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16th Mar '15 5:59:29 PM CaptEquinox
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* ''Film/AnnaAndTheKingOfSiam'', a 1946 film with Irene Dunne, Rex Harrison and Linda Darnell.
27th Jun '14 4:58:11 PM Sheora
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* ''Anna and the King'', a 1972 series with Yul Brynner, who had played the King in the 1956 movie adaptation of ''Theatre/TheKingAndI''.
* ''Anna and the King of Siam'', the 1944 novel all these shows were based on.

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* ''Anna and the King'', ''Series/AnnaAndTheKing'', a 1972 series with Yul Brynner, who had played the King in the 1956 movie adaptation of ''Theatre/TheKingAndI''.
* ''Anna and the King of Siam'', ''Literature/AnnaAndTheKingOfSiam'', the 1944 novel all these shows were based on.
1st Mar '14 5:17:43 PM Aiguille
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* ''Anna and the King'', a 1972 series with Yul Brynner, who had played the King in the 1956 movie adaptation of ''TheKingAndI''.

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* ''Anna and the King'', a 1972 series with Yul Brynner, who had played the King in the 1956 movie adaptation of ''TheKingAndI''.''Theatre/TheKingAndI''.



See also ''TheKingAndI''.

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See also ''TheKingAndI''.''Theatre/TheKingAndI''.
6th Jan '13 10:43:38 AM Medinoc
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* ''Anna and the King of Siam'', the 1944 novel all these shows were based on.
6th Jan '13 10:42:11 AM Medinoc
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* ''Anna and the King'', a 1972 series with Yul Brynner, who had played the King in the 1956 movie adaptation of ''TheKingAndI''.

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* ''Anna and the King'', a 1972 series with Yul Brynner, who had played the King in the 1956 movie adaptation of ''TheKingAndI''.
See also
''TheKingAndI''.
6th Jan '13 10:41:36 AM Medinoc
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* ''Anna and the King'', a 1972 series with Yul Brynner, who had played the King in the 1956 movie adaptation of ''TheKingAnI''.

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* ''Anna and the King'', a 1972 series with Yul Brynner, who had played the King in the 1956 movie adaptation of ''TheKingAnI''.''TheKingAndI''.
6th Jan '13 10:40:46 AM Medinoc
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[[redirect:Film/AnnaAndTheKing]]

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[[redirect:Film/AnnaAndTheKing]]This title may refer to:
* ''Film/AnnaAndTheKing'', a 1999 film.
* ''Anna and the King'', a 1972 series with Yul Brynner, who had played the King in the 1956 movie adaptation of ''TheKingAnI''.
28th Jul '12 9:06:05 AM erforce
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[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/annaking_7806.jpg]]

This is a combination of a non-musical, "serious" version of ''TheKingAndI'' and a remake of the 1946 epic film ''AnnaAndTheKingOfSiam'' starring Rex Harrison as King Mongkut and Irene Dunne as Anna, with Linda Darnell as Tuptim and Lee J. Cobb as the Kralahome.

Anna Leonowens is played by JodieFoster and the King is played by Creator/ChowYunFat. Also features a pre-''Film/HarryPotter'' TomFelton as Louis Leonowens. Incidentally, this movie came out the same year as the animated version of ''The King And I''.
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!!This show features examples of:

* AwardBaitSong: "How Can I Not Love You", performed by Joy Enriquez at the end over the credits.
* AdultFear: The King trying to protect his children from [[spoiler:being slaughtered.]]
* ArrangedMarriage: the one between Tuptim and the King (and, presumably, between the King and his other wives).
* [[BannedInChina Banned In Thailand]]: because of the film's apparently blasphemous portrayal of royalty.
* BodyguardBetrayal.
* TheBritishEmpire: described with a touch of WhiteMansBurden.
* CostumePorn.
* CultureClash: with many comedic sides. Anna is being addressed as 'Sir' at the court because women are not spoken to by the high officials.
* DanceOfRomance: romantic as always, but with subtle political undertones as a bonus.
* DeadLittleSister: at the beginning of the film Anna is unable to cope with her husband's death. Later, the King neglects his royal duties because of his bitter feelings after the death of his [[DaddysGirl favourite little daughter]].
* EvilChancellor: a classic example, except he is not a chancellor but a high general.
* FisherKing: the people of Siam believe that the King can summon rain by his prayers.
* GoingNative: strongly averted. Even though Anna stands by Siam's side in her discussion with a crooked English noble, it is VERY important for her to pass on to her son the feeling of belonging to British culture.
* GoryDiscretionShot: The execution of Tuptim and her lover.
* HaremSeeker: the King asks Anna how is it possible for the men in England to be happy with only one wife at the time. (Averted by the fact that he is clearly trying to be a good husband for all his wives and does not deceive them in the slightest, so this is more like TenchiSolution with HappyEnding.)
* LettingHerHairDown: Anna. She came from VictorianBritain, so she could not let her hair down in public, but the scene when she meets the King in her night apparel has all the symbolism of this trope.
* MeLoveYouLongTime: the King's English (no pun intended) is much better, but still.
* NostalgicNarrator: Prince Chulalongkorn.
* ProtocolPeril: Anna nearly gets killed after she approaches the King without being officially announced.
* RageAgainstTheHeavens.
* SceneryPorn: Starting with the city and palace, and carrying on to the beautiful countryside and mountains
* SheCleansUpNicely: Anna's appearance in a PimpedOutDress at the supper for English guests. DanceOfRomance ensues.
* SpoiledSweet: the little princess.
* SuccessionCrisis: attempted but happily prevented by the King.
* TraumaticHaircut: Tuptim [[spoiler:shaves her head to disguise as a Buddhist monk and be closer to her beloved]].
* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: The story is based on Anna's (real life) diaries. These in themselves are highly suspect, and many elements of them have been left out anyway.
* YouNoTakeCandle: This version still has educated Siamese talking this way.
* YourNormalIsOurTaboo: Anna expresses her indignation after she is asked by an official, whom she met for the first time, about the way in which her husband died. It turns out that asking about most private matters at the beginning of the conversation is considered as a way of [[ValuesDissonance expressing kindness]] in Siam.
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[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/annaking_7806.jpg]]

This is a combination of a non-musical, "serious" version of ''TheKingAndI'' and a remake of the 1946 epic film ''AnnaAndTheKingOfSiam'' starring Rex Harrison as King Mongkut and Irene Dunne as Anna, with Linda Darnell as Tuptim and Lee J. Cobb as the Kralahome.

Anna Leonowens is played by JodieFoster and the King is played by Creator/ChowYunFat. Also features a pre-''Film/HarryPotter'' TomFelton as Louis Leonowens. Incidentally, this movie came out the same year as the animated version of ''The King And I''.
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!!This show features examples of:

* AwardBaitSong: "How Can I Not Love You", performed by Joy Enriquez at the end over the credits.
* AdultFear: The King trying to protect his children from [[spoiler:being slaughtered.]]
* ArrangedMarriage: the one between Tuptim and the King (and, presumably, between the King and his other wives).
* [[BannedInChina Banned In Thailand]]: because of the film's apparently blasphemous portrayal of royalty.
* BodyguardBetrayal.
* TheBritishEmpire: described with a touch of WhiteMansBurden.
* CostumePorn.
* CultureClash: with many comedic sides. Anna is being addressed as 'Sir' at the court because women are not spoken to by the high officials.
* DanceOfRomance: romantic as always, but with subtle political undertones as a bonus.
* DeadLittleSister: at the beginning of the film Anna is unable to cope with her husband's death. Later, the King neglects his royal duties because of his bitter feelings after the death of his [[DaddysGirl favourite little daughter]].
* EvilChancellor: a classic example, except he is not a chancellor but a high general.
* FisherKing: the people of Siam believe that the King can summon rain by his prayers.
* GoingNative: strongly averted. Even though Anna stands by Siam's side in her discussion with a crooked English noble, it is VERY important for her to pass on to her son the feeling of belonging to British culture.
* GoryDiscretionShot: The execution of Tuptim and her lover.
* HaremSeeker: the King asks Anna how is it possible for the men in England to be happy with only one wife at the time. (Averted by the fact that he is clearly trying to be a good husband for all his wives and does not deceive them in the slightest, so this is more like TenchiSolution with HappyEnding.)
* LettingHerHairDown: Anna. She came from VictorianBritain, so she could not let her hair down in public, but the scene when she meets the King in her night apparel has all the symbolism of this trope.
* MeLoveYouLongTime: the King's English (no pun intended) is much better, but still.
* NostalgicNarrator: Prince Chulalongkorn.
* ProtocolPeril: Anna nearly gets killed after she approaches the King without being officially announced.
* RageAgainstTheHeavens.
* SceneryPorn: Starting with the city and palace, and carrying on to the beautiful countryside and mountains
* SheCleansUpNicely: Anna's appearance in a PimpedOutDress at the supper for English guests. DanceOfRomance ensues.
* SpoiledSweet: the little princess.
* SuccessionCrisis: attempted but happily prevented by the King.
* TraumaticHaircut: Tuptim [[spoiler:shaves her head to disguise as a Buddhist monk and be closer to her beloved]].
* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: The story is based on Anna's (real life) diaries. These in themselves are highly suspect, and many elements of them have been left out anyway.
* YouNoTakeCandle: This version still has educated Siamese talking this way.
* YourNormalIsOurTaboo: Anna expresses her indignation after she is asked by an official, whom she met for the first time, about the way in which her husband died. It turns out that asking about most private matters at the beginning of the conversation is considered as a way of [[ValuesDissonance expressing kindness]] in Siam.
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26th Jun '12 11:12:41 AM triassicranger
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* TraumaticHaircut: Tiptum [[spoiler:shaves her head to disguise as a Buddhist monk and be closer to her beloved]].

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* TraumaticHaircut: Tiptum Tuptim [[spoiler:shaves her head to disguise as a Buddhist monk and be closer to her beloved]].
14th Jun '12 1:13:12 PM CaptEquinox
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This is a combination of a non-musical, "serious" version of ''TheKingAndI'' and a remake of the 1946 epic film ''AnnaAndTheKing'' starring Rex Harrison as King Mongkut and Irene Dunne as Anna, with Linda Darnell as Tuptim and Lee J. Cobb as the Kralahome.

to:

This is a combination of a non-musical, "serious" version of ''TheKingAndI'' and a remake of the 1946 epic film ''AnnaAndTheKing'' ''AnnaAndTheKingOfSiam'' starring Rex Harrison as King Mongkut and Irene Dunne as Anna, with Linda Darnell as Tuptim and Lee J. Cobb as the Kralahome.
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