History Film / TheScarletPimpernel1982

20th Apr '16 11:41:18 PM PaulA
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* CatchPhrase / VerbalTic: Percy's "Sink me!" and to a lesser extent "odd fish".



* GreenEyedMonster: There are occasions when Chauvelin's actions, although they can be justified as service to the Revolution, seem more strongly motivated by a desire to make Marguerite suffer for choosing that idiot Blakeney over him.



* PromotedToLoveInterest[=/=]GreenEyedMonster: In this version, Chauvelin was courting Marguerite before she met Sir Percy. There are subsequently occasions when his actions, although they can be justified as service to the Revolution, seem more strongly motivated by a desire to make Marguerite suffer for choosing that idiot Blakeney over him.

to:

* PromotedToLoveInterest[=/=]GreenEyedMonster: PromotedToLoveInterest: In this version, Chauvelin was courting Marguerite before she met Sir Percy. There are subsequently occasions when his actions, although they can be justified as service to the Revolution, seem more strongly motivated by a desire to make Marguerite suffer for choosing that idiot Blakeney over him.Percy.


Added DiffLines:

* VerbalTic: Percy's "Sink me!" and to a lesser extent "odd fish".
17th Feb '16 11:52:14 AM morenohijazo
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* SandBridgeAtLowTide: It ends up on one (Mont Saint-Michel, below in Real Life), partly in an effort to create a ClosedCircle where Sir Percy can confront Chauvelin without his men as backup.

to:

* SandBridgeAtLowTide: It The film ends up on one (Mont Saint-Michel, below in Real Life), Saint-Michel), partly in an effort to create a ClosedCircle where Sir Percy can confront Chauvelin without his men as backup.
17th Feb '16 11:49:09 AM morenohijazo
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* SandBridgeAtLowTide: It ends up on one (Mont Saint-Michel, below in Real Life), partly in an effort to create a ClosedCircle where Sir Percy can confront Chauvelin without his men as backup.
28th Sep '15 7:37:43 AM wrestlingdog909
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* DecapitationPresentation: Used several times, which is fitting as it's about the Reign of Terror. Played for laughs in one scene when the Pimpernel is smuggling aristocrats out in coffins, but also has coffins with beheaded aristocrats too. When he gets stopped by a guard who asks him to open the coffins, he throws the severed head to the guard, who promptly lets him go without checking the other two coffins with the live people inside.
25th May '15 5:58:10 PM bobfrank
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* CatchPhrase / VerbalTic: Percy's "Sink me!" and to a lesser extent "odd fish".
8th Feb '15 10:42:42 AM PirateDan
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: Percy purposefully makes Marguerite's married life with him a living hell; he justifies this by his understandable belief that she murdered the Marquis de St. Cyr and his family, but since the Revolution there's this new thing called divorce, hey? Worse, once he's learned of Marguerite's innocence and reconciled with her, Percy still arranges his own fake execution to humiliate Chauvelin, which predictably devastates Marguerite. It would not have been surprising if she had committed suicide, turning his practical joke into a tragedy. Possibly justified by the RuleOfFunny.
27th Aug '14 12:41:30 AM yisfidri
Is there an issue? Send a Message


--> '''Armand:''' If I knew the identity of the Scarlet Pimpernel, and I-do-not, he would laugh in my face! He must know you want the boy for yourself.

to:

--> '''Armand:''' If I knew the identity of the Scarlet Pimpernel, and I-do-not, I do not, he would laugh in my face! He must know you want the boy for yourself.



--> '''Armand:''' Of course not! Heís not even in Pari... Thank you for your word of warning, Baron. And now, if you will excuse me, I donít like to keep Mlle Longé waiting. (exit)
--> '''Baron de Batz:''' Mmm.

to:

--> '''Armand:''' Of course not! Heís not even in Pari... ''({{beat}})'' Thank you for your word of warning, Baron. And now, if you will excuse me, I donít like to keep Mlle Longé waiting. (exit)
--> '''Baron de Batz:''' Mmm.Mmmm.
27th Aug '14 12:39:40 AM yisfidri
Is there an issue? Send a Message


--> '''Baron de Baats:''' Mmm.

to:

--> '''Baron de Baats:''' Batz:''' Mmm.
27th Aug '14 12:39:02 AM yisfidri
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* YouJustToldMe: When the Baron de Batz warns Armand that Chauvelin knows he works with the Scarlet Pimpernel, Armand pretends not to know what he is talking about at first. The Baron then tricks Armand into giving himself away, and the latter abandons the charade.
--> '''Armand:''' If I knew the identity of the Scarlet Pimpernel, and I-do-not, he would laugh in my face! He must know you want the boy for yourself.
--> '''Baron de Batz:''' I?
--> '''Armand:''' So that you can collect the gold that awaits you in Vienna, when you deliver the heir to the French throne to your Austrian friends, hmm?
--> '''Baron de Batz:''' And did the Scarlet Pimpernel tell you that?
--> '''Armand:''' Of course not! Heís not even in Pari... Thank you for your word of warning, Baron. And now, if you will excuse me, I donít like to keep Mlle Longé waiting. (exit)
--> '''Baron de Baats:''' Mmm.
17th Aug '14 7:19:56 PM yisfidri
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* TheDandy: Sir Percy is one, and flambuoyantly plays up his preoccupation with clothes and fashion.

to:

* TheDandy: Sir Percy is one, and flambuoyantly plays up his preoccupation with clothes and fashion.
This list shows the last 10 events of 25. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Film.TheScarletPimpernel1982