History Literature / KingSolomonsMines

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]]
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.
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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.
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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.
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