History Film / KingdomOfHeaven

6th Sep '16 1:38:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* NoNameGiven: [[TheKnightsHospitallers Hospitaller]]. The Patriarch of Jerusalem is not named in the film.

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* NoNameGiven: [[TheKnightsHospitallers [[UsefulNotes/TheKnightsHospitallers Hospitaller]]. The Patriarch of Jerusalem is not named in the film.
21st Aug '16 7:50:20 PM Hadjorim
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* NeverTrustATrailer: It's been theorized that the movie did badly in the US because commercials and trailers presented it primarily as a love story, rather than one of political and religious intrigue.

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* NeverTrustATrailer: The movie fared well in Europe and elsewhere, but did badly in the US. It's been theorized that this is because in the US the advertising campaign portrayed the movie did badly in the US because commercials and trailers presented it primarily as a love story, rather than one of political and political, religious and military intrigue.
21st Aug '16 7:38:48 PM Hadjorim
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* AintTooProudToBeg: When King Baldwin arrives at Kerak to punish Reynauld de Chatillon for his raiding of Saracen caravans, Reynauld immediately assumes a fawning, begging posture (though his face betrays a mocking, sarcastic expression). When Baldwin demands that Reynauld give him "The Kiss of Peace" on his leprous, sore-ridden hand. Reynauld grabs it without a moment's hesitation and gives it a sloppy kiss. Baldwin responds by smacking the crap out of Reynauld with a riding crop before condemning him to be executed.

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* AintTooProudToBeg: When King Baldwin arrives at Kerak to punish Reynauld de Chatillon for his raiding of Saracen caravans, Reynauld immediately assumes a fawning, begging posture (though his face betrays a mocking, sarcastic expression). When Baldwin demands that Reynauld give him "The Kiss of Peace" on his leprous, sore-ridden hand. hand, Reynauld grabs it without a moment's hesitation and gives it a sloppy kiss. Baldwin responds by smacking the crap out of Reynauld with a riding crop before condemning him to be executed.
13th Aug '16 10:45:37 AM LordGro
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* PayEvilUntoEvil:
** Saladin, when he slits Reynauld's throat and again when he has Guy paraded half-naked backwards on a donkey.
** Baldwin's forcing Reynauld to kiss his diseased hand and then slapping him around a few times.
13th Aug '16 10:44:05 AM LordGro
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*** Considering the context of that age and how these situations usually went (and how it went the last time Jerusalem changed hands), even the above can be considered a rare act of mercy and nobility.
13th Aug '16 10:41:55 AM LordGro
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** A key point to note is that he is offered a blade by one of his subordinates but instead uses his own personal blade to dispatch him instead.
13th Aug '16 10:39:05 AM LordGro
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** Subverted, however, when it turns out that Reynauld ''does'' end up not being protected by his title when his raids nearly lead to war against Saladin, and Baldwin ''personally'' comes to Kerak and beats the shit out of him before having him attainted and imprisoned. The only reason nothing worse happens to him is because the aforementioned beating causes Baldwin to overexert himself. He dies shortly after, and Guy becomes king. Then an even worse version happens when Reynauld and Guy are captured after Hattin, and Saladin personally slashes Reynauld's throat open.
13th Aug '16 10:33:27 AM LordGro
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: The three "templar knights" who ambush Balian shortly before Guy's coronation actually wear the black cross of {{the Teutonic Knights}}, which were founded only after the events depicted in the film. This may have been done on purpose as the German Order was probably the most fanatical and merciless of the monastic military orders up to the point that Creator/SergeiEisenstein chose them as an {{expy}} of the SS in his masterpiece, Film/AlexanderNevsky.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: The three "templar knights" who ambush Balian shortly before Guy's coronation actually wear the black cross of {{the UsefulNotes/{{the Teutonic Knights}}, which were founded only after the events depicted in the film. This may have been done on purpose as the German Order was probably the most fanatical and merciless of the monastic military orders up to the point that Creator/SergeiEisenstein chose them as an {{expy}} of the SS in his masterpiece, Film/AlexanderNevsky.
13th Aug '16 10:28:11 AM LordGro
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%%* ArtisticLicenseHistory: The [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory liberties]] the film takes with history are all done in service to the film's central message, which essentially boils down to "Can't we all just get along?"
** The three "templar knights" who ambush Balian shortly before Guy's coronation actually wear the black cross of {{the Teutonic Knights}}, which were founded only after the events depicted in the film. This may have been done on purpose as the German Order was probably the most fanatical and merciless of the monastic military orders up to the point that Creator/SergeiEisenstein chose them as an {{expy}} of the SS in his masterpiece, Film/AlexanderNevsky.

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%%* * ArtisticLicenseHistory: The [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory liberties]] the film takes with history are all done in service to the film's central message, which essentially boils down to "Can't we all just get along?"
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The three "templar knights" who ambush Balian shortly before Guy's coronation actually wear the black cross of {{the Teutonic Knights}}, which were founded only after the events depicted in the film. This may have been done on purpose as the German Order was probably the most fanatical and merciless of the monastic military orders up to the point that Creator/SergeiEisenstein chose them as an {{expy}} of the SS in his masterpiece, Film/AlexanderNevsky.
25th Jul '16 9:49:57 AM theLibrarian
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** Subverted, however, when it turns out that Reynauld ''does'' end up not being protected by his title when his raids nearly lead to war against Saladin, and Baldwin ''personally'' comes to Kerak and beats the shit out of him before having him attainted and imprisoned. The only reason nothing worse happens to him is because the aforementioned beating causes Baldwin to overexert himself. He dies shortly after, and Guy becomes king.

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** Subverted, however, when it turns out that Reynauld ''does'' end up not being protected by his title when his raids nearly lead to war against Saladin, and Baldwin ''personally'' comes to Kerak and beats the shit out of him before having him attainted and imprisoned. The only reason nothing worse happens to him is because the aforementioned beating causes Baldwin to overexert himself. He dies shortly after, and Guy becomes king. Then an even worse version happens when Reynauld and Guy are captured after Hattin, and Saladin personally slashes Reynauld's throat open.
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