History Literature / JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth

14th Dec '17 2:14:20 PM schoi30
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* AnimalReactionShot: when Sean has trouble traversing the floating rocks, his little luminous bird buddy shakes its head in despair.



* ArtisticLicensePaleontology: The phosphorescent birds are identified as ''Cyanis rosopteryx'', which is stated to be a Jurassic bird. Not only is this not actually a real species, but they also resemble modern-style birds, which did not arise until the Cretaceous period.

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* ArtisticLicensePaleontology: ArtisticLicensePaleontology:
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The phosphorescent birds are identified as ''Cyanis rosopteryx'', which is stated to be a Jurassic bird. Not only is this not actually a real species, but they also resemble modern-style birds, which did not arise until the Cretaceous period.period.
** The ''Giganotosaurus'', according to the special features and tie-in material, looks more like a ''TyrannosaurusRex'' with thumbs.



* DreamIntro: The film starts with a PursuedProtagonist intro in which the hero is being chased by a T-Rex, culminating in him falling into a lava pit. A Catapult Nightmare reveals this sequence to be a bad dream.

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* DreamIntro: The film starts with a PursuedProtagonist intro in which the hero is being chased by a T-Rex, ''Giganotosaurus'', culminating in him falling into a lava pit. A Catapult Nightmare reveals this sequence to be a bad dream.



* EvenTheDogIsAshamed: When Sean has trouble traversing the floating rocks, his little luminous bird buddy shakes its head in despair.



* PursuedProtagonist: The opening DreamSequence in which Trevor is being chased by a T-Rex.

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* PursuedProtagonist: The opening DreamSequence in which Trevor is being chased by a T-Rex.''Giganotosaurus''.
5th Dec '17 5:37:12 AM Chabal2
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* BehemothBattle: The Ichthyosaur and Plesiosaur are so huge they're first thought to be five separate giant animals as different parts of their bodies emerge (a porpoise, an iguana, and a crocodile for the first, a SeaSerpent and giant turtle for the second).

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* BehemothBattle: The Ichthyosaur and Plesiosaur are so huge they're first thought to be five separate giant animals as different parts of their bodies emerge (a porpoise, an iguana, and a crocodile for the first, first (though the illustration makes it look like a mosasaur), a SeaSerpent and giant turtle for the second).
5th Dec '17 5:33:06 AM Chabal2
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* BehemothBattle: The Ichthyosaur and Plesiosaur are so huge they're first thought to be five separate giant animals as different parts of their bodies emerge (a porpoise, an iguana, and a crocodile for the first, a SeaSerpent and giant turtle for the second).



* ComeToGawk: Lidenbrock has a problem saying certain complicated scientific words, leading to a lot of histrionics on his part. Most people who attend his lectures are there to watch him struggle.

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* CargoEnvy: Axel's sweetheart Grauben is an amateur geologist who spends time classifying rock samples, and Axel states he's quite jealous of the minerals she's cleaning.
* ComeToGawk: Lidenbrock has a problem saying certain complicated scientific words, leading to a lot of histrionics on his part. Most people who attend his lectures are there to watch him struggle.struggle with the recalcitrant term until he manages to spit it out.



* ConvectionSchmonvection: The explorers are carried up the tube of a volcano by lava on their raft of fossilized wood (an asbestos dish in the 1959 movie, a dinosaur skull in the 2008 one) which in real life would get them cooked alive. Some editions avoid this by having them be carried up by water, the implication being that lava below is caused a geyser-effect to blow them out of the volcano.

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* ConvectionSchmonvection: The explorers are carried up the tube of a volcano by lava on their raft of fossilized wood (an asbestos dish in the 1959 movie, a dinosaur skull in the 2008 one) which in real life would get them cooked alive. alive (Axel notes the temperature rises to 70°C). Some editions avoid this by having them be carried up by water, water (which was the case for the first part of the ascent), the implication being that lava below is caused a geyser-effect to blow them out of the volcano.



* TheQuietOne: Hans, professor Lidenbrock's and Axel's Icelandic guide.

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* TheQuietOne: Hans, professor Lidenbrock's and Axel's Icelandic guide. Although since Axel can't speak with him due to the language barrier, it doesn't make much difference.



* TheStoic: Hans, who rarely speaks more than one word at a time. Although since Axel can't speak with him due to the language barrier, it doesn't make much difference.

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* TheStoic: Hans, who rarely speaks more than one word at a time. Although since Axel can't speak with him due to In fact, the language barrier, it doesn't make much difference.only sign of emotion he shows is at the very end when he heads back to Iceland, cracking a smile as he says goodbye.
30th Nov '17 11:17:03 AM Chabal2
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* ComeToGawk: Lidenbrock has a problem saying certain complicated scientific words, leading to a lot of histrionics on his part. Most people who attend his lectures are there to watch him struggle.



%%* TheStoic: Hans.
* SundialWaypoint: How they locate the cave entrance.

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%%* * TheStoic: Hans.
Hans, who rarely speaks more than one word at a time. Although since Axel can't speak with him due to the language barrier, it doesn't make much difference.
* SundialWaypoint: How they locate the cave entrance.entrance, and the cause of Lindenbrock's frenzy at the beginning of the book: if they don't get to Iceland as soon as possible they'll have to wait another year for it to happen.
12th Sep '17 4:27:26 PM Luppercus
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* LivingDinosaurs: Might be the UrExample; a plesiosaur and an ichthyosaur fight in the middle of the Lidenbrock Sea.
9th Jul '17 5:36:41 PM Theriocephalus
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* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: The ichthyosaur and plesiosaur.



* ConvectionSchmonvection: The explorers are carried up the tube of a volcano by lava on their raft of fossilized wood (an asbestos dish in the 1959 movie, a dinosaur skull in the 2008 one) which in real life would get them cooked alive.
** In some editions it is water that they are being carried up on, the implication being that lava below is caused a geyser-effect to blow them out of the volcano.

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* ConvectionSchmonvection: The explorers are carried up the tube of a volcano by lava on their raft of fossilized wood (an asbestos dish in the 1959 movie, a dinosaur skull in the 2008 one) which in real life would get them cooked alive.
** In some
alive. Some editions it is water that they are being avoid this by having them be carried up on, by water, the implication being that lava below is caused a geyser-effect to blow them out of the volcano.



* HotBlooded: Professor Lidenbrock.

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* %%* HotBlooded: Professor Lidenbrock.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Professor Lidenbrock has shades of this.
** As does Axel, but with varying degrees compared to Lidenbrock. See TheLoad below.
* TheLoad: Axel, dear Axel. He spends the entire book moaning about going on the trip, trying to stop them from going. Always trying to get everybody to turn back. Is constantly fainting, getting lost, oh and it was his idea to use the gun-cotton near the end. In his defence, he really ''didn't'' want to go on the expedition, but was too afraid of Lidenbrock to say no to him.
** TheMillstone: Though arguably he functions as professor Lidenbrock's MoralityPet.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Professor Lidenbrock has shades of this.
** As
this, as does Axel, but with varying degrees compared to Lidenbrock. See TheLoad below.
Lidenbrock.
* TheLoad: Axel, dear Axel. He spends the entire book moaning about going on the trip, trip and trying to stop them from going. Always going, always trying to get everybody to turn back. Is back, and constantly fainting, fainting and getting lost, oh and it lost. It was also his idea to use the gun-cotton near the end. In his defence, defense, he really ''didn't'' want to go on the expedition, but was too afraid of Lidenbrock to say no to him.
** TheMillstone: Though arguably he functions as professor Lidenbrock's MoralityPet.
him.



* TheMillstone: Axel, whose chef contributions to the trip consist of getting lost and complaining about how much he doesn't want to be there (although in his defense, he never wanted to come to begin with and only went because his uncle made him), although he arguably functions as professor Lidenbrock's MoralityPet.



* TheStoic: Hans.

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* %%* TheStoic: Hans.
31st Jan '17 8:03:23 AM Shippudentimes
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** As does Axel, but with varying degrees compared to Lidenbrock. See TheLoad below.
8th Jan '17 7:42:56 PM Sharlee
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* PsychoElectricEel: A very big nippy one in the sea cave where the ''Nautilus'' is hidden.
8th Jan '17 7:32:54 PM Sharlee
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* OminousCrack: The giant lizard egg that starts cracking under Gabato's weight.
28th Dec '16 8:07:38 PM HeraldAlberich
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First, an 1864 Creator/JulesVerne ScienceFiction novel (the French original being titled ''Voyage au centre de la Terre'') about a German professor and his nephew, who travel down volcanic tubes in an extinct Icelandic volcano. They then discover prehistoric animals and all sorts of danger as they go down farther. Verne was inspired by Charles Lyell's ''Geological Evidences of the Antiquity of Man'' to write it, although the science has not aged very well compared to his other books (at least, science as Professor Lidenbrock describes it...see the WhatWeNowKnowToBeTrue entry below).

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First, an 1864 Creator/JulesVerne ScienceFiction novel (the French original being titled ''Voyage au centre de la Terre'') about a German professor and his nephew, who travel down volcanic tubes in an extinct Icelandic volcano. They then discover prehistoric animals and all sorts of danger as they go down farther. Verne was inspired by Charles Lyell's ''Geological Evidences of the Antiquity of Man'' to write it, although the science has not aged very well compared to his other books (at least, science as Professor Lidenbrock describes it...see it--see the WhatWeNowKnowToBeTrue entry below).



* BelligerentSexualTension: Sir Oliver Lindenbrook and Carla Göteborg.

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* BelligerentSexualTension: Sir Oliver Lindenbrook and DeterminedWidow Carla Göteborg.Göteborg snipe at each other throughout the journey.



* DeterminedWidow: Carla Göteborg falls into this role before her husband is even in the ground.
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:Count Saknussem]]
* DoubleTake: Alec uncovers Göteberg's blanket-draped body while searching the hotel room's stockpiled supplies, then ''covers it up again and goes on searching'' for a moment before realizing what he's seen.
* DubNameChange: Professor Lidenbrock of the ''Johanneum'' in Hamburg becomes Professor Sir Oliver Lindenbrook of Edinburgh University, Axel becomes Alec [=McEwan=].
* FungusHumongous

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* DeterminedWidow: Carla Göteborg falls into this role before her husband is even in the ground.
ground, declaring her intentions to continue his work by joining his rival's expedition.
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:Count Saknussem]]
Saknussem]] leans against a loose rock pile and is buried in an avalanche just after he [[spoiler:kills and eats Gertrude]], sparing the others from having to kill or otherwise deal with him.
* DoubleTake: DoubleTake:
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Alec uncovers Göteberg's blanket-draped body while searching the hotel room's stockpiled supplies, then ''covers it up again and goes on searching'' for a moment before realizing what he's seen.
** Lindenbrook agrees absentmindedly to Carla's declaration that she'll be joining them, before backing up, asking for clarification, and protesting vehemently.
* DubNameChange: Professor Lidenbrock of the ''Johanneum'' in Hamburg becomes Professor Sir Oliver Lindenbrook of Edinburgh University, University. Axel becomes Alec [=McEwan=].
* FungusHumongousFungusHumongous: The party encounters a forest of giant mushrooms just before the subterranean ocean, with skin tough enough to use as shoe leather and stems that can substitute for tree trunks when they need to build a raft.



* HollywoodMagnetism: The pole at center of the earth rips away Hans's gold tooth and Carla's wedding ring, which Sir Oliver takes the time to point was also gold.
* IFellForHours

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* HollywoodMagnetism: The pole at the center of the earth rips away Hans's gold tooth and Carla's wedding ring, which which, as Sir Oliver takes the time to point out, was also gold.
* IFellForHours
gold.



* KickTheDog: Count Saknussem commits murder and mayhem to deter his rivals, but finally crosses the MoralEventHorizon for the audience when he [[spoiler:eats Gertrude!]]

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* KickTheDog: Count Saknussem commits murder and mayhem to deter his rivals, but finally crosses the MoralEventHorizon for the audience when he [[spoiler:eats Gertrude!]]Gertrude]]!



* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: Sir Oliver is not afraid to explain away Carla's usefulness because, "she's a woman". He then goes on to complain about her waking the expedition up when she hears men moving above them, which Oliver dismisses as "rat's in the attic". Later, when she is proven correct, instead of apologizing like any good leader would, he insults her again. Then proceeds to continue insulting her for the rest of the journey. He finally appears to pull his head out of his ass after they return to the surface, [[CharacterDevelopment which gets him out of that mindset by the end of the film]].
* RaceLift: Changing the German protagonists to Scots. But then it was just fourteen years after the end of World War 2.
** More to the point, by that time the Scots were famous for their geologists.

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* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: Sir Oliver is not afraid to explain away Carla's usefulness because, because "she's a woman". woman." He then goes on to complain about her waking the expedition up when she hears men moving above them, which Oliver dismisses as "rat's "rats in the attic". attic." Later, when she is proven correct, instead of apologizing like any good leader would, he insults her again. Then proceeds to continue insulting her for the rest of the journey. He finally appears to pull his head out of his ass after they return to the surface, [[CharacterDevelopment which gets him out of that mindset by the end of the film]].
* RaceLift: Changing the German protagonists to Scots. But then it was just fourteen years after the end of World War 2.
** More to the point,
II, and by that time the Scots were famous for their geologists.



* TokenEvilTeammate: Count Saknussem.
* TrailOfBreadcrumbs: The sets of three chipped notches, left behind by Arne Saknussen.

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* TokenEvilTeammate: Count Saknussem.
Saknussem spends the first half of the movie trying to sabotage the expedition, and the second half tagging along with it after none of the party can bring themselves to execute or abandon him.
* TrailOfBreadcrumbs: TrailOfBreadCrumbs: The sets of three chipped notches, left behind by Arne Saknussen.
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