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* MobBossSuitFitting: In the scene where Louis XIV is introduced, a taylor is altering the king's suit.

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* PluckyComicRelief: Porthos and his impotence problems.


* AdaptationalAlternateEnding: The book was meant to contemplate the end of the Romantic era and was pretty much a DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Athos dies of grief over his son, Porthos dies when his strength gives out during the escape plan, the plan to substitute Philippe for Louis fails and ''results'' in Philippe going into the mask in prison (he'd simply been exiled before), D'Artagnan spends the rest of his life serving Louis and Aramis uses his political clout as a Jesuit to obtain pardon and become Louis' implicitly corrupt advisor.]] The Hollywood ending applied to the film was almost exactly the opposite of the book.



* RevisedEnding: The book was meant to contemplate the end of the Romantic era and was pretty much a DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Athos dies of grief over his son, Porthos dies when his strength gives out during the escape plan, the plan to substitute Philippe for Louis fails and ''results'' in Philippe going into the mask in prison (he'd simply been exiled before), D'Artagnan spends the rest of his life serving Louis and Aramis uses his political clout as a Jesuit to obtain pardon and become Louis' implicitly corrupt advisor.]] The Hollywood ending applied to the film was almost exactly the opposite of the book.


** The ending narration says that Louis XIV brought his country and his subjects prosperity and peace. In real life, Louis spent most of his reign waging war, never changing his ways - as well as persecuting religious minorities such as the Huguenots and Jansenists - and the utter ''mess'' he left France in is generally considered to be one of the ultimate causes of the French Revolution.
*** It makes more sense that this should be understood as an alternative history/fairytale, not a mistake, per se. A sort of "if our dear heroes had been there, they could have saved the other prince and we would have known peace and prosperity!"

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** The ending narration says that Louis XIV brought his country and his subjects prosperity and peace. In real life, Louis spent most of his reign waging war, never changing his ways - as well as persecuting religious minorities such as the Huguenots and Jansenists - and the utter ''mess'' he left France in is generally considered to be one of the ultimate causes of the French Revolution.
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Revolution. It makes more sense that this should be understood as an alternative history/fairytale, not a mistake, per se. A sort of "if our dear heroes had been there, they could have saved the other prince and we would have known peace and prosperity!"



*** Far from being an underground and persecuted sect, the Society of Jesus was one of the most influential Christian congregations in the Early Modern Period, running numerous schools and universities. While the Jesuits admittedly did face suppression in many parts of the world -- particularly England in the 1500s-1600s, where the Jesuits ''were'' underground and persecuted -- for the rest of the world this didn't happen until the ''eighteenth'' century.
*** What's more, in real life Louis ''never had any problems'' with the Jesuits; he was actually influenced by them in the latter half of his reign, and he had a Jesuit confessor. He ''did,'' however, order the persecution of the Huguenots and Jansenists, both of which ''were'' persecuted theological movements in France.

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*** ** Far from being an underground and persecuted sect, the Society of Jesus was one of the most influential Christian congregations in the Early Modern Period, running numerous schools and universities. While the Jesuits admittedly did face suppression in many parts of the world -- particularly England in the 1500s-1600s, where the Jesuits ''were'' underground and persecuted -- for the rest of the world this didn't happen until the ''eighteenth'' century.
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century. What's more, in real life Louis ''never had any problems'' with the Jesuits; he was actually influenced by them in the latter half of his reign, and he had a Jesuit confessor. He ''did,'' however, order the persecution of the Huguenots and Jansenists, both of which ''were'' persecuted theological movements in France.France (the Jesuits were the latters' rivals within Catholicism in fact).


* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Louis. ''Nobody'' likes him, and with good reason. D'artagnan is loyal to him [[spoiler: simply because he's actually his son]].

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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Louis. ''Nobody'' likes him, and with good reason. D'artagnan D'Artagnan is loyal to him [[spoiler: simply because he's actually his son]].



* AluminumChristmasTrees: Many viewers probably laughed at the "anachronistic" fountains on the grounds of the French royal palace. Truth is, not only were they real, but they're also OlderThanTheyThink: the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alhambra Alhambra]] in Granada, Spain, (constructed in the 14th century) has fountains powered not by electricity, but by gravity, with an aqueduct that brings water from the uphill Darro river.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: AluminumChristmasTrees:
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Many viewers probably laughed at the "anachronistic" fountains on the grounds of the French royal palace. Truth is, not only were they real, but they're also OlderThanTheyThink: the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alhambra Alhambra]] in Granada, Spain, (constructed in the 14th century) has fountains powered not by electricity, but by gravity, with an aqueduct that brings water from the uphill Darro river.



** Contrary to the HellholePrison depicted here (and to be fair, in most every other despictions), the real Bastile prison was mostly used to house aristocrats and other upper-class prisoners, and most of them had a LuxuryPrisonSuite, not the dank filth encrusted cells like in the film.

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** Contrary to the HellholePrison depicted here (and to be fair, in most every other despictions), depictions), the real Bastile Bastille prison was mostly used to house aristocrats and other upper-class prisoners, and most of them had a LuxuryPrisonSuite, not the dank filth encrusted cells like in the film.



* BewareTheNiceOnes: [[spoiler: After he mortally wounded D'artagnan, a livid Phillipe is all set to slice Louis in half, though D'Artagnan pleads that he spare his brother in his dying breath. He complies...and instead puts him in the mask and coldly sentences him to be locked in the dungeons for the rest of his life. The epilogue claims he eventually swayed from that too and let Louis live in the country in secret.]]

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: [[spoiler: After he mortally wounded D'artagnan, D'Artagnan, a livid Phillipe Philippe is all set to slice Louis in half, though D'Artagnan pleads that he spare his brother in his dying breath. He complies...and instead puts him in the mask and coldly sentences him to be locked in the dungeons for the rest of his life. The epilogue claims he eventually swayed from that too and let Louis live in the country in secret.]]



-->'''Aramis''': I'm a genious, not an engineer!

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-->'''Aramis''': I'm a genious, genius, not an engineer!



* DeathSeeker: D'Artagnan guesses Athos's [[spoiler:foolish and rage-fuelled attack on the Musketeer barracks was to try and get himself killed out of grief over Raoul's death]].

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* DeathSeeker: D'Artagnan guesses Athos's [[spoiler:foolish and rage-fuelled rage-fueled attack on the Musketeer barracks was to try and get himself killed out of grief over Raoul's death]].



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The character of "Christine" is based on a historical figure: Louise de La Vallière (1644-1710), the chief mistress of Louis XIV of France from 1661 to 1667. The character is clearly identified in the novel but renamed in the film. Probably, the scriptwriters thought that having a relationship between characters named Louis and Louise would be too confusing for the viewers. Which ended up giving the film a love triangle between [[ThePhantomOfTheOpera wide-eyed Christine, all-around good guy Raoul and a villainous third party (who ends up) wearing a mask.]]

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The character of "Christine" is based on a historical figure: Louise de La Vallière (1644-1710), the chief mistress of Louis XIV of France from 1661 to 1667. The character is clearly identified in the novel but renamed in the film. Probably, the scriptwriters thought that having a relationship between characters named Louis and Louise would be too confusing for the viewers. Which ended up giving the film a love triangle between [[ThePhantomOfTheOpera [[Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera wide-eyed Christine, all-around good guy Raoul and a villainous third party (who ends up) wearing a mask.]]



* ShoutOut: The young lovers Raoul and Christine share the names of the main characters of ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', though Christine was named Louise in the novel, as she was based on an actual mistress of Louis XIV.

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* ShoutOut: The young lovers Raoul and Christine share the names of the main characters of ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', though Christine was named Louise in the novel, as she was based on an actual mistress of Louis XIV.


** -->'''Aramis''': I'm a genious, not an engineer!

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** -->'''Aramis''': I'm a genious, not an engineer!

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**-->'''Aramis''': I'm a genious, not an engineer!


''The Man in the Iron Mask'' is a 1998 film adaptation of ''Literature/TheVicomteDeBragelonne'' (1847-1850) by Creator/AlexandreDumas. The original serial novel was a sequel to ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers''. [[AdaptationOverdosed One of many adaptations,]] the film was the first directed by Randall Wallace, previously known for writing ''Film/{{Braveheart}}''. The main stars were Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio, Creator/JeremyIrons, Creator/JohnMalkovich, Creator/GabrielByrne, Creator/GerardDepardieu and Anne Parillaud.

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''The Man in the Iron Mask'' is a 1998 film adaptation of ''Literature/TheVicomteDeBragelonne'' ''The Vicomte de Bragelonne'' (1847-1850) by Creator/AlexandreDumas. The original serial novel was a sequel to ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers''. [[AdaptationOverdosed One of many adaptations,]] the film was the first directed by Randall Wallace, previously known for writing ''Film/{{Braveheart}}''. The main stars were Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio, Creator/JeremyIrons, Creator/JohnMalkovich, Creator/GabrielByrne, Creator/GerardDepardieu and Anne Parillaud.


''The Man in the Iron Mask'' is a 1998 film adaptation of ''Literature/TheVicomteDeBragelonne'' (1847-1850) by Creator/AlexandreDumas. The original serial novel was a sequel to ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers''. [[AdaptationOverdosed One of many adaptations,]] the film was the first directed by Creator/RandallWallace, previously known for writing ''Film/{{Braveheart}}''. The main stars were Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio, Creator/JeremyIrons, Creator/JohnMalkovich, Creator/GabrielByrne, Creator/GerardDepardieu and Anne Parillaud.

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''The Man in the Iron Mask'' is a 1998 film adaptation of ''Literature/TheVicomteDeBragelonne'' (1847-1850) by Creator/AlexandreDumas. The original serial novel was a sequel to ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers''. [[AdaptationOverdosed One of many adaptations,]] the film was the first directed by Creator/RandallWallace, Randall Wallace, previously known for writing ''Film/{{Braveheart}}''. The main stars were Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio, Creator/JeremyIrons, Creator/JohnMalkovich, Creator/GabrielByrne, Creator/GerardDepardieu and Anne Parillaud.


** Contrary to the HellholePrison depicted here (and to be fair, in most every other despictions), the real Bastile prison was mostly used to house aristocrats and other upper-class prisoners, and most of them had a LuxoryPrisonSuite, not the dank filth encrusted cells like in the film.

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** Contrary to the HellholePrison depicted here (and to be fair, in most every other despictions), the real Bastile prison was mostly used to house aristocrats and other upper-class prisoners, and most of them had a LuxoryPrisonSuite, LuxuryPrisonSuite, not the dank filth encrusted cells like in the film.

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** Contrary to the HellholePrison depicted here (and to be fair, in most every other despictions), the real Bastile prison was mostly used to house aristocrats and other upper-class prisoners, and most of them had a LuxoryPrisonSuite, not the dank filth encrusted cells like in the film.


-->'''Anne:''' "I have raised a son who destroys lives instead of saving them, and I have failed to save a son who died within an iron mask.\\
'''Aramis:''' "No! That mask was Louis' creation. Now we have a chance to make a miracle. To strip all masks away forever."

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-->'''Anne:''' "I I have raised a son who destroys lives instead of saving them, and I have failed to save a son who died within an iron mask.\\
'''Aramis:''' "No! No! That mask was Louis' creation. Now we have a chance to make a miracle. To strip all masks away forever."



** [[spoiler: D'Artagnan]]
--> [[spoiler: '''D'Artagnan:''' Even if I could give up my king, I can not give up my son.]]

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** [[spoiler: D'Artagnan]]
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--> [[spoiler: '''D'Artagnan:''' Even if I could give up my king, I can not cannot give up my son.]]


->"Some of this is legend, but at least this much is fact; when rioting citizens of France destroyed the Bastille, they discovered within its records this mysterious entry: Prisoner # 64389000 - The Man in the Iron Mask."

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->"Some ->''"Some of this is legend, but at least this much is fact; when rioting citizens of France destroyed the Bastille, they discovered within its records this mysterious entry: Prisoner # 64389000 - The Man in the Iron Mask.""''


*** Far from being an underground and persecuted sect, the Society of Jesus was one of the most influential Christian congregations in the Early Modern Period, running numerous schools and universities. While the Jesuits admittedly did face suppression in many parts of the world, this didn't happen until the ''eighteenth'' century -- although England admittedly had a head-start in the 1500s-1600s, where the Jesuits ''were'' underground and persecuted.
*** What's more, in real life Louis ''never had any problems'' with the Jesuits; he was actually influenced by them in the latter half of his reign, and he had a Jesuit confessor. He ''did,'' however, order the persecution of the Huguenots and Jansenists, both of which ''were'' persecuted theological movements.

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*** Far from being an underground and persecuted sect, the Society of Jesus was one of the most influential Christian congregations in the Early Modern Period, running numerous schools and universities. While the Jesuits admittedly did face suppression in many parts of the world, this didn't happen until the ''eighteenth'' century world -- although particularly England admittedly had a head-start in the 1500s-1600s, where the Jesuits ''were'' underground and persecuted.
persecuted -- for the rest of the world this didn't happen until the ''eighteenth'' century.
*** What's more, in real life Louis ''never had any problems'' with the Jesuits; he was actually influenced by them in the latter half of his reign, and he had a Jesuit confessor. He ''did,'' however, order the persecution of the Huguenots and Jansenists, both of which ''were'' persecuted theological movements.movements in France.


''The Man in the Iron Mask'' is a 1998 film adaptation of ''[[Literature/TheThreeMusketeers The Vicomte De Bragelonne]]'' (1847-1850) by Creator/AlexandreDumas. The original serial novel was a sequel to ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers''. [[AdaptationOverdosed One of many adaptations,]] the film was the first directed by Creator/RandallWallace, previously known for writing ''Film/{{Braveheart}}''. The main stars were Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio, Creator/JeremyIrons, Creator/JohnMalkovich, Creator/GabrielByrne, Creator/GerardDepardieu and Anne Parillaud.

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''The Man in the Iron Mask'' is a 1998 film adaptation of ''[[Literature/TheThreeMusketeers The Vicomte De Bragelonne]]'' ''Literature/TheVicomteDeBragelonne'' (1847-1850) by Creator/AlexandreDumas. The original serial novel was a sequel to ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers''. [[AdaptationOverdosed One of many adaptations,]] the film was the first directed by Creator/RandallWallace, previously known for writing ''Film/{{Braveheart}}''. The main stars were Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio, Creator/JeremyIrons, Creator/JohnMalkovich, Creator/GabrielByrne, Creator/GerardDepardieu and Anne Parillaud.

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