History Film / TheWindAndTheLion

7th Mar '18 9:45:28 AM AllenbysEyes88
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* AristocratsAreEvil: The Bashaw is this to a T. The Sultan borders on being an IntellectualSympatheticVillain, since he's shown to be completely in over his head and unaware of how to handle a complex diplomatic situation.

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* AristocratsAreEvil: The Bashaw is this to a T. The Sultan Sultan, despite being a spoiled RoyalBrat, borders on being an IntellectualSympatheticVillain, IneffectualSympatheticVillain, since he's shown to be completely in over his head and unaware of how to handle a complex diplomatic situation.
7th Mar '18 9:44:12 AM AllenbysEyes88
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** Most of Roosevelt's scenes, though because he ''is'' TR they often take place while he's engaging in activities like hunting, boxing or target shooting.



* AristocratsAreEvil: The Bashaw

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* AristocratsAreEvil: The BashawBashaw is this to a T. The Sultan borders on being an IntellectualSympatheticVillain, since he's shown to be completely in over his head and unaware of how to handle a complex diplomatic situation.



* ImprobableAimingSkills: Raisuli picking off the desert bandits from several hundred yards away using only the iron sights on his Mauser rifle

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* ImprobableAimingSkills: Raisuli picking off the desert bandits from several hundred yards away using only the iron sights on his Mauser riflerifle. In fairness, he does miss a few shots and has to fall back on his sword to finish off his opponents.
28th Jan '18 12:49:34 PM nombretomado
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A 1975 MetroGoldwynMayer ActionAdventure film directed by Creator/JohnMilius, ''The Wind and the Lion'' tells a [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory fictionalized]] version of the 1904 "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perdicaris_incident#Perdicaris_incident Pedicaris incident]]."

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A 1975 MetroGoldwynMayer Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer ActionAdventure film directed by Creator/JohnMilius, ''The Wind and the Lion'' tells a [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory fictionalized]] version of the 1904 "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perdicaris_incident#Perdicaris_incident Pedicaris incident]]."
25th Nov '17 3:34:29 PM AllenbysEyes88
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* CasualDangerDialogue: Lots of it. Possibly the best example comes when Raisuli, warned not to risk his life in the hostage exchange, warily

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* CasualDangerDialogue: Lots of it. Possibly the best example comes when Raisuli, warned not to risk his life in the hostage exchange, warily declares: "What does my '''life''' matter? I've nothing else to do."
13th Jun '17 9:53:41 PM nombretomado
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: There are numerous foreshadowings of WorldWarOne.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: There are numerous foreshadowings of WorldWarOne.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.
12th Jun '17 8:40:38 AM Mdumas43073
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14th May '17 1:02:36 PM Xtifr
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A 1975 MetroGoldwynMayer ActionAdventure film directed by Creator/JohnMilius, '''''The Wind and the Lion''''' tells a [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory fictionalized]] version of the 1904 "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perdicaris_incident#Perdicaris_incident Pedicaris incident]]."

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A 1975 MetroGoldwynMayer ActionAdventure film directed by Creator/JohnMilius, '''''The ''The Wind and the Lion''''' Lion'' tells a [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory fictionalized]] version of the 1904 "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perdicaris_incident#Perdicaris_incident Pedicaris incident]]."
14th Mar '17 2:08:54 PM BabyM
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* InappropriateHunger: The Sultan continues to snack while his personal guard is slaughtered. He knows that they have no chance of winning and that the attackers won't harm him, so he's just letting it all play out without any apparent interest in the loss of life.

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* InappropriateHunger: The Sultan Bashaw continues to snack while his personal guard is household guards are slaughtered. He knows that they have no chance of winning and that the attackers won't harm him, so he's just letting it all play out without any apparent interest in the loss of life.


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* OhCrap: "Perhaps His Excellency would like to fire the Maxim gun?" It's pointed down a garden lane occupied by several servants going about their business.
14th Mar '17 2:03:34 PM BabyM
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** Captain Jerome.exclaims "What does my '''life''' matter? I've nothing else to do!"

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** Captain Jerome.exclaims "What does my '''life''' matter? I've nothing else to do!"Jerome and the Marines in general



* DramaticIrony: Several statesmen acknowledge that if their military action fails, the whole world will be swept into a war. They marvel at such a concept about ten years before it actually happens for the first time.

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* DramaticIrony: Several statesmen participants acknowledge that if their military action fails, the whole world will be swept into a war. They marvel at such a concept about ten years before it actually happens for the first time.



* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: Most historical accounts show Raisuli as a vicious mixture of feudal bandit and political power player. For instance: Walter Harris recounts that when Raisuli's brother-in-law planned to take a second wife, Raisuli stormed the wedding party and hacked the bride and her mother to death. Thus, depicting him as a virtuous freedom fighter is a bit of a stretch. However, he ''was'' reportedly very polite to his ransomable captives.

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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: Most historical accounts show Raisuli as a vicious mixture of feudal bandit and political power player. For instance: Walter Harris recounts that when Raisuli's brother-in-law planned to take a second wife, Raisuli stormed the wedding party and hacked the bride and her mother to death. Thus, depicting him as a virtuous freedom fighter for the autonomy of his people is a bit of a stretch. However, he ''was'' reportedly very polite to his ransomable captives.



* TheReveal: Toward the end, the Raisuli lets slip that he already has ''several'' wives. Mrs. Pedicaris is stunned to awkward silence.

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* TheReveal: Toward the end, the Raisuli lets slip that he already has ''several'' wives. Mrs. Pedicaris is stunned to into awkward silence.



* StockholmSyndrome: The Raisuli kidnaps the Pedicaris family, slaughtering their servants and friends in the process, and yet the whole family decides to risk their life rescuing him by the end. Mind you the kids think being kidnapped by desert raiders is the best thing ''ever'' from the beginning.

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* StockholmSyndrome: The Raisuli kidnaps the Pedicaris family, slaughtering their servants and friends in the process, and yet the whole family decides to risk their life rescuing him by the end. Mind you you, the kids think being kidnapped by desert raiders is the best thing ''ever'' from the beginning.



** The German officer puts his Mauser pistol away and draws his saber to fight Raisuli on his own terms. Raisuli ultimately spares him for the courtesy.

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** The German officer Von Rorkel puts his "broomhandle" Mauser automatic pistol away and draws his saber to fight Raisuli on his own terms. Raisuli ultimately spares him for the courtesy.
18th Dec '16 3:27:37 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** Captain Jerome.

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** Captain Jerome.exclaims "What does my '''life''' matter? I've nothing else to do!"



* CaliforniaDoubling: Though the story is set in Morocco and the US, nearly everything was shot on location in Spain.
* CasualDangerDialogue: Lots of it. Possibly the best example comes when Raisuli, warned not to risk his life in the hostage exchange, warily exclaims "What does my '''life''' matter? I've nothing else to do!"

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* CaliforniaDoubling: Though the story is set in Morocco and the US, nearly everything was shot on location in Spain.
* CasualDangerDialogue: Lots of it. Possibly the best example comes when Raisuli, warned not to risk his life in the hostage exchange, warily exclaims "What does my '''life''' matter? I've nothing else to do!"



* TheDanza: John Huston as John Hay
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