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28th Oct '15 3:56:26 PM gallium
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11th Sep '15 2:21:25 AM PaulA
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* MisplacedWildlife: The 1950 film adaptation had Asian elephants and Galapagos tortoises living with other African animals. This is especially jarring with the former since African elephants are one of the afforementioned African creatures.


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* MisplacedWildlife: Asian elephants and Galapagos tortoises share the screen with African animals -- including African elephants.
10th Sep '15 4:31:47 PM DisneyFan94
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* MisplacedWildlife: The 1950 film adaptation had Asian elephants and Galapagos tortoises living with other African animals. This is especially jarring with the former since African elephants are one of the afforementioned African creatures.
17th Aug '15 12:59:22 AM PaulA
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* ConvenientEclipse: Quatermain and his party persuade the Kukuanas to support Ignosi over evil King Twala by deploying an almanac that Cpt. Good [[ContrivedCoincidence just happens to be carrying]], detailing a lunar eclipse that will occur the following night. The credulous natives, believing that the Europeans put out the moon, agree to support them.
** The original version was even sillier: Haggard described a convenient ''[[TotalEclipseOfThePlot solar eclipse]]'' that somehow was visible all over Africa and Europe. Finding out that solar eclipses are total only over a [[ArtisticLicenseAstronomy very narrow range]], Haggard had later editions changed to a lunar eclipse, which at least would be visible over a broad part of the world as Haggard describes.
** They retained the solar eclipse for at least one of the movie versions.

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* ConvenientEclipse: Quatermain and his party persuade the Kukuanas to support Ignosi over evil King Twala by deploying an almanac that Cpt. Good [[ContrivedCoincidence just happens to be carrying]], detailing a lunar eclipse that will occur the following night. The credulous natives, believing that the Europeans put out the moon, agree to support them.
** The
them. (In the original version was even sillier: edition, Haggard described a convenient ''[[TotalEclipseOfThePlot solar eclipse]]'' that somehow was visible all over Africa and Europe. Finding out that solar eclipses are total only over a [[ArtisticLicenseAstronomy very narrow range]], range, Haggard had later editions changed to a lunar eclipse, which at least would be visible over a broad part of the world as Haggard describes.
** They retained the solar eclipse for at least one of the movie versions.
eclipse.)
16th Aug '15 9:48:05 PM shawnvw
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** They retained the solar eclipse for at least one of the movie versions.
18th Jun '15 7:22:53 AM INCspot
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''King's Solomon's Mines'' is an adventure novel by Creator/HRiderHaggard, first published in 1885. Allan Quatermain is a hunter and wilderness guide in Africa. He is contracted by Sir Henry Good to find Good's brother George, who disappeared somewhere in DarkestAfrica in search of the legendary diamond mines of Literature/TheBible's King Solomon. Quatermain has no interest in diamond mines and isn't particularly interested in a wild goose chase either, but Sir Henry's promise of a very hefty reward that Quatermain can send to his son back in England gets Quatermain to agree. Also agreeing to go on the journey is a native named Umbopa, who has a strangely proud, regal bearing, and an agenda of his own.

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''King's Solomon's Mines'' is an adventure novel by Creator/HRiderHaggard, first published in 1885. Allan Quatermain is a hunter and wilderness guide in Africa. He is contracted by Sir Henry Good Curtis to find Good's Curtis's brother George, who disappeared somewhere in DarkestAfrica in search of the legendary diamond mines of Literature/TheBible's King Solomon. Quatermain has no interest in diamond mines and isn't particularly interested in a wild goose chase either, but Sir Henry's promise of a very hefty reward that Quatermain can send to his son back in England gets Quatermain to agree. Also agreeing to go on the journey is Captain John Good, a former naval officer, and a native named Umbopa, who has a strangely proud, regal bearing, and an agenda of his own.
28th May '15 6:35:59 PM PaulA
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* TheCastShowoff: Paul Robeson, the baritone singer, plays Ignosi, and gets to sing a few songs.



* ImprobableHairstyle: Elizabeth Curtis gets sick of her waist length hair in the humid African jungle and hacks a slice out of it. When it cuts to the next scene she has cut it short, and somehow perfectly styled it into a short do. Test audiences actually laughed their heads off when they saw it and producers nearly removed them. But they couldn't find another way to explain Elizabeth's change of hairstyle - so they kept the improbable scenes in.

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* ImprobableHairstyle: Elizabeth Curtis gets sick of her waist length hair in the humid African jungle and hacks a slice out of it. When it cuts to the next scene she has cut it short, and somehow perfectly styled it into a short do. Test audiences actually laughed their heads off when they saw it and producers nearly removed them. But they couldn't find another way to explain Elizabeth's change of hairstyle - so they kept the improbable scenes in.
27th May '15 12:17:07 PM fearlessnikki
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* BlackWidow: Allan initially suspects Elizabeth of only wanting to find her husband so she can prove he's dead and claim inheritance. She then reveals that ''she'' holds all the wealth.



* GirlishPigtails: Elizabeth's brother suggests braiding her hair to prevent it from annoying her. She refuses because it would be scandalous for a grown woman to be seen like that.



* ImprobableHairstyle: Elizabeth Curtis gets sick of her waist length hair in the humid African jungle and hacks a slice out of it. When it cuts to the next scene she has cut it short, and somehow perfectly styled it into a short do.

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* ImprobableHairstyle: Elizabeth Curtis gets sick of her waist length hair in the humid African jungle and hacks a slice out of it. When it cuts to the next scene she has cut it short, and somehow perfectly styled it into a short do. Test audiences actually laughed their heads off when they saw it and producers nearly removed them. But they couldn't find another way to explain Elizabeth's change of hairstyle - so they kept the improbable scenes in.
17th Feb '15 5:07:43 PM PaulA
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* GreatWhiteHunter:
** Allan Quatermain. He is irritated that after killing 65 lions, the 66th chewed on him and gave him a bad leg.
** There is an amazing scene early in the novel where Quatermain and the gang kill a bunch of elephants. Contrary to what some may say, hunting elephant was a popular sport at the time and was worth a lot of money.

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* GreatWhiteHunter:
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GreatWhiteHunter: Allan Quatermain. He is irritated that after killing 65 lions, the 66th chewed on him and gave him a bad leg.
** There is an amazing scene early in the novel where Quatermain and the gang kill a bunch of elephants. Contrary to what some may say, hunting elephant was a popular sport at the time and was worth a lot of money.
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17th Feb '15 2:38:30 PM JoshuaBerkau
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** There is an unpleasant scene early in the novel where Quatermain and the gang kill a bunch of elephants just because.
*** Although one of the elephants gets his own back in pretty epic style.

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** There is an unpleasant amazing scene early in the novel where Quatermain and the gang kill a bunch of elephants just because.
*** Although one of
elephants. Contrary to what some may say, hunting elephant was a popular sport at the elephants gets his own back in pretty epic style.time and was worth a lot of money.
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