Created By: OfirBeckDecember 30, 2012
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Harem stop-point

"Oops, sorry ladies. gotta keep going"

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A hero is in a chase-scene going through an urban environment. he runs by a marketplace, jumps from rooftops and crash-lands in...a harem suffering a moment of confusion and lust, he ettempts to maintain his momentum and continue the chase uninterrupted.

Examples: The Scorpion King (2002) Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) John Carter (2012)
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  • December 30, 2012
    randomsurfer
    • In The Blues Brothers the Brothers sneak into the Palace Hotel Ball Room via the Ladies' Room window.
    • The climactic Chase Scene in Under The Rainbow (a comedy very loosely based on the filming of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz)goes through a women's changing room. One of the little people sticks around rather than continuing the chase.
    • Played straight and subverted a few times in the Gor novels. The harem girls are usually slaves, and although a master may be possessive of his possessions, it's generally acknowledged that any free man can use a slave for his pleasure at any time her master isn't putting her to use (in either a sexual or non-sexual way).
  • December 31, 2012
    Arivne
    Film
    • Aladdin. The title character enters a harem while being pursued by the city guard.
  • December 31, 2012
    Khantalas
    This could use a better name to make it clearer it is about chase or running scenes and not about an Unwanted Harem.
  • December 31, 2012
    Specialist290
    Title suggestion: Harem Interrupted.
  • December 31, 2012
    DRCEQ
    No Time For The Sexy?

    Cant Stop For The Sexy?

    Something that doesn't have Harem in the title. When I just think the word Harem, I think of Harem anime, not a room filled with ladies.
  • December 31, 2012
    Specialist290
    ^ Which is funny, because that's what a harem actually is.
  • January 1, 2013
    DRCEQ
    Yes, I am well aware of the irony of my statement.
  • January 1, 2013
    Khantalas
    In Turkish, harem is generally used to refer to the people (i.e. the various concubines and wives of a monarch, the queen mother, and their attendants). Considering there isn't a single chamber where they were housed in the palaces, and the chambers each have their own names, the name "harem" is only used to refer to such places while they are actually being occupied by a harem.

    ((At least that's how we use it in modern speech. I don't know how it was commonly used when English decided to adopt the word.))
  • January 1, 2013
    chihuahua0
    Maybe something like Crashing Through The Harem?
  • January 2, 2013
    DRCEQ
    ^ I like that.
  • January 2, 2013
    SunnyV
    ^^ Seconded.
  • January 2, 2013
    FalconPain
    The Looney Tunes cartoon "A-Lad-In His Lamp" has Bugs Bunny and his genie chased through Baghdad and failing to hide in one of these.
    Bugs: A harem, I tink.
    Genie: Oh, that was a harem, all right. I know a harem when I see one.
  • January 2, 2013
    TonyG
    On the film 1001 Arabian Nights, Mister Magoo thinks he's walked into the Sultan's harem, but in reality he just spooked a couple of peacocks.
  • January 2, 2013
    Specialist290
    Switching my vote to Crashing Through The Harem as well.

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