History Film / Waterloo

1st Apr '16 5:47:50 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* LeaveNoSurvivors: Blücher gives this order when he arrives on the field. A case of AdaptationalVillainy - in actual fact Blücher merely ordered his men to pursue the French until their (the Prussians') last breath, and most weren't in the mood for taking prisoners. What Blücher says in the movie comes very close to what General Roguet of the Old Guard according to French sources said at Ligny, two days earlier.

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* LeaveNoSurvivors: Blücher gives this order when he arrives on the field. A case of AdaptationalVillainy HistoricalVillainUpgrade - in actual fact Blücher merely ordered his men to pursue the French until their (the Prussians') last breath, and most weren't in the mood for taking prisoners. What Blücher says in the movie comes very close to what General Roguet of the Old Guard according to French sources said at Ligny, two days earlier.
23rd Mar '16 12:16:14 PM Prfnoff
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The cast featured Creator/RodSteiger as UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte, Christopher Plummer as UsefulNotes/TheDukeOfWellington, and Dan O'Herlihy as Marshal Michel Ney. Creator/OrsonWelles had a well-paid cameo as Louis XVIII, the Bourbon monarch Napoleon overthrows. Director Creator/SergeiBondarchuk recruited thousands of Soviet soldiers as extras and reshaped a large area of Russian countryside to match the topography of the Waterloo battlefield.

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The cast featured Creator/RodSteiger as UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte, Christopher Plummer Creator/ChristopherPlummer as UsefulNotes/TheDukeOfWellington, and Dan O'Herlihy as Marshal Michel Ney. Creator/OrsonWelles had a well-paid cameo as Louis XVIII, the Bourbon monarch Napoleon overthrows. Director Creator/SergeiBondarchuk recruited thousands of Soviet soldiers as extras and reshaped a large area of Russian countryside to match the topography of the Waterloo battlefield.
6th Mar '16 9:43:48 AM hoodiecrow
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* BattleEpic: One of the most extravagant works in this genre ever made, featuring [[CastOfThousands over 17'000 extras]]. It was said that while filming, director Creator/SergeiBondarchuk commanded the seventh largest army in the world.

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* BattleEpic: One of the most extravagant works in this genre ever made, featuring [[CastOfThousands over 17'000 extras]].17,000 extras. It was said that while filming, director Creator/SergeiBondarchuk commanded the seventh largest army in the world.



-->"Next to a battle lost, the saddest thing is a battle won."

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-->"Next to a battle lost, the saddest thing is a battle won."
7th Jan '16 10:32:59 AM Prfnoff
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''Waterloo'' was a 1970 film produced by Dino Delaurentiis that told the story of the events leading up to the climactic battle of UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars. One of the most expensive films ever made up to that time, it was a box office failure of legendary proportions but has since gained substantially more respect as an exemplar of old-fashioned epic-style film-making.

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''Waterloo'' was a 1970 film produced by Dino Delaurentiis Creator/DinoDeLaurentiis that told the story of the events leading up to the climactic battle of UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars. One of the most expensive films ever made up to that time, it was a box office failure of legendary proportions but has since gained substantially more respect as an exemplar of old-fashioned epic-style film-making.
5th Dec '15 11:56:16 AM AllenbysEyes
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* LargeHam: Rod Steiger's Napoleon, for better or worse.
3rd Nov '15 10:43:27 PM Drcynic24
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** General Sir Thomas Picton (Jack Hawkins) being the most notable.
20th Sep '15 6:52:41 PM nombretomado
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''Waterloo'' was a 1970 film produced by Dino Delaurentiis that told the story of the events leading up to the climactic battle of the NapoleonicWars. One of the most expensive films ever made up to that time, it was a box office failure of legendary proportions but has since gained substantially more respect as an exemplar of old-fashioned epic-style film-making.

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''Waterloo'' was a 1970 film produced by Dino Delaurentiis that told the story of the events leading up to the climactic battle of the NapoleonicWars.UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars. One of the most expensive films ever made up to that time, it was a box office failure of legendary proportions but has since gained substantially more respect as an exemplar of old-fashioned epic-style film-making.



* NapoleonicWars: Covers the very final stretch of the Napoleonic Wars, between Napoleon's first defeat and exile to Elba to the Hundred Days and Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo.
12th Sep '15 6:55:53 PM Berrenta
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* [[AmericaWinsTheWar Britain Wins the War]]: The only non-British officer of Wellington's army who gets any lines is General von Müffling, the Prussian liaison. The Netherlands, Hanoverian, Nassau and Brunswick units that in fact composed about two-thirds of the army are rarely alluded to and never shown in a way that the audience can recognize them as what they are.

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%% * [[AmericaWinsTheWar Britain Wins the War]]: The only non-British officer of Wellington's army who gets any lines is General von Müffling, the Prussian liaison. The Netherlands, Hanoverian, Nassau and Brunswick units that in fact composed about two-thirds of the army are rarely alluded to and never shown in a way that the audience can recognize them as what they are.are.
%% If Our Nation Won The War launches, replace this trope with it.
25th Jun '15 11:59:13 PM brianify
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* FailedAttemptAtDrama: Ney, in an attempt to earn brownie points with the newly reinstated King Louis XVIII, melodramatically promises to bring back Napoleon to Paris in an iron cage. It falls completely flat with the King, who stares at him nonplussed.
-->'''King Louis''': How they exaggerate all this, the soldiers. 'In an iron cage'?!? Hrmph. Nobody asked for that.
13th Feb '15 11:27:34 PM Menshevik
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* FakeNationality: Quite a few. Blücher is played by a Georgian (from the Caucasus), Ney by an Irishman, Wellington by a Canadian, Cambronne by a Russian and Napoleon by an American.
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