History Film / TheFourFeathers

1st Jul '16 11:39:31 AM JamesAustin
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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: Well a British campaign ''was'' fought in the Sudan in 1884. That's about all it gets right. Major points include: The British wore grey not red in the Sudan, the force sent was much larger and comprised of several regiments not just one and most the most egregious flaw, The Battle of Abu Klea was a ''[[YouFailHistoryForever British Victory]]''.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Probably the most egregious flaw, the Battle of Abu Klea was a ''British victory''.
* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: Well Well, a British campaign ''was'' fought in the Sudan in 1884. That's about all it gets right. Major points include: The British wore grey grey, not red red, in the Sudan, the force sent was much larger and comprised of several regiments regiments, not just one and most the most egregious flaw, The Battle of Abu Klea was a ''[[YouFailHistoryForever British Victory]]''.one.



* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Subverted spectacularly with [[spoiler:Abou Fatma during the prison escape]], with a little [[CallBack CallBack]] to an earlier trick that the Mahdi used.

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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Subverted spectacularly with [[spoiler:Abou Fatma during the prison escape]], with a little [[CallBack CallBack]] CallBack to an earlier trick that the Mahdi used.



* [[FakeBrit Fake Brits]]: Australian HeathLedger and Americans Wes Bentley and Kate Hudson.

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* [[FakeBrit Fake Brits]]: FakeBrit: Australian HeathLedger Heath Ledger and Americans Wes Bentley and Kate Hudson.
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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* AscendedExtra: Abou Fatma is a minor ChekhovsGunman character in the novel who delivers General Gordon's letters to Jack, then disappears until the very end, when he helps Harry and Trench escape from prison. In the movie he's promoted to Harry's 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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* 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.
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