History Film / TheNinthGate

30th Apr '17 5:05:33 PM Scoutstr295
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''The Ninth Gate'' is a 1999 mystery thriller film by Creator/RomanPolanski, freely adapted from ''Literature/TheClubDumas'' by Arturo Pérez-Reverte, starring Creator/JohnnyDepp as Dean Corso, an expert on rare books. A client, Boris Balkan, played by Franck Langella, asks Corso to authenticate his copy of ''The Nine Gates of the Kingdom of Shadows''. The book has three copies surviving, due to the rest being burned in 1666 along with its author - because the book is supposedly an adaptation of another book, the ''Delomelanicon'', written by Lucifer himself.

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''The Ninth Gate'' is a 1999 mystery thriller film by Creator/RomanPolanski, freely adapted from ''Literature/TheClubDumas'' by Arturo Pérez-Reverte, starring Creator/JohnnyDepp as Dean Corso, an expert on rare books. A client, Boris Balkan, played by Franck Frank Langella, asks Corso to authenticate his copy of ''The Nine Gates of the Kingdom of Shadows''. The book has three copies surviving, due to the rest being burned in 1666 along with its author - because the book is supposedly an adaptation of another book, the ''Delomelanicon'', written by Lucifer himself.
29th Mar '17 8:31:05 AM DrakeClawfang
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* MindScrew: The ending.

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* MindScrew: The ending. [[spoiler:Apparently Corso is going to conduct the ritual himself and it'll be a success, but it's ambiguous as to what that means. Not to mention all the speculation about exactly who Corso and the Girl are.]]



* ShownTheirWork: The Ceniza Brothers tell Corso that the difficulty of forging or restoring an antique book is so difficult and costly it wouldn't be profitable. Even with modern technology, forging old books well enough to fool the types of collectors and historians who will be interested in buying them is very tricky, needing the right types of paper and ink even. And if you aim to forge one so rare and desired that the price they'll pay is enough to make it profitable, it just increases the chances that someone who knows about that book will investigate and find out that it's a fake.
** And we're talking about forging a book into ''two'' other books, not just one : it doubles the risks, and makes it impossible by requesting a perfect copy ''twice''. Yet, it's still said early that the books (or parts of it) are forgery [[spoiler: : a {{Foreshadowing}} that there was a DealWithTheDevil involved with the author, Aristide Torchia]].

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* ShownTheirWork: The Ceniza Brothers tell Corso that the difficulty of forging or restoring an antique book is so difficult and costly it wouldn't be profitable. Even with modern technology, forging old books well enough to fool the types of collectors and historians who will be interested in buying them is very tricky, needing rather expensive, taking a lot of time and resources including the right types of proper paper and ink even. And and a ''very'' good eye for detail. But even if you aim to forge one so pull off a passable forgery of a rare and desired that the price they'll pay is enough to make it profitable, it just increases the chances that someone who knows about that book will investigate and find out that book, it's a fake.
** And we're talking
probable you'll be found out anyway because those kinds of books are going to have their owner histories known by collectors, and questions will be asked about forging a book into ''two'' other books, not just one : it doubles the risks, and makes it impossible by requesting a perfect copy ''twice''. Yet, it's still said early that the books (or parts of it) are forgery [[spoiler: : a {{Foreshadowing}} that there was a DealWithTheDevil involved with the author, Aristide Torchia]].how you acquired your copy.
3rd Feb '17 3:18:33 PM Mdumas43073
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''The Ninth Gate'' is a 1999 movie by Creator/RomanPolanski, freely adapted from ''Literature/TheClubDumas'' by Arturo Pérez-Reverte, starring Creator/JohnnyDepp as Dean Corso, an expert on rare books. A client, Boris Balkan, played by Franck Langella, asks Corso to authenticate his copy of ''The Nine Gates of the Kingdom of Shadows''. The book has three copies surviving, due to the rest being burned in 1666 along with its author - because the book is supposedly an adaptation of another book, the ''Delomelanicon'', written by Lucifer himself.

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''The Ninth Gate'' is a 1999 movie mystery thriller film by Creator/RomanPolanski, freely adapted from ''Literature/TheClubDumas'' by Arturo Pérez-Reverte, starring Creator/JohnnyDepp as Dean Corso, an expert on rare books. A client, Boris Balkan, played by Franck Langella, asks Corso to authenticate his copy of ''The Nine Gates of the Kingdom of Shadows''. The book has three copies surviving, due to the rest being burned in 1666 along with its author - because the book is supposedly an adaptation of another book, the ''Delomelanicon'', written by Lucifer himself.
12th Nov '16 4:21:54 PM nombretomado
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''The Ninth Gate'' is a 1999 movie by Creator/RomanPolanski, freely adapted from ''Literature/TheClubDumas'' by Arturo Pérez-Reverte, starring JohnnyDepp as Dean Corso, an expert on rare books. A client, Boris Balkan, played by Franck Langella, asks Corso to authenticate his copy of ''The Nine Gates of the Kingdom of Shadows''. The book has three copies surviving, due to the rest being burned in 1666 along with its author - because the book is supposedly an adaptation of another book, the ''Delomelanicon'', written by Lucifer himself.

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''The Ninth Gate'' is a 1999 movie by Creator/RomanPolanski, freely adapted from ''Literature/TheClubDumas'' by Arturo Pérez-Reverte, starring JohnnyDepp Creator/JohnnyDepp as Dean Corso, an expert on rare books. A client, Boris Balkan, played by Franck Langella, asks Corso to authenticate his copy of ''The Nine Gates of the Kingdom of Shadows''. The book has three copies surviving, due to the rest being burned in 1666 along with its author - because the book is supposedly an adaptation of another book, the ''Delomelanicon'', written by Lucifer himself.
29th May '16 12:53:49 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: Liana Telfer's main henchman in the movie is a [[DarkSkinnedBlond bleach-blonde black man.]]
4th Nov '15 7:14:07 PM Fireblood
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* MercyKill: After [[spoiler: Balkan's]] {{deal with the Devil}} [[GoneHorriblyWrong goes horribly wrong]] and he catches on fire, burning to death, Corso shoots him to put him out of his misery.
23rd Oct '15 3:05:11 AM pratchettgaiman
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* GlowingEyes: The Girl's eyes noticeably glow on several occasions. [[spoiler: Given that she is quite possibly the Devil, or at least ''a'' devil, this may count as GlowingEyesOfDoom]]
* GreenEyes: Corso remarks on the Girl's green eyes, and even calls her "Green Eyes" when she neglects to give her name to him
18th Aug '15 2:24:27 PM LahmacunKebab
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* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler: Bernie the bookshop owner is killed early on. His book counterpart, Flavio la Ponte, is a major supporting character and stays very much alive. Also Liana Telfer,her henchman, and Boris Balkan, although [[CompositeCharacter it's not really the same character as in the book.]]]]

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* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler: Bernie the bookshop owner is killed early on. His book counterpart, counterpart, Flavio la Ponte, is a major supporting character and stays very much alive. Also Liana Telfer,her Telfer, her henchman, and Boris Balkan, although [[CompositeCharacter it's not really the same character as in the book.]]]]
18th Jul '15 10:48:05 PM NSlayton5
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* AdaptationDistillation: The movie removes several subplots from the novel, combines numerous characters and changes the ending.

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* AdaptationDistillation: The movie removes several subplots from the novel, combines numerous characters and changes the ending. It still works quite well though.
* AdaptationNameChange: Lucas Corso of the book becomes Dean Corso. Liana Taillefer becomes Liana Telfer. Her henchman, mainly called Rochefort in the book before his name is revealed, goes unnamed.



* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler: Bernie the bookshop owner is killed early on. His book counterpart, Flavio la Ponte, is a major supporting character and stays very much alive. Also Liana Telfer and Boris Balkan, although [[CompositeCharacter it's not really the same character as in the book.]]]]

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* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler: Bernie the bookshop owner is killed early on. His book counterpart, Flavio la Ponte, is a major supporting character and stays very much alive. Also Liana Telfer Telfer,her henchman, and Boris Balkan, although [[CompositeCharacter it's not really the same character as in the book.]]]]


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* RaceLift: Rochefort, an EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette in the book, becomes a bleach blond black man. With NoNameGiven.
15th Mar '15 5:59:27 PM fgenzo159
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** It was also the goal of Aristide Torchia, who published in 1666 "''De Umbrarum Regni Novem Portis'' ''[[labelnote:Lat.]]The Nine Doors to the Kingdom of Shadows [[/labelnote]]''" which he based on the "''Delomelanicon'' ''[[labelnote:Lat.]]Invocation of Darkness [[/labelnote]]''", a work supposedly written by Lucifer and that would allow the reader to summon devils.

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** It was also the goal of Aristide Torchia, who published in 1666 "''De Umbrarum Regni Novem Portis'' ''[[labelnote:Lat.]]The Nine Doors to the Kingdom of Shadows [[/labelnote]]''" which he based on the "''Delomelanicon'' ''[[labelnote:Lat.]]Invocation of Darkness [[/labelnote]]''", a work supposedly written by Lucifer and that would allow allowing the reader to summon devils.Him.
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