History YMMV / TheScarletPimpernel

30th Mar '18 6:04:47 AM k410ren
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* RetroactiveRecognition: The 1982 version features Creator/IanMcKellen as Chauvelin in one of his first recognizable roles.
24th Feb '18 2:28:04 AM JakesBrain
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*** There's also perhaps a touch of RealitySubtext here: at the time the Baroness wrote the novel France was still hashing out [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dreyfus_affair the Dreyfus Affair]], which wouldn't be satisfactorily resolved until 1906.
30th Dec '17 9:26:49 AM Julia1984
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** In ''The Life and Exploits of the Scarlet Pimpernel'', written by Baroness Orcy's son, Sir Andrew recalls the day Blakeney explained his reasoning behind adopting the scarlet pimpernel motif and his m.o. of leaving his calling card whenever he made a rescue:

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** In ''The Life and Exploits of the Scarlet Pimpernel'', written by Baroness Orcy's Orczy's son, Sir Andrew recalls the day Blakeney explained his reasoning behind adopting the scarlet pimpernel motif and his m.o. of leaving his calling card whenever he made a rescue:
24th Aug '17 11:50:08 AM roxana
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** Similarly, the depiction of the Jewish prisoner [[spoiler:or rather, Sir Percy's depiction of the Jewish prisoner]] might be read with some discomfort by modern readers.

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** Similarly, the depiction of the Jewish prisoner [[spoiler:or rather, Sir Percy's depiction of the Jewish prisoner]] might be read with some discomfort by modern readers.
readers. [[spoiler:Note that Percy is deliberately playing to the Frenchmen's prejudices.]]
4th Jun '17 2:47:29 PM nombretomado
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* TheWoobie: The [[Series/TheScarletPimpernel 1999 TV version]] has Tony Dewhurst, played by Creator/JamieBamber in the middle of the [[Series/{{Horatio Hornblower}} Professional Woobie stage of his career]]. Such a [[TheCutie Cutie]] and killed off so quickly, becoming the first of ''many'' of Bamber's characters to bite the dust (adding insult to injury is that Dewhurst did ''not'' die in the books the series is based on). TVTropes send the guy a hug.

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* TheWoobie: The [[Series/TheScarletPimpernel 1999 TV version]] has Tony Dewhurst, played by Creator/JamieBamber in the middle of the [[Series/{{Horatio Hornblower}} Professional Woobie stage of his career]]. Such a [[TheCutie Cutie]] and killed off so quickly, becoming the first of ''many'' of Bamber's characters to bite the dust (adding insult to injury is that Dewhurst did ''not'' die in the books the series is based on). TVTropes Wiki/TVTropes send the guy a hug.
13th Mar '17 12:44:58 PM Silverblade2
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2nd Dec '16 3:19:31 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* TheWoobie: The [[Series/TheScarletPimpernel 1999 TV version]] has Tony Dewhurst, played by Creator/JamieBamber in the middle of the [[Series/{{Hornblower}} Professional Woobie stage of his career]]. Such a [[TheCutie Cutie]] and killed off so quickly, becoming the first of ''many'' of Bamber's characters to bite the dust (adding insult to injury is that Dewhurst did ''not'' die in the books the series is based on). TVTropes send the guy a hug.

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* TheWoobie: The [[Series/TheScarletPimpernel 1999 TV version]] has Tony Dewhurst, played by Creator/JamieBamber in the middle of the [[Series/{{Hornblower}} [[Series/{{Horatio Hornblower}} Professional Woobie stage of his career]]. Such a [[TheCutie Cutie]] and killed off so quickly, becoming the first of ''many'' of Bamber's characters to bite the dust (adding insult to injury is that Dewhurst did ''not'' die in the books the series is based on). TVTropes send the guy a hug.
22nd Jun '16 5:48:43 AM john_e
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* EvilIsSexy: One female viewer wrote to the ''Magazine/RadioTimes'' regarding the 1997 series, asking if she was the only one to find Martin Shaw's Chauvelin far more attractive than Richard E. Grant's Sir Percy.
4th May '15 2:13:18 PM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Literally in the 1934 film. The film unaccountably bungles the trick related in the first chapter of the novel, in which the Pimpernel rescues a good twenty ''aristos'' at one time by [[spoiler: disguising them as troops pursuing escaping aristocrats]]; in the film, the entire League rescues only ''three''.
29th Aug '13 9:53:30 PM Abodos
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* ItWasHisSled: The dramatic revelation, two-thirds of the way through, that the demmed idiot Sir Percy Blakeney is the Scarlet Pimpernel.

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* ItWasHisSled: The dramatic revelation, two-thirds of the way through, that the demmed idiot Sir Percy Blakeney is the Scarlet Pimpernel.Pimpernel, to the point that ''no'' adaptations try to hide this.
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