History Film / KindHeartsAndCoronets

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.
10th Jun '15 4:30:42 AM eroock
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* FramingDevice: Louis, while waiting to be executed for murder, writes a full explanation of how and why he committed the murders by way of explaining how he ended up being arrested for a murder he ''didn't'' commit.

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* FramingDevice: Louis, while waiting to be executed for murder, [[WritingAboutYourCrime writes a full explanation explanation]] of how and why he committed the murders by way of explaining how he ended up being arrested for a murder he ''didn't'' commit.
21st Apr '15 4:13:45 AM bernardthebeanpole
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** In a smaller exmaple, Dennis Price plays both Louis and his opera singer father.

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** In a smaller exmaple, example, Dennis Price plays both Louis and his opera singer father.
20th Feb '15 12:57:41 AM HarfynnTeuport
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* ToughActToFollow: In-universe, Louis' hangman fears the execution will be this and plans to retire immediately afterwards. "After hanging with the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanging#Silken_rope silken rope]], I'll never be content with hemp".
20th Feb '15 12:47:09 AM HarfynnTeuport
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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: In-universe; Louis is posing as a [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire colonial]] [[TheVicar vicar]] from somewhere in Africa to ingratiate himself with Lord Henry who quizzes him on aspects of his fictional parish. He invents an utterly ludicrous indecipherable dialect.


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* CoolOldGuy: "The Banker" Lord Ascoyne D'Ascoyne who offers Louis a job even when he's completely ignored by the rest of the family. Louis laments at how he will regret having to kill the man who has shown him such kindness and is relieved when he dies from a stroke.
30th Jan '15 7:23:44 PM elbitjusticiero
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* WritingAboutYourCrime: The story is [[FrameStory framed]] as a memoir written by the protagonist in his cell, waiting for his execution.
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