History Film / BigFish

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.



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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.
19th Jul '16 2:47:16 PM morenohijazo
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* DefectorFromParadise: Edward comes across the idyllic town of Spectre, where everyone is friendly, [[DoesNotLikeShoes everyone is barefoot]] (so that they can't leave via the forest), and the culture is in an eternal stasis. Edward eventually decides he can't stay here when there's so much else he wants to accomplish in life. A poet there, Norther Winslow, also leaves after he's realizing he hasn't been able to write a single decent poem since he arrived, and becomes a bank robber then businessman. [[spoiler: Years later they return and use their fortune to save the town from bankruptcy.]]
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