History Film / TheAdventuresOfBaronMunchausen

9th May '16 8:03:44 PM jamespolk
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Compare ''Film/{{Munchhausen}}'' a more faithful take on the source material made in UsefulNotes/NaziGermany in 1943.
4th Jan '16 6:32:05 PM WillBGood
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-->'''Vulcan:''' I mean, [[LittleWhat what?]]

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-->'''Vulcan:''' I mean, [[LittleWhat [[FlatWhat what?]]
25th Dec '15 8:12:03 PM ManEFaces
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* PerilousOldFool: The Baron when he is first introduced. It's clear to the theater actors that he is frail, senile, and off his rocker when he announces that he will save them all from the Turkish siege.
21st Dec '15 7:48:17 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** This ''might'' just be a ShoutOut to Terry Jones' mouse organ from ''MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'', comprising a row of mice, strapped to a board, which ''supposedly'' squeaked musically when hit with hammers.
*** Both are based on the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katzenklavier Katzenklavier]], a conjectural (and thankfully never realized) instrument in which nails would be driven into the tails of a series of different-sized cats in order to play a tune. Or just create an almighty ruckus and be mean to animals along the way.
**** Actually, the Sultan's instrument owes far more to the [[TheElricSaga Melnibonean]] music form, since both involve torturing slaves.


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** The Sultan's "organ" ''might'' just be a ShoutOut to Terry Jones' mouse organ from ''MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'', comprising a row of mice, strapped to a board, which ''supposedly'' squeaked musically when hit with hammers. (Both are based on the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katzenklavier Katzenklavier]], a conjectural (and thankfully never realized) instrument in which nails would be driven into the tails of a series of different-sized cats in order to play a tune. Or just create an almighty ruckus and be mean to animals along the way. The Sultan's instrument probably owes far more to the [[TheElricSaga Melnibonean]] music form, since both involve torturing slaves.)


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* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: The heroes are all subjected to comical violence, Sally included.
14th Nov '15 2:58:01 PM nombretomado
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** The [[RobinWilliams King of the Moon]] gets like this if you mess with his wife.

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** The [[RobinWilliams [[Creator/RobinWilliams King of the Moon]] gets like this if you mess with his wife.



* CoversAlwaysLie: The DVD cover includes Venus' face alongside Berthold's and the Baron's, and it lists UmaThurman as one of the three main stars. In fact, Venus is a OneSceneWonder with very little impact on the plot--even if UmaThurman is the biggest name in the cast other than RobinWilliams (who appears uncredited), especially for American audiences.

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* CoversAlwaysLie: The DVD cover includes Venus' face alongside Berthold's and the Baron's, and it lists UmaThurman as one of the three main stars. In fact, Venus is a OneSceneWonder with very little impact on the plot--even if UmaThurman is the biggest name in the cast other than RobinWilliams Creator/RobinWilliams (who appears uncredited), especially for American audiences.



* LargeHam: Everyone (excluding Sally), but special mention must be given to RobinWilliams as the King of the Moon, and OliverReed as Vulcan.

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* LargeHam: Everyone (excluding Sally), but special mention must be given to RobinWilliams Creator/RobinWilliams as the King of the Moon, and OliverReed as Vulcan.
8th Nov '15 4:23:06 PM ThallianGold
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* BlackComedy: The Sultan's opera, "The Torturer's Apprentice," is nothing but this.
8th Nov '15 4:16:26 PM ThallianGold
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* FridgeLogic: How can the Sultan afford to wage war on the Baron for stealing everything from his treasury... if the Baron has stolen everything from his treasury?


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* KnightOfCerebus: [[spoiler: Death, in all its terrifying glory.]]
8th Nov '15 4:12:12 PM ThallianGold
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* ColdHam: [[spoiler: Death]] has no lines, but is every bit as hammy as the rest of the film.


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** Technically violated all the same. [[spoiler: A single coin is given as tip to the vaultkeeper, which Albrecht did not carry.]]


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* ShownTheirWork: The Sultan's harem comes off as FanDisservice, showing the Sultan to be a ChubbyChaser. This is quite accurate to the period, however. Likewise, the seriousness of the Baron's wager is appropriate for the day, if handled as ComicallySerious.
3rd Nov '15 8:02:14 AM LordGro
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*** Well, of course. The Baron never lies.
3rd Nov '15 3:34:56 AM HeWhoMustNotBeUsernamed
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***Well, of course. The Baron never lies.
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