History Fridge / MoulinRouge

22nd Feb '15 6:42:50 AM Ciara25
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** Satine is diagnosed with TB. At the time, it was notorious for being contagious and incurable other than with rest, such as in a Sanatorium. No respecting business owner, nightclub or not, would encourage her to continue working with his other employees, let alone a duke and himself. Factor in all the patrons of the Moulin Rouge (many of whom Satine would have kissed or been in some way intimate with) and you have a Typhoid Mary situation on your hands.

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** Satine is diagnosed with TB. At the time, it was notorious for being contagious and incurable other than with rest, such as in a Sanatorium. No respecting self-respecting business owner, nightclub or not, would encourage her to continue working with his other employees, let alone a duke and himself. Factor in all the patrons of the Moulin Rouge (many of whom Satine would have kissed or been in some way intimate with) and you have a Typhoid Mary situation on your hands.
20th Feb '14 12:03:16 PM Aquila89
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** The film is probably inspired by ''The Lady of the Camellias'', which is also about a courtesan with TB, who falls in love with the narrator, and doesn't infect anyone. Plus, ''Moulin Rouge!'' is not at all realistic; aside from people randomly breaking into song, it's quite often almost cartoonish. It should not be surprising that it portrays TB as non-infectious.

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** The film is probably inspired by ''The Lady of the Camellias'', which is also about a courtesan with TB, who falls in love with the narrator, and doesn't infect anyone. Plus, ''Moulin Rouge!'' is not at all realistic; aside from people randomly breaking into song, song (and singing stuff that wasn't yet written in 1900), it's quite often almost cartoonish. It should not be surprising that it portrays TB as non-infectious.
2nd Nov '13 3:14:54 PM Badgerwocky
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** The film is probably inspired by ''The Lady of the Camellias'', which is also about a courtesan with TB, who falls in love with the narrator, and doesn't infect anyone. Plus, ''Moulin Rouge!'' is not at all realistic; aside from people randomly breaking into song, it's quite often almost cartoonish. It should not be surprising that it portrays TB as non-infectious.

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** The film is probably inspired by ''The Lady of the Camellias'', which is also about a courtesan with TB, who falls in love with the narrator, and doesn't infect anyone. Plus, ''Moulin Rouge!'' is not at all realistic; aside from people randomly breaking into song, it's quite often almost cartoonish. It should not be surprising that it portrays TB as non-infectious.non-infectious.
** Who says Christian isn't infected? Tuberculosis can lie dormant for many years after infection. He may be heading for an early grave himself, as if the ending of the film needed to be sadder.
23rd Aug '13 1:26:33 AM Aquila89
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** Satine is diagnosed with TB. At the time, it was notorious for being contagious and incurable other than with rest, such as in a Sanatorium. No respecting business owner, nightclub or not, would encourage her to continue working with his other employees, let alone a duke and himself. Factor in all the patrons of the Moulin Rouge (many of whom Satine would have kissed or been in some way intimate with) and you have a Typhoid Mary situation on your hands.

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** Satine is diagnosed with TB. At the time, it was notorious for being contagious and incurable other than with rest, such as in a Sanatorium. No respecting business owner, nightclub or not, would encourage her to continue working with his other employees, let alone a duke and himself. Factor in all the patrons of the Moulin Rouge (many of whom Satine would have kissed or been in some way intimate with) and you have a Typhoid Mary situation on your hands.hands.
** The film is probably inspired by ''The Lady of the Camellias'', which is also about a courtesan with TB, who falls in love with the narrator, and doesn't infect anyone. Plus, ''Moulin Rouge!'' is not at all realistic; aside from people randomly breaking into song, it's quite often almost cartoonish. It should not be surprising that it portrays TB as non-infectious.
11th Sep '12 5:55:45 PM billythehick
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* In ''MoulinRouge'', Nicole Kidman's character is suffering from tuberculosis, a disease transmitted by contact with infected saliva. Bearing that in mind, the passionate kiss that adorns the theatrical poster doesn't seem so romantic.
** The Moulin Rouge's lore says that these posters were actually painted, not photographed. Toulouse-Lautrec famously did a series of them because he was broke.
*** In the movie, not only does she kiss her love interest, possibly infecting him-but she's a hooker, so how many of the Rouge's patrons did she kiss or have other kinds of contact with before being 'bought' by the duke? How many men did she infect, most of whom (considering the time period) were probably married and went home to their wives and children, to whom they could have spread the disease as well? She's basically a more promiscuous Typhoid Mary!

* FridgeLogic / YouFailBiologyForever: The female lead is dying of tuberculosis. The couple lock lips a bazillion times. Not a single person seems the remotest bit worried about infection.

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[[AC:FridgeHorror]]
* In ''MoulinRouge'', Nicole Kidman's character is suffering from tuberculosis, a disease transmitted by contact with infected saliva. Bearing that in mind, the passionate kiss that adorns the theatrical poster doesn't seem so romantic.
** The Moulin Rouge's lore says that these posters were actually painted, not photographed. Toulouse-Lautrec famously did a series of them because he was broke.
*** In the movie, not only does she kiss her love interest, possibly infecting him-but she's a hooker, so how many of the Rouge's patrons did she kiss or have other kinds of contact with before being 'bought' by the duke? How many men did she infect, most of whom (considering the time period) were probably married and went home to their wives and children, to whom they could have spread the disease as well? She's basically a more promiscuous Typhoid Mary!

* FridgeLogic / FridgeHorror / YouFailBiologyForever: The female lead is dying of tuberculosis. The couple lock lips a bazillion times. Not a single person seems the remotest bit worried about infection.



** Satine is diagnosed with TB. At the time, it was notorious for being contagious and incurable other than with rest, such as in a Sanatorium. No respecting business owner, nightclub or not, would encourage her to continue working with his other employees, let alone a duke and himself.

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** Satine is diagnosed with TB. At the time, it was notorious for being contagious and incurable other than with rest, such as in a Sanatorium. No respecting business owner, nightclub or not, would encourage her to continue working with his other employees, let alone a duke and himself. Factor in all the patrons of the Moulin Rouge (many of whom Satine would have kissed or been in some way intimate with) and you have a Typhoid Mary situation on your hands.
12th Nov '11 10:27:03 AM Dante668
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[[AC:FridgeHorror]]
* In ''MoulinRouge'', Nicole Kidman's character is suffering from tuberculosis, a disease transmitted by contact with infected saliva. Bearing that in mind, the passionate kiss that adorns the theatrical poster doesn't seem so romantic.
** The Moulin Rouge's lore says that these posters were actually painted, not photographed. Toulouse-Lautrec famously did a series of them because he was broke.
*** In the movie, not only does she kiss her love interest, possibly infecting him-but she's a hooker, so how many of the Rouge's patrons did she kiss or have other kinds of contact with before being 'bought' by the duke? How many men did she infect, most of whom (considering the time period) were probably married and went home to their wives and children, to whom they could have spread the disease as well? She's basically a more promiscuous Typhoid Mary!
5th Nov '11 5:22:20 PM Nettik
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** Tuberculosis is a fickle thing: people Satine was exposed to over a long period of time, like Zidler and the other girls, are more likely to have received it than Christian, in spite of intimacy. He may have had latent TB, alternatively.

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** Tuberculosis is a fickle thing: people Satine was exposed to over a long period of time, like Zidler and the other girls, are more likely to have received it than Christian, in spite of intimacy. He may have had latent TB, alternatively.alternatively.
** Satine is diagnosed with TB. At the time, it was notorious for being contagious and incurable other than with rest, such as in a Sanatorium. No respecting business owner, nightclub or not, would encourage her to continue working with his other employees, let alone a duke and himself.
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