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    Re: Easter Eggs in Pirate101

    Quote Originally Posted by Blind Mew View Post
    That's half of the allusion, yes. But not all of it - there's another film that served as our direct inspiration for Death. In fact, a few of his lines are near verbatim quotes. Earlier 80s.
    Well, I am still trying to find it.

    At first I thought, okay, it must be John Cleese's character of Death, in Monty Python's The Meaning of Life.
    Because, we all know how you all like Monty Python.
    Nope, it did not match up. I even read through the script too.

    I, or someone else, I'm sure, will find it.

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    Re: Easter Eggs in Pirate101

    Quote Originally Posted by Peabotz View Post
    Well, I am still trying to find it.

    At first I thought, okay, it must be John Cleese's character of Death, in Monty Python's The Meaning of Life.
    Because, we all know how you all like Monty Python.
    Nope, it did not match up. I even read through the script too.

    I, or someone else, I'm sure, will find it.

    I hope.
    It's bugging me, too. I thought it was possibly Charles Grodin's character in Midnight Run, but I couldn't match the dialogue either. Those half-moon glasses remind me of someone...




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    Re: Easter Eggs in Pirate101

    Quote Originally Posted by Willowdreamer View Post
    It's bugging me, too. I thought it was possibly Charles Grodin's character in Midnight Run, but I couldn't match the dialogue either. Those half-moon glasses remind me of someone...

    When I saw the reading glasses, right away I thought of Grim.
    From The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy.

    But we know that is not it.

    But it is driving me nuts.



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    Re: Easter Eggs in Pirate101

    Quote Originally Posted by Peabotz View Post
    When I saw the reading glasses, right away I thought of Grim.
    From The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy.

    But we know that is not it.

    But it is driving me nuts.
    OMG - I haven't thought of Billy and Mandy in ages! LOL

    I also thought perhaps it was a Woody Allen film, but Love and Death with from the 70's, I believe.




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    Re: Easter Eggs in Pirate101

    Wow, this is turning out to be quite the task.

    I have looked at dozens of sites, for Death personified in the movies.
    All they list, are the more popular or iconic movies.

    I thought for sure that the Death character was from a popular movie.
    After all, some of the lines seem very familiar.

    Watch most of us older players know the movie too.
    And kick ourselves when we find out.




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    Re: Easter Eggs in Pirate101

    Maybe Blind Mew can be persuaded to give another small hint??




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    Re: Easter Eggs in Pirate101

    Quote Originally Posted by Blind Mew View Post
    That's half of the allusion, yes. But not all of it - there's another film that served as our direct inspiration for Death. In fact, a few of his lines are near verbatim quotes. Earlier 80s.
    Oh you are something else.

    The character of Death in Miranda is not based on Death himself.
    It is actually based on the character of the Supreme Being, from the movie "Time Bandits".

    There is the Monty Python connection too.

    John Cleese and Michael Palin were in the movie.
    Written by Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin.
    Produced and directed by Terry Gilliam.

    I was expecting a bit of a curve ball.
    But you threw a knuckle ball instead.


    Okay.
    I decided to edit this a bit.

    The character of Death in Miranda as I see it.

    It is based on three characters, four, if you want to stretch it a bit.

    1 - When Death appears;
    He says "What a tiring manifestation. But it is expected of one, I suppose."
    Also towards the end after the battle with Captain Blood.
    Death says; "Tidy up before you go. If it's one thing I can't stand, it's a mess."
    That is from Time Bandits.

    2 - When Death exclaims that he has a gambling problem.
    That, I would say is based on Death from Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey.

    3 - Death says near the end; "We shall meet again." (something along that line).
    That could be from the movie Love and Death.
    *Actually in the movie, the line or lines went something like this;
    Death - We will meet again.
    Boris - Don't bother.
    Death - Oh, it's no bother.*

    4 - This might be a bit of a stretch.
    Death with his reading glasses.
    That reminds me of Grimm.
    From the cartoon "The Grimm Adventures of Billy and Mandy."

    This is how I see the character of Death, in Miranda.
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