History Literature / SamsonAndDelilah

5th Nov '16 4:51:13 PM dlchen145
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* BadassIsraeli: The most BadAss of them all.

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* BadassIsraeli: The most BadAss badass of them all.
19th May '16 3:14:47 AM Jeduthun
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His life's story has been the subject of one Creator/CecilBDeMille theatrical film, 1949's ''Samson and Delilah'' starring Creator/VictorMature and Creator/HedyLamarr in the title roles, which was remade twice on TV, the first in 1984 (with Mature doing a cameo as Samson's father) and another in 1996 (which featured Creator/DennisHopper, Creator/MichaelGambon and Creator/ElizabethHurley); Delilah tends to get more screen time in the films than she does in the original story. There's also an {{opera}}tic version by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns, the source of the popular concert piece "Bacchanal", and an {{oratorio}} by Music/GeorgeFredericHandel.

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His life's story has been the subject of one Creator/CecilBDeMille theatrical film, 1949's ''Samson and Delilah'' starring Creator/VictorMature and Creator/HedyLamarr in the title roles, which was remade twice on TV, the first in 1984 (with Mature doing a cameo as Samson's father) and another in 1996 (which featured Creator/DennisHopper, Creator/MichaelGambon and Creator/ElizabethHurley); Delilah tends to get more screen time in the films than she does in the original story. There's also an {{opera}}tic version by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns, the Saint-Saëns (the source of the popular concert piece "Bacchanal", "Bacchanal"), and an {{oratorio}} by Music/GeorgeFredericHandel.



* FatalFlaw: Samson's lust--for Philistine women in particular--does not work out well for him. {{Pride}} also plays a big part in his downfall.

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* FatalFlaw: Samson's lust--for {{lust}}--for Philistine women in particular--does not work out well for him. {{Pride}} also plays a big part in his downfall.
17th May '16 7:23:37 AM Jeduthun
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** In the original Hebrew, Samson is making a {{pun}} on the similar sound of the words for "donkey" and "heap" (of bodies); a closer translation might be "With the jawbone of an ass, I have laid them in a mass."


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* FatalFlaw: Samson's lust--for Philistine women in particular--does not work out well for him. {{Pride}} also plays a big part in his downfall.
17th May '16 7:14:48 AM Jeduthun
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His life's story has been the subject of one Creator/CecilBDeMille theatrical film, 1949's ''Samson and Delilah'' starring Creator/VictorMature and Creator/HedyLamarr in the title roles, which was remade twice on TV, the first in 1984 (with Mature doing a cameo as Samson's father) and another in 1996 (which featured Creator/DennisHopper, Creator/MichaelGambon and Creator/ElizabethHurley); Delilah tends to get more screen time in the films than she does in the original story. There's also an {{opera}}tic version by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns, the source of the popular concert piece "Bacchanal".

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His life's story has been the subject of one Creator/CecilBDeMille theatrical film, 1949's ''Samson and Delilah'' starring Creator/VictorMature and Creator/HedyLamarr in the title roles, which was remade twice on TV, the first in 1984 (with Mature doing a cameo as Samson's father) and another in 1996 (which featured Creator/DennisHopper, Creator/MichaelGambon and Creator/ElizabethHurley); Delilah tends to get more screen time in the films than she does in the original story. There's also an {{opera}}tic version by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns, the source of the popular concert piece "Bacchanal".
"Bacchanal", and an {{oratorio}} by Music/GeorgeFredericHandel.


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* SenseLossSadness: In Music/GeorgeFredericHandel's oratorio, Samson's aria "Total Eclipse" describes his feelings at being blind. As [[RealitySubtext Handel had lost his own sight]], performances were said to move the composer and the audience to tears.
14th May '16 8:23:55 AM DoctorCooper
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** According to the Bible, most of Samson's exploits happened after he disregarded ''all'' those rules, all ''except'' cutting his hair. His long mane was indeed the key to his strength, even after [[RefusalOfTheCall he reneged on his promise to God]]. (The vows and the ban on haircutting are typical of the Nazirites, a type of consecrated BadAss, something like warrior monks.)

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** According to the Bible, most of Samson's exploits happened after he disregarded ''all'' those rules, all ''except'' cutting his hair. His long mane was indeed the key to his strength, even after [[RefusalOfTheCall he reneged on his promise to God]]. (The vows and the ban on haircutting are typical of the Nazirites, a type of consecrated BadAss, badass, something like warrior monks.)
25th Feb '16 6:55:58 PM PaulA
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His life's story has been the subject of one CecilBDeMille theatrical film, 1949's ''Samson and Delilah'' starring VictorMature and Hedy Lamarr in the title roles, which was remade twice on TV, the first in 1984 (with Mature doing a cameo as Samson's father) and another in 1996 (which featured Dennis Hopper, Michael Gambon and Elizabeth Hurley); Delilah tends to get more screen time in the films than she does in the original story. There's also an {{opera}}tic version by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns, the source of the popular concert piece "Bacchanal."

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His life's story has been the subject of one CecilBDeMille Creator/CecilBDeMille theatrical film, 1949's ''Samson and Delilah'' starring VictorMature Creator/VictorMature and Hedy Lamarr Creator/HedyLamarr in the title roles, which was remade twice on TV, the first in 1984 (with Mature doing a cameo as Samson's father) and another in 1996 (which featured Dennis Hopper, Michael Gambon Creator/DennisHopper, Creator/MichaelGambon and Elizabeth Hurley); Creator/ElizabethHurley); Delilah tends to get more screen time in the films than she does in the original story. There's also an {{opera}}tic version by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns, the source of the popular concert piece "Bacchanal."
"Bacchanal".
14th Feb '16 12:13:43 PM CaptEquinox
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* Foreshadowing: Twice in the 1949 film, Delilah says "If you crushed the life out of me, I'd kiss you with my dying breath." Guess how she dies.

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* Foreshadowing: {{Foreshadowing}}: Twice in the 1949 film, Delilah says "If you crushed the life out of me, I'd kiss you with my dying breath." Guess how she dies.
14th Feb '16 12:13:06 PM CaptEquinox
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* Foreshadowing: Twice in the 1949 film, Delilah says "If you crushed the life out of me, I'd kiss you with my dying breath." Guess how she dies.
13th Jan '16 11:05:17 AM CaptEquinox
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His life's story has been the subject of one theatrical film, 1949's ''Samson and Delilah'' starring VictorMature and Hedy Lamarr in the title roles, which was remade twice on TV, the first in 1984 (with Mature doing a cameo as Samson's father) and another in 1996 (which featured Dennis Hopper, Michael Gambon and Elizabeth Hurley); Delilah tends to get more screen time in the films than she does in the original story. There's also an {{opera}}tic version by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns, the source of the popular concert piece "Bacchanal."

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His life's story has been the subject of one CecilBDeMille theatrical film, 1949's ''Samson and Delilah'' starring VictorMature and Hedy Lamarr in the title roles, which was remade twice on TV, the first in 1984 (with Mature doing a cameo as Samson's father) and another in 1996 (which featured Dennis Hopper, Michael Gambon and Elizabeth Hurley); Delilah tends to get more screen time in the films than she does in the original story. There's also an {{opera}}tic version by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns, the source of the popular concert piece "Bacchanal."



* BatmanGambit: As he didn't start out a paragon of virtue, one could see God blessing Samson with super strength as this. A Super strong skirt chaser could do some damage. However, God being omniscient, already knew it would pan out to His advantage.

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* BatmanGambit: As he didn't start out a paragon of virtue, one could see God blessing Samson with super strength as this. A Super super strong skirt chaser could do some damage. However, God being omniscient, already knew it would pan out to His advantage.



** The [=DeMille=] film specifies that donkeys' skulls and jawbones were used by court jesters. One is present at Samson's arrest at Etam to mock his "defeat". Samson uses his donkey skull. Lots of "ass" jokes in these scenes as the [[MagnificentBastard Saran of Gaza]] realizes how this is going to make his empire look to the rest of the world.
--> '''Saran.''' [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech Lord Athur!]] Military Governor of Dan! Prince of Philistia! Emir of Armies! [[EnragedByIdiocy Beaten with the jawbone of an '''ASS!''']]... Are you a soldier, or a clown commanding fools?



** According to the Bible, most of Samson's exploits happened after he disregarded ''all'' those rules, all ''except'' cutting his hair. His long mane was indeed the key to his strength, even after [[RefusalOfTheCall he reneged on his promise to God]].

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** According to the Bible, most of Samson's exploits happened after he disregarded ''all'' those rules, all ''except'' cutting his hair. His long mane was indeed the key to his strength, even after [[RefusalOfTheCall he reneged on his promise to God]]. (The vows and the ban on haircutting are typical of the Nazirites, a type of consecrated BadAss, something like warrior monks.)
25th Dec '15 6:57:53 PM nombretomado
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This story been used several times in fiction since then,inspiring paintings by Creator/RembrandtVanRijn and Creator/PeterPaulRubens, having Samson squared off against Superman in the {{Silver Age}}s and even having his own title (see ''ComicBook/MightySamson'') highlighting him as a likely inspiration for and UrExample of the modern superhero. Samson has a surprising amount in common with early Superman (superstrength, likes to screw with people, takes on corrupt government/aristocracy/business).

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This story been used several times in fiction since then,inspiring then, inspiring paintings by Creator/RembrandtVanRijn and Creator/PeterPaulRubens, having Samson squared off against Superman in the {{Silver Age}}s [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Ages]] and even having his own title (see ''ComicBook/MightySamson'') highlighting him as a likely inspiration for and UrExample of the modern superhero. Samson has a surprising amount in common with early Superman (superstrength, likes to screw with people, takes on corrupt government/aristocracy/business).
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