History Literature / Winnetou

28th Dec '17 2:20:31 PM eroock
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* ScarredEquipment: A lot of the older guns seen in the series look more like clubs and dry branches than weapons. Unlike, say, Old Shatterhand new, shiny ones. [[HilarityEnsues:]] whenever Old Shatterhand makes new friends. Or new enemies, not everyone can handle getting their asses thoroughly kicked with grace.

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* ScarredEquipment: A lot of the older guns seen in the series look more like clubs and dry branches than weapons. Unlike, say, Old Shatterhand Shatterhand's new, shiny ones. [[HilarityEnsues:]] whenever Old Shatterhand makes new friends. Or new enemies, not everyone can handle getting their asses thoroughly kicked with grace.
26th Nov '17 9:25:07 AM nombretomado
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* GermanDialects: A number of the people Old Shatterhand meets Out West come from Karl May's native Saxony and speak with a sometimes quite marked Saxon dialect. May also wrote a number of novels and stories set in Bavaria with people speaking Bavarian, but not in a form that made him new friends in Bavaria.
* UsefulNotes/GermanPeculiarities: Karl May was a patriotic German and so some peculiarities of the day show up. For instance in a story where Winnetou visits Charlie at home in Germany, he arrives just in time for choir practice of the local male voice choir, which does an impromptu recital for him. Winnetou himself has been called "the most German of all Indians" by some people, probably in part due to his preferred drink[[note]]also an irony on the alleged [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcohol_and_Native_Americans vulnerability of Native Americans to hard liquors]] brewed in the Anglophone world, showing the Germans as the more civilized of the White drinkers[[/note]]. Here's a scene where he goes into a saloon:
--> "I'd like a glass of beer, German beer!" said the Indian with a melodious, sonorous voice and in beautiful, fluent English. (...) He received his beer, raised the glass to the light of the window, examined it with the glance of an expert, and drank. "[[GratuitousEnglish Well]]!" he told the host, smacking his tongue, "Your beer is good. The Great Manitou of the white men has taught them many arts, and brewing beer is not the least among them."
10th Nov '17 3:38:55 AM Nautilus1
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* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Charlie (before getting his Old Shatterhand nickname) got laughed at and [[CityMouse treated like an absolute]] {{Woobie}} by experienced and BookDumb men from the West. His engineer training and logical mind allowed him to find most cunning ways to win before they knew what hit them.
4th Sep '17 6:18:02 PM Peteman
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* RomanticRain: Subverted ''hard'' for Old Shatterhand and Martha Vogel. After realizing that Martha had indeed kissed him in his sleep (a year before, but he's kind of slow when it comes to romance), and after Martha flees in panic, a deeply confused and conflicted Old Shatterhand runs after her, despite the huge summer storm that breaks over the city. He doesn't catch up with her, instead he is eventually forced to seek refuge under some huge linden trees when the storm turns out to be more like a second Flood. The continuous lightning making him anxious, he moves from his initial tree under another, while berating himself for being irrational, as there's no way to correctly predict a lightning strike -- only for a big lightning bolt to strike and burn down the very tree he had been hiding under. Had he stayed put, he would have died. It serves as an eye-opener (what does his aching heart count against the will of God?). Suddenly feeling calm, he returns home, and gives up on Martha.

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* RomanticRain: Subverted ''hard'' for Old Shatterhand and Martha Vogel. After realizing that Martha had indeed kissed him in his sleep (a year before, but he's kind of slow when it comes to romance), and after Martha flees in panic, a deeply confused and conflicted Old Shatterhand runs after her, despite the huge summer storm that breaks over the city. He doesn't catch up with her, instead he is eventually forced to seek refuge under some huge linden trees when the storm turns out to be more like a second Flood. The continuous lightning making him anxious, he moves from his initial tree under another, while berating himself for being irrational, as there's no way to correctly predict a lightning strike -- only for a big lightning bolt to strike and burn down the very tree he had been hiding under. Had he stayed put, he would have died. It serves as an eye-opener (what does his aching heart count against the will of God?). Suddenly feeling calm, he returns home, and gives up on Martha.
13th Aug '17 10:24:21 PM Gregzilla
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* TheHunter: Old Shatterhand, but also every other Westman out there qualifies as a more or less skilled hunter. For the Natives, it goes without saying. Even the children and women have to do it.
12th Jul '17 2:45:27 PM Jhonny
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RTL made a remake for the 2016 Christmas season as a direct to TV movie.
12th Feb '17 2:02:42 PM Wyldchyld
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* FetishFuel: Have you read any of the many, ''many'' pages that lavishly, lovingly describe Winnetou lately? They usually start with his dainty, pearl-embroidered-moccasined feet and end up drowning in his infinite, velvety dark eyes. And that's not mentioning the dark, smooth RapunzelHair...
27th Jan '17 11:24:40 AM Xtifr
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'''''Winnetou''''' is one of the best known novels written by the German author Creator/KarlMay. His heroes Old Shatterhand and Winnetou are very famous literary characters in Europe and quintessential examples of IdealHero and HeterosexualLifePartners. Although May only travelled to America himself after his novels became successful, the novels are famed for their accuracy in geographic terms. All trips and journeys of the main character can be followed in an atlas. Accuracy of many other things is not to be taken for granted.

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'''''Winnetou''''' ''Winnetou'' is one of the best known novels written by the German author Creator/KarlMay. His heroes Old Shatterhand and Winnetou are very famous literary characters in Europe and quintessential examples of IdealHero and HeterosexualLifePartners. Although May only travelled to America himself after his novels became successful, the novels are famed for their accuracy in geographic terms. All trips and journeys of the main character can be followed in an atlas. Accuracy of many other things is not to be taken for granted.
20th Jan '17 12:07:14 PM marmota-b
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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Often the case even between old friends. (E.g., we never learn what Hobble Frank's real name is, even though he moved back to Germany and clearly stayed in touch with Old Shatterhand there.)

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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Often the case even between old friends. (E.g., we never learn what Hobble Frank's real name is, even though he moved back to Germany and clearly stayed in touch with Old Shatterhand there.)
15th Jan '17 10:19:15 AM Jhonny
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Several of the novels have film adaptations made in Germany in the sixties. ''Film/TheTreasureOfSilverLake'' was the first film of the series; it proved successful enough and spanned a film series. The movies were parodied in ''Film/DerSchuhDesManitu''.

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Several of the novels have film adaptations made in Germany in the sixties. ''Film/TheTreasureOfSilverLake'' was the first film of the series; it proved successful enough and spanned spawned a film series. The movies were parodied in ''Film/DerSchuhDesManitu''.
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