History Film / TheFourFeathers

2nd Dec '15 7:48:35 AM Morgenthaler
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26th Nov '15 5:35:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheRiverWar: The setting of the film.
28th Apr '15 10:37:48 AM nombretomado
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The film is set in [[VictorianBritain 1880s]] [[TheBritishEmpire Britain]] and the Sudan during the [[TheRiverWar Mahdist Revolt]]. After resigning from the [[BritsWithBattleships British Army]] the week they were to ship out to fight the Mahdi in the Sudan, Harry Faversham (Ledger) receives [[TitleDrop four feathers]][[note]]a symbol of cowardice at the time[[/note]] from his friends and his fiancée. Shaken by guilt, he decides to [[RedemptionQuest redeem himself by going to the Sudan alone]] and find his friends.
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The film is set in [[VictorianBritain 1880s]] [[TheBritishEmpire [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire Britain]] and the Sudan during the [[TheRiverWar Mahdist Revolt]]. After resigning from the [[BritsWithBattleships British Army]] the week they were to ship out to fight the Mahdi in the Sudan, Harry Faversham (Ledger) receives [[TitleDrop four feathers]][[note]]a symbol of cowardice at the time[[/note]] from his friends and his fiancée. Shaken by guilt, he decides to [[RedemptionQuest redeem himself by going to the Sudan alone]] and find his friends.
26th Apr '15 7:15:46 AM AllenbysEyes
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* AdaptationalHeroism: Crossed with AscendedExtra: Abou Fatma is a minor character in the novel who delivers General Gordon's letters to Jack, then disappears (with a brief CallBack later in the novel). In the movie he's promoted to Harry's sidekick.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: Crossed with AscendedExtra: Abou Fatma is a minor ChekhovsGunman character in the novel who delivers General Gordon's letters to Jack, then disappears (with a brief CallBack later in until the novel). very end, when he helps Harry and Trench escape from prison. In the movie he's promoted to Harry's sidekick. sidekick with a much larger role.
25th Apr '15 9:13:21 PM AllenbysEyes
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* AdaptationalHeroism: Crossed with AscendedExtra: Abou Fatma is a minor character in the novel who delivers General Gordon's letters to Jack, then disappears (with a brief CallBack later in the novel). In the movie he's promoted to Harry's sidekick.
17th Dec '14 3:16:58 AM Ciara25
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* WhatWereYouThinking: Harry gives this to Willoughby for not listening to Abou Fatma's message from him.
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* WhatWereYouThinking: Harry gives this to Willoughby for not listening to Abou Fatma's message from him. him, along with a big dose of WhatTheHellHero
6th Jul '14 11:54:51 AM Turtler
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The only side using muskets were the Madhists and maybe some dismally equipped Khedieve conscripts; the British use the Henry-Martini rifle and that's what explodes.
* EyeScream: [[spoiler:Jack's musket explodes in his face, blinding him.]]
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* EyeScream: [[spoiler:Jack's musket rifle explodes in his face, blinding him.]]
8th Jan '14 12:45:19 PM Elkhound
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* {{Rugby is Slaughter}} The opening scene. * {{Spirited Young Lady}} If the British Army had taken women then, she would have joined in a moment.
24th Aug '13 12:08:29 PM Viira
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The film is set in [[VictorianBritain 1880s]] [[TheBritishEmpire Britain]] and the Sudan during the [[TheRiverWar Mahdist Revolt]]. After resigning from the [[BritsWithBattleships British Army]] the week they were to ship out to fight the Mahdi in the Sudan, Harry Faversham (Ledger) receives [[TitleDrop four feathers]][[hottip:*:a symbol of cowardice at the time]] from his friends and his fiancée. Shaken by guilt, he decides to [[RedemptionQuest redeem himself by going to the Sudan alone]] and find his friends.
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The film is set in [[VictorianBritain 1880s]] [[TheBritishEmpire Britain]] and the Sudan during the [[TheRiverWar Mahdist Revolt]]. After resigning from the [[BritsWithBattleships British Army]] the week they were to ship out to fight the Mahdi in the Sudan, Harry Faversham (Ledger) receives [[TitleDrop four feathers]][[hottip:*:a feathers]][[note]]a symbol of cowardice at the time]] time[[/note]] from his friends and his fiancée. Shaken by guilt, he decides to [[RedemptionQuest redeem himself by going to the Sudan alone]] and find his friends.
10th Jul '13 1:09:05 PM willspatterson
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* ButtMonkey: Edward Castleton. He is usually the butt of jokes from Harry's other friends. Nevertheless, Castleton is loyal and the only one of his friends that didn't send Harry a feather. [[spoiler:Castleton is killed in battle by his own men after failing to get back into the defense square.]]
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* ButtMonkey: Edward Castleton. He is usually the butt of jokes from Harry's other friends. Nevertheless, Castleton is loyal and the only one of his friends that didn't send Harry a feather. [[spoiler:Castleton is killed in battle by his own men friendly fire after failing to get back into the defense square.]]
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