History Film / GungaDin

10th May '16 12:15:05 AM PaulA
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A classic of the adventure genre. Creator/WilliamGoldman cites this film as one of his all-time favorites in the prologue to ''Literature/ThePrincessBride.''

Semi-remade as the 1962 [[TheWestern Western]] comedy ''Sergeants 3'', which recasts the main characters as U.S. Cavalry sergeants in the 1870s and stars the members of the {{Rat Pack}}.

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A classic of the adventure genre. Creator/WilliamGoldman cites this film as one of his all-time favorites in the prologue to ''Literature/ThePrincessBride.''

Semi-remade as the 1962 [[TheWestern Western]] comedy ''Sergeants 3'', which recasts the main characters as U.S. Cavalry sergeants in the 1870s and stars the members of the {{Rat Pack}}.
Creator/RatPack.
9th May '16 1:38:10 PM Mdumas43073
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A classic of the adventure genre. Creator/WilliamGoldman cites this film as one of his all-time favorites in the prologue to Literature/ThePrincessBride.

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A classic of the adventure genre. Creator/WilliamGoldman cites this film as one of his all-time favorites in the prologue to Literature/ThePrincessBride.
''Literature/ThePrincessBride.''

Semi-remade as the 1962 [[TheWestern Western]] comedy ''Sergeants 3'', which recasts the main characters as U.S. Cavalry sergeants in the 1870s and stars the members of the {{Rat Pack}}.

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1st Nov '15 6:53:52 PM nombretomado
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It's the height of TheRaj, and telegraph wires are the most important tool in maintaining order and keeping everything shipshape. So when telegraph wires to a remote outpost have been sabotaged -- under mysterious circumstances, no less -- it's up to a troublemaking trio of officers to investigate. Although hot-blooded and perhaps impetuous, Cutter, [=McChesney=], and Ballantine are recognized for having a lot of smarts, plenty of courage, and a good gut instinct between them. So they're sent off in service of Queen and Country. But there's a time limit on this adventure, as Ballantine has to get married, and possibly end their camaraderie for good. So, obviously, Cutter and [=McChesney=] have to stop him!

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It's the height of TheRaj, UsefulNotes/TheRaj, and telegraph wires are the most important tool in maintaining order and keeping everything shipshape. So when telegraph wires to a remote outpost have been sabotaged -- under mysterious circumstances, no less -- it's up to a troublemaking trio of officers to investigate. Although hot-blooded and perhaps impetuous, Cutter, [=McChesney=], and Ballantine are recognized for having a lot of smarts, plenty of courage, and a good gut instinct between them. So they're sent off in service of Queen and Country. But there's a time limit on this adventure, as Ballantine has to get married, and possibly end their camaraderie for good. So, obviously, Cutter and [=McChesney=] have to stop him!
11th Apr '15 12:48:14 AM PaulA
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* ATasteOfTheLash: Happens to Cutter.

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Happens to Cutter.
8th Apr '15 9:57:06 AM Kooshmeister
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* InSeriesNickname: Ballantine repeatedly calls [=McChesney=] "[=McCheesecake=]."
8th Apr '15 9:47:38 AM Kooshmeister
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* TheDandy: Ballantine, at least compared to his friends. They routinely rib him for it. Higgenbotham could also qualify, being even more prim and proper than Ballantine.
8th Apr '15 9:46:16 AM Kooshmeister
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* PapaWolf: [=McChesney=] where Annie is concerned. When he thinks the Thugs have kidnapped her (actually it was Cutter and Din) he flies into a furious rant and rallies the troops, vowing to "breaking every Thug's back in India" if they've hurt his beloved elephant.


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* TeamPet: Annie the elephant.
8th Apr '15 9:40:20 AM Kooshmeister
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* DiscretionShot: We don't actually see what happens to the Guru after he leaps into the SnakePit.
8th Apr '15 9:39:00 AM Kooshmeister
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* DressingAsTheEnemy: Cutter kills a Thug so Din can dress in his robes and slip away unnoticed.


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* RefugeInAudacity: Cutter pretends to be drunk and stumble into the middle of the Thuggee ceremony, declaring that everyone is under arrest. Turns out it's just a distraction so Din can escape.
8th Apr '15 9:34:53 AM Kooshmeister
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* CulturalPosturing: The Guru of the cult proclaims that "India was a mighty nation while Englishmen still dwelt in caves and painted themselves blue."
* HijackedByJesus: In Gunga Din, the villains are worshipers of Kali, who is described as "the goddess of blood," who smiles at warfare, torture, and human sacrifice. Her cult that murders indiscriminately, as many as thirty thousand people per year! To rub in the salt, the movie is prefaced with a line saying that the depiction of her and her worship is "based on historical fact." When in fact, Kali has a terrifying aspect, but she is just another aspect of a greater feminine deity, and her realm is time and natural change as much as righteous destruction.

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* CulturalPosturing: The Guru of the cult proclaims that "India was a mighty nation while Englishmen still dwelt in caves and painted themselves blue."
* HeroicSacrifice: Gunga Din blowing his bugle to alert the British troops to danger, at the cost of his own life.
* HijackedByJesus: In Gunga Din, the The villains are worshipers of Kali, who is described as "the goddess of blood," who smiles at warfare, torture, and human sacrifice. Her cult that murders indiscriminately, as many as thirty thousand people per year! To rub in the salt, the movie is prefaced with a line saying that the depiction of her and her worship is "based on historical fact." When in fact, Kali has a terrifying aspect, but she is just another aspect of a greater feminine deity, and her realm is time and natural change as much as righteous destruction.


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* VitriolicBestBuds: The three main characters, but especially Ballantine and [=McChesney=].
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