History Literature / Ivanhoe

6th Sep '16 1:37:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheKnightsHospitallers: The Hospitaller, Ralph de Vipont, is a much less formidable figure than any of the other challengers at Ashby-de-la-Zouche.
20th Jul '16 12:48:51 AM jamespolk
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* In 1952, MetroGoldwynMayer produced what is probably the best remembered film version, ''Ivanhoe'', directed by Richard Thorpe, and starring Robert Taylor as Wilfred, Creator/ElizabethTaylor as Rebecca, Felix Aylmer as Isaac, Joan Fontaine as Rowena, George Sanders as Bois-Guilbert, [[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} Finlay Currie]] as Cedric. This version was nominated for three [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Academy Awards]], for Best Picture, Best Colour Cinematography, and Best Score for Music/MiklosRozsa; it stressed the spectacular and [[{{Swashbuckler}} swashbuckling]] elements.

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* In 1952, MetroGoldwynMayer produced what is probably the best remembered film version, ''Ivanhoe'', directed by Richard Thorpe, and starring Robert Taylor as Wilfred, Creator/ElizabethTaylor as Rebecca, Felix Aylmer as Isaac, Joan Fontaine Creator/JoanFontaine as Rowena, George Sanders as Bois-Guilbert, [[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} Finlay Currie]] as Cedric. This version was nominated for three [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Academy Awards]], for Best Picture, Best Colour Cinematography, and Best Score for Music/MiklosRozsa; it stressed the spectacular and [[{{Swashbuckler}} swashbuckling]] elements.
30th Jun '16 5:07:37 AM fruitstripegum
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30th Jun '16 5:01:49 AM fruitstripegum
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* A 1986 Australian AnimatedAdaptation by Burbank Films

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* [[WesternAnimation/IvanhoeBurbankAnimation A 1986 1986]] Australian AnimatedAdaptation by Burbank FilmsCreator/BurbankFilmsAustralia



[[folder: Tropes present in the 1986 TV Adaptation]]
* AdaptationDistillation: This adaption cuts several aspects and subplots, such as Bois-Gilberts Templar Knight brethren, Rebecca being condemned as a witch by the Templar Grandmaster, the duel between Bois-Gilbert and Ivanhoe at the end, and the social issues facing Isaac of York in his role as an English jew.
* AdaptationalVillainy: Bois-Gilbert loses every positive aspect of his character, such as his genuine love for Rebecca, which is portrayed as little more than cruel lust here.
* AdaptationNameChange: Maurice de Bracy becomes Eustace de Bracy.
* AnimalMotif: Raven for Bois-Gilbert, Bull for Front-De-Bouef.
* BerserkButton: Remind Front-de-Boeuf of his defeat at the hands of Thomas Multon and he will try and kill you.
* BigDamnHeroes: First by Ivanhoe in the Holy Land to save Richard from a Saracen, later on from the Black Knight to save the Disinherited Knight from Front-de-Bouef.
* CassandraTruth: When the Black Knight identifies himself as Richard, front-de-Bouef replies with "The King is in Palestine!"
* CompositeCharacter: Though mentioned De Bracy does not appear and Front-de-Bouef is the one who is infatuated with Rowena.
* DemotedToExtra: Wamba, to the point he appears but neither does he speak nor is his name ever mentioned.
** De Bracy and Athelstane might have faired worse. They are mentioned but never appear in person.
* DisneyVillainDeath: Front-de-Bouef gets this by falling into the flaming inferno that was Torquilstone.
* FatBastard: ''Front-De-Bouef''. Even his armor requires a considerable girth to fit him.
* HornyVikings: While no Vikings appear, Front-de-Boeuf's helmet features horns as a subtle reminder of whom the Normans are descended from. In contrast, the Black Knight's helmet feature wings which is also stereotypically attributed to Vikings.
* SparedByAdaptation: Bois-Guilbert. It seems like Robin's arrow kills him but it just knocked him out.
* SpiritualSuccessor: To BurbankFilms own animated adaptation of Series/TheAdventuresofRobinHood and quite an improvement over both the former and it's own spiritual successor Series/TheNewAdventuresOfRobinHood.

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30th May '16 12:35:16 AM DreamerCynist2
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* AdaptionDistillation: This adaption cuts several aspects and subplots, such as Bois-Gilberts Templar Knight brethren, Rebecca being condemned as a witch by the Templar Grandmaster, the duel between Bois-Gilbert and Ivanhoe at the end, and the social issues facing Isaac of York in his role as an English jew.
* AdaptionalVillainy: Bois-Gilbert loses every positive aspect of his character, such as his genuine love for Rebecca, which is portrayed as little more than cruel lust here.

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* AdaptionDistillation: AdaptationDistillation: This adaption cuts several aspects and subplots, such as Bois-Gilberts Templar Knight brethren, Rebecca being condemned as a witch by the Templar Grandmaster, the duel between Bois-Gilbert and Ivanhoe at the end, and the social issues facing Isaac of York in his role as an English jew.
* AdaptionalVillainy: AdaptationalVillainy: Bois-Gilbert loses every positive aspect of his character, such as his genuine love for Rebecca, which is portrayed as little more than cruel lust here.
28th May '16 2:11:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Arrowgram}}

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* BadassPreacher: Friar Tuck

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* %%* BadassPreacher: Friar Tuck



* BlackKnight: "''Le Noir Faineant''" (aka The Black Sluggard)
* BloodKnight: Front-de-Buf

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* %%* BlackKnight: "''Le Noir Faineant''" (aka The Black Sluggard)
* %%* BloodKnight: Front-de-Buf



* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Ivanhoe and Rowena.

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* %%* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Ivanhoe and Rowena.



* DarkIsNotEvil: See the BlackKnight, above.

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* %%* DarkIsNotEvil: See the BlackKnight, above.



* DiesWideOpen: [[spoiler: Bois-Guilbert.]]
* TheDogBitesBack: Ulrica.

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* %%* DiesWideOpen: [[spoiler: Bois-Guilbert.]]
* %%* TheDogBitesBack: Ulrica.



* FanSequel: W. M. Thackeray's ''Rebecca and Rowena.''

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* %%* FanSequel: W. M. Thackeray's ''Rebecca and Rowena.''



* FeudalOverlord:
** What Cedric is to Gurth and Wamba.
** Baron Front de Boeuf
* FlorenceNightingaleEffect: How Rebecca falls for Wilfred.

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* %%* FeudalOverlord:
** %%** What Cedric is to Gurth and Wamba.
** %%** Baron Front de Boeuf
* %%* FlorenceNightingaleEffect: How Rebecca falls for Wilfred.



* TheJester: Wamba

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* %%* TheJester: Wamba



* KnightInShiningArmour: In effect, if not in fact.

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* %%* KnightInShiningArmour: In effect, if not in fact.



* MatzoFever: Rebecca

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* %%* MatzoFever: Rebecca



* ObfuscatingInsanity: Wamba

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* %%* ObfuscatingInsanity: Wamba



* PoisonousFriend: Malvoisin to Bois-Guilbert.
* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil

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* %%* PoisonousFriend: Malvoisin to Bois-Guilbert.
* %%* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil



* SexSlave: Ulrica

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* %%* SexSlave: Ulrica



* SpoiledBrat: Rowena
* StarCrossedLovers: Wilfred and Rebecca
* StormingTheCastle: Torquilstone

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* %%* SpoiledBrat: Rowena
* %%* StarCrossedLovers: Wilfred and Rebecca
* %%* StormingTheCastle: Torquilstone



* TheTourney: Central to the plot.

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* %%* TheTourney: Central to the plot.



* [[WarriorPrince Warrior King]]: [[UsefulNotes/RichardTheLionHeart Cur-de-Lion]]

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* %%* [[WarriorPrince Warrior King]]: [[UsefulNotes/RichardTheLionHeart Cur-de-Lion]]



* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Ulrica

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* %%* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Ulrica



* BettyAndVeronica

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* %%* BettyAndVeronica



* TheEvilPrince

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* %%* TheEvilPrince



* ChildhoodMarriagePromise

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* DemotedToExtra: Athelstane.

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* %%* DemotedToExtra: Athelstane.



* HeroicSacrifice: Sir Brian.

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* %%* HeroicSacrifice: Sir Brian.



* AlmightyMom: [[spoiler: Eleanor of Acquitaine.]]
* BastardUnderstudy

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* %%* AlmightyMom: [[spoiler: Eleanor of Acquitaine.]]
* %%* BastardUnderstudy



* TheBrute: Front-de-Boeuf

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* %%* TheBrute: Front-de-Boeuf



* DarkerAndEdgier
* DeathSeeker
* DeadpanSnarker: John.

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* %%* DarkerAndEdgier
* %%* DeathSeeker
* %%* DeadpanSnarker: John.



* ClearMyName: Ivanhoe's task.

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* %%* ClearMyName: Ivanhoe's task.



* ColdBloodedTorture
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Wamba

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* %%* ColdBloodedTorture
* %%* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Wamba



* HaveYouToldAnyoneElse

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* %%* HaveYouToldAnyoneElse



* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Rebecca.
* ImportantHaircut
* ItsPersonal
* KickTheDog

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* %%* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Rebecca.
* %%* ImportantHaircut
* %%* ItsPersonal
* %%* KickTheDog



** Gurth
* WellDoneSonGuy

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** %%** Gurth
* %%* WellDoneSonGuy



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone

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* %%* MyGodWhatHaveIDone



* SlouchOfVillainy: John during the trial.

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* %%* SlouchOfVillainy: John during the trial.



* StealthInsult

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* %%* StealthInsult
28th May '16 1:12:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: Inverted: almost all of the good guys are blond; the Normans universally have dark hair.
12th May '16 9:24:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* KnightTemplar: Averted, oddly enough, by most of the actual [[TheKnightsTemplar Templars]] in the story, but played ''absolutely straight'' by Lucas de Beaumanoir, who is a KnightTemplar in both senses of the term indeed, the Grand Master of the Order.

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* KnightTemplar: Averted, oddly enough, by most of the actual [[TheKnightsTemplar [[UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar Templars]] in the story, but played ''absolutely straight'' by Lucas de Beaumanoir, who is a KnightTemplar in both senses of the term indeed, the Grand Master of the Order.
11th May '16 3:06:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Anticlimax}}: In the trial by combat to determine the fate of Rebecca, Brian de Bois-Guilbert, the invincible [[TheKnightsTemplar Templar]], is facing Wilfred of Ivanhoe, who is still recovering from his wounds -- but when they actually joust, Bois-Guilbert simply [[spoiler: keels over dead]], "a victim of his own contending passions," and Wilfred is left standing there, looking awkward.

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* {{Anticlimax}}: In the trial by combat to determine the fate of Rebecca, Brian de Bois-Guilbert, the invincible [[TheKnightsTemplar [[UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar Templar]], is facing Wilfred of Ivanhoe, who is still recovering from his wounds -- but when they actually joust, Bois-Guilbert simply [[spoiler: keels over dead]], "a victim of his own contending passions," and Wilfred is left standing there, looking awkward.



* TheKnightsTemplar: Most importantly Brian de Bois-Guilbert, but also Albert de Malvoisin, Grand Master Lucas de Beaumanoir, ''et al''.
3rd May '16 9:43:54 AM hullflyer
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* GoodWeaponEvilWeapon: Unusually, in the film, Ivanhoe uses a dagger (usually the weapon of a villain) in his duels, often locking swords with his opponent and then pushing up close to them in order to stab them.



* GoodWeaponEvilWeapon: Played with. During the final duel, Bois-Guilbert uses a mace and chain--a nicely evil weapon--but Ivanhoe uses an axe. This is to drive home that he's not Rebecca's KnightInShiningArmor.

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* GoodWeaponEvilWeapon: GoodWeaponEvilWeapon:
** Unusually, Ivanhoe uses a dagger (usually the weapon of a villain) in his duels, often locking swords with his opponent and then pushing up close to them in order to stab them.
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Played with. During with during the final duel, where Bois-Guilbert uses a mace and chain--a nicely evil weapon--but Ivanhoe uses an axe. This is to drive home that he's not Rebecca's KnightInShiningArmor.
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