History Film / BigFish

10th Apr '18 1:33:51 PM sablesword
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* BarefootCaptives: The town of Spectre steals the shoes of new visitors, forcing everyone to be barefoot so that they stay to the soft grasses of town and not leave through the painful woods around it.
23rd Jan '18 4:17:59 AM Cryoclaste
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%%* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''ForrestGump''.

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%%* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''ForrestGump''.''Film/ForrestGump''.
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.



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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.
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