History Film / TheAdventuresOfBaronMunchausen

13th Mar '17 2:18:24 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* LargeHam: Everyone (excluding Sally), but special mention must be given to Creator/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 Creator/RobinWilliams as the King of the Moon, and OliverReed Creator/OliverReed as Vulcan.
12th Mar '17 1:40:24 PM nombretomado
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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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** The Sultan's "organ" ''might'' just be a ShoutOut to Terry Jones' mouse organ from ''MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'', ''Series/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.)
19th Feb '17 8:41:11 AM WaterBlap
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* GodsOfAdulterersAndHarlots: Venus is shown to be very bored with her husband Vulcan's attempts at wooing her (having made a pile out of the diamonds he makes for her with his bare hands) and immediately is attracted to the visiting Baron Munchausen. After a romantic interlude where the Baron and Venus waltz in the air until the jealous and unappreciated Vulcan becomes tired of it and expels the Baron and his friends into the Southern Seas.
18th Feb '17 10:22:26 AM InformalFallacies
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* {{Gravity Is a Harsh Mistress}}: "Gravitational Cognizance" variant. The Baron, Sally, and Berthold are climbing down a rope from the moon to the earth. They find that the rope is too short and will leave them far too high above the earth; but the Baron produces more rope and instructs Berthold to tie it to the end so they can continue climbing down. And where did the additional rope come from? ''The Baron cut it from the top of the rope on which they were already climbing.'' They don't start to fall until Sally thinks about that for a bit.

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* {{Gravity Is GodsOfAdulterersAndHarlots: Venus is shown to be very bored with her husband Vulcan's attempts at wooing her (having made a Harsh Mistress}}: pile out of the diamonds he makes for her with his bare hands) and immediately is attracted to the visiting Baron Munchausen. After a romantic interlude where the Baron and Venus waltz in the air until the jealous and unappreciated Vulcan becomes tired of it and expels the Baron and his friends into the Southern Seas.
* GravityIsAHarshMistress:
"Gravitational Cognizance" variant. The Baron, Sally, and Berthold are climbing down a rope from the moon to the earth. They find that the rope is too short and will leave them far too high above the earth; but the Baron produces more rope and instructs Berthold to tie it to the end so they can continue climbing down. And where did the additional rope come from? ''The Baron cut it from the top of the rope on which they were already climbing.'' They don't start to fall until Sally thinks about that for a bit.
14th Dec '16 6:37:21 PM Camassia
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* TheCameo: [[Music/ThePolice Sting]] shows up as the Heroic Soldier... who gets executed for being ''too good.''

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* TheCameo: [[Music/ThePolice Sting]] Music/{{Sting}} shows up as the Heroic Soldier... who gets executed for being ''too good.''
3rd Dec '16 12:45:21 AM DocStone
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31st Oct '16 10:37:57 AM LordGro
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* GainaxEnding: Oh so much. Out of nowhere, after the climatic battle, the Baron dies. Except… suddenly we cut back to the theater of the beginning, where the Baron has apparently been telling the whole story (from which point exactly it was the Baron's narration is unclear, since the theater crew was featured ''in'' the story, somehow). That would be pretty confusing on its own, but afterwards, when the crowd opens the gates of the city, they find the remains of the battle that was allegedly only a fiction of the Baron at this point. Except… since the theater crew was involved in the story and yet doesn't seem to remember it since they don't believe the Baron until he shows them what lies outside the gate, it can't just be that the story was entirely true all along. To boot, the baron then rides off into the distance, bows and… uh… disapppears……………… Don't ask.

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* GainaxEnding: Oh so much. Out of nowhere, after the climatic battle, the Baron dies. Except… suddenly we cut back to the theater of the beginning, where the Baron has apparently been telling the whole story (from which point exactly it was the Baron's narration is unclear, since the theater crew was featured ''in'' the story, somehow). That would be pretty confusing on its own, but afterwards, when the crowd opens the gates of the city, they find the remains of the battle that was allegedly only a fiction of the Baron at this point. Except… since the theater crew was involved in the story and yet doesn't seem to remember it since they don't believe the Baron until he shows them what lies outside the gate, it can't just be that the story was entirely true all along. To boot, the baron then rides off into the distance, bows and… uh… disapppears……………… Don't ask.
31st Oct '16 9:26:44 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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* GainaxEnding: Oh so much. Out of nowhere, after the climatic battle, the Baron dies. Except… suddenly we cut back to the theater of the beginning, where the Baron has apparently been telling the whole story (from which point exactly it was the Baron's narration is unclear, since the theater crew was featured ''in'' the story, somehow). That would be pretty confusing on its own, but afterwards, when the crowd opens the gates of the city, they find the remains of the battle that was allegedly only a fiction of the Baron at this point. Except… since the theater crew was involved in the story and yet doesn't seem to remember it since they don't believe the Baron until he shows them what lies outside the gate, it can't just be that the story was entirely true all along. To boot, the baron then rides off into the distance, bows and… uh… disapppears……………… Don't ask.
21st Oct '16 6:17:50 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* WorldOfHam: Everyone here is a ham (on Earth, beyond Earth, and the afterlife, it seems), there's just different degrees of haminess, seeing how [[spoiler: it's a story being told by one of the biggest hams]].
21st Oct '16 6:03:27 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* WouldHurtAChild: Pretty much ''every'' unsavory character the Baron and Sally encounter is at least rough with her; the King of the Moon specifically tells one of the heads of his three-headed mount it can have her "because you are my favorite."
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