Edmond learns from Morrell, who does not recognize him, that Fernand and Danglars are complicit in his betrayal, and that Fernand and Mercédès have wed. This is the kind of adventure picture the studios churned out in the Golden Age--so traditional it almost feels new. Edmond Dantès - The protagonist of the novel. I simply don't know how you could have made them much better. The animation style is unusual and experimental, so it is sometimes quite jarring and at other times a delightful visual spectacle.
Styling himself the Count of Monte Cristo, he uses his vast wealth to try to secure a place for himself in society. Edmond ingratiates himself to the Mondegos by staging the kidnap and rescue of their son, Albert. None of his old cohorts recognize the mysterious count as Edmond Dantès, though Mercédès does. Written by Quotes : Strange that a chief magistrate would burn evidence of a treasonous conspiracy, and then imprison the only man who was aware of monsieur Clarion's connection to that conspiracy. There is some truth to their accusations: as a favor to his recently deceased captain, Dantès is carrying a letter from Napoleon to a group of Bonapartist sympathizers in Paris. Dantes is imprisoned on the island prison of Chateau d'If for 13 years, where he plots revenge against those who betrayed him.
The Man in the Iron Mask was the better of the two stories, but both are about as good Alexander Dumas stories as you can find. Edmond thereafter states his intention to marry his girlfriend, Mercédès, whom Fernand lusts after. You may also enjoy the soundtrack to the musical. In addition, Dantès learns that his father has died of grief in his absence and that Mercédès has married Fernand Mondego. The classic story of an innocent man wrongly, but deliberately imprisoned and his brilliant strategy for revenge against those who betrayed him.
He considers his fortune a gift from God, given to him for the sole purpose of rewarding those who have tried to help him and, more important, punishing those who have hurt him. For a month Dantès allows Maximilian to believe that Valentine is dead, which causes Maximilian to long for death himself. Through acts of treachery Mondego becomes a wealthy and powerful man and takes on the name of the Count de Morcerf. The 2002 with Jim Caviezel version has stunning visuals and some fun scenes and quotes here and there, but the plot and characters are more inspired by the original book rather than a true adaptation of the story. Baron Danglars - A greedy, envious cohort of Mondego. Edmond escapes by switching himself for Faria's body in the body bag, and is thrown into the sea, pulling Dorleac along with him, whom he drowns. Most frustrating, he learns that both Danglars and Mondego have become rich and powerful and are living happily in Paris.
Edmond ambushes Fernand in the ruins of his family's country estate, having led Fernand to believe that the treasure of Spada would be waiting for him. Dantès gives Valentine a pill that makes her appear dead and then carries her off to the island of Monte Cristo. However, upon seeing that he is in Edmond's cell, he realizes he dug in the wrong direction. The film met with modest success. Dantès is an intelligent, honest, and loving man who turns bitter and vengeful after he is framed for a crime he does not commit. Like the others, Villefort eventually receives punishment from Dantès. The anime adaptation, Gankutsuou, is… quite experimental.
Having known the depths of despair, Maximilian is now able to experience the heights of ecstasy. Though Mercédès marries another man, Fernand Mondego, while Dantès is in prison, she never stops loving Dantès. Appropriately, Monte Cristo cites Lord Wilmore as one of his enemies. Disguising himself as an Italian priest who answers to the name of Abbé Busoni, he travels back to Marseilles and visits Caderousse, who is now struggling to make a living as an innkeeper. While in prison, Dantès meets Abbé Faria, an Italian priest and intellectual, who has been jailed for his political views. Danglars hatches the plot to frame Dantès for treason.
Dantès too ultimately finds happiness, when he allows himself to fall in love with the adoring and beautiful Haydée. Faria also bequeaths to Dantès a large treasure hidden on the island of Monte Cristo, and he tells him how to find it should he ever escape. Their leader, Luigi Vampa, decides justice and entertainment would be better served by pitting Edmond and Jacopo in a knife fight. Dantès then reveals that Valentine is alive. Caderousse - A lazy, drunk, and greedy man.
Like Mondego, he becomes wealthy and powerful, but loses everything when Monte Cristo takes his revenge. Ten years later, Dantès emerges in Rome, calling himself the Count of Monte Cristo. From Caderousse he learns the details of the plot to frame him. The Count of Monte Cristo as well as The Man in the Iron Mask were both made for television in the mid to late 1970s and starred the talented Richard Chamberlain. Dashing young sailor Edmond Dantes Jim Caviezel is a guileless and honest young man whose peaceful life and plans to marry the beautiful Mercedes Dagmara Dominczyk are abruptly shattered when his best friend Fernand Guy Pearce , who wants Mercedes for himself, deceives him. Read an Lord Wilmore - The identity of an eccentric English nobleman that Dantès assumes when committing acts of random generosity. With Faria's map, he and Jacopo locate the treasure of Spada.
It is nice to see some of the intrigues that are usually cut for time. Unlike Danglars and Mondego, Caderousse never finds his fortune, instead making his living through petty crime and the occasional murder. With the help of another prisoner, he escapes the island and proceeds to transform himself into the wealthy Count of Monte Cristo as part of his plan to exact revenge. Dantes is imprisoned on the island prison of Chateau d'If for 13 years, where he plots revenge against those who betrayed him. When Dantès finds himself free and enormously wealthy, he takes it upon himself to act as the agent of Providence, rewarding those who have helped him in his plight and punishing those responsible for his years of agony.
While the book is subtle with the Count's revenge, the movie screams for all to hear. Edmond escapes from Villefort, and turns to Fernand for help, but Fernand instead turns him over to the pursuing Gendarmes. Dantes, a sailor who is falsely accused of treason by his best friend Fernand, who wants Dantes' girlfriend Mercedes for himself. Six years later, Edmond is startled in his cell by an eruption in the ground revealing another prisoner. Though Dantès himself has no political leanings, the undertaking is enough to implicate him for treason.