History Film / JohnnyEnglish

8th Feb '16 8:11:36 PM Josh47
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add clarification
** There's also the notion that Mr. Sauvage only becomes King Pascal at the moment the crown touches his head, when actually (assuming that Elizabeth II's abdication and Pascal's claim to the throne are recognised), he would be monarch as soon as the abdication form was signed. The coronation is just a ceremony.
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** There's also the notion that Mr. Sauvage only becomes King Pascal at the moment the crown touches his head, when actually (assuming that Elizabeth II's abdication and Pascal's claim to the throne are recognised), he would be monarch as soon as the abdication form was signed.signed and Parliament has given consent. The coronation is just a ceremony.
24th Jan '16 1:43:12 AM Josh47
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add about what if the Queen were to renounce the throne for her family as well (as in the film)
** In any case, even were Elizabeth to abdicate, Prince Charles would be next in line.
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** In any case, even were Elizabeth to abdicate, Prince Charles would be next in line. If she were to renounce the throne for her descendants as well, the next in line would be David Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley.[[note]]son of Princess Margaret, the Queen's sister[[/note]]
24th Jan '16 1:37:44 AM Josh47
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fix typos
* ArtisticLicenseLaw + ArtisticLicenseHistory: With respect to the (albeit unwritten) Constitution and the power of the Crown. In RealLife, you could ''not'' get the Queen to abdicate with the stroke of a pen,[[note]]it requires an Act of all Parliaments in nations where she is head of stat[[/note]] and whilst the bit where [[spoiler: all land in the country is technically the possession of the Crown and can be confiscated at will]] needs clarification,[[note]]and it would probably violate human rights law/treaties[[/note]] the monarch has very little actual power, which is ''de facto'' exercised by their government. It also ignores historical precedent concerning [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_I_of_England#Execution what happens to monarchs who try to exercise too much personal power]]. Of course all of this is (thankfully?) ignored in favour of RuleOfFunny and a good story (see below).
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* ArtisticLicenseLaw + ArtisticLicenseHistory: With respect to the (albeit unwritten) Constitution and the power of the Crown. In RealLife, you could ''not'' get the Queen to abdicate with the stroke of a pen,[[note]]it requires an Act of all Parliaments in nations where she is head of stat[[/note]] state[[/note]] and whilst the bit where [[spoiler: all land in the country is technically the possession of the Crown and can be confiscated at will]] needs clarification,[[note]]and it would probably violate human rights law/treaties[[/note]] the monarch has very little actual power, which is ''de facto'' exercised by their government. It also ignores historical precedent concerning [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_I_of_England#Execution what happens to monarchs who try to exercise too much personal power]]. Of course all of this is (thankfully?) ignored in favour of RuleOfFunny and a good story (see below).

** Furthermore, in real life a coronation takes more than a year to organise, rather than just days as this film suggests. Also, it seems unlikely that a monarch would be allowed to quietly slip away to a castle in France so soon before getting crowned.[note]It is traditional for the monarch to spend the night before in the Speaker's apartment of the Palace of Westminster.[/note]
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** Furthermore, in real life a coronation takes more than a year to organise, rather than just days as this film suggests. Also, it seems unlikely that a monarch would be allowed to quietly slip away to a castle in France so soon before getting crowned.[note]It [[note]]It is traditional for the monarch to spend the night before in the Speaker's apartment of the Palace of Westminster.[/note][[/note]]
27th Dec '15 12:20:07 PM bt8257
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* Redshirt: [[spoiler:Agent One]].
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* Redshirt: RedShirt: [[spoiler:Agent One]].
27th Dec '15 12:19:03 PM bt8257
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* Foreshadowing: [[spoiler:Johnny's line to Sauvage: "My bottom will be King of England before you are."]]
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* Foreshadowing: {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:Johnny's line to Sauvage: "My bottom will be King of England before you are."]]
26th Nov '15 8:10:10 AM Morgenthaler
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Moved to the Trivia tab.
* CastingGag: ** Amusingly, Series/{{Blackadder}} I (Creator/RowanAtkinson) actually ''was'' a king, [[HilariousInHindsight who ruled for about thirty seconds.]] and Series/{{Blackadder}} Back and Forth featured another Blackadder becoming King, this time for life with the implication that his ancestors before him and his descendants after him were Kings and Queens of England, too. ** Rosamund Pike actually ''was'' in a ''Film/JamesBond'' movie (''Film/DieAnotherDay''). ** So was Rowan Atkinson, if an unofficial one (''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain''). ** Funnier when you realise the villain from ''Film/DieAnotherDay'' is also here, playing the prime minister, meaning both the villain and the FemmeFatale are both here playing good guys.
26th Nov '15 8:09:35 AM Morgenthaler
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X Meets Y isn't supposed to get crosswicks.
* XMeetsY: ''Film/JamesBond'' meets ''Series/MrBean'', or perhaps ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' meets ''TheThinBlueLine''.
21st Nov '15 7:03:30 AM Fireblood
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* ActionGirl: Lorna Campbell
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* ActionGirl: Lorna CampbellCampbell.

* ArtisticLicenseLaw + ArtisticLicenseHistory: With respect to the (albeit unwritten) Constitution and the power of the Crown. In RealLife, you could ''not'' get the Queen to abdicate with the stroke of a pen [[note]]it requires an Act of all Parliaments in nations where she is head of stat[[/note]] and whilst the bit where [[spoiler: all land in the country is technically the possession of the Crown and can be confiscated at will]] needs clarification[[note]]and it would probably violate human rights law/treaties[[/note]] the monarch has very little personal power which is ''de facto'' exercised by their government. It also ignores historical precedent concerning [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_I_of_England#Execution what happens to monarchs who try to exercise too much personal power]]. Of course all of this is (thankfully?) ignored in favour of RuleOfFunny and a good story (see below). ** There's also the notion that Mr Sauvage only becomes King Pascal at the moment the crown touches his head, when actually (assuming that Elizabeth II's abdication and Pascal's claim to the throne are recognised), he would be monarch as soon as the abdication form was signed. The coronation is just a ceremony. ** Furthermore, in real life a coronation takes more than a year to organise, rather than just days as this film suggests. Also, it seems unlikely that a monarch would be allowed to quietly slip away to a castle in France so soon before getting crowned. [note]It is traditional for the monarch to spend the night before in the Speaker's appartment of the Palace of Westminster[/note] ** Oh, and throughout the film, various characters consistently refer to "England" rather than "Britain". In particular they talk of Sauvage being "King of England" even though that title was abolished in 1707.
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* ArtisticLicenseLaw + ArtisticLicenseHistory: With respect to the (albeit unwritten) Constitution and the power of the Crown. In RealLife, you could ''not'' get the Queen to abdicate with the stroke of a pen [[note]]it pen,[[note]]it requires an Act of all Parliaments in nations where she is head of stat[[/note]] and whilst the bit where [[spoiler: all land in the country is technically the possession of the Crown and can be confiscated at will]] needs clarification[[note]]and clarification,[[note]]and it would probably violate human rights law/treaties[[/note]] the monarch has very little personal power actual power, which is ''de facto'' exercised by their government. It also ignores historical precedent concerning [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_I_of_England#Execution what happens to monarchs who try to exercise too much personal power]]. Of course all of this is (thankfully?) ignored in favour of RuleOfFunny and a good story (see below). ** There's also the notion that Mr Mr. Sauvage only becomes King Pascal at the moment the crown touches his head, when actually (assuming that Elizabeth II's abdication and Pascal's claim to the throne are recognised), he would be monarch as soon as the abdication form was signed. The coronation is just a ceremony. ** Furthermore, in real life a coronation takes more than a year to organise, rather than just days as this film suggests. Also, it seems unlikely that a monarch would be allowed to quietly slip away to a castle in France so soon before getting crowned. [note]It is traditional for the monarch to spend the night before in the Speaker's appartment apartment of the Palace of Westminster[/note] Westminster.[/note] ** Oh, and throughout the film, various characters consistently refer to "England" rather than "Britain". In particular they talk of Sauvage being "King of England" England", even though that title was abolished in 1707.1707. ** In any case, even were Elizabeth to abdicate, Prince Charles would be next in line.
29th Oct '15 5:01:33 AM needsanewhobby
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* GilliganCut: -->'''Johnny''': You are young, Miss Campbell, and inexperienced. What you have neglected to take into account is that - -->''[Cuts to Sauvage's hall, where it is revealed that Johnny has accidentally switched on a microphone]''
29th Oct '15 4:55:32 AM needsanewhobby
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Added DiffLines:
* GilliganCut: -->'''Johnny''': You are young, Miss Campbell, and inexperienced. What you have neglected to take into account is that - -->''[Cuts to Sauvage's hall, where it is revealed that Johnny has accidentally switched on a microphone]'' -->'''Johnny''': ''[through the microphone]'' - nobody knows we are here.
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