History Film / TheManInTheIronMask

16th Jul '16 7:34:33 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Louis. Not only does he correctly predict [[spoiler:D'Artagnan's coming betrayal, he also predicts the escape method D'Artagnan will provide his friends and cuts him off with a large force of musketeers.]]
27th Mar '16 2:27:36 AM outlander2012
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* DeathSeeker: D'Artagnan guesses Athos's [[spoiler: foolish and rage-fuelled attack on the Musketeer barracks was to try and get himself killed out of grief over Raoul's death]].
-->'''D'Artagnan''': What he wished to kill was his own pain.



* OhCrap: At the barracks, Lieutenant Andre hands D'Artagnan a list of casualties from the war. D'Artagnan's expression becomes one of horror as [[spoiler: he (presumably) sees Raoul's name on the list. He asks Andre if Athos knows...and then promptly sees his old comrade storming across the ground, armed to the teeth and with an expression that clearly screams he has murder in mind. Yeah D'Artagnan, he ''definitely'' knows]].



* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: D'Artagnan uses this move.

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* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: D'Artagnan uses this move.move to [[spoiler: take down a Jesuit assassin attacking Louis]]..




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* WeUsedToBeFriends: Athos and D'Artagnan's friendship falls apart when D'Artagnan stays loyal to Louis [[spoiler: even after his arranging Roaul's murder to get his hands on Christine. They reconcile at the end before D'Artagnan dies, Athos having realised his old friend only served his corrupt and evil king out of paternal loyalty]].
27th Mar '16 2:09:24 AM outlander2012
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* PapaWolf: Athos, leading to his attempted RoaringRampageOfRevenge.

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* PapaWolf: Athos, leading to his attempted RoaringRampageOfRevenge. He also takes on this role to a degree with Phillipe.
3rd Feb '16 7:30:05 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''The Man in the Iron Mask''''' is a 1998 film adaptation of ''[[Literature/TheThreeMusketeers The Vicomte De Bragelonne]]'' (1847-1850) by Creator/AlexandreDumas. The original serial novel was a sequel to ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers''. [[AdaptationOverdosed One of many adaptations,]] the film was the first directed by Creator/RandallWallace, previously known for writing ''Film/{{Braveheart}}''. The main stars were Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio, Creator/JeremyIrons, Creator/JohnMalkovich, Creator/GabrielByrne, Creator/GerardDepardieu and Anne Parillaud.

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'''''The ''The Man in the Iron Mask''''' Mask'' is a 1998 film adaptation of ''[[Literature/TheThreeMusketeers The Vicomte De Bragelonne]]'' (1847-1850) by Creator/AlexandreDumas. The original serial novel was a sequel to ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers''. [[AdaptationOverdosed One of many adaptations,]] the film was the first directed by Creator/RandallWallace, previously known for writing ''Film/{{Braveheart}}''. The main stars were Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio, Creator/JeremyIrons, Creator/JohnMalkovich, Creator/GabrielByrne, Creator/GerardDepardieu and Anne Parillaud.
16th Jan '16 3:21:58 AM Anddrix
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The character of "Christine" is based on a historical figure: Louise de La Vallière (1644-1710), the chief mistress of Louis XIV of France from 1661 to 1667. The character is clearly identified in the novel but renamed in the film. Probably, the scriptwriters thought that having a relationship between characters named Louis and Louise would be [[ViewersAreMorons too confusing for the viewers]]. Which ended up giving the film a love triangle between [[ThePhantomOfTheOpera wide-eyed Christine, all-around good guy Raoul and a villainous third party (who ends up) wearing a mask.]]

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The character of "Christine" is based on a historical figure: Louise de La Vallière (1644-1710), the chief mistress of Louis XIV of France from 1661 to 1667. The character is clearly identified in the novel but renamed in the film. Probably, the scriptwriters thought that having a relationship between characters named Louis and Louise would be [[ViewersAreMorons too confusing for the viewers]].viewers. Which ended up giving the film a love triangle between [[ThePhantomOfTheOpera wide-eyed Christine, all-around good guy Raoul and a villainous third party (who ends up) wearing a mask.]]
12th Oct '15 3:09:47 AM reddean
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* MasterSwordsman: The four musketeers. Though Athos and D'Artagnan '''really''' do stand out.
5th Oct '15 1:57:05 PM starjammer05
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* RevisedEnding: The book was meant to contemplate the end of the Romantic era and was pretty much a DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Athos dies of grief over his son, Porthos dies when his strength gives out during the escape plan, the plan to substitute Philippe for Louis fails and ''results'' in Philippe going into the mask in prison (he'd simply been exiled before), D'Artagnon spends the rest of his life serving Louis and Aramis uses his political clout as a Jesuit to obtain pardon and become Louis' implicitly corrupt advisor.]] The Hollywood ending applied to the film was almost exactly the opposite of the book.
4th Oct '15 7:23:45 AM Ciara25
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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Louis. Nobody likes him, and with good reason. D'artagnan is loyal to him just because [[spoiler: he is his son]].
* ActuallyIAmHim: Aramis is ordered by Louis to find and kill the leader of the Jesuits. He tells the other Musketeers about it and admits he is the leader.

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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Louis. Nobody ''Nobody'' likes him, and with good reason. D'artagnan is loyal to him just because [[spoiler: he is simply because he's actually his son]].
* ActuallyIAmHim: Aramis is ordered by Louis to find and kill the leader of the Jesuits. He tells the other Musketeers about it and admits he ''he'' is the leader.



** There was an actual Man in the Iron Mask imprisoned in the Bastille. His identity is very much speculated on.

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** There was an actual Man in the Iron Mask imprisoned in the Bastille. His identity is has always been very much speculated on.



* ArtisticLicenseHistory: The ending narration says that Louis XIV brought his country and his subjects prosperity and peace. In real life, Louis spent most of his reign waging war, never changing his ways - as well as persecuting religious minorities such as the Huguenots - and the utter ''mess'' he left France in is generally considered to be one of the ultimate causes of the French Revolution.
** It makes more sense that this should be understood as an alternative history/fairytale, not a mistake, per se. A sort of "if our dear heroes had been there, they could have saved the other prince and we would have known peace and prosperity!"

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: ArtisticLicenseHistory:
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The ending narration says that Louis XIV brought his country and his subjects prosperity and peace. In real life, Louis spent most of his reign waging war, never changing his ways - as well as persecuting religious minorities such as the Huguenots and Jansenists - and the utter ''mess'' he left France in is generally considered to be one of the ultimate causes of the French Revolution.
** *** It makes more sense that this should be understood as an alternative history/fairytale, not a mistake, per se. A sort of "if our dear heroes had been there, they could have saved the other prince and we would have known peace and prosperity!"



*** Also, in real life Louis ''never had any problems'' with the Jesuits; he was actually influenced by them in the latter half of his reign. He ''did'', however, order the persecution of the Jansenists and Huguenots.

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*** Also, in real life Louis ''never had any problems'' with the Jesuits; he was actually influenced by them in the latter half of his reign. reign, and he had a Jesuit confessor. He ''did'', ''did,'' however, order the persecution of the Jansenists and Huguenots.
15th Sep '15 3:47:03 PM Ciara25
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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Louis. Nobody like him and with good reason. Dartagnan is loyal to him just because [[spoiler: he is his son]].

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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Louis. Nobody like him likes him, and with good reason. Dartagnan D'artagnan is loyal to him just because [[spoiler: he is his son]].
15th Sep '15 3:43:58 PM Ciara25
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* UriahGambit: King Louis XIV, upon finding out that Christine is already engaged to Raoul, sends Raoul to the front lines to die in battle. Though the plan succeeds, it also backfires since it gains Louis the utter enmity of Raoul's father, one of the legendary Three Musketeers. (And ultimately he doesn't get to enjoy what he wanted, either, because [[spoiler:Christine is completely miserable with being his mistress, eventually finds out the truth, confronts him with her knowledge and decides to commit suicide rather than live with him]].)

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* UriahGambit: King Louis XIV, upon finding out that Christine is already engaged to Raoul, sends Raoul to the front lines to die in battle. Though the plan succeeds, it also backfires since it gains Louis the utter enmity of Raoul's father, one of the legendary Three Musketeers. (And ultimately he doesn't get to enjoy what he wanted, wanted either, because [[spoiler:Christine is completely miserable with being his mistress, eventually finds out the truth, confronts him - or the man she thinks is him - with her knowledge knowledge, and decides to commit finally commits suicide rather than live with him]].out of despair]].)
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