History Film / TheLeagueOfExtraOrdinaryGentlemen

25th Apr '16 9:42:25 PM Homemaderat
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** Cleverly subverted in with Griffin the Invisible Man. In both the comic and [[Literature/TheInvisibleMan source material]] he was a sociopathic rapist and murderer. Since the movie was going for a LighterAndSofter approach, they made this into a twist; the Invisible Man in the film is revealed to actually be Skinner, a thief who stole some of Griffin's invisibility serum and was turned transparent like him. Thus the original character is left intact while the audience doesn't have to stomach having a rapist on the same team as the heroes.

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** Cleverly subverted in with Griffin the Invisible Man. In both the comic and [[Literature/TheInvisibleMan source material]] he was a sociopathic rapist and murderer. Since the movie was going for a LighterAndSofter approach, they made this into a twist; the Invisible Man in the film is revealed to actually be Skinner, a thief who stole some of Griffin's invisibility serum and was turned transparent like him. Thus the original character is left intact while the audience doesn't have to stomach having a rapist on the same team as the heroes.
15th Apr '16 7:07:50 PM Mdumas43073
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A 2003 film adaptation of Creator/AlanMoore's popular graphic novel ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'', directed by Stephen Norrington and featuring a cast headed by Creator/SeanConnery.

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A 2003 film adaptation of Creator/AlanMoore's popular graphic novel ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'', [[Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen of the same name]], directed by Stephen Norrington and featuring a cast headed by Creator/SeanConnery.
15th Apr '16 7:06:43 PM Mdumas43073
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In 2003, Fox Studios released a film adaptation of Creator/AlanMoore's popular graphic novel ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'', directed by Stephen Norrington and featuring a cast headed by Creator/SeanConnery.

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In 2003, Fox Studios released a A 2003 film adaptation of Creator/AlanMoore's popular graphic novel ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'', directed by Stephen Norrington and featuring a cast headed by Creator/SeanConnery.
15th Apr '16 7:06:19 PM Mdumas43073
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In 2003, Fox Studios released a film adaptation of Creator/AlanMoore's popular graphic novel ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''. It has the same basic premise and about half of the same characters, but is otherwise rather a departure from Moore's original. Joining the League in the film are [[Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray Dorian Gray]] and [[Literature/TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer Tom Sawyer]], who is all grown up and a member of the American Secret Service. Due to the film character of the [[Literature/TheInvisibleMan Invisible Man]] not being in the public domain, the screenwriters invented Rodney Skinner, who stole the invisibility formula and turned himself transparent in order to become a criminal mastermind.

[[Literature/KingSolomonsMines Allan Quatermain]] is recruited out of retirement in Africa, where he relocated after the death of his son, to lead the current generation of the League; [[{{Literature/Dracula}} Mina Harker]], [[Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde Dr. Henry Jekyll]], [[Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea Captain Nemo]], Skinner and Gray are likewise recruited, while Sawyer joins voluntarily. The League believes themselves to be in a race against time to stop terrorists from destroying a peace conference, but the reality is a little different.

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In 2003, Fox Studios released a film adaptation of Creator/AlanMoore's popular graphic novel ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''. ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'', directed by Stephen Norrington and featuring a cast headed by Creator/SeanConnery.

It has the same basic premise and about half of the same characters, but is otherwise rather a departure from Moore's original. Joining the League in the film are [[Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray Dorian Gray]] and [[Literature/TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer Tom Sawyer]], who is all grown up and a member of the American Secret Service. Due to the film character of the [[Literature/TheInvisibleMan Invisible Man]] not being in the public domain, the screenwriters invented Rodney Skinner, who stole the invisibility formula and turned himself transparent in order to become a criminal mastermind.

[[Literature/KingSolomonsMines Allan Quatermain]] (Connery) is recruited out of retirement in Africa, where he relocated after the death of his son, to lead the current generation of the League; [[{{Literature/Dracula}} Mina Harker]], [[Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde Dr. Henry Jekyll]], [[Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea Captain Nemo]], Skinner and Gray are likewise recruited, while Sawyer joins voluntarily. The League believes themselves to be in a race against time to stop terrorists from destroying a peace conference, but the reality is a little different.
15th Apr '16 7:03:09 PM Mdumas43073
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In 2003, Fox Studios released a film adaptation of Creator/AlanMoore's popular graphic novel ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''. It has the same basic premise and about half of the same characters, but is otherwise rather a departure from Moore's original. Joining the League in the film are [[Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray Dorian Gray]] and [[Literature/TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer Tom Sawyer]], who is all grown up and a member of the American Secret Service. Due to the film character of the [[Literature/TheInvisibleMan Invisible Man]] not being public domain, the screenwriters invented Rodney Skinner, who stole the invisibility formula and turned himself transparent in order to become a criminal mastermind.

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In 2003, Fox Studios released a film adaptation of Creator/AlanMoore's popular graphic novel ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''. It has the same basic premise and about half of the same characters, but is otherwise rather a departure from Moore's original. Joining the League in the film are [[Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray Dorian Gray]] and [[Literature/TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer Tom Sawyer]], who is all grown up and a member of the American Secret Service. Due to the film character of the [[Literature/TheInvisibleMan Invisible Man]] not being in the public domain, the screenwriters invented Rodney Skinner, who stole the invisibility formula and turned himself transparent in order to become a criminal mastermind.
15th Apr '16 7:01:52 PM Mdumas43073
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In 2003, Fox Studios released a film adaptation of Creator/AlanMoore's popular graphic novel ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''. It has the same basic premise and about half of the same characters, but is otherwise rather a departure from Moore's original. Joining the League in the film are [[Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray Dorian Gray]] and [[Literature/TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer Tom Sawyer]], who is all grown up and a member of the American Secret Service. Due to the film character of the Invisible Man not being public domain, the screenwriters invented Rodney Skinner, who stole the invisibility formula and turned himself transparent in order to become a criminal mastermind.

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In 2003, Fox Studios released a film adaptation of Creator/AlanMoore's popular graphic novel ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''. It has the same basic premise and about half of the same characters, but is otherwise rather a departure from Moore's original. Joining the League in the film are [[Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray Dorian Gray]] and [[Literature/TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer Tom Sawyer]], who is all grown up and a member of the American Secret Service. Due to the film character of the [[Literature/TheInvisibleMan Invisible Man Man]] not being public domain, the screenwriters invented Rodney Skinner, who stole the invisibility formula and turned himself transparent in order to become a criminal mastermind.
15th Apr '16 7:00:28 PM Mdumas43073
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10th Mar '16 11:11:39 PM Eagal
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* RuleOfSeanConnery: ''Obviously.''
10th Mar '16 11:08:43 PM Eagal
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* [[AllMythsAreTrue All Victorian Literature Is True]]

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* [[AllMythsAreTrue All Victorian Literature Is True]]%%* AllMythsAreTrue
24th Feb '16 7:45:54 PM FactoidCow
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* InvisibleStomachVisibleFood: At one point Skinner helps himself to a glass of scotch which is visible inside him as he's drinking it.
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