History Theatre / TheDevilsDisciple

19th Feb '18 4:44:35 PM megarotic
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* AggressiveNegotiations: Played with near the end, when Anthony Anderson negotiates with Gen. Burgoyne for Richard Dudgeon's freedom. [[note]]Not only is Anthony holding several high-ranking officers prisoner (including Gen. Philips), but he also knows that Gen. Howe is way out of position in New York, not Albany where he should be. In short, he's got Gen. Burgoyne over a barrel, and they both know it.[[/note]]
19th Feb '18 4:09:17 PM megarotic
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* TalkingIsAFreeAction: Especially obvious during the 1959 film. If General Burgoyne hadn't been such a stickler for protocol, Richard would have been dead long before Anthony finished negotiating with the General.
16th Apr '17 11:40:36 AM Golondrina
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* LesCollaborateurs: Rev. Parshotter is a Loyalist who tells the colonists to do as they're told.



* LesCollaborateurs: Rev. Parshotter is a Loyalist who tells the colonists to do as they're told.
12th Feb '17 2:09:32 PM megarotic
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* CombatPragmatist: Gen. Burgoyne. He is consistently shown to have a firm grasp of both the "big picture" and the countless details that keep an army fighting. He is also concerned about his [[Creator/NiccoloMachiavelli over-reliance on foreign mercenaries]].
4th Feb '17 1:51:12 AM megarotic
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* IAteWhat: Subverted in the film version. After eating a bowl of soup, General Burgoyne asks one of his men what was in it. Clearly expecting this reaction, the soldier admits that it was rattlesnake. General Burgoyne doesn't even miss a beat before pronouncing it delicious.

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* IAteWhat: Subverted in the film version. After eating a bowl of soup, General Burgoyne asks one of his men what was in it. Clearly expecting this reaction, the soldier admits that it was rattlesnake. General Burgoyne doesn't even miss a beat before pronouncing it delicious. [[spoiler:And he goes back for seconds.]]
4th Feb '17 1:49:14 AM megarotic
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-->'''Narrator''': ...but that is a matter of history, on which it is impossible to rely. The rest of this story is pure fiction. Rest assured, you can safely believe every word of it.

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-->'''Narrator''': ...but that is a matter of history, on which it is impossible to rely. The rest of this story is pure fiction. Rest assured, you You can safely believe every word of it.
2nd Feb '17 9:50:56 AM megarotic
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* MeaningfulLook: In the 1949 film, there is a brief one between Anthony and Richard. As Richard is trying to thank Anthony for saving his life, Anthony gives him a wink over Judith's shoulder, as if to say that the whole "IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy" thing is just a ruse. Richard gives him a look back as if to say "You sly dog". From there on, it's pretty clear that Anthony will take Judith back, and that Richard will step aside.

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* MeaningfulLook: In the 1949 1959 film, there is a brief one between Anthony and Richard. As Richard is trying to thank Anthony for saving his life, Anthony gives him a wink over Judith's shoulder, as if to say that the whole "IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy" thing is just a ruse. Richard gives him a look back as if to say "You sly dog". From there on, it's pretty clear that Anthony will take Judith back, and that Richard will step aside.
2nd Feb '17 9:48:42 AM megarotic
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* MeaningfulLook: In the 1949 film, there is a brief one between Anthony and Richard. As Richard is trying to thank Anthony for saving his life, Anthony gives him a wink over Judith's shoulder, as if to say that the whole "IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy" thing is just a ruse. Richard gives him a look back as if to say "You sly dog". From there on, it's pretty clear that Anthony will take Judith back, and that Richard will step aside.
30th Jan '17 2:29:03 AM megarotic
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-->'''Dick Dudgeon''': ...but that is a matter of history, on which it is impossible to rely. The rest of this story is pure fiction. Rest assured, you can safely believe every word of it.

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-->'''Dick Dudgeon''': ...-->'''Narrator''': ...but that is a matter of history, on which it is impossible to rely. The rest of this story is pure fiction. Rest assured, you can safely believe every word of it.
30th Jan '17 2:10:50 AM megarotic
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-->'''General Burgoyne''': And therefore I suppose, sir, the British officer need not know his business? The British soldier will get him out of all his blunders with a bayonet? In future, sir, I must ask you to be a little less generous with the blood of your men, and a little more generous with your own brain.

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-->'''General Burgoyne''': And therefore I suppose, sir, the British officer need not know his business? The business; the British soldier will get him out of all his blunders with a bayonet? In future, sir, I must ask you to be a little less generous with the blood of your men, and a little more generous with your own brain.
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