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* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Gérard Depardieu never attempts to mask or change his French accent while playing the famously Italian Christopher Columbus.


* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: Columbus is depicted as a calm, kindly explorer who is fascinated by the Native peoples he encounters when he reaches San Salvador. In reality, as deduced from Columbus' own writings, the man was aggressively religious to the point of fanaticism (which is never shown in the film [[note]]Though he does kneel and pray as soon as he finally reaches San Salvador, and quickly erects a church bell[[/note]]) and considered the Native people he met to be an "intrusion of nature" - he had absolutely no respect for them, and as a governor of San Salvador enslaved most of the indigenous population that he didn't outright massacre - to the point that he was considered excessively brutal ''even by [[EveryoneHasStandards contemporary Spaniards]]''.

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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: Columbus is depicted as a calm, kindly explorer who is fascinated by the Native peoples he encounters when he reaches San Salvador. In reality, as deduced from Columbus' own writings, the man was aggressively religious to the point of fanaticism (which is never shown in the film [[note]]Though he does kneel and pray as soon as he finally reaches San Salvador, and quickly erects a church bell[[/note]]) and considered the Native people he met to be an "intrusion of nature" - he had absolutely no respect for them, and as a governor of San Salvador enslaved most of the indigenous population that he didn't outright massacre - to the point that he was considered excessively brutal ''even by [[EveryoneHasStandards contemporary Spaniards]]''.Spaniards''.


* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: Columbus is depicted as a calm, kindly explorer who is fascinated by the Native peoples he encounters when he reaches San Salvador. In reality, as deduced from Columbus' own writings, the man was aggressively religious to the point of fanaticism (which is never shown in the film [[note]]Though he does kneel and pray as soon as he finally reaches San Salvador, and quickly erects a church bell[[/note]]) and considered the Native people he met to be an "intrusion of nature" - he had absolutely no respect for them, and as a governor of San Salvador enslaved most of the indigenous population that he didn't outright massacre - to the point that he was considered excessively brutal ''even by [[EvenEvilHasStandards contemporary Spaniards]]''.

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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: Columbus is depicted as a calm, kindly explorer who is fascinated by the Native peoples he encounters when he reaches San Salvador. In reality, as deduced from Columbus' own writings, the man was aggressively religious to the point of fanaticism (which is never shown in the film [[note]]Though he does kneel and pray as soon as he finally reaches San Salvador, and quickly erects a church bell[[/note]]) and considered the Native people he met to be an "intrusion of nature" - he had absolutely no respect for them, and as a governor of San Salvador enslaved most of the indigenous population that he didn't outright massacre - to the point that he was considered excessively brutal ''even by [[EvenEvilHasStandards [[EveryoneHasStandards contemporary Spaniards]]''.


* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: Columbus is depicted as a calm, kindly explorer who is fascinated by the Native peoples he encounters when he reaches San Salvador. In reality, as deduced from Columbus' own writings, the man was aggressively religious to the point of fanaticism (which is never shown in the film [[note]]Though he does kneel and pray as soon as he finally reaches San Salvador, and quickly erects a church bell[[/note]]) and considered the Native people he met to be an "intrusion of nature"-he had absolutely no respect for them, and as a governor of San Salvador would commit various atrocities against these people later, including massacring and enslaving them - to the point he was considered excessively brutal ''even by contemporary Spaniards''.

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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: Columbus is depicted as a calm, kindly explorer who is fascinated by the Native peoples he encounters when he reaches San Salvador. In reality, as deduced from Columbus' own writings, the man was aggressively religious to the point of fanaticism (which is never shown in the film [[note]]Though he does kneel and pray as soon as he finally reaches San Salvador, and quickly erects a church bell[[/note]]) and considered the Native people he met to be an "intrusion of nature"-he nature" - he had absolutely no respect for them, and as a governor of San Salvador would commit various atrocities against these people later, including massacring and enslaving them enslaved most of the indigenous population that he didn't outright massacre - to the point that he was considered excessively brutal ''even by [[EvenEvilHasStandards contemporary Spaniards''.Spaniards]]''.


* SceneryPorn: It's a Ridley Scott film. The highlight is the New World unveiling itself from a dense mist - which is what a dying Columbus remembers most of his travels.

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* SceneryPorn: It's a Ridley Scott Creator/RidleyScott film. The highlight is the New World unveiling itself from a dense mist - which is what a dying Columbus remembers most of his travels.


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* TitleByYear: ''1492: Conquest of Paradise'' is a 1992 film, celebrating the 500th anniversary of the official discovery of the American continent by Europeans and taking the form of a {{Biopic}} of UsefulNotes/ChristopherColumbus. At some point in the film, it's August 1492 and he goes on his trip.


* AgeLift: Columbus' sons : Diego was only 5, yet is played by 17 years-old Juan Diego Botto, and Fernando is played by Billy Sullivan, aged 10, while the real one was actually not born yet when we see him in the introduction, and was only 4 when Columbus first left.

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* AgeLift: Columbus' sons : sons. Diego was only 5, yet is played by 17 years-old Juan Diego Botto, and Fernando is played by Billy Sullivan, aged 10, while the real one was actually not born yet when we see him in the introduction, and was only 4 when Columbus first left.



%% ** For Columbus character, see HistoricalHeroUpgrade.
%% ** For Columbus' sons, see AgeLift.

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%% ** For It is easy to say Columbus character, see HistoricalHeroUpgrade.
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as depicted in the movie shares with the real man the name and very broad characteristic of "the guy who discovered Americas", but everything else falls into massive levels of HistoricalHeroUpgrade, described below.
** For Columbus' sons, see AgeLift.Columbus sons weren't even in their teens when he left for his first journey.



%% * BoldExplorer: ..hang on.

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%% * BoldExplorer: ..hang on.BoldExplorer: The treatment Columbus gets is to portray him as iron-willed explorer, who has to fight against all odds and strong opposition to reach his ends.



%% * HistoricalDomainCharacter.
* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: Columbus is depicted as a calm, kindly explorer who is fascinated by the Native peoples he encounters when he reaches San Salvador. In reality, as deduced from Columbus' own writings, the man was aggressively religious to the point of fanaticism (which is never shown in the film [[note]]Though he does kneel and pray as soon as he finally reaches San Salvador, and quickly erects a church bell[[/note]]) and considered the Native people he met to be an "intrusion of nature"-he had absolutely no respect for them, and as a governor of San Salvador would commit various atrocities against these people later, including massacring and enslaving them.
%% * HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Given to UsefulNotes/TheSpanishInquisition.
%% * TheMutiny: Only rumblings of it, during the first trip.
* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: The story of Christopher Columbus is presented here with significantly less genocide than as it actually happened.

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%% * HistoricalDomainCharacter.
HistoricalDomainCharacter: It's a biopic of Christopher Columbus, so it's a given. Aside the man himself, there is Isabel of Castile, her ministers, various members of Columbus crew and so on.
* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: Columbus is depicted as a calm, kindly explorer who is fascinated by the Native peoples he encounters when he reaches San Salvador. In reality, as deduced from Columbus' own writings, the man was aggressively religious to the point of fanaticism (which is never shown in the film [[note]]Though he does kneel and pray as soon as he finally reaches San Salvador, and quickly erects a church bell[[/note]]) and considered the Native people he met to be an "intrusion of nature"-he had absolutely no respect for them, and as a governor of San Salvador would commit various atrocities against these people later, including massacring and enslaving them.
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them - to the point he was considered excessively brutal ''even by contemporary Spaniards''.
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Given to UsefulNotes/TheSpanishInquisition.
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UsefulNotes/TheSpanishInquisition is portrayed as the classic "evil religious zeloats that fight any sign of progress".
* TheMutiny: Only rumblings of it, Thrice during the story Columbus ends up with his men reaching their boiling point: first trip.
during their first journey, then when planning return and then during [[spoiler: counter-massacre of the natives]].
* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: The story of Christopher Columbus is presented here with significantly less genocide than as it actually happened.happened, while the man is portrayed as the direct opposite of his aggressive, greedy and overzealous behaviour.



%% * WoodenShipsAndIronMen: Hispanic style, but not DashingHispanic for realism.

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%% * WoodenShipsAndIronMen: Hispanic style, but not DashingHispanic for realism.
Inverted. Since it's the very start of Age of Discovery, the crew Columbus has at his disposal is ''not'' capable of feats required by the genre conventions and are openly mutinous many times, while dying in droves due to their lack of proper preparation and knowledge.


** For Columbus character, see HistoricalHeroUpgrade.
** For Columbus' sons, see AgeLift.

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%% ** For Columbus character, see HistoricalHeroUpgrade.
%% ** For Columbus' sons, see AgeLift.



* BoldExplorer: ..hang on.
* DespairEventHorizon: After the storm, Columbus reaches it.

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%% * BoldExplorer: ..hang on.
%% * DespairEventHorizon: After the storm, Columbus reaches it.



* HistoricalDomainCharacter.

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%% * HistoricalDomainCharacter.



** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQWSwUbnofw This YouTube video does a good job of pointing out how baselessly glorifying this movie is, in its depiction of Columbus.]]
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Given to UsefulNotes/TheSpanishInquisition.
* TheMutiny: Only rumblings of it, during the first trip.

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQWSwUbnofw This YouTube video does a good job of pointing out how baselessly glorifying this movie is, in its depiction of Columbus.]]
%% * HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Given to UsefulNotes/TheSpanishInquisition.
%% * TheMutiny: Only rumblings of it, during the first trip.



* WoodenShipsAndIronMen: Hispanic style, but not DashingHispanic for realism.

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%% * WoodenShipsAndIronMen: Hispanic style, but not DashingHispanic for realism.

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* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: The story of Christopher Columbus is presented here with significantly less genocide than as it actually happened.


* AgitatedItemStomping: In the monastry, Columbus loses it and start throwing around ''manuscripts''.


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* TantrumThrowing: In the monastry, Columbus loses it and start throwing around ''manuscripts''.


* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: Columbus is depicted as a calm, kindly explorer who is fascinated by the Native peoples he encounters when he reaches San Salvador. In reality, as deduced from Columbus' own writings, the man was aggressively religious to the point of fanaticism (which is never shown in the film) and considered the Native people he met to be an "intrusion of nature"-he had absolutely no respect for them, and as a governor of San Salvador would commit various atrocities against these people later, including massacring and enslaving them.

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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: Columbus is depicted as a calm, kindly explorer who is fascinated by the Native peoples he encounters when he reaches San Salvador. In reality, as deduced from Columbus' own writings, the man was aggressively religious to the point of fanaticism (which is never shown in the film) film [[note]]Though he does kneel and pray as soon as he finally reaches San Salvador, and quickly erects a church bell[[/note]]) and considered the Native people he met to be an "intrusion of nature"-he had absolutely no respect for them, and as a governor of San Salvador would commit various atrocities against these people later, including massacring and enslaving them.

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* SceneryPorn: It's a Ridley Scott film. The highlight is the New World unveiling itself from a dense mist - which is what a dying Columbus remembers most of his travels.


''1492: Conquest of Paradise'' is a 1992 film, celebrating the 500th anniversary of the official discovery of the American continent and taking the form of a {{Biopic}} of UsefulNotes/ChristopherColumbus. It was directed by Creator/RidleyScott, stars Creator/GerardDepardieu as Christopher Columbus and Creator/SigourneyWeaver as Queen Isabel of Castile. Music/{{Vangelis}} composed the soundtrack.

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''1492: Conquest of Paradise'' is a 1992 film, celebrating the 500th anniversary of the official discovery of the American continent by Europeans and taking the form of a {{Biopic}} of UsefulNotes/ChristopherColumbus. It was directed by Creator/RidleyScott, stars Creator/GerardDepardieu as Christopher Columbus and Creator/SigourneyWeaver as Queen Isabel of Castile. Music/{{Vangelis}} composed the soundtrack.


''1492: Conquest of Paradise'' is a 1992 film, celebrating the 500th anniversary of the official discovery of the American continent and taking the form of a {{Biopic}} of UsefulNotes/ChristopherColumbus. It was directed by Creator/RidleyScott, stars Creator/GerardDepardieu as Christopher Columbus and Creator/SigourneyWeaver as Queen Isabel of Castile. Creator/{{Vangelis}} composed the soundtrack.

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''1492: Conquest of Paradise'' is a 1992 film, celebrating the 500th anniversary of the official discovery of the American continent and taking the form of a {{Biopic}} of UsefulNotes/ChristopherColumbus. It was directed by Creator/RidleyScott, stars Creator/GerardDepardieu as Christopher Columbus and Creator/SigourneyWeaver as Queen Isabel of Castile. Creator/{{Vangelis}} Music/{{Vangelis}} composed the soundtrack.


''1492: Conquest of Paradise'' is a 1992 film, celebrating the 500th anniversary of the official discovery of the American continent and taking the form of a {{Biopic}} of UsefulNotes/ChristopherColumbus. It was directed by Creator/RidleyScott, stars Creator/GerardDepardieu as Christopher Columbus and Creator/SigourneyWeaver as Queen Isabel of Castile.

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''1492: Conquest of Paradise'' is a 1992 film, celebrating the 500th anniversary of the official discovery of the American continent and taking the form of a {{Biopic}} of UsefulNotes/ChristopherColumbus. It was directed by Creator/RidleyScott, stars Creator/GerardDepardieu as Christopher Columbus and Creator/SigourneyWeaver as Queen Isabel of Castile.
Castile. Creator/{{Vangelis}} composed the soundtrack.


** The movie uncritically parrots the old ideas about Columbus "proving" the Earth isn't flat. ''Nobody'' in the 15th century with half a brain cell thought the earth was flat. Also, Columbus wasn't the first European to discover America. Leif Eriksson was. And of course the [[UsefulNotes/NativeAmericans native Americans]] knew that the place they lived in actually existed!

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** The movie uncritically parrots the old ideas about Columbus "proving" the Earth isn't flat. ''Nobody'' in the 15th century with half a brain cell thought the earth was flat. Also, Oddly, this is contradicted within the film not much later when the Spanish only object to Columbus' plan because of his gross miscalculation of the Earth's circumference.
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Columbus wasn't the first European to discover America. Leif Eriksson was. And of course the [[UsefulNotes/NativeAmericans native Americans]] knew that the place they lived in actually existed!

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