History Film / GorillasInTheMist

26th Oct '15 5:42:06 AM KneadToKnow
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* IncurableCoughOfDeath: {{Subverted}}. If you don't know the story of how Dian Fossey died, you're liable to think her nagging cough late in the film, combined with her constant smoking earlier in the film, is foreshadowing a death by lung cancer. [[spoiler:You would be brutally wrong]].
26th Jun '15 2:51:47 PM Snicka
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* PrimalChestPound: Dian beats her chest when she imitates the gorillas' behaviour to blend in with the group. The scene is a bit of a FridgeLogic, considering that chest-beating often means a display of dominance or a challenge to fight - probably not the best idea when you are trying to earn the trust of a 300-pound silverback.
27th Apr '15 8:20:37 AM Morgenthaler
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->You like this ring? You want to keep the hand this ring is on? If I see or hear or smell you anywhere near my gorillas, you'll be writing with your other hand and I'll have a new ashtray. -->'''Dian Fossey'''
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->You [[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/72a40f32c997ec3e84f665075c04b79e.jpg]] ->''"You like this ring? You want to keep the hand this ring is on? If I see or hear or smell you anywhere near my gorillas, you'll be writing with your other hand and I'll have a new ashtray. -->'''Dian ashtray."'' -->-- '''Dian Fossey'''

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->You like this ring? You want to keep the hand this ring is on? If I see or hear or smell you anywhere near my gorillas, you'll be writing with your other hand and I'll have a new ashtray. -->'''Dian Fossey'''
14th Nov '14 5:53:32 PM fusilcontrafusil
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* {{Biopic}}: Of Fossey. While the film uses the title of her own partly autobiographical book, it is also based on other books and articles [[spoiler:written after her death]]. A subplot of the film is Fossey's affair with a ''National Geographic'' photographer, which isn't mentioned in her book.

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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: Made just a few years after [[spoiler:Dian Fossey's murder in December 1985]].
14th Nov '14 5:40:52 PM fusilcontrafusil
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A 1988 film directed by Michael Apted, GorillasInTheMist starred Creator/SigourneyWeaver as RealLife naturalist [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dian_Fossey Dian Fossey]]. Fossey was one of "Leakey's Angels", at the time the world's leading researchers in the field of primates, inspired by anthropologist [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Leakey Louis Leakey]]. In the 1960's, she traveled deep into the isolated jungles of Rwanda to study endangered mountain gorillas. Fossey devoted her life to ending poaching at the cost of her relationships with the people around her. Her fight became more and more heated, to the extreme ends of confronting the Rwandan government and eventually burning down a poachers' village, which quickly put her in their crosshairs.
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A 1988 film directed by Michael Apted, GorillasInTheMist ''Gorillas in the Mist'' starred Creator/SigourneyWeaver as RealLife naturalist [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dian_Fossey Dian Fossey]]. Fossey was one of "Leakey's Angels", at the time the world's leading researchers in the field of primates, inspired by anthropologist [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Leakey Louis Leakey]]. In the 1960's, 1960s, she traveled deep into the isolated jungles of Rwanda to study endangered mountain gorillas. Fossey devoted her life to ending poaching at the cost of her relationships with the people around her. Her fight became more and more heated, to the extreme ends of confronting the Rwandan government and eventually burning down a poachers' village, which quickly put her in their crosshairs.
14th Nov '14 5:37:32 PM fusilcontrafusil
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* GoryDiscretionShot: When [[spoiler:Dian is killed in her sleep with a machete, all we see is the killer in shadow and her blood splashing [[RuleOfSymbolism onto a photograph of the gorillas.]]]
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* GoryDiscretionShot: When [[spoiler:Dian is killed in her sleep with a machete, all we see is the killer in shadow and her blood splashing [[RuleOfSymbolism onto a photograph of the gorillas.]]]]]]]
14th Nov '14 5:37:03 PM fusilcontrafusil
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* GoryDiscretionShot: When [[spoiler:Dian is killed in her sleep with a machete, all we see is the killer in shadow and her blood splashing [[RuleOfSymbolism onto a photograph of the gorillas.]]]

* RealLifeWritesThePlot
7th Oct '14 3:12:04 AM Snicka
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* EvilPoacher: Dian has to defend the gorillas from poachers. [[spoiler: They kill Dian in the end.]]
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* EvilPoacher: Dian has to defend the gorillas from poachers.poachers, who come off as this due to Dian being the POV character. [[spoiler: They kill Dian in the end.]]
7th Oct '14 3:09:53 AM Snicka
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The first one is a misuse, the other is Trivia
* AllYourPowersCombined: Universal and Warner Bros. were planning separate movies about Dian Fossey; the two agreed to collaborate on a single movie ([[Film/TheToweringInferno not the first time Warner Bros. did this kind of thing]]).

* DuelingMovies: Averted (see AllYourPowersCombined above).
7th Oct '14 3:07:30 AM Snicka
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* EvilPoacher: Dian has to defend the gorillas from poachers. [[spoiler: They kill Dian in the end.]]
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