History Literature / Scaramouche

18th Jun '15 5:05:57 PM jamespolk
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* [[JerkassHasAPoint Classism Has A Point]]: In the climax of Volume I, The Marquis claims that the bloody revolution sparked by master orators like Vilmorin and Moreau retroactively justifies the death of Vilmorin, and that a revolution brings nothing but bloodshed before [[FullCircleRevolution the revolutionariees become the new aristocrats.]]
* [[spoiler: LukeIAmYourFather: The Marquis is Andre-Louis' father. The twist remains surprising because until that moment, Andre's parentage had not been important.]]

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* [[JerkassHasAPoint Classism Has A Point]]: JerkassHasAPoint: In the climax of Volume I, The Marquis claims that the bloody revolution sparked by master orators like Vilmorin and Moreau retroactively justifies the death of Vilmorin, and that a revolution brings nothing but bloodshed before [[FullCircleRevolution the revolutionariees become the new aristocrats.]]
* [[spoiler: LukeIAmYourFather: The Marquis is Andre-Louis' father. The twist remains surprising because until that moment, Andre's parentage had not been important.]]
18th Jun '15 5:04:06 PM jamespolk
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So begins Creator/RafaelSabatini's classic novel of revenge. First published in 1921, this is the story of Andre-Louis Moreau's life in UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution. After his friend is killed by a powerful noble, the Marquis de La Tour d'Azyr, Andre-Louis' quest for vengeance leads him to become an orator inciting the people of France to rebel. Along the way, he becomes a renowned actor for his role as [[MeaningfulName Scaramouche]] the sly, roguish trickster. This novel was adapted for film twice, but much like ''Film/CaptainBlood'' and ''Film/TheSeaHawk'', it lost something in the translation. The [[{{Film/Scaramouche}} second movie]] ''does'', however, feature one of the most epic [[{{Flynning}} sword fights]] ever committed to celluloid, clocking in at eight minutes of combat that reportedly required eight weeks of preparation and training to film.

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So begins Creator/RafaelSabatini's classic novel of revenge. First published in 1921, this is the story of Andre-Louis Moreau's life in UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution. After his friend is killed by a powerful noble, the Marquis de La Tour d'Azyr, Andre-Louis' quest for vengeance leads him to become an orator inciting the people of France to rebel. Along the way, he becomes a renowned actor for his role as [[MeaningfulName Scaramouche]] the sly, roguish trickster.

This novel was adapted for film twice, but much twice. Rex Ingram directed and Ramon Novarro starred in a 1923 adaptation that was produced by Metro Pictures shortly before Metro merged into Creator/{{MGM}}. There was also a 1952 film adaptation that [[Film/{{Scaramouche}} has its own page on TV Tropes]]. Much like other Sabatini novels like ''Film/CaptainBlood'' and ''Film/TheSeaHawk'', it lost something in the translation. The [[{{Film/Scaramouche}} second movie]] 1952 film ''does'', however, feature one of the most epic [[{{Flynning}} sword fights]] ever committed to celluloid, clocking in at eight minutes of combat that reportedly required eight weeks of preparation and training to film.



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!!The book provides and/or the 1923 movie provide examples of:



* ArrangedMarriage: Subverted in that M. de Kercadiou allows Aline to make her own choice as to whom she marries.



* DuelToTheDeath: Andre-Louis and several members of the Privileged Party, most notably the Marquis de La Tour d'Azyr and M. de Chabrillane.
* FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo: [[spoiler: Comtesse de Plougastel]].

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* DramaticUnmask: Andre-Louis, in character as Scramouche, whips off his mask and delivers a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to the Marquis, who is in the audience at the theater.
* DuelToTheDeath: Andre-Louis and several members of the Privileged Party, most notably the Marquis de La Tour d'Azyr and M. de Chabrillane.
Chabrillane. The Marquis's killing of Andre's friend Philippe de Vilmorin starts off the conflict between them.
* FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo: [[spoiler: Comtesse de Plougastel]].Plougastel turns out to be Andre's mother.



* HighDiveEscape: [[spoiler: The Marquis is offered this. He takes it.]]

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The film manages to convey with nothing but pantomime that the Marquis has fathered a baby with a local village wench.
* GorgeousPeriodDress: The 1923 film did not stint on this. Lots and lots of fancy dresses and wigs used to evoke aristocratic France.
* HighDiveEscape: [[spoiler: The Marquis is offered this. He takes it.]]


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* TorchesAndPitchforks: An angry mob is going around killing aristocrats at the climax of the movie.
17th Jan '15 1:46:13 PM Quag15
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So begins Creator/RafaelSabatini's classic novel of revenge. First published in 1921, this is the story of Andre-Louis Moreau's life in TheFrenchRevolution. After his friend is killed by a powerful noble, the Marquis de La Tour d'Azyr, Andre-Louis' quest for vengeance leads him to become an orator inciting the people of France to rebel. Along the way, he becomes a renowned actor for his role as [[MeaningfulName Scaramouche]] the sly, roguish trickster. This novel was adapted for film twice, but much like ''Film/CaptainBlood'' and ''Film/TheSeaHawk'', it lost something in the translation. The [[{{Film/Scaramouche}} second movie]] ''does'', however, feature one of the most epic [[{{Flynning}} sword fights]] ever committed to celluloid, clocking in at eight minutes of combat that reportedly required eight weeks of preparation and training to film.

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So begins Creator/RafaelSabatini's classic novel of revenge. First published in 1921, this is the story of Andre-Louis Moreau's life in TheFrenchRevolution.UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution. After his friend is killed by a powerful noble, the Marquis de La Tour d'Azyr, Andre-Louis' quest for vengeance leads him to become an orator inciting the people of France to rebel. Along the way, he becomes a renowned actor for his role as [[MeaningfulName Scaramouche]] the sly, roguish trickster. This novel was adapted for film twice, but much like ''Film/CaptainBlood'' and ''Film/TheSeaHawk'', it lost something in the translation. The [[{{Film/Scaramouche}} second movie]] ''does'', however, feature one of the most epic [[{{Flynning}} sword fights]] ever committed to celluloid, clocking in at eight minutes of combat that reportedly required eight weeks of preparation and training to film.



* AristocratsAreEvil: The Marquis de La Tour d'Azyr is the main example, although, since this is the FrenchRevolution, this trope comes up a lot.

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* AristocratsAreEvil: The Marquis de La Tour d'Azyr is the main example, although, since this is the FrenchRevolution, UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution, this trope comes up a lot.



* BasedOnATrueStory: The novel takes place during the FrenchRevolution, and closely follows the events of that time, while outlining an entirely fictional plot.
* BeenThereShapedHistory: Andre-Louis is shown ''starting the FrenchRevolution''.

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* BasedOnATrueStory: The novel takes place during the FrenchRevolution, UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution, and closely follows the events of that time, while outlining an entirely fictional plot.
* BeenThereShapedHistory: Andre-Louis is shown ''starting the FrenchRevolution''.UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution''.



* FrenchRevolution: the setting of the novel.

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* FrenchRevolution: UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution: the setting of the novel.
23rd Jul '14 8:44:31 AM Emreld3000
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* FakeRealTurn: Andre-Louis comes to believe the ideals he espouses


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* [[JerkassHasAPoint Classism Has A Point]]: In the climax of Volume I, The Marquis claims that the bloody revolution sparked by master orators like Vilmorin and Moreau retroactively justifies the death of Vilmorin, and that a revolution brings nothing but bloodshed before [[FullCircleRevolution the revolutionariees become the new aristocrats.]]
21st Jul '14 3:36:33 PM Emreld3000
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* HardWorkHardlyWorks: Andre-Louis manages to become a master swordsman in a very short time through reading, soon besting his teacher, who has been training all his life in the sword but never bothered to study.


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* MoralityPet: Aline, for M. de La Tour D'Azyr.


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* NobodyCallsMeChicken: The Marquis and much of the First Estate exploits this for all its worth, using insults to goad M. Vilmorin members of the Third Estate into duels, which they are too honorable to turn down. This ends quite badly, as the art of sword-dueling is typically only learned by nobles, leading to many a Curb-Stomp Battle.
16th Jul '14 4:30:29 PM Emreld3000
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* CurbStompBattle: the Marquis de La Tour d'Azyr is a skilled fencer, and knows it- he duels M. de Vilmorin, well aware Wilmorin has scarcely held a sword in his life.
* DeadpanSnarker: Andre-Louis.


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* NotSoStoic: Andre-Louis admits as much in a letter. Despite his best efforts at detachment and comforting himself with the words of Epictetus, he recoils at the idea that he might die of starvation.
15th Oct '13 10:58:05 AM KnightOfTheGrey
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So begins Creator/RafaelSabatini's classic novel of revenge. First published in 1921, this is the story of Andre-Louis Moreau's life in TheFrenchRevolution. After his friend is killed by a powerful noble, the Marquis de La Tour d'Azyr, Andre-Louis' quest for vengeance leads him to become an orator inciting the people of France to rebel. Along the way, he becomes a renowned actor for his role as [[MeaningfulName Scaramouche]] the sly, roguish trickster. This novel was adapted for film twice, but much like ''Film/CaptainBlood'' and ''Film/TheSeaHawk'', it lost something in the translation. The [[{{Film/Scaramouche}} second movie]] ''does'', however, feature one of the most epic [[{{Flynning}} sword fights]] ever committed to celluloid.

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So begins Creator/RafaelSabatini's classic novel of revenge. First published in 1921, this is the story of Andre-Louis Moreau's life in TheFrenchRevolution. After his friend is killed by a powerful noble, the Marquis de La Tour d'Azyr, Andre-Louis' quest for vengeance leads him to become an orator inciting the people of France to rebel. Along the way, he becomes a renowned actor for his role as [[MeaningfulName Scaramouche]] the sly, roguish trickster. This novel was adapted for film twice, but much like ''Film/CaptainBlood'' and ''Film/TheSeaHawk'', it lost something in the translation. The [[{{Film/Scaramouche}} second movie]] ''does'', however, feature one of the most epic [[{{Flynning}} sword fights]] ever committed to celluloid.
celluloid, clocking in at eight minutes of combat that reportedly required eight weeks of preparation and training to film.
3rd Jun '13 8:32:46 AM SeptimusHeap
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* BadassLonghair: Andre-Louis, justified by the fact that most men of the era wore their hair long.
3rd Jun '13 7:32:04 AM Athviaro
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* TalkingToTheDead: Andre-Louis to Phillipe Vilmorin before the duel with the Marquis.

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* TalkingToTheDead: Andre-Louis to Phillipe Vilmorin before after the duel with the Marquis.
16th Feb '13 2:32:36 PM Kreiri
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* BeenThereSHapedHistory: Andre-Louis is shown ''starting the FrenchRevolution''.

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* BeenThereSHapedHistory: BeenThereShapedHistory: Andre-Louis is shown ''starting the FrenchRevolution''.
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