History Film / KindHeartsAndCoronets

10th Jun '17 11:10:36 AM nombretomado
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* PublicDomainSoundtrack: "''Il mio tesoro intanto''" from [[Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart Mozart]]'s ''Theatre/DonGiovanni'' serves both to introduce the film and as something of a {{Leitmotif}} for Louis' mother.

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* PublicDomainSoundtrack: "''Il mio tesoro intanto''" from [[Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart [[Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart Mozart]]'s ''Theatre/DonGiovanni'' serves both to introduce the film and as something of a {{Leitmotif}} for Louis' mother.
5th Apr '17 9:53:27 PM StClair
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* NotSoFinalConfession: Louis passes the night before his execution writing a full confession to set the record straight about who he killed and why. Minutes after finishing, the news arrives that evidence has turned up exonerating him, and he's not to be executed after all.

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* NotSoFinalConfession: Louis passes the night before his execution writing a full confession to set the record straight about who he killed and why. Minutes after finishing, the news arrives that evidence has turned up exonerating him, and he's not to be executed after all. But then...
5th Apr '17 9:49:33 PM StClair
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The movie has a very dry, ironic tone to it, but there are some moments of complete silliness. For instance, Louis kills one of the D'Ascoynes by shooting an arrow at her hot air balloon (and then reciting a humorous variation on the Longfellow poem "The Arrow and the Song").

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The movie has a very dry, ironic tone to it, but there are some moments of complete silliness. For instance, Louis kills one of the D'Ascoynes by shooting an arrow at her hot air balloon (and then reciting a humorous variation on the Longfellow poem "The Arrow and the Song").
Song" - see RhymesOnADime below).
23rd Oct '16 2:23:21 PM Psi001
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* KarmaHoudini: Deconstructed. Sibella frames Louis for the death of her husband, and uses evidence against it to blackmail him into marrying her and murdering Edith. Whether Louis would carry this out or [[MurderTheHypotenuse murder her instead]] as he contemplated is never revealed, especially after leaving evidence of the several murders he ''did'' commit within his prison cell.
7th Jun '16 3:31:25 PM eroock
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Based on the 1907 novel ''Israel Rank'' by Roy Horniman where the eponymous character is half-Jewish rather than half- Italian. The film changed Israel's name and heritage because the film had a Rank (J. Arthur) as its producer and a film about a half-Jewish serial-killer wouldn't have gone down very well so shortly after the fall of the Nazi Regime in Germany, though the book itself is not anti-Semitic.

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[[TheFilmOfTheBook Based on on]] the 1907 novel ''Israel Rank'' by Roy Horniman where the eponymous character is half-Jewish rather than half- Italian. The film changed Israel's name and heritage because the film had a Rank (J. Arthur) as its producer and a film about a half-Jewish serial-killer wouldn't have gone down very well so shortly after the fall of the Nazi Regime in Germany, though the book itself is not anti-Semitic.



* TheFilmOfTheBook: See the film's description above.
26th Mar '16 4:45:37 PM GothicProphet
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* AmbiguousEnding: So were Louis's "memoirs" discovered or not? In the [=US=] version they were, but the original leaves it ambiguous (though it ''implies'' they would be).
30th Dec '15 7:06:21 AM WillBGood
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* TheFilmOfTheBook: The script for Kind Hearts and Coronets was written by British screenwriters John Dighton and Robert Hamer, who very loosely based it on the novel Israel Rank (1907) by Roy Harniman.

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* TheFilmOfTheBook: The script for Kind Hearts and Coronets was written by British screenwriters John Dighton and Robert Hamer, who very loosely based it on See the novel Israel Rank (1907) by Roy Harniman. film's description above.
30th Dec '15 7:05:32 AM WillBGood
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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Henry d'Ascoyne's death. [[spoiler: Louis puts gasoline in a lamp in Henry's darkroom, which goes up in a muffled explosion while Louis and Edith are conversing.]]
16th Sep '15 6:12:31 PM HarfynnTeuport
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* DracoInLeatherPants: Exploited to good effect. Louis is a ruthless murderer, but he's a witty and effortlessly charming one too. Almost all of the character tropes are out if full force here.
16th Sep '15 6:11:57 PM HarfynnTeuport
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* DracoInLeatherPants: Exploited to good effect. Louis is a ruthless murderer, but he's a witty and effortlessly charming one too. Almost all of the character tropes are out if full force here.
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