History Film / RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves

13th Mar '17 11:08:15 AM frodobatmanvader
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** Averted due to a reappropreated scene: at one point, Marian pointedly requests out of nowhere that Robin "take a bath." However, due to needing an explanation for a how Robin got into the castle during the climax, the triggering scene where he rubs crap on his cloak and distracts the guard by ObfuscatingStupidity was moved to the climax, not only long after the request was made, but after [[FemaleGaze Marian sees Robin honoring her request]].

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** Averted due to a reappropreated scene: at one point, Marian pointedly requests out of nowhere that Robin "take a bath." However, due to needing an explanation for a how Robin got into the castle during the climax, the triggering scene where he rubs crap on his cloak and distracts the guard by ObfuscatingStupidity was moved to the climax, climax. This is not only long after the request was made, but after [[FemaleGaze Marian sees Robin honoring her request]].


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* EatingTheEyeCandy: When Marian and Sarah happen upon [[WaterfallShower Robin taking a bath]], the men try to cover their eyes. Marian... [[FemaleGaze declines]].
13th Mar '17 10:55:46 AM frodobatmanvader
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** The portrait of a young Robin (seen hanging in Locksley Hall early in the film) looks an awful lot like [[spoiler:Will Scarlet, who is secretly his illegitimate half-brother]].
** Another simple, almost literal example is in the scene when the first refuges come to Sherwood Forest. [[spoiler:The arrow Robin uses to fend off Will Scarlett's attack is noticeably separate from the others in his quiver the entire scene.]]

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** The portrait of a young Robin (seen seen hanging in Locksley Hall early in the film) film. [[spoiler:It looks an awful lot like [[spoiler:Will Will Scarlet, who is secretly his illegitimate half-brother]].
** Another simple, almost literal example is in the scene when the first refuges refugees come to Sherwood Forest. [[spoiler:The arrow Robin uses to fend off Will Scarlett's attack is noticeably separate from the others in his quiver the entire scene.]]
13th Mar '17 10:53:05 AM frodobatmanvader
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* ChekhovsGun: The knife Nottingham gives to Marian. [[spoiler:She gives it to Robin, who uses it to stab Nottingham in their climactic fight.]]

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* ChekhovsGun: The A ton. Say what you will about the licenses the film took with history, but by the standards of a blockbuster it's practically a masterclass of economy in storytelling.
** Perhaps the most crucial is the
knife Nottingham gives to Marian. [[spoiler:She gives it to Robin, who uses it to stab Nottingham in their climactic fight.]]


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** Another simple, almost literal example is in the scene when the first refuges come to Sherwood Forest. [[spoiler:The arrow Robin uses to fend off Will Scarlett's attack is noticeably separate from the others in his quiver the entire scene.]]
** In the same scene, Robin promises to any who would seek the Sherriff's mercy that "he will stretch your necks, one by one." [[spoiler:This is precisely the fate Robin must save many of his men from during the climax.]]
** Averted due to a reappropreated scene: at one point, Marian pointedly requests out of nowhere that Robin "take a bath." However, due to needing an explanation for a how Robin got into the castle during the climax, the triggering scene where he rubs crap on his cloak and distracts the guard by ObfuscatingStupidity was moved to the climax, not only long after the request was made, but after [[FemaleGaze Marian sees Robin honoring her request]].
7th Mar '17 5:13:23 AM Bissek
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** Nobody brings up the fact that Richard had three brothers and a nephew living at the time of the Third Crusade, so Nottingham's plot to get a claim on the throne by becoming a distant relative of the king by marriage wouldn't have gotten him very high in the line of succession.
3rd Mar '17 9:56:10 AM Bissek
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* CharacterDevelopment: Very few people who knew Robin as a child appeared to have liked him back then, so he must have done a lot of growing up while off in the Crusades.
3rd Mar '17 9:54:04 AM Bissek
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** The song Will Scarlet sings to mock Robin when Robin and the Merry Men first meet is set to the melody of "Pop Goes the Weasel," the first recorded mention of which is found in the mid-19th century. Granted, it probably originates from an earlier time, but not ''five hundred years'' earlier.

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** The song Will Scarlet sings to mock Robin when Robin and the Merry Men first meet is set to the melody of "Pop Goes the Weasel," the first recorded mention of which is found in the mid-19th century. Granted, it probably originates from an earlier time, but not ''five ''seven hundred years'' earlier.


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** The bounty the Sheriff puts on Robin's head is in thousands of gold coins. Since the 100,000 gold coin ransom paid to rescue Richard the Lionheart on his way back from the Third Crusade was roughly equal to ''the entire GDP of England'', that would put Robin's bounty at far more than the Sheriff could plausibly afford.
26th Feb '17 8:26:11 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ArtisticLicenseReligion: In the audio commentary, MorganFreeman admits to not having done enough research to know that Muslims do not pray with hands clasped, as Christians do.

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* ArtisticLicenseReligion: In the audio commentary, MorganFreeman Creator/MorganFreeman admits to not having done enough research to know that Muslims do not pray with hands clasped, as Christians do.



** '''Creator/BrianBlessed''' AND SeanConnery are in the movie. [[OneSceneWonder AND they both only have one scene]]. SeanConnery isn't even listed in the credits!

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** '''Creator/BrianBlessed''' AND SeanConnery Creator/SeanConnery are in the movie. [[OneSceneWonder AND they both only have one scene]]. SeanConnery isn't even listed in the credits!
24th Feb '17 6:04:03 AM Ambaryerno
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* {{Misblamed}}: A meta-example; the film is rather notorious for the fact that most of the cast, and Kevin Costner in particular, lack a British accent. What we consider a British accent today is a fairly recent innovation, and having characters speak with said accent doesn't make them any more or any less accurate to the time period. If accuracy were that important, the characters really should be speaking either Old or Middle English (the film takes place during the period of transition between the two), which would be largely incomprehensible to a speaker of Modern English.

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* {{Misblamed}}: A meta-example; the film is rather notorious for the fact that most of the cast, and Kevin Costner in particular, lack a British accent. What we consider a British accent today is a fairly recent innovation, and having characters speak with said accent doesn't make them any more or any less accurate to the time period. If accuracy were that important, the characters really should be speaking either Old or Middle English (the film takes place during the period of transition between the two), which would be largely incomprehensible to a speaker of Modern English. Furthermore, as part of the Anglo-Norman aristocracy, Robin may not have spoken English: Norman French was the language of the English nobility of the time, and in fact Richard himself didn't speak English at all.



** Hence, Creator/MelBrooks did the famous TakeThat when in ''[[Film/RobinHoodMenInTights Men in Tights]]'', his Robin comments "Because, unlike some other Robin Hoods, I can speak with an English accent". Then again, the language used in England in the 12th century was nothing like what we call English today (Received Pronunciation/Standard English being recent developments). In fact it wasn't English at all, but Anglo-Norman French.

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** Hence, Creator/MelBrooks did the famous TakeThat when in ''[[Film/RobinHoodMenInTights Men in Tights]]'', his Robin comments "Because, unlike some other Robin Hoods, I can speak with an English accent". Then again, the language used in England in the 12th century was nothing like what we call English today (Received Pronunciation/Standard English being recent developments). In fact it wasn't the language of the English nobility of the time was Norman French (Richard himself didn't speak English at all, but Anglo-Norman French.all).
6th Feb '17 8:57:53 PM lorgskyegon
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** Robin performs a rare inversion, swinging in through a window to save Marian.
6th Feb '17 8:55:19 PM lorgskyegon
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** While the Sheriff is in the middle of trying to rape Marian, Mortiana puts a pillow under her head.
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