History Literature / TheBlueLagoon

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.
30th Mar '17 12:48:12 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.



** Shields' acting was FaithfulToTheBook, though -- Em's dreamy, almost mystic abstraction is one of her primary characteristics.
* EightiesHair: Despite being stranded on an island since childhood, Richard somehow manages to have a consistent perm.
* TheFilmOfTheBook

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** Shields' acting was FaithfulToTheBook, faithful to the book, though -- Em's dreamy, almost mystic abstraction is one of her primary characteristics.
* EightiesHair: Despite being stranded on an island since childhood, Richard somehow manages to have a consistent perm.
perm. (Ironically, this was deliberate: the film crew actually thought a perm made him look more "savage" for some reason.)
* TheFilmOfTheBookTheFilmOfTheBook: As mentioned, four of them, of varying faithfulness.
11th Mar '17 4:08:36 AM nightshade01
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* MaleGaze: In most adaptations, although most notably in ''The Awakening''. Not that anybody would ming watching Indiana Evans cutting her jeans into a pair of shorts and subsequently putting them on though.

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* MaleGaze: In most adaptations, although most notably in ''The Awakening''. Not that anybody would ming mind watching Indiana Evans cutting her jeans into a pair of shorts and subsequently putting them on though.
26th Dec '16 6:10:58 PM CaptEquinox
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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''. The only acknowledgement of it being a birth is Richard asking why she had a baby.

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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 the film, he does and is with her during the delivery).
26th Dec '16 6:01:34 PM CaptEquinox
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** They also have this in the 1980 film as Em is recovering from stonefish poisoning that almost killed her. In the book, what they experience is closer to SlapSlapKiss.



* HappyEndingOverride: Both the sequel film and book have it so that the otherwise-happy ending of the original work (Richard, Emmeline and Dick are found sleeping in the boat) is overridden by the reveal that the berries really were poisonous and the adults died. This is especially egregious in ''Return to the Blue Lagoon'', in which the characters' positions on the boat have changed (they're now lying face-down instead of huddled together) and the scene is reshot to have different dialogue.
** This was Stacpoole's doing. 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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* HappyEndingOverride: Both the sequel film and book have it so that the otherwise-happy ending of the original work (Richard, Emmeline and Dick Hannah (Dick M) are found sleeping in the boat) is overridden by the reveal that the berries really were poisonous and the adults died. This is especially egregious in ''Return to the Blue Lagoon'', in which the characters' positions on the boat have changed (they're now lying face-down instead of huddled together) and the scene is reshot to have different dialogue.
** This was Stacpoole's doing. He 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.
21st Dec '16 2:23:58 PM Discar
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Dean, the male lead of the 2012 movie. Played straight with original male lead Richard, though it's justified.
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