History Literature / KingSolomonsMines

24th Oct '16 11:45:23 AM roxana
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* HollywoodNatives: The Kukuanas, savage natives of unexplored Africa who attack all trespassers. They're easily convinced into accepting Quatermain's party as great white "visitors from the stars" by their false teeth, glass eyes, and pale uncovered legs.

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* HollywoodNatives: The Kukuanas, savage natives of unexplored Africa who attack all trespassers. They're easily convinced into accepting Quatermain's party as great white "visitors from the stars" by their false teeth, glass eyes, and pale uncovered legs. Note that Ignosi makes no attempt to correct this misconception.
4th Oct '16 5:41:02 PM PaulA
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* DumbBlonde: Jesse is a fine example.

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* DumbBlonde: Jesse is a fine example.Jesse.
4th Oct '16 10:51:27 AM CumbersomeTercel
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4th Oct '16 10:51:23 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* DepravedBisexual: Dorfman
* DumbBlonde: Jesse.

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* DepravedBisexual: Dorfman
Dorfman. Just watch how he threatens Jesse's father.
* DumbBlonde: Jesse.Jesse is a fine example.



* GameOfChicken: With planes.

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* GameOfChicken: With planes.Jesse and a German pilot fly directly at each other. The German thinks she's trying to bluff him into veering off, when in fact she's covering her eyes in terror and doesn't even realize what's happening. Despite his Badass Boast that he won't turn away first, he wisely does so.



* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: Dogati and Colonel Bockner.

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* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: Dogati and Colonel Bockner.Bockner spend the whole movie bitching at each other in this manner. Right until the climax when they try to kill each other.
29th Sep '16 12:45:56 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* GameOfChicken

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* GameOfChickenGameOfChicken: With planes.


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* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: Dogati and Colonel Bockner.
29th Sep '16 5:41:06 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CanonForeigner: Elizabeth Curtis was added to the film to give Alan a LoveInterest.



%%* DepravedBisexual: Dorfman

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%%* * DepravedBisexual: DorfmanDorfman
* DumbBlonde: Jesse.



%%* GameOfChicken

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%%* * GameOfChicken



* InNameOnly: The film only has the bare minimum in common with the book.



%%* NeverSmileAtACrocodile

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%%* NeverSmileAtACrocodile* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: In the sequel.
* RaceLift: Alan Quartermain is changed from English to American.
28th Sep '16 10:09:38 AM Smeagol17
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* TokenRomance: As with every other single adaptation of ''King Solomon's Mines'' (surprisingly not an exaggeration), this one manages to shoehorn in a white female love interest who wasn't at all in the book.

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* TokenRomance: As with every other single other adaptation of ''King Solomon's Mines'' (surprisingly not an exaggeration), this one manages to shoehorn in a white female love interest who wasn't at all in the book.
13th May '16 11:59:53 PM PaulA
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* BettertoDieThanBeKilled: Gagoola, the usurper to Umbopo's throne at his village, opts to jump into lava than to be captured by him.

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* BettertoDieThanBeKilled: BetterToDieThanBeKilled: Gagoola, the usurper to Umbopo's throne at his village, opts to jump into lava than to be captured by him.



* GiantSpider: Within the eponymous mines, there's three tunnels, with one leading to King Solomon's riches, and two others leading to certain doom. One of the said dooms has a giant, hungry spider waiting for anyone unfortunate enough to come to it.

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* GiantSpider: Within the eponymous mines, there's there are three tunnels, with one leading to King Solomon's riches, and two others leading to certain doom. One of the said dooms has a giant, hungry spider waiting for anyone unfortunate enough to come to it.
13th May '16 11:38:48 AM erforce
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* FollowTheLeader: Of the Indiana Jones franchise.

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* FollowTheLeader: Of BettertoDieThanBeKilled: Gagoola, the Indiana Jones franchise.usurper to Umbopo's throne at his village, opts to jump into lava than to be captured by him.
%%* DepravedBisexual: Dorfman
* EliteMooks: Gagoola surrounds herself with muscular henchmen that have skulls painted to their faces.
* EvilColonialist: Colonel Bockner of the Imperial German Schutztruppe, who seeking the mines to secure considerable funds for his country.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: Defied by Jesse after she and Quatermain are CapturedByCannibals.
-->'''Quatermain:''' Well look on the bright side -- at least we're the main course.\\
'''Jesse:''' Oh sure, a joke! Well I don't need to die with dignity! I want to scream...''[[ScreamingWoman ARRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!]]''\\
''([[ComicallyMissingThePoint Cannibals give war-cry in response]])''
%%* GameOfChicken
* GiantSpider: Within the eponymous mines, there's three tunnels, with one leading to King Solomon's riches, and two others leading to certain doom. One of the said dooms has a giant, hungry spider waiting for anyone unfortunate enough to come to it.



* ManOnFire: During their climactic duel, Quatermain sets Dogatin on fire before sending him flying headfirst to a pool of lava.
* NationalStereotypes: German Colonel Bockner likes beer, sausages and listening to Creator/RichardWagner on his gramophone.
%%* NeverSmileAtACrocodile
* RegretEatingMe: Just before she and Quatermain are thrown into the cannibals' huge cooking pot, Jesse yells that "I hope they choke on us!"
* SettingUpdate: The original novel is set in 1880s, while the movie takes place around UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.
* StewedAlive: Quatermain and Jesse get thrown into an enormous cooking pot after they are captured by a CannibalTribe. They escape by swimming back and forth until the pot turns over and they roll away downhill.



* TooDumbToLive: A henchman who is given the following choice: either run for his life or climb out the window to retrieve the stick of dynamite Quartermain just threw out the window. You guessed it. He goes after the dynamite. To his credit, he does manage to retrieve the dynamite just before it explodes. His last words: "I've got it!"
* TraintopBattle: After noticing that Quatermain is on the same train with him, Dogati sends a GiantMook to beat him up with a [[DropTheHammer sledge hammer]]. Quatermain manages to elude the guy, and later [[TheBigGuy Umbopo]] deals with the mook proper.



28th Oct '15 3:56:26 PM gallium
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[[caption-width-right:350:Illustration from first edition]]
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