History Film / TheGhostAndTheDarkness

20th Nov '17 2:32:02 PM foxley
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* RailroadPlot: The obstacle obstructing the railroad is a pair of man-eating lions who are decimating the construction crew.
18th Oct '17 10:34:08 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ArtisticLicense: The real [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsavo_maneaters Tsavo maneaters]] had no manes. Manes [[RuleOfCool look cool]], though, and the animal handlers tend to complain if you say you want to shave their lions...
** Lions from Tsavo, which is a particularly hot and arid region, generally have little to no mane because it's cooler that way. The particular pair of maneaters aren't special. The reason the mane is so iconic to the lion in general is because [[RuleOfCool that's what zoos want to keep and what artists want to depict.]]
*** Lions from Tsavo are also far more aggressive and unpredictable. The pair of lions known as Bongo and Ceasar who also stared in ''Film/{{George of the Jungle}}'' were much safer to work with.

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* ArtisticLicense: ArtisticLicenseBiology: The real [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsavo_maneaters Tsavo maneaters]] had no manes. Manes [[RuleOfCool look cool]], though, manes, but audiences would find it strange and the animal handlers tend less impressive to complain if you say you want to shave their lions...
** Lions from Tsavo, which is a particularly hot and arid region, generally have little to no mane because it's cooler that way. The particular pair of maneaters aren't special. The reason the mane is so iconic to the lion in general is because [[RuleOfCool that's what zoos want to keep and what artists want to depict.]]
*** Lions from Tsavo are also far more aggressive and unpredictable. The pair of
see male lions known as Bongo and Ceasar who also stared in ''Film/{{George of the Jungle}}'' were much safer to work with.without manes.



* CatapultNightmare: Patterson has one (see {{Narm}}).
%%* [[CatScare Zebra Scare]]

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* CatapultNightmare: Patterson has one (see {{Narm}}).
%%* [[CatScare Zebra Scare]]
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%%* DarkestAfrica



%%* TheGayNineties

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%%* TheGayNineties* TheGayNineties: The film takes place during this decade, but given that it takes place in Africa, none of the standard tropes of the setting are in effect.



* ItCanThink: Exagerrated, for the fact the lions can even figure out when you set a trap for 'em.
** TruthInTelevision: The Real-life Tsavo Maneaters were notoriously hard to lure into traps, many times going AROUND the traps set by Patterson and striking at the vulnerable workers.

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* ItCanThink: Exagerrated, for the fact the The lions can even figure out when you set a trap for 'em.
** TruthInTelevision:
they're trying to be trapped. The Real-life real-life Tsavo Maneaters were notoriously hard to lure into traps, many times going AROUND around the traps set by Patterson and striking at the vulnerable workers.



%%* TheNarrator: Samuel.

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%%* * TheNarrator: Samuel.Samuel is the narrator.



* TheWorfEffect: Mahina [[spoiler: is killed off easily]] after being introduced as a badass. This leaves the rest of the men in an understandable state of panic.
** WordOfGod says [[spoiler: Remington's character was intended to be this; someone badass whom the lions could kill, making ]]Patterson [[spoiler: that much more awesome when he survives.]]

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* TheWorfEffect: TheWorfEffect:
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Mahina [[spoiler: is killed off easily]] after being introduced as a badass. This leaves the rest of the men in an understandable state of panic.
** WordOfGod says [[spoiler: Remington's character was also intended to be this; someone badass whom the lions could kill, making ]]Patterson [[spoiler: Patterson that much more awesome when he survives.]]
19th Jul '17 12:17:17 PM Ingonyama
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* BatmanGambit: Both Patterson and the lions do this repeadetdly. Patterson's trap was assuming the lion would hit the tripwire, and it worked, but then the lion trapped continually moved and roared, deducing the workers would be too terrified to shoot wildly. When Patterson, Sterling and Samuel corner one of the lions, it hinged on the other one leaping when they were focused. The barn also worked, but the lions were quick to see through it.

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* BatmanGambit: Both Patterson and the lions do this repeadetdly.repeatedly. Patterson's trap was assuming the lion would hit the tripwire, and it worked, but then the lion trapped continually moved and roared, deducing the workers would be too terrified to shoot wildly. When Patterson, Sterling and Samuel corner one of the lions, it hinged on the other one leaping when they were focused. The barn also worked, but the lions were quick to see through it.
29th May '17 9:25:00 AM IvelliosWiefel
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* IdiotBall: Patterson, an experienced soldier and hunter, decides to change his gun at the last minute and go to hunt the lions without testing it before. Remington calls him on it. Later, all three main characters (Patterson, Remington and Samuel) grab it and decide to party after killing one of the lions, assuming the second will just flee... [[spoiler: but instead comes back to kill Remington.]] The workers assigned to shoot the lion are too terrified when it walks into a trap and then try to say the lion kept moving. Patterson calls them on their bad excuse.

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* IdiotBall: Patterson, an experienced soldier and hunter, decides to change his gun at the last minute and go to hunt the lions without testing it before. Remington calls him on it. Later, all three main characters (Patterson, Remington and Samuel) grab it and decide to party after killing one of the lions, assuming the second will just flee... [[spoiler: but instead comes back to kill Remington.]] The workers assigned to shoot the lion are too terrified to aim properly when it walks into a trap and then try to say the lion kept moving. Patterson calls them on their bad excuse.
29th May '17 9:17:59 AM IvelliosWiefel
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* GoryDiscretionShot: Done a number of times either fully or partially, and to great effect; few immediate wounds the lions cause are even given close, focused attention in most of the shots, but provide just enough of a visual to let the imagination do all the grisly work. Notable subversion is the full frontal shot of [[spoiler: Sterling's gaping neck wounds]]. Played completely straight with [[spoiler: Remington's corpse]]; you never even glimpse so much as an appendage. However, given what man-eaters tend to leave behind, the use of this trope is probably for the best.
30th Apr '17 5:22:59 PM lorgskyegon
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* AdultFear: Patterson has a dream where the lions attack his newly arrived wife.
12th Jan '17 8:22:53 AM Mdumas43073
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''The Ghost and the Darkness'' is a 1996 American film directed by Stephen Hopkins and starring Creator/ValKilmer and Creator/MichaelDouglas.

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''The Ghost and the Darkness'' is a 1996 American adventure film directed by Stephen Hopkins and Hopkins, starring Creator/ValKilmer and Creator/MichaelDouglas.
30th Nov '16 1:53:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheWorfEffect: Mahina [[spoiler: is killed off easily]] after being introduced as a {{Badass}}. This leaves the rest of the men in an understandable state of panic.

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* TheWorfEffect: Mahina [[spoiler: is killed off easily]] after being introduced as a {{Badass}}.badass. This leaves the rest of the men in an understandable state of panic.
20th Nov '16 1:38:25 PM Morgenthaler
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14th Nov '16 2:03:54 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Not just the main characters but Mahina, the guy that killed a lion ''with his bare hands''. [[spoiler: It didn't help him much in the end, though]].
** The lions count too.
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