History Trivia / KingdomOfHeaven

26th Aug '17 9:11:19 AM ClintEastwood
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26th Aug '17 9:11:18 AM ClintEastwood
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* AwesomeDearBoy: Orlando Bloom had just finished ''{{Film/Troy}}'' and was reluctant to do another historical epic, but signed on once he heard it was a Ridley Scott film.
* BackedByThePentagon: King Mohammed VI of Morocco, where the movie was filmed, is a good friend of Ridley Scott and personally provided the movie with around 1500 military personnel and equipment.

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* AwesomeDearBoy: Orlando Bloom Creator/OrlandoBloom had just finished ''{{Film/Troy}}'' and was reluctant to do another historical epic, but signed on once he heard it was a Ridley Scott Creator/RidleyScott film.
* BackedByThePentagon: King Mohammed VI of Morocco, where the movie was filmed, is a good friend of Ridley Scott Creator/RidleyScott and personally provided the movie with around 1500 military personnel and equipment.



* CowboyBeBopAtHisComputer: An article incorrectly described the film as pandering to Osama Bin Laden, and it was later found out that the journalist hadn't even seen the screenplay. After the screenplay was leaked, another article claimed that the film depicted Muslims as stereotypically stupid, backwards-thinking and unable to think in complex forms. These allegations made King Mohammed VI of Morocco worry for Ridley Scott's safety and he provided him with four bodyguards. Ironically when the movie was released, Scott received many letters of thanks from Muslim groups for the even-handed depiction of the religion.

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* CowboyBeBopAtHisComputer: An article incorrectly described the film as pandering to Osama Bin Laden, UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden, and it was later found out that the journalist hadn't even seen the screenplay. After the screenplay was leaked, another article claimed that the film depicted Muslims as stereotypically stupid, backwards-thinking and unable to think in complex forms. These allegations made King Mohammed VI of Morocco worry for Ridley Scott's safety and he provided him with four bodyguards. Ironically when the movie was released, Scott received many letters of thanks from Muslim groups for the even-handed depiction of the religion.



* DyeingForYourArt: Orlando Bloom gained twenty pounds of muscle for his role as Balian.

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* DyeingForYourArt: Orlando Bloom Creator/OrlandoBloom gained twenty pounds of muscle for his role as Balian.



* PlayingAgainstType: Eva Green at the time had played mostly FemmeFatale characters in French films - something which she was reportedly not happy about. Thus DefrostingIceQueen became one of her character types. Likewise, Creator/BrendanGleeson has made a career mostly playing grizzled, no-nonsense, and nonetheless noble law enforcement types. Here, he plays a corrupt, truly monstrous crusader.

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* PlayingAgainstType: Eva Green Creator/EvaGreen at the time had played mostly FemmeFatale characters in French films - something which she was reportedly not happy about. Thus DefrostingIceQueen became one of her character types. Likewise, Creator/BrendanGleeson has made a career mostly playing grizzled, no-nonsense, and nonetheless noble law enforcement types. Here, he plays a corrupt, truly monstrous crusader.



** Creator/JeremyIrons characterís name went from Raymond to Tiberius to avoid confusion with Brendan Gleesonís Reynauld, [[TropesAreNotBad which may not have been a bad thing]].

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** Creator/JeremyIrons characterís name went from Raymond to Tiberius to avoid confusion with Brendan Gleesonís Creator/BrendanGleesonís Reynauld, [[TropesAreNotBad which may not have been a bad thing]].



* UncreditedRole: Creator/EdwardNorton asked not to be credited as King Baldwin, as he spent his screentime behind a mask. However, his name was put back in the video releases of the film.



** Creator/PaulBettany, Creator/MartonCsokas, and Creator/GoranVisnjic all auditioned for Balian.



** Edward Norton was actually the first choice for Guy. Upon reading the script, he asked to play King Baldwin instead.

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** Edward Norton Creator/EdwardNorton was actually the first choice for Guy. Upon reading the script, he asked to play King Baldwin instead.


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** Music/HansZimmer was originally attached as the film's composer, but was replaced by Harry Gregson-Williams.
24th Aug '17 2:49:28 PM SventheCrusader
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** Creator/BrendanGleeson is best known for playing gruff, but ultimately heroic detectives and law enforcement officers. Here, he plays the truly monstrous Reynald.
16th Jul '17 4:23:35 AM Piterpicher
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** JeremyIrons characterís name went from Raymond to Tiberius to avoid confusion with Brendan Gleesonís Reynauld, [[TropesAreNotBad which may not have been a bad thing]].

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** JeremyIrons Creator/JeremyIrons characterís name went from Raymond to Tiberius to avoid confusion with Brendan Gleesonís Reynauld, [[TropesAreNotBad which may not have been a bad thing]].
24th Jun '17 1:48:25 AM SventheCrusader
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* PlayingAgainstType: Eva Green at the time had played mostly FemmeFatale characters in French films - something which she was reportedly not happy about. Thus DefrostingIceQueen became one of her character types.

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* PlayingAgainstType: Eva Green at the time had played mostly FemmeFatale characters in French films - something which she was reportedly not happy about. Thus DefrostingIceQueen became one of her character types. Likewise, Creator/BrendanGleeson has made a career mostly playing grizzled, no-nonsense, and nonetheless noble law enforcement types. Here, he plays a corrupt, truly monstrous crusader.
25th May '17 4:15:40 PM Darthman616
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* FollowTheLeader: Was a part of a wave of films following-up on the success of Ridley Scott's prior historical battle epic ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'', with this film's marketing getting a lot of mileage out of asserting the connection. Then again you can trace back this trend's lineage back to ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'' and even further if one wishes to ''Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves'' which led to contemporary interest in Medieval adventure/epic films.

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* FollowTheLeader: Was a part of a wave of films following-up on inspired by the success of Ridley Scott's prior historical battle epic ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'', with this film's marketing getting a lot of mileage out of asserting the connection. Then again you can trace back this trend's lineage back to ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'' and even further if one wishes to ''Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves'' which led to contemporary interest in Medieval adventure/epic films.
24th May '17 5:25:06 PM Darthman616
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* FollowTheLeader: Was a part of a wave of films following-up on the success of Ridley Scott's prior historical battle epic ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'', with this film's marketing getting a lot of mileage out of asserting the connection. Then again you can trace back this trend's lineage back to ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'' and even further if one wishes to ''Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves'' which led to contemporary interest in Medieval adventure/epic films.
24th May '17 5:16:21 PM Darthman616
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* DuelingMovies: Came out within a year of three other historical battle epics that were following-up on the success of ''Film/{{Gladiator}}''. Its competitors being ''Film/{{Troy}}'', ''Film/KingArthur'', and ''Film/{{Alexander}}''.
14th Feb '17 3:14:46 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Huesca, Spain stands for France, Seville stands for Jerusalem, and Morocco stands for any exterior shot in the Holy Land.
26th Dec '16 5:10:16 AM NightShade96
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* PlayingWithCharacterType: Creator/OrlandoBloom as an action hero [[{{Film/Troy}} was]] [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings nothing]] [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl new]. Here however his character is not happy-go-lucky and is deeply damaged.
* StarMakingRole: The film that brought Eva Green to the attention of Hollywood.

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* PlayingWithCharacterType: Creator/OrlandoBloom as an action hero [[{{Film/Troy}} was]] [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings nothing]] [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl new]. Here however new]]. Here, however, his character is not happy-go-lucky and is deeply damaged.
* StarMakingRole: The This is the film that brought Eva Green to the attention of Hollywood.
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