History Film / EvenDwarfsStartedSmall

23rd Aug '14 7:32:04 AM Omny
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Creator/WernerHerzog film with an entire cast made up of people with Dwarfism. Like Tod Browning's ''Film/{{Freaks}}'', it is surprisingly human and unexploitative. And also truly bizarre. They may live in an asylum, but they are still human beings with human needs. This leads them to riot, mostly out of boredom. The movie seems to take place in a world of dwarfs, since no normally sized people appear in it.

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A black-and-white Creator/WernerHerzog film that takes place in an institution where several people with an dwarfism are held against their will. They soon band together and stage a riot, rising against their keepers and causing mayhem throughout the facility. The film itself is unique in that the entire cast made up of people with Dwarfism. Like Tod Browning's ''Film/{{Freaks}}'', it is surprisingly human and unexploitative. And also truly bizarre. They may live in an asylum, but they are still human beings with human needs. This leads them to riot, mostly out of boredom. The movie seems to take place in a world of played by dwarfs, since no normally sized people appear in it.although it exploits this rather controversially- most of the rioters act like wild, dangerous children, causing needless amounts of destruction, such as setting fires and tormenting blind patients, as well as performing random acts of animal cruelty, including one scene where they literally crucify a monkey.



* CrapsackWorld: During the duration of the film, the viewer ''enters'' a CrapsackWorld.

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* CrapsackWorld: During the duration Not only does this take place in a desolate-looking facility, none of the film, the viewer ''enters'' a CrapsackWorld. characters act like decent people. The black-and-white film certainly didn't help.



* [[GigglingVillain Giggling]] "[[GigglingVillain Villain]]": Many of the dwarfs seem pleased with themselves throughout the insurrection. One in particular never lets up.
* KickTheDog: The dwarfs are not innocents. They start cockfights, kill a mother pig, crucify a monkey, burn down a tree, look at pornography, and generally act like nuisances.

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* [[GigglingVillain Giggling]] "[[GigglingVillain Villain]]": Many GigglingVillain: The keepers of the dwarfs institution laugh to themselves a lot, although many of the rioters seem pleased with themselves throughout the insurrection. One in particular never lets up.
* KickTheDog: The dwarfs are not innocents. They start cockfights, kill a mother pig, crucify a monkey, burn down a tree, look at pornography, and generally act like nuisances.terrible people.



* SceneryGorn: See below.
* SceneryPorn: Ever so inverted, unless you like concrete walls and corrugated tin. The photography itself is pretty good though.
* ScreamingWarrior: The conquering dwarfs when they take on the blind dwarf.

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* SceneryGorn: See below.
* SceneryPorn: Ever so inverted, unless you like
The dimly-lit facility seems to consist of concrete walls and corrugated tin. The photography itself surrounding landscape is pretty good though.
rather desolate as well, full of dirt roads and dead trees.
* ScreamingWarrior: The conquering rioting dwarfs when they take on the blind dwarf.
11th Sep '13 5:38:15 PM JIKTV
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Creator/WernerHerzog film with an entire cast made up of people with Dwarfism. Like Tod Browning's ''{{Freaks}}'', it is surprisingly human and unexploitative. And also truly bizarre. They may live in an asylum, but they are still human beings with human needs. This leads them to riot, mostly out of boredom. The movie seems to take place in a world of dwarfs, since no normally sized people appear in it.

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Creator/WernerHerzog film with an entire cast made up of people with Dwarfism. Like Tod Browning's ''{{Freaks}}'', ''Film/{{Freaks}}'', it is surprisingly human and unexploitative. And also truly bizarre. They may live in an asylum, but they are still human beings with human needs. This leads them to riot, mostly out of boredom. The movie seems to take place in a world of dwarfs, since no normally sized people appear in it.
31st May '13 7:59:03 PM Trippetta
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* KickTheDog: The dwarfs are not innocents. They start cockfights, tear down a tree, look at pornography, and generally act like nuisances.

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* KickTheDog: The dwarfs are not innocents. They start cockfights, tear kill a mother pig, crucify a monkey, burn down a tree, look at pornography, and generally act like nuisances.
16th Mar '13 7:17:57 AM SeptimusHeap
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* NobodyHereButUsChickens: even before they fight, there are many scenes of chickens just walking around. See AuthorAppeal.
17th May '12 8:07:45 AM SeptimusHeap
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Creator/WernerHerzog film with an entire cast made up of people with Dwarfism. Like Tod Browning's ''{{Freaks}}'', it is surprisingly human and [[YourMilageMayVary unexploitative]]. And also truly bizarre. They may live in an asylum, but they are still human beings with human needs. This leads them to riot, mostly out of boredom. The movie seems to take place in a world of dwarfs, since no normally sized people appear in it.

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Creator/WernerHerzog film with an entire cast made up of people with Dwarfism. Like Tod Browning's ''{{Freaks}}'', it is surprisingly human and [[YourMilageMayVary unexploitative]].unexploitative. And also truly bizarre. They may live in an asylum, but they are still human beings with human needs. This leads them to riot, mostly out of boredom. The movie seems to take place in a world of dwarfs, since no normally sized people appear in it.
5th May '12 1:02:18 AM LordGro
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WernerHerzog film with an entire cast made up of people with Dwarfism. Like Tod Browning's ''{{Freaks}}'', it is surprisingly human and [[YourMilageMayVary unexploitative]]. And also truly bizarre. They may live in an asylum, but they are still human beings with human needs. This leads them to riot, mostly out of boredom. The movie seems to take place in a world of dwarfs, since no normally sized people appear in it.

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WernerHerzog Creator/WernerHerzog film with an entire cast made up of people with Dwarfism. Like Tod Browning's ''{{Freaks}}'', it is surprisingly human and [[YourMilageMayVary unexploitative]]. And also truly bizarre. They may live in an asylum, but they are still human beings with human needs. This leads them to riot, mostly out of boredom. The movie seems to take place in a world of dwarfs, since no normally sized people appear in it.



* AuthorAppeal: Once again, WernerHerzog's Chicken Phobia shows up.

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* AuthorAppeal: Once again, WernerHerzog's Werner Herzog's Chicken Phobia shows up.
19th Jan '12 12:54:12 PM LordGro
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WernerHerzog film with an entire cast made up of people with Dwarfism. Like Tod Browning's ''{{Freaks}}'', it is surprisingly human and [[YourMilageMayVary unexploitative]]. And also truly bizarre. They may live in an asylum, but they are still human beings with human needs. This leads them to riot, mostly out of boredom. (The movie apparently takes place in a world of dwarves, since no normally sized people appear in it.)

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WernerHerzog film with an entire cast made up of people with Dwarfism. Like Tod Browning's ''{{Freaks}}'', it is surprisingly human and [[YourMilageMayVary unexploitative]]. And also truly bizarre. They may live in an asylum, but they are still human beings with human needs. This leads them to riot, mostly out of boredom. (The The movie apparently takes seems to take place in a world of dwarves, dwarfs, since no normally sized people appear in it.)



* DeliberatelyMonochrome - Perhaps. It's just as possible they couldn't afford color film stock.

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* DeliberatelyMonochrome - DeliberatelyMonochrome: Perhaps. It's just as possible they couldn't afford color film stock.
19th Jan '12 12:50:16 PM LordGro
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WernerHerzog film with an entire cast made up of people with Dwarfism. Like Tod Browning's ''{{Freaks}}'', it is surprisingly human and [[YourMilageMayVary unexploitative]]. And also truly bizarre. They may live in an asylum, but they are still human beings with human needs. This leads them to riot, mostly out of boredom. (The movie apparently takes place in a world of dwarves, since no normally sized people appear in it.)
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!! ''Even Dwarfs Started Small'' provides examples of:
* AuthorAppeal: Once again, WernerHerzog's Chicken Phobia shows up.
* CrapsackWorld: During the duration of the film, the viewer ''enters'' a CrapsackWorld.
* DeliberatelyMonochrome - Perhaps. It's just as possible they couldn't afford color film stock.
* {{Flashback}}: The film begins with the dwarfs rounded up and being interrogated for their insurrection.
* FoodFight
* [[GigglingVillain Giggling]] "[[GigglingVillain Villain]]": Many of the dwarfs seem pleased with themselves throughout the insurrection. One in particular never lets up.
* KickTheDog: The dwarfs are not innocents. They start cockfights, tear down a tree, look at pornography, and generally act like nuisances.
* LeFilmArtistique: An archetypal real life example.
* NonActorVehicle
* NobodyHereButUsChickens: even before they fight, there are many scenes of chickens just walking around. See AuthorAppeal.
* SceneryGorn: See below.
* SceneryPorn: Ever so inverted, unless you like concrete walls and corrugated tin. The photography itself is pretty good though.
* ScreamingWarrior: The conquering dwarfs when they take on the blind dwarf.
* TenMinutesInTheCloset: Well, a bedroom. With a full sized bed. The man in the equation can't get up onto the bed.
* TwoferTokenMinority: Despite people with Dwarfism making up the entire cast, the ''blind'' dwarves still manages to stand out.
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