History YMMV / TheCountOfMonteCristo

2nd Jan '17 9:48:42 AM Chabal2
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* FunnyMoments:
** The meeting between [[PaidForFamily Cavalcanti Jr. and Sr.]], where the narration really piles on the sarcasm, as the respectful son hugs his loving father, both secure in the knowledge that they're going to be rich.
** Danglars' conversation with his wife, using a HurricaneOfEuphemisms to inform her that while he doesn't care that she's cheating on him with the minister's undersecretary, he ''does'' care that it's costing him money.
2nd Dec '16 6:50:07 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Although he's presented as/intended as an {{Antihero}}, for a large part of the book, the Count is, arguably, a VillainProtagonist. [[spoiler:He does manipulate a greedy wife into poisoning almost every single member of her family, including one KickTheDog moment outside the count's immediate control where she poisons her nine-year-old son.]] His revenge scheme even include killing his former lover's son and he made a point that his revenge aimed every child of mature age.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Although he's presented as/intended as an {{Antihero}}, for a large part of the book, the Count is, arguably, a VillainProtagonist. [[spoiler:He does manipulate a greedy wife into poisoning almost every single member of her family, including one KickTheDog moment outside the count's immediate control where she poisons her nine-year-old son.]] His revenge scheme even include killing his former lover's son and he made a point that his revenge aimed every child of mature age.
2nd Oct '16 1:02:32 PM nombretomado
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* OlderThanTheyThink: Among other things, the book is one of the first to introduce invisible ink and the treasure map as concepts, and the scheme employed to bankrupt Danglars is not only a version of the con known as "the wire", but is essentially the same trick done in the Eddie Murphy movie, ''TradingPlaces''. Also, although invisible ink was used earlier by EdgarAllanPoe in his story "The Gold Bug", this novel is one of the earlier uses of the idea before it became a cliche.

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* OlderThanTheyThink: Among other things, the book is one of the first to introduce invisible ink and the treasure map as concepts, and the scheme employed to bankrupt Danglars is not only a version of the con known as "the wire", but is essentially the same trick done in the Eddie Murphy movie, ''TradingPlaces''. ''Film/TradingPlaces''. Also, although invisible ink was used earlier by EdgarAllanPoe Creator/EdgarAllanPoe in his story "The Gold Bug", this novel is one of the earlier uses of the idea before it became a cliche.
17th Mar '16 5:42:02 PM trixus
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Although he's presented as/intended as an {{Antihero}}, for a large part of the book, the Count is, arguably, a VillainProtagonist. [[spoiler:He does manipulate a greedy wife into poisoning almost every single member of her family, including one KickTheDog moment outside the count's immediate control where she poisons her nine-year-old son.]]

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Although he's presented as/intended as an {{Antihero}}, for a large part of the book, the Count is, arguably, a VillainProtagonist. [[spoiler:He does manipulate a greedy wife into poisoning almost every single member of her family, including one KickTheDog moment outside the count's immediate control where she poisons her nine-year-old son.]]]] His revenge scheme even include killing his former lover's son and he made a point that his revenge aimed every child of mature age.
17th Mar '16 5:38:11 PM trixus
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16th Feb '16 8:16:08 PM DoctorCooper
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* [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff Russians, Mexicans, Arabians, Nigerians And Others Love The Count Of Monte Cristo 70's Animated Series]]: As seen in the comments to the above video, people from several countries all over the world watched the 1973 series as kids and remember it fondly.

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* [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff Russians, Mexicans, Arabians, Nigerians And Others Love The Count Of Monte Cristo 70's Animated Series]]: GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: As seen in the comments to the above video, people from several countries all over the world watched the 1973 series as kids and remember it fondly.
11th Aug '15 10:25:13 AM BobTanaka
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* OneSceneWonder: Alex Norton as Napoleon in the 2002 film has maybe five minutes of screen time, but in that five minutes you absolutely see why this man nearly conquered Europe.
20th Jul '15 5:36:17 AM CrossMalaki
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WrdCPSK7_k Hell to Your Doorstep is three minutes of pure badass.]]
10th Mar '15 4:50:53 AM Chabal2
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** The Count owning slaves is an InUniverse one, as several characters note, but since he claims to be of any nationality but French he gets a pass. The fact that his slaves are InNameOnly (especially Haydee) also helps for modern audiences.
8th Mar '15 7:03:13 PM PaulA
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* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: Remember kids, vengeance is bad. The 2002 film will demonstrate that although it appears to be ''totally awesome'', it's nevertheless very, very bad.
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