Mordred and Morgan le Fay. The villain Prince Malagant is derived from ChretienDeTroyes' Creator/ChretienDeTroyes' Maleagant.
11th Apr '15 12:45:11 AM fusilcontrafusil
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KingArthur (SeanConnery) has spent his entire life bringing justice to the land and wants more than anything else to marry Guinevere and enjoy a peaceful retirement. Despite genuinely caring for him, Guinevere (Julia Ormond) feels it to be her duty to marry him, and its clear that she has a problem with letting obligation make her decisions for her, instead of her heart. Lancelot (Creator/RichardGere) is a wandering mercenary, making as few ties as possible because his family and village were destroyed in the wars. When these three collide, will they save Camelot from its latest threat or doom it?
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KingArthur (SeanConnery) has spent his entire life bringing justice to the land and wants more than anything else to marry Guinevere and enjoy a peaceful retirement. Despite genuinely caring for him, Guinevere (Julia Ormond) feels it to be her duty to marry him, and its clear that she has a problem with letting obligation make her decisions for her, instead of her heart. Lancelot (Creator/RichardGere) is a wandering mercenary, swordsman, making as few ties as possible because his family and village were destroyed in the wars. When these three collide, will they save Camelot from its latest threat or doom it?
11th Apr '15 12:42:23 AM fusilcontrafusil
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* ChekhovsSkill: Lancelot's BladeSpam-and-disarm technique in a friendly bout is seen again in the final battle, when he gains the upper hand in a duel to the death. Though he grabbed Arthur's own sword the second time, so it might seem magical when it's really this trope.
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* ChekhovsSkill: Lancelot's BladeSpam-and-disarm technique in a friendly bout shown at the start of the film is seen again in the final battle, when he gains the upper hand in a duel to the death.battle. Though he grabbed Arthur's own sword the second time, so it might seem magical when it's really this trope.
5th Apr '15 11:12:47 PM DrOO7
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* RejectionAffection: Guinevere repeatedly rebuffs Lancelot's advances, which he dismisses. . .only for her to finally admit to her feelings just as he's preparing to leave.
31st Mar '15 6:28:33 AM DrOO7
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* RapunzelHair: Guinevere
28th Mar '15 11:09:09 PM DrOO7
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* SexySoakedShirt: Lancelot and Guinevere after he saves her for a second time.
28th Mar '15 8:14:23 PM DrOO7
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* UnusualEuphenism: Arthur asks Guinevere "have you. . .given yourself to him?" regarding Lancelot. This was probably the term used in those days, but the long pause makes it seems as though he's using the words to substitute for something else.
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* UnusualEuphenism: UnusualEuphemism: Arthur asks Guinevere "have you. . .given yourself to him?" regarding Lancelot. This was probably the term used in those days, but the long pause makes it seems as though he's using the words to substitute for something else.
28th Mar '15 8:06:06 PM DrOO7
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* TheBigDamnKiss: Arthur and Guinevere after she's rescued from Malagant [[spoiler: and just before he dies]] and Lancelot and Guinevere as he prepares to leave Camelot.

* BlatantLies: Guinevere tells Lancelot, "I don't love you", while trying so hard to avoid making eye contact with him that she practically turns her back to him. * BrokenPedestal: The young man who befriends Lancelot, given the disgusted and angry look on his face during his public trial for treason. Arthur also, citing how he loved Lancelot like a son and was infinitely grateful to him for saving Guinevere's life, only to have it turn out he was pursuing her.

* CharacterDevelopment: Lancelot, as cited below. Goes from being a devil-may-care drifter to someone willing to give up the woman he loves rather than destroy her marriage in order to have her, then willing to give his life for her several times (rescuing her from kidnappers, taking the full blame for their betrayal of Arthur)

* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Malagant ripping off Guinevere's dress. He doesn't rape her--only seconds earlier, he was blasting one of his men for her disheveled state, saying, "I gave orders the lady was not to be harmed!"--but he clearly wants to degrade her and put the fear of that possibility into her.

* FreudianExcuse: Lancelot reveals that his parents were killed in a village attack, thus explaining (a) his BerserkButton-like reaction to such incidents, and (b) his devil-may-care attitude towards life--he's afraid to lose anyone he cares about, so he doesn't permit himself to care about anyone in the first place.

* HonorBeforeReason: After catching Lancelot and Guinevere in an embrace (ironically, she had been completely faithful to Arthur and was merely giving Lancelot a good-bye kiss), Arthur bluntly declares, "As a man, I may forgive. As a king. . .", then declares that two will be tried for treason, in public, lest the people think that he is showing favoritism or leniency that he would never have extended to anyone else, though one can't help but wonder if he also wants to publicly humiliate them for their betrayal. ** That's a pretty serious "good-bye kiss".
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* HonorBeforeReason: After catching Lancelot and Guinevere in an embrace (ironically, she had been completely faithful to Arthur and was merely giving Lancelot a good-bye kiss), embrace, Arthur bluntly declares, "As a man, I may forgive. As a king. . .", then declares that two will be tried for treason, in public, lest the people think that he is showing favoritism or leniency that he would never have extended to anyone else, though one can't help but wonder if he also wants to publicly humiliate them for their betrayal. ** That's a pretty serious "good-bye kiss".betrayal.

* HonorBeforeReason: After catching Lancelot and LoveAtFirstSight: Guinevere in an embrace (ironically, she had been completely faithful has this reaction to Arthur and was merely giving Lancelot a good-bye kiss), Arthur bluntly declares, "As a man, I may forgive. As a king. . .", then declares that two will be tried for treason, in public, lest the people think that he is showing favoritism or leniency that he would never have extended to anyone else, though one can't help but wonder if he also wants to publicly humiliate them for their betrayal. ** That's a pretty serious "good-bye kiss".Lancelot.

* HonorBeforeReason: After catching MeaningfulEcho: Lancelot kisses Guinevere after rescuing her and swears that before she's married, she'll ask him to kiss her again. She doesn't before her wedding, but as he prepares to leave Camelot, states, "I'm asking you", essentially telling him that she returns his feelings. ** The scar on Arthur's hand. As he and Guinevere discuss the injury (a hunting accident), it becomes obvious that this is the moment they fell in an embrace (ironically, love. At his funeral, just before his body is set adrift, she had been completely faithful to kisses it, bidding him farewell. ** In that same scene, Arthur and was merely giving Lancelot a good-bye kiss), Arthur bluntly declares, "As a man, I may forgive. As a king. . .", then declares that two will be tried for treason, in public, lest the people think talks about feeling "the sunlight across his face", representing true love. Just before he dies, he tells her that he is showing favoritism or leniency feels it, letting her know that he would never have extended to anyone else, though one can't help but wonder if he also wants to publicly humiliate them for their betrayal. ** That's a pretty serious "good-bye kiss".forgives her and believes that she does love him.

* HonorBeforeReason: After catching Lancelot and NiceToTheWaiter: At the beginning of the film, as Guinevere in an embrace (ironically, she had been completely faithful to Arthur and was merely giving Lancelot a good-bye kiss), Arthur bluntly declares, "As a man, I may forgive. As a king. . .", then declares that two will be tried for treason, in public, lest greets the people think that he is showing favoritism or leniency that he would never have extended to anyone else, though one can't help but wonder if he also wants to publicly humiliate them for villagers routed from their betrayal. ** That's homes during a pretty serious "good-bye kiss".attack, she refuses their attempt at kneeling to her in deference, citing the terrible ordeal they've been through. Later, during the first attempt at kidnapping her, she urges her maids to leave her behind, knowing that it's her the attackers want and not wanting to place them in danger. When she's rescued, her first query is as to their safety.

* TheParagonAlwaysRebels: Malagant was said to have the greatest of Arthur's knights before he rebelled against him.
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* TheParagonAlwaysRebels: Malagant was said to have been the greatest of Arthur's knights before he rebelled against him.

* TheParagonAlwaysRebels: Malagant was said RescueRomance: Guinevere is clearly attracted to have Lancelot the greatest of Arthur's knights before moment he rebelled against first rescues her from would-be kidnappers. Him saving her the second time pretty much seals the deal on her feelings for him.

* TheParagonAlwaysRebels: Malagant TrailOfBreadCrumbs: Guinevere leaves a strip of cloth from her dress as a clue for Lancelot to follow. * UnusualEuphenism: Arthur asks Guinevere "have you. . .given yourself to him?" regarding Lancelot. This was said to have probably the greatest of Arthur's knights before he rebelled against him.term used in those days, but the long pause makes it seems as though he's using the words to substitute for something else.

* WifeHusbandry: Implied with Arthur and Guinevere. It's mentioned that he was a friend of her father's, which means he had to have known her since she was a child--and the way she talks about him makes it clear that she's loved him since then, which would invert this trope.
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* WifeHusbandry: Implied with Arthur and Guinevere. It's mentioned that he was a friend of her father's, which means he had to have known her since she was a child--and the way she talks about him makes it clear that she's loved him since then, which would invert this trope. then.
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