History Film / BigFish

6th Jul '17 8:51:57 AM okami31
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* GrowOldWithMe: Edward's favorite story is how he met and proposed to his wife of many years, Sandra.
30th Mar '17 9:20:35 PM Eagal
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* SelfFulfillingProphecy: One possible interpretation of Don Price (see AlternativeCharacterInterpretation). As a child, the Witch showed him that he would die at a very young age, and he became terrified of dying alone. As a result, he became incredibly possessive of Sandra, the first girl who agreed to marry him. Then, when Edward made advances on Sandra, Don beat him to a pulp. His violent actions shocked Sandra so much that she left him, and the physical exertion from the fight caused him to die of a heart attack at age 20. Just as the Witch predicted.

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* SelfFulfillingProphecy: One possible interpretation of Don Price (see AlternativeCharacterInterpretation).Price. As a child, the Witch showed him that he would die at a very young age, and he became terrified of dying alone. As a result, he became incredibly possessive of Sandra, the first girl who agreed to marry him. Then, when Edward made advances on Sandra, Don beat him to a pulp. His violent actions shocked Sandra so much that she left him, and the physical exertion from the fight caused him to die of a heart attack at age 20. Just as the Witch predicted.
30th Mar '17 9:20:14 PM Eagal
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* DarkIsNotEvil: The Witch.
* DeathIsDramatic: Subverted. Edward dies quietly in the hospital after a stroke, but [[spoiler: as he's fading out, Will tells him a far more dramatic story of how he always imagined the Edward Bloom of the tall tales would meet his end. Edward's last words are [[{{Tearjerker}} "Exactly..."]]]].

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* DarkIsNotEvil: The Witch.
Witch, despite a bad reputation, does nothing more evil than show Ed and his friends their eventual deaths, at their own request.
* DeathIsDramatic: Subverted. Edward dies quietly in the hospital after a stroke, but [[spoiler: as he's fading out, Will tells him a far more dramatic story of how he always imagined the Edward Bloom of the tall tales would meet his end. Edward's last words are [[{{Tearjerker}} "Exactly..."]]]].Exactly...".]]



* GentleGiant: Karl.

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* GentleGiant: Karl. A giant of a man who just wants to be left alone.



* {{Jerkass}}: Sandra's first fiancé.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Danny Devito's character.

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* %%* {{Jerkass}}: Sandra's first fiancé.
* %%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Danny Devito's character.Amos



* TheMunchausen: Subverted.

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* %%* TheMunchausen: Subverted.



* QuirkyTown: Spectre.
** TownWithADarkSecret: Appears to be this at first, but in turns out to be just a QuirkyTown.

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* QuirkyTown: Spectre.
** TownWithADarkSecret: Appears to be this at first, but in turns out to be just a QuirkyTown.
Spectre. Everyone is idyllically happy, nobody wears shoes.



* {{Slipstream|Genre}}

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* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''ForrestGump''. Think about it.
* Creator/StanWinston: Responsible for the quirky fairytale characters, not to mention realistically-aging Helena Bohnam Carter to an old lady and back.
* SweetHomeAlabama
* TallTale: Played with.

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* %%* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''ForrestGump''. Think about it.
* Creator/StanWinston: Responsible for the quirky fairytale characters, not to mention realistically-aging Helena Bohnam Carter to an old lady and back.
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''ForrestGump''.
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SweetHomeAlabama
* TallTale: Played with. Some of Ed's stories are, to some extent or other, true, though it's never entirely clear which or to what extent.



* TownWithADarkSecret: Specte appears to be this at first, but in turns out to be just a QuirkyTown.



* WickedWitch: Averted.
* WolfMan: [[spoiler: Danny Devito's character is revealed to be this.]]

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* %%* WickedWitch: Averted.
* WolfMan: [[spoiler: Danny Devito's character Amos]] is revealed to be this.]]this if you believe Ed's stories.
30th Mar '17 2:03:34 PM NWolfman
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* ColorCodedForConveniance: All of the scenes in the present have straightforward, natural-looking, lighting and grounded colors. All of Edward's stories, meanwhile, have vibrant, almost painterly colors to compliment their heightened reality.

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* ColorCodedForConveniance: ColourCodedForYourConvenience: All of the scenes in the present have straightforward, natural-looking, lighting and grounded colors. All of Edward's stories, meanwhile, have vibrant, almost painterly colors to compliment their heightened reality.
30th Mar '17 2:02:39 PM NWolfman
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* ColorCodedForYourConveniance: All of the scenes in the present have straightforward, natural-looking, lighting and grounded colors. All of Edward's stories, meanwhile, have vibrant, almost painterly colors to compliment their heightened reality.

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* ColorCodedForYourConveniance: ColorCodedForConveniance: All of the scenes in the present have straightforward, natural-looking, lighting and grounded colors. All of Edward's stories, meanwhile, have vibrant, almost painterly colors to compliment their heightened reality.
30th Mar '17 2:02:20 PM NWolfman
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* ColorCodedForYourConveniance: All of the scenes in the present have straightforward, natural-looking, lighting and grounded colors. All of Edward's stories, meanwhile, have vibrant, almost painterly colors to compliment their heightened reality.
15th Mar '17 11:10:01 AM Mdumas43073
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30th Jan '17 8:51:33 AM NWolfman
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* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: A minor example is that Edward was delivered by a Black doctor. Tim Burton actually had to fight studio heads for this, who claimed it was historically inaccurate for a Black doctor to have delivered a white baby at that point in history, but Burton won them over by arguing that all of Edward's stories are idealized in a certain way.

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* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: A minor example is that Edward was Will is delivered by a Black doctor. Tim Burton actually had to fight studio heads for this, who claimed it was historically inaccurate for a Black doctor to have delivered a white baby at that point in history, but Burton won them over by arguing that all of Edward's stories are idealized in a certain way.
27th Jan '17 4:36:27 PM CumbersomeTercel
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Will Bloom, a journalist (Billy Crudup), returns home with his wife to visit his dying father Edward (elder played by Creator/AlbertFinney, younger played by EwanMcGregor). He is displeased to find that his father continues to tell the same old {{tall tale}}s he's told all his life. Still, he's determined to [[TellMeAboutMyFather write his father's story]], and searches for some of the people his father crossed paths with. The further he searches, the more he finds that those stories might not be as far-fetched as they once seemed.

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Will Bloom, a journalist (Billy Crudup), (Creator/BillyCrudup), returns home with his wife to visit his dying father Edward (elder played by Creator/AlbertFinney, younger played by EwanMcGregor).Creator/EwanMcGregor). He is displeased to find that his father continues to tell the same old {{tall tale}}s he's told all his life. Still, he's determined to [[TellMeAboutMyFather write his father's story]], and searches for some of the people his father crossed paths with. The further he searches, the more he finds that those stories might not be as far-fetched as they once seemed.
14th Dec '16 8:08:47 AM NWolfman
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* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: A minor example is that Edward was delivered by a Black doctor. Tim Burton actually had to fight studio heads for this, who claimed it was historically inaccurate for a Black doctor to have delivered a white baby at that point in history, but Burton won them over by arguing that all of Edward's stories are idealized in a certain way.
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