History Literature / TheBlueLagoon

3rd Sep '17 5:58:51 AM jormis29
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There have been four film adaptations. A 1923 silent film directed by W. Bowden and Dick Cruickshanks. A 1949 version directed by Frank Launder. The 1980 adaption directed by Randal Kleiser and starring Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins. In 1991, William A. Graham produced and directed a loose adaption of ''The Garden of God'' titled ''Return to the Blue Lagoon'' starring Creator/MillaJovovich and Brian Krause. And in 2012, Creator/{{Lifetime}} had a loose adaptation called ''Blue Lagoon: The Awakening'' starring ''Series/HomeAndAway'' actors [[Series/H2OJustAddWater Indiana Evans]] and Crator/BrentonThwaites, with Christopher Atkins making a cameo as their teacher.

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There have been four film adaptations. A 1923 silent film directed by W. Bowden and Dick Cruickshanks. A 1949 version directed by Frank Launder. The 1980 adaption directed by Randal Kleiser and starring Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins. In 1991, William A. Graham produced and directed a loose adaption of ''The Garden of God'' titled ''Return to the Blue Lagoon'' starring Creator/MillaJovovich and Brian Krause. And in 2012, Creator/{{Lifetime}} had a loose adaptation called ''Blue Lagoon: The Awakening'' starring ''Series/HomeAndAway'' actors [[Series/H2OJustAddWater Indiana Evans]] and Crator/BrentonThwaites, Creator/BrentonThwaites, with Christopher Atkins making a cameo as their teacher.
3rd Sep '17 5:40:52 AM jormis29
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There have been four film adaptations. A 1923 silent film directed by W. Bowden and Dick Cruickshanks. A 1949 version directed by Frank Launder. The 1980 adaption directed by Randal Kleiser and starring Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins. In 1991, William A. Graham produced and directed a loose adaption of ''The Garden of God'' titled ''Return to the Blue Lagoon'' starring Creator/MillaJovovich and Brian Krause. And in 2012, Creator/{{Lifetime}} had a loose adaptation called ''Blue Lagoon: The Awakening'' starring ''Series/HomeAndAway'' actors [[Series/H2OJustAddWater Indiana Evans]] and Brenton Thwaites, with Christopher Atkins making a cameo as their teacher.

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There have been four film adaptations. A 1923 silent film directed by W. Bowden and Dick Cruickshanks. A 1949 version directed by Frank Launder. The 1980 adaption directed by Randal Kleiser and starring Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins. In 1991, William A. Graham produced and directed a loose adaption of ''The Garden of God'' titled ''Return to the Blue Lagoon'' starring Creator/MillaJovovich and Brian Krause. And in 2012, Creator/{{Lifetime}} had a loose adaptation called ''Blue Lagoon: The Awakening'' starring ''Series/HomeAndAway'' actors [[Series/H2OJustAddWater Indiana Evans]] and Brenton Thwaites, Crator/BrentonThwaites, with Christopher Atkins making a cameo as their teacher.
7th Jul '17 1:31:38 AM Fireblood
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* MightyWhitey: Dick (Dick M.) Lestrange, son of the [[KissingCousins original couple]]. He appears in ''Garden of God'' and the followup novel ''The Gates of Morning''. He can best be described as an intelligent, likable and very easygoing SurferDude. Katafa, something between a JunglePrincess and a BrokenBird, washes up on the shore and causes trouble. She [[ButNotTooForeign isn't really a Kanaka, but a Spanish girl]] who was RaisedByNatives. To ensure the plotline, she's been cursed as an untouchable. After sundry how-likely-is-''that'' events, during which he picks up and keeps a Royal MacGuffin, Dick and Katafa [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove fall in love]]. Katafa [[DefrostingIceQueen becomes touchably soft]] while Dick becomes both active and passionately caring; she's kind of his Muse. She takes him home with her, where (partly due to his having the royal war club) he is ''immediately'' [[AwesomeMomentofCrowning hailed as King]], the old King having died in Katafa's absence and Katafa having been thought dead, her return is a miracle. Stacpoole (usually fairly non-racist) clearly implies that in their present predicament, the natives need a white couple to save them -- or, at least, that Dick couldn't marry an indigenous woman, so ''he'' needed a Caucasian girl.

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* MightyWhitey: Dick (Dick M.) Lestrange, son of the [[KissingCousins original couple]]. He appears in ''Garden of God'' and the followup novel ''The Gates of Morning''. He can best be described as an intelligent, likable and very easygoing SurferDude. Katafa, something between a JunglePrincess and a BrokenBird, washes up on the shore and causes trouble. She [[ButNotTooForeign isn't really a Kanaka, but a Spanish girl]] who was RaisedByNatives. To ensure the plotline, she's been cursed as an untouchable. After sundry how-likely-is-''that'' events, during which he picks up and keeps a Royal MacGuffin, Dick and Katafa [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove fall in love]]. Katafa [[DefrostingIceQueen becomes touchably soft]] while Dick becomes both active and passionately caring; she's kind of his Muse. She takes him home with her, where (partly due to his having the royal war club) he is ''immediately'' [[AwesomeMomentofCrowning hailed as King]], King]]; the old King having died in Katafa's absence and Katafa having been thought dead, her return is a miracle. Stacpoole (usually fairly non-racist) clearly implies that in their present predicament, the natives need a white couple to save them -- or, at least, that Dick couldn't marry an indigenous woman, so ''he'' needed a Caucasian girl.



* {{Robinsonade}} The first two books are definitely this. When you are done reading them you will know how to cook a breadfruit, the uses of liana vine, what to expect in a hurricane, and to clean your campsite thoroughly after meals so you don't get crabs.

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* {{Robinsonade}} {{Robinsonade}}: The first two books are definitely this. When you are done reading them you will know how to cook a breadfruit, the uses of liana vine, what to expect in a hurricane, and to clean your campsite thoroughly after meals so you don't get crabs.



* ScreamingBirth: Emmeline doesn't even ''know'' she's giving birth, only that she feels sick and is in pain and her body's pushing against ''something''. She instinctively takes a hands-and-knees posture. The only acknowledgement of it being a birth is Richard asking why she had a baby. (She'd left while he was distracted fishing, then he frantically looks for her -- in the book, he never finds her and she just comes back with the child, in the film, he does and is with her during the delivery).

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* ScreamingBirth: Emmeline doesn't even ''know'' she's giving birth, only that she feels sick and is in pain and her body's pushing against ''something''. She instinctively takes a hands-and-knees posture. The only acknowledgement of it being a birth is Richard asking why she had a baby. (She'd left while he was distracted fishing, then he frantically looks for her -- in the book, he never finds her and she just comes back with the child, in child. In the film, he does and is with her during the delivery).



* SurprisePregnancy: Justified, in that neither Richard or Emmeline have had enough of a sex education to recognize the signs of a pregnancy.

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* SurprisePregnancy: Justified, in that neither Richard or Emmeline have had enough of a sex education to recognize the signs of a pregnancy. They don't know what ''sex'' is, or that it causes this.
2nd Jul '17 12:39:25 AM CaptEquinox
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** This was Stacpoole's doing. Seems he didn't want to write any sequels; he ended up writing two. First he killed off Richard and Em; in the third book, he killed off ''the island itself'' by having it completely swallowed up in a huge typhoon.

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** This was Stacpoole's doing. The first words in the sequel (''The Garden of God'') are "No, they are dead," and we are told they have just stopped breathing at that moment. Seems he Stacpoole didn't want to write any ''any'' sequels; he ended up writing two. First he killed off Richard and Em; in the third book, he went into full RocksFallEveryoneDies mode. He killed off ''the island itself'' by having it completely swallowed up in a huge typhoon.typhoon. He did an EverybodysDeadDave in the last book by visiting almost the entire population of Kanaka people on Karolin (and Dick, but not Katafa) with a measles epidemic. In the last chapter, Katafa's niece Le Moan offers her life to the gods to spare Dick's life and he begins to recover. Sheesh!



* MightyWhitey: Dick (Dick M.) Lestrange, son of the [[KissingCousins original couple]]. He appears in ''Garden of God'' and the followup novel ''The Gates of Morning''. He can best be described as an intelligent, likable and very easygoing SurferDude. Katafa, something between a JunglePrincess and a BrokenBird, washes up on the shore and causes trouble. She [[ButNotTooForeign isn't really a Kanaka, but a Spanish girl]] who was RaisedByNatives. To ensure the plotline, she's been cursed as an untouchable. After sundry how-likely-is-''that'' events, during which he picks up and keeps a Royal MacGuffin, Dick and Katafa [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove fall in love]]. Katafa [[DefrostingIceQueen becomes touchably soft]] while Dick becomes both active and passionately caring; she's kind of his Muse. She takes him home with her, where (partly due to his having the royal war club) he is ''immediately'' [[AwesomeMomentofCrowning hailed as King]], the old King having died in Katafa's absence. Stacpoole (usually fairly non-racist) clearly implies that in their present predicament, the natives need a white couple to save them -- or, at least, that Dick couldn't marry an indigenous woman, so ''he'' needed a Caucasian girl.

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* MightyWhitey: Dick (Dick M.) Lestrange, son of the [[KissingCousins original couple]]. He appears in ''Garden of God'' and the followup novel ''The Gates of Morning''. He can best be described as an intelligent, likable and very easygoing SurferDude. Katafa, something between a JunglePrincess and a BrokenBird, washes up on the shore and causes trouble. She [[ButNotTooForeign isn't really a Kanaka, but a Spanish girl]] who was RaisedByNatives. To ensure the plotline, she's been cursed as an untouchable. After sundry how-likely-is-''that'' events, during which he picks up and keeps a Royal MacGuffin, Dick and Katafa [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove fall in love]]. Katafa [[DefrostingIceQueen becomes touchably soft]] while Dick becomes both active and passionately caring; she's kind of his Muse. She takes him home with her, where (partly due to his having the royal war club) he is ''immediately'' [[AwesomeMomentofCrowning hailed as King]], the old King having died in Katafa's absence.absence and Katafa having been thought dead, her return is a miracle. Stacpoole (usually fairly non-racist) clearly implies that in their present predicament, the natives need a white couple to save them -- or, at least, that Dick couldn't marry an indigenous woman, so ''he'' needed a Caucasian girl.
2nd Jun '17 12:11:19 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* GodivaHair: Emmeline. To the point (as pointed out by Creator/RogerEbert) of {{Narm}}. The makeup artists had to glue Shield's hair to her chest to prevent any inadvertent nip slips.

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* GodivaHair: Emmeline. To the point (as pointed out by Creator/RogerEbert) of {{Narm}}. The makeup artists had to glue Shield's Shields' hair to her chest to prevent any inadvertent nip slips.
12th May '17 1:17:14 AM LittleBuster
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* ChildhoodFriendsRomance: Exaggerated, since from early childhood they are literally the only partners of the opposite sex for each other.

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* ChildhoodFriendsRomance: ChildhoodFriendRomance: Exaggerated, since from early childhood they are literally the only partners of the opposite sex for each other.
12th May '17 1:14:00 AM LittleBuster
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* ChildhoodFriendsRomance: Exaggerated, since from early childhood they are literally the only partners of the opposite sex for each other.
3rd Apr '17 12:59:05 PM GroLor
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There have been four film adaptations. A 1923 silent film directed by W. Bowden and Dick Cruickshanks. A 1949 version directed by Frank Launder. The 1980 adaption directed by Randal Kleiser and starring Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins. In 1991, William A. Graham produced and directed a loose adaption of ''The Garden of God'' titled ''Return To The Blue Lagoon'' starring Creator/MillaJovovich and Brian Krause. And in 2012, Creator/{{Lifetime}} had a loose adaptation called ''Blue Lagoon: The Awakening'' starring ''Series/HomeAndAway'' actors [[Series/H2OJustAddWater Indiana Evans]] and Brenton Thwaites, with Christopher Atkins making a cameo as their teacher.

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There have been four film adaptations. A 1923 silent film directed by W. Bowden and Dick Cruickshanks. A 1949 version directed by Frank Launder. The 1980 adaption directed by Randal Kleiser and starring Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins. In 1991, William A. Graham produced and directed a loose adaption of ''The Garden of God'' titled ''Return To The to the Blue Lagoon'' starring Creator/MillaJovovich and Brian Krause. And in 2012, Creator/{{Lifetime}} had a loose adaptation called ''Blue Lagoon: The Awakening'' starring ''Series/HomeAndAway'' actors [[Series/H2OJustAddWater Indiana Evans]] and Brenton Thwaites, with Christopher Atkins making a cameo as their teacher.



* RagingStiffie: In the first film, there are many shots of Christopher Atkins swimming naked underwater with an erect penis. How the filmmakers got away with an R rating for that is quite a mystery. In "Return To The Blue Lagoon," Richard wakes up with an erection, which is sort of what tends to happen to a guy when he's close to Milla Jovovich.

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* RagingStiffie: In the first film, there are many shots of Christopher Atkins swimming naked underwater with an erect penis. How the filmmakers got away with an R rating for that is quite a mystery. In "Return To The ''Return to the Blue Lagoon," Lagoon'', Richard wakes up with an erection, which is sort of what tends to happen to a guy when he's close to Milla Jovovich.
2nd Apr '17 11:40:04 AM nombretomado
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There have been four film adaptations. A 1923 silent film directed by W. Bowden and Dick Cruickshanks. A 1949 version directed by Frank Launder. The 1980 adaption directed by Randal Kleiser and starring Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins. In 1991, William A. Graham produced and directed a loose adaption of ''The Garden of God'' titled ''Return To The Blue Lagoon'' starring Creator/MillaJovovich and Brian Krause. And in 2012, Creator/{{Lifetime}} had a loose adaptation called ''Blue Lagoon: The Awakening'' starring ''HomeAndAway'' actors [[Series/H2OJustAddWater Indiana Evans]] and Brenton Thwaites, with Christopher Atkins making a cameo as their teacher.

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There have been four film adaptations. A 1923 silent film directed by W. Bowden and Dick Cruickshanks. A 1949 version directed by Frank Launder. The 1980 adaption directed by Randal Kleiser and starring Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins. In 1991, William A. Graham produced and directed a loose adaption of ''The Garden of God'' titled ''Return To The Blue Lagoon'' starring Creator/MillaJovovich and Brian Krause. And in 2012, Creator/{{Lifetime}} had a loose adaptation called ''Blue Lagoon: The Awakening'' starring ''HomeAndAway'' ''Series/HomeAndAway'' actors [[Series/H2OJustAddWater Indiana Evans]] and Brenton Thwaites, with Christopher Atkins making a cameo as their teacher.
30th Mar '17 12:48:50 AM Nakuyabi
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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: The CommentaryTrack on the DVD for the 1980 movie mentions that Randal Kleiser and his crew never could get a straight answer out of the native islanders they had doing the HumanSacrifice scene as to whether the ceremony they put on in that scene was based on any actual historical religious rituals of theirs. He and his fellow commentators on the track also admit they have no idea what the natives were chanting at that ritual; it could be an actual religious ritual chant, they could be [[StealthInsult making fun of the cast and crew]], or they could just be reciting total gibberish. The commentators go on to invite anyone who happens to know those islanders' language to get in touch with the studio.

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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: The CommentaryTrack commentary track on the DVD for the 1980 movie mentions that Randal Kleiser and his crew never could get a straight answer out of the native islanders they had doing the HumanSacrifice scene as to whether the ceremony they put on in that scene was based on any actual historical religious rituals of theirs. He and his fellow commentators on the track also admit they have no idea what the natives were chanting at that ritual; it could be an actual religious ritual chant, they could be [[StealthInsult making fun of the cast and crew]], or they could just be reciting total gibberish. The commentators go on to invite anyone who happens to know those islanders' language to get in touch with the studio.
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