History Film / TheThreeMusketeers1973

3rd Aug '16 8:56:48 PM PaulA
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The director, screenwriter and much of the cast reunited for ''The Return of the Musketeers'' in 1989, loosely based on the novel ''Twenty Years After''. And in 2003, Michael York returned to the role again in the French film ''La Femme Musketeer'', about D'Artagnan's daughter. The 1979 movie ''The Fifth Musketeer'' (released in Europe as ''The Man in the Iron Mask'') isn't part of this continuity, having a completely different cast, starring several GoldenAgeOfHollywood stars (including Cornel Wilde as D'Artagnan, RexHarrison and Olivia De Havilland) alongside Beau Bridges, Sylvia Kristel and Ursula Andress.

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The director, screenwriter and much of the cast reunited for ''The Return of the Musketeers'' in 1989, loosely based on the novel ''Twenty Years After''. And in 2003, Michael York returned to the role again in the French film ''La Femme Musketeer'', about D'Artagnan's daughter. The 1979 movie ''The Fifth Musketeer'' (released in Europe as ''The Man in the Iron Mask'') isn't part of this continuity, having a different director and screenwriter and a completely different cast, starring several GoldenAgeOfHollywood stars (including Cornel Wilde as D'Artagnan, RexHarrison and Olivia De Havilland) alongside Beau Bridges, Sylvia Kristel and Ursula Andress.
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3rd Aug '16 10:00:42 AM jadmire
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The director, screenwriter and much of the cast reunited for ''The Return of the Musketeers'' in 1989, loosely based on the novel ''Twenty Years After''. And in 2003, Michael York returned to the role again in the French film ''La Femme Musketeer'', about D'Artagnan's daughter. The 1979 movie ''The Fifth Musketeer'' (released in Europe as ''The Man in the Iron Mask'') isn't part of this continuity, having a completely different cast, starring several GoldenAgeOfHollywood stars (including Cornel Wilde as D'Artagnan) alongside Beau Bridges, Sylvia Kristel and Ursula Andress.

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The director, screenwriter and much of the cast reunited for ''The Return of the Musketeers'' in 1989, loosely based on the novel ''Twenty Years After''. And in 2003, Michael York returned to the role again in the French film ''La Femme Musketeer'', about D'Artagnan's daughter. The 1979 movie ''The Fifth Musketeer'' (released in Europe as ''The Man in the Iron Mask'') isn't part of this continuity, having a completely different cast, starring several GoldenAgeOfHollywood stars (including Cornel Wilde as D'Artagnan) D'Artagnan, RexHarrison and Olivia De Havilland) alongside Beau Bridges, Sylvia Kristel and Ursula Andress.
3rd Aug '16 9:59:43 AM jadmire
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The director, screenwriter and much of the cast reunited for ''The Return of the Musketeers'' in 1989, loosely based on the novel ''Twenty Years After''. And in 2003, Michael York returned to the role again in the French film ''La Femme Musketeer'', about D'Artagnan's daughter.

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The director, screenwriter and much of the cast reunited for ''The Return of the Musketeers'' in 1989, loosely based on the novel ''Twenty Years After''. And in 2003, Michael York returned to the role again in the French film ''La Femme Musketeer'', about D'Artagnan's daughter.
daughter. The 1979 movie ''The Fifth Musketeer'' (released in Europe as ''The Man in the Iron Mask'') isn't part of this continuity, having a completely different cast, starring several GoldenAgeOfHollywood stars (including Cornel Wilde as D'Artagnan) alongside Beau Bridges, Sylvia Kristel and Ursula Andress.
25th Jul '16 3:33:50 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* BookDumb: D'Artagnan.


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* CrashIntoHello: How D'Artagnan meets the musketeers, as in the book.


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* TheDandy: Aramis.


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* ItsPersonal: D'Artagnan engages in DuelToTheDeath with Rochefort [[spoiler:because he thinks he killed Constance]].
* TheKlutz: Constance, a far cry from how she's portrayed in the book.
25th Jul '16 8:00:17 AM PaulA
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* {{Angrish}}: Porthos's initial reaction to his hat being destroyed (see Inflationary Dialogue, below).

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* {{Angrish}}: Porthos's initial reaction to his hat being destroyed (see Inflationary Dialogue, below).destroyed.



* CombatPragmatist: See below under Sword Fight.

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* CombatPragmatist: See below under Sword Fight.fights include sucker punching, groin kicking, blinding with cloaks or laundry, bashing with convenient chairs, and ''reversing the sword to beat the bad guy with the grip''.



* HatDamage: Happens to Porthos and leads to the InflationaryDialogue below.

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* HatDamage: Happens to Porthos and leads to the InflationaryDialogue below.in a fight.
25th Jul '16 7:58:05 AM PaulA
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* AudibleSharpness: The first film opens with it.



* AudibleSharpness: The first film opens with it.



* PowderTrail: One is used to destroy the Musketeers' ship in ''The Return of the Musketeers''.



* PowderTrail: One is used to destroy the Musketeers' ship in ''The Return of the Musketeers''.
* PullingTheRugOut: PlayedForLaughs. D'Artagnan confronts several guards inside the palace. He grabs the rug they're standing on and tries to pull it out from under them, but only succeeds in ripping off the edge of the rug.
25th Jul '16 7:55:52 AM PaulA
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* SequelGap: 15 years between ''The Four Musketeers'' and ''Return of the Musketeers''.
25th Jul '16 7:53:53 AM PaulA
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* DeconstructorFleet: The films manage to land as an affectionate homage to classic swashbuckling movies from TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood, even while they viciously subvert tons of the genre's tropes.

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* DeconstructorFleet: The films manage to land as an affectionate homage to classic swashbuckling movies from TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood, UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood, even while they viciously subvert tons of the genre's tropes.



-->'''Sailor:''' This pass is only for one person!
-->'''D'Artagnan:''' ''I'' am only one person. That is a servant.

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-->'''Sailor:''' This pass is only for one person!
-->'''D'Artagnan:'''
person!\\
'''D'Artagnan:'''
''I'' am only one person. That is a servant.



* EyepatchOfPower: Creator/ChristopherLee started a trend for movie Rocheforts by sporting one. Michael Wincott and Mads Mikkelsen had one in the [[Film/TheThreeMusketeers1993 1993]] and [[Film/TheThreeMusketeers2011 2011]] versions, and Tim Roth had one in [[Film/TheMusketeer 2001]] though his character wasn't Rochefort, but an {{Expy}} of Wincott's (and the actual Rochefort was a separate character.)
* FacingTheBulletsOneLiner: Before Rocheforts is to be executed by firing squad, a man is trying to put a blindfold on him, but can't figure out how to work around the eye patch. He dryly says, "perhaps I could just close one eye".

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* EyepatchOfPower: Creator/ChristopherLee started a trend for movie Rocheforts by sporting one. Michael Wincott and Mads Mikkelsen had one in the [[Film/TheThreeMusketeers1993 1993]] and [[Film/TheThreeMusketeers2011 2011]] versions, and Tim Roth had one in [[Film/TheMusketeer 2001]] though his character wasn't Rochefort, but an {{Expy}} of Wincott's (and the actual Rochefort was a separate character.)
character).
* FacingTheBulletsOneLiner: Before Rocheforts Rochefort is to be executed by firing squad, a man is trying to put a blindfold on him, but can't figure out how to work around the eye patch. He dryly says, "perhaps I could just close one eye".



* N+1SequelTitle: ''The Four Musketeers''.

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* N+1SequelTitle: NPlusOneSequelTitle: ''The Four Musketeers''.



--> Cardinal Richelieu: "Do you know your accuser? Who brought you here?"
--> M. Bonacieux: [pointing at Rochefort] "That! That is the man!"
--> Cardinal Richelieu: "Take him away!"
--> M. Bonacieux: "That is not the man! It was another man altogether!"

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--> Cardinal Richelieu: "Do -->'''Cardinal Richelieu:''' Do you know your accuser? Who brought you here?"
--> M. Bonacieux: [pointing
here?\\
'''M. Bonacieux:''' ''[pointing
at Rochefort] "That! Rochefort]'' That! That is the man!"
--> Cardinal Richelieu: "Take
man!\\
'''Cardinal Richelieu:''' Take
him away!"
--> M. Bonacieux: "That
away!\\
'''M. Bonacieux:''' That
is not the man! It was another man altogether!"altogether!
25th Jul '16 7:47:47 AM PaulA
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* TheCavalry: In the climax of the first film, D'Artagnan and Constance separately fight off the Cardinal's men and Milady to secure the Queen's diamond necklace. D'Artagnan is outnumbered, but the three Musketeers (and Planchet in a bear suit) turn up just in time to help D'Artagnan.
** The sub-trope of "a race against time to save the heroes" is parodied with the Musketeers riding not horses but litters.

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* TheCavalry: In the climax of the first film, D'Artagnan and Constance separately fight off the Cardinal's men and Milady to secure the Queen's diamond necklace. D'Artagnan is outnumbered, but the three Musketeers (and Planchet in a bear suit) turn up just in time to help D'Artagnan.
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D'Artagnan. The sub-trope of "a race against time to save the heroes" is parodied with the Musketeers riding not horses but litters.



* CoolSword: D'Artagnan is given a sword with a spring-activated knife blade in the hilt by the Duke of Buckingham.

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* CoolSword: CoolSword:
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D'Artagnan is given a sword with a spring-activated knife blade in the hilt by the Duke of Buckingham.



* DividedForPublication: Planned and shot as a single film before the decision was made to split it into two, resulting in some legal wrangling over how many films' worth of payment the actors were due.
** Creator/CharltonHeston was allegedly the only cast member who didn't feel cheated by the double shoot - he felt fully compensated as the part of Richelieu was not much bigger than a cameo (though far more important).

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* DividedForPublication: Planned and shot as a single film before the decision was made to split it into two, resulting in some legal wrangling over how many films' worth of payment the actors were due.
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due. Creator/CharltonHeston was allegedly the only cast member who didn't feel cheated by the double shoot - -- he felt fully compensated as the part of Richelieu was not much bigger than a cameo (though far more important). important).



* GorgeousPeriodDress: Milady's and Queen Anne's are particularly beautiful.
** ''The Four Musketeers'' received and Oscar nomination for Best Costume Design.

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* GorgeousPeriodDress: Milady's and Queen Anne's are particularly beautiful.
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beautiful. ''The Four Musketeers'' received and an Oscar nomination for Best Costume Design.



* NoodleImplements: One scene shows a group of torturers preparing to torture Monsieur Bonacieux in the Bastille, with the usual rack and branding irons and such, with an incongruous shot of a fist-sized potato being placed in a copper bowl near the end.
** And then Richelieu glances at the potato and glares at the torturers, who shrug nonchalantly.
*** The potato in question is removed from the same brazier that's heating up the branding irons. Either a roasted potato is crucial in some nefarious torture, or one of the torturers is feeling peckish and getting a head start on lunch. Given his exasperated look, Richelieu is probably leaning towards the latter explanation.

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* NoodleImplements: One scene shows a group of torturers preparing to torture Monsieur Bonacieux in the Bastille, with the usual rack and branding irons and such, with an incongruous shot near the end of a fist-sized potato being placed in a copper bowl near the end.
** And then Richelieu glances at the potato and glares at the torturers, who shrug nonchalantly.
*** The potato in question is
removed from the same brazier that's heating up the branding irons.irons and placed in a copper bowl near the end. Either a roasted potato is crucial in some nefarious torture, or one of the torturers is feeling peckish and getting a head start on lunch. Given his exasperated look, Richelieu is probably leaning towards the latter explanation.



* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: DoubleSubverted -- Porthos invents a move involving throwing his sword at the enemy in the same motion as drawing it. Aramis, unimpressed, asks Porthos to perform this move on him and easily parries the thrown blade, pointing out that Porthos is unarmed now. Later however, Porthos uses this move anyway, and it does work as intended.

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* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks:
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DoubleSubverted -- Porthos invents a move involving throwing his sword at the enemy in the same motion as drawing it. Aramis, unimpressed, asks Porthos to perform this move on him and easily parries the thrown blade, pointing out that Porthos is unarmed now. Later however, Porthos uses this move anyway, and it does work as intended.
25th Jul '16 6:09:44 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AdaptationalComicRelief: Porthos.



* ButtMonkey: Porthos becomes the ComicRelief.

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* ButtMonkey: Porthos becomes the ComicRelief.Porthos. Planchet as well.


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** ''The Four Musketeers'' received and Oscar nomination for Best Costume Design.
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