History Film / TheWindAndTheLion

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
25th Nov '16 10:14:05 PM SnakeRambo
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* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Connery makes a very light stab at an vaguely Middle Eastern accent, but his native Scottish overwhelms it.

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* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Connery makes a very light stab at an a vaguely Middle Eastern accent, but his native Scottish overwhelms it.
9th Nov '16 9:56:51 AM nombretomado
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''The Wind and the Lion'' is a [[RatedMForManly good old-fashioned high adventure]]. While it does not allow the beauty of the thing to be [[ArtisticLicense spoiled with obsessive accuracy]], it features loving attention to period ''details'', impressive set-piece action sequences, memorable acting and dialogue, and a sweeping [[MusicOfNote musical score]] by JerryGoldsmith.

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''The Wind and the Lion'' is a [[RatedMForManly good old-fashioned high adventure]]. While it does not allow the beauty of the thing to be [[ArtisticLicense spoiled with obsessive accuracy]], it features loving attention to period ''details'', impressive set-piece action sequences, memorable acting and dialogue, and a sweeping [[MusicOfNote musical score]] by JerryGoldsmith.
Music/JerryGoldsmith.



* MusicOfNote: By JerryGoldsmith.

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* MusicOfNote: By JerryGoldsmith.Music/JerryGoldsmith.
5th Nov '16 4:23:10 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: several characters
** UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt, of course
** The Raisuli
** Captain Jerome and the [[SemperFi Marines]]
** [[TookALevelInBadass by the end of the film]], Mrs. Pedicaris certainly qualifies
** arguably, the German officer, Colonel [[TheVonTropeFamily von]] Roerkel
13th Sep '16 4:24:59 PM BabyM
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*** Roosevelt's birthday present, the [[http://www.forgottenweapons.com/rifles/winchester-1895-russian/ Winchester Model 1895]] chambered in .405 WCF, was his favorite big game rifle.
28th Jun '16 10:47:19 AM BabyM
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** Hard-core military history buffs will also be impressed by the gorgeous MatteShot [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0Kc92E0vWe4/UlrjpqbIKxI/AAAAAAAAbCo/dCdHtiTwUXY/s640/WIND-AND-THE-LION.jpg of the Atlantic Fleet]] featuring the armored cruiser ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Brooklyn_%28CA-3%29 USS Brooklyn]],'' the Marines' [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krag_rifle Krag-Jorgensen rifles]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M1895_Colt-Browning_machine_gun Colt "potato digger"]] machine guns, and von Rorkel's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauser_C96 "broomhandle" Mause automatic pistol]].

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** Hard-core military history buffs will also be impressed by the gorgeous MatteShot [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0Kc92E0vWe4/UlrjpqbIKxI/AAAAAAAAbCo/dCdHtiTwUXY/s640/WIND-AND-THE-LION.jpg of the Atlantic Fleet]] featuring the armored cruiser ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Brooklyn_%28CA-3%29 USS Brooklyn]],'' the Marines' [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krag_rifle Krag-Jorgensen rifles]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M1895_Colt-Browning_machine_gun Colt "potato digger"]] machine guns, and von Rorkel's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauser_C96 "broomhandle" Mause Mauser automatic pistol]].
19th Jun '16 12:19:31 AM nombretomado
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When an American woman, Eden Pedicaris (Creator/CandiceBergen), and her two children are kidnapped in Morocco by a Berber chieftain, Mulai Ahmed el Raisuli (Creator/SeanConnery), President TheodoreRoosevelt (Brian Keith) sends warships and Marines, leading to an international confrontation. The film focuses on the personal conflict between Roosevelt and Raisuli, and on the romance between Raisuli and Mrs. Pedicaris.

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When an American woman, Eden Pedicaris (Creator/CandiceBergen), and her two children are kidnapped in Morocco by a Berber chieftain, Mulai Ahmed el Raisuli (Creator/SeanConnery), President TheodoreRoosevelt UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt (Brian Keith) sends warships and Marines, leading to an international confrontation. The film focuses on the personal conflict between Roosevelt and Raisuli, and on the romance between Raisuli and Mrs. Pedicaris.



** TheodoreRoosevelt, of course

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** TheodoreRoosevelt, UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt, of course



** TheodoreRoosevelt would love to get out of DC, go to Morocco, and be one himself.

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** TheodoreRoosevelt UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt would love to get out of DC, go to Morocco, and be one himself.



* DeadpanSnarker: at various times, TheodoreRoosevelt, his Secretary of State John Hay, and Mrs. Pedicaris, but Raisuli has the best snark of all:

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* DeadpanSnarker: at various times, TheodoreRoosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, his Secretary of State John Hay, and Mrs. Pedicaris, but Raisuli has the best snark of all:



* GentlemanAdventurer: TheodoreRoosevelt; Also, Sir Joshua Kenyon-Smith, the Briton who runs out of bullets ("Oh, damn.") in the opening fight sequence

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* GentlemanAdventurer: TheodoreRoosevelt; Theodore Roosevelt; Also, Sir Joshua Kenyon-Smith, the Briton who runs out of bullets ("Oh, damn.") in the opening fight sequence



** TheodoreRoosevelt

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** TheodoreRoosevelt UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt



** Brian Keith's portrayal is very faithful to TheodoreRoosevelt's personality.

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** Brian Keith's portrayal is very faithful to TheodoreRoosevelt's UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt's personality.
27th Apr '16 11:52:25 AM TheHestinator
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* MohsScaleOfViolenceHardness: It rates a fairly hard 6, because of the chef's barely-noticeable severed arm, a few bloodless/goreless beheadings (unless you count the blood on the sword used), several non-spurting blood squibs, a severed head hanging by the wrecked ship, and a disembodied tongue.
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