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Around the World in 80 Days

  • Date Submitted: 02/07/2013 05:45 AM
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As the 2004 film adaptation of Around the World in Eighty Days opens, two significant events happen. First, we see a Chinese man named Passepartout (played by Jackie Chan) fleeing from the Bank of England, which has just been robbed. Secondly, we meet Phileas Fogg (played by Steve Coogan), an inventor who seems obsessed with creating new and faster modes of transportation. As Fogg's current "Valet" (Test Subject) quits, Passepartout lands in Fogg's garden and volunteers for the job, as it's a convenient way to get away from the police who are pursuing him. When Fogg ventures to the Royal Academy of Science to report his latest findings, he's belittled by the cocky Lord Kelvin (played by Jim Broadbent). After a heated debate, Kelvin jokingly states that Fogg should attempt to traverse the globe in 80 days--and Fogg accepts this challenge. Soon, he and Passepartout set off for Paris, where they will begin their journey. There, they meet Monique La Roche (played by Cécile De France), a struggling artist who decides to tag along on their trip. As Fogg attempts to meet his deadline, the secret of Passepartout's involvement in the robbery is revealed, as are romantic feelings between Fogg and Monique. However, Kelvin has dispatched agents to stop Fogg, making their travels even more challenging.--Submitted by Anonymous.
This great book of adventure is about a man named Phileas Fogg, who takes a wager to go around the world in no more then 80 days. He risks his entire fortune on this bet So he and his French valet Jean Passepartout make a tremendous journey Around The World In Eighty Days.--Submitted by Phileas Fogg. 

Around the World in 80 days was written during a time of war between France and Prussia. The story centers around an eccentric English gentleman and his French servant, Passepartout. The English gentleman, Mr. Phileas Fogg, enters into a wager whereby he will circumnavigate the globe and return to his starting point exactly 80 days from the...


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