History Film / FairyTaleATrueStory

7th Jun '16 5:34:08 PM Doug86
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* UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne: The film takes place in England during the war.

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* UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne: UsefulNotes/WorldWarI: The film takes place in England during the war.
12th Jan '16 7:36:50 PM Fireblood
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* AgentScully: Harry Houdini's portrayal in the film.

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* AgentScully: Harry Houdini's portrayal in the film.film (and in RealLife as well).



* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: Elsie mostly wears black clothes to symbolise she is still mourning her brother. The first time she wears white is when Sir Arthur comes to visit. Afterwards she is shown wearing more colours.

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* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: Elsie mostly wears black clothes to symbolise symbolize she is still mourning her brother. The first time she wears white is when Sir Arthur comes to visit. Afterwards she is shown wearing more colours.colors.



** Specifically, he talks about [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angels_of_Mons the Angels of Mons]] and introduces a soldier who says he saw them.

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** Specifically, he talks about [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angels_of_Mons the Angels of Mons]] Mons]], and introduces a soldier who says he saw them. them.



* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: The film is story of [[http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/photo_database/image/the_cottingley_fairies/ The Cottingley Fairies]], which is followed pretty close to fact - except those were ''definitely'' fake, while this film leaves the veracity of the girls' photographs uncertain. (There are actual fairies shown, but so are painted paper cutouts, and we never see the girls taking the photographs. It's strongly implied that [[spoiler: Joseph had made numerous paper cutouts modeled on real fairies, and the girls set up and photographed his art -- since the real ones either didn't show up on film or were offended by the idea of having their pictures taken]].)

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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: The film is the story of [[http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/photo_database/image/the_cottingley_fairies/ The Cottingley Fairies]], which is followed pretty close to fact - except those were ''definitely'' fake, while this film leaves the veracity of the girls' photographs uncertain. (There There are actual fairies shown, but so are painted paper cutouts, and we never see the girls taking the photographs. It's strongly implied that [[spoiler: Joseph had made numerous paper cutouts modeled on real fairies, and the girls set up and photographed his art -- since the real ones either didn't show up on film or were offended by the idea of having their pictures taken]].)



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The reporter who sneaks into the house and finds the cut-outs of the fairies gets scared off but we never find out what became of him. Especially since the photos weren't exposed as fakes until the 1980s.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The reporter who sneaks into the house and finds the cut-outs of the fairies gets scared off off, but we never find out what became of him. Especially since the photos weren't exposed as fakes until the 1980s.
26th Nov '15 6:34:52 PM Fireblood
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** While there is no evidence that the photographs were tampered with, it doesn't mean they were genuine. Looking at them it's pretty clear they are paper. Magician and skeptic James Randi identified a fairy book from the time whose pictures closely resemble those in the photos, the same one Elsie would confess to sketching from in an interview.

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** While there is no evidence that the photographs were tampered with, it doesn't mean they were genuine. Looking at them it's pretty clear they are paper. Magician and skeptic James Randi identified a fairy book from the time whose pictures closely resemble those in the photos, the same one Elsie would confess to sketching from in an interview. Some viewing the photos say they can see the hat pins she said were used to hold them up.
26th Nov '15 6:33:48 PM Fireblood
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* BasedOnAGreatBigLie: One of the [[RealLife real]] girls confessed on her deathbed in the 1980s that they faked the whole thing with paper cutouts.

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* BasedOnAGreatBigLie: One of the [[RealLife real]] girls confessed on before her deathbed death in the 1980s that they faked the whole thing with paper cutouts.



** Photographic experts maintain they were all fake, however. Looking at them it's pretty clear they are paper-they even have a fairy book from the time whose pictures closely resemble those in the photos.

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** Photographic experts maintain While there is no evidence that the photographs were tampered with, it doesn't mean they were all fake, however. genuine. Looking at them it's pretty clear they are paper-they even have paper. Magician and skeptic James Randi identified a fairy book from the time whose pictures closely resemble those in the photos. photos, the same one Elsie would confess to sketching from in an interview.
26th Nov '15 6:19:20 PM Fireblood
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** Photographic experts maintain they were all fake, however. Looking at them it's pretty clear they are paper-they even have a fairy book from the time whose pictures closely resemble those in the photos.



* CityMouse: Averted. When Frances comes to Cottingley, the rest of the girls at school are the ones shown as ignorant.

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* CityMouse: Averted.{{Averted}}. When Frances comes to Cottingley, the rest of the girls at school are the ones shown as ignorant.



* FieryRedhead: Inverted. Elsie is the redhead but is the quiet one while Frances is the Fiery Blonde.
* GrowingUpSucks: Defied by Elsie in her speech at the end.

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* FieryRedhead: Inverted.{{Inverted}}. Elsie is the redhead but is the quiet one while Frances is the Fiery Blonde.
* GrowingUpSucks: Defied {{Defied}} by Elsie in her speech at the end.



* OurAngelsAreDifferent: Mr Gardener gives a talk about angels as part of his movement.

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* OurAngelsAreDifferent: Mr Mr. Gardener gives a talk about angels as part of his movement.
24th Oct '15 8:26:57 PM CaptEquinox
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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: The film is story of [[http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/photo_database/image/the_cottingley_fairies/ The Cottingley Fairies]], which is followed pretty close to fact - except those were ''definitely'' fake, while this film leaves the veracity of the girls' photographs uncertain. (There are actual fairies shown, but so are painted paper cutouts, and we never see the girls taking the photographs. It's strongly implied that [[spoiler: the girls photographed Joseph's paper cutouts which had been modeled on real fairies, since the real ones either didn't show up on film or were offended by the idea of having their pictures taken]].)

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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: The film is story of [[http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/photo_database/image/the_cottingley_fairies/ The Cottingley Fairies]], which is followed pretty close to fact - except those were ''definitely'' fake, while this film leaves the veracity of the girls' photographs uncertain. (There are actual fairies shown, but so are painted paper cutouts, and we never see the girls taking the photographs. It's strongly implied that [[spoiler: the girls photographed Joseph's Joseph had made numerous paper cutouts which had been modeled on real fairies, and the girls set up and photographed his art -- since the real ones either didn't show up on film or were offended by the idea of having their pictures taken]].)
19th Oct '15 3:45:49 AM CaptEquinox
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** Specifically, he talks about [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angels_of_Mons the Angels of Mons]] and introduces a soldier who says he saw them.



* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: The film is story of [[http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/photo_database/image/the_cottingley_fairies/ The Cottingley Fairies]], which is followed pretty close to fact - except those were ''definitely'' fake, while this film leaves the veracity of the girls' photographs uncertain. (There are actual fairies shown, but so are painted paper cutouts, and we never see the girls taking the photographs.)

to:

* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: The film is story of [[http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/photo_database/image/the_cottingley_fairies/ The Cottingley Fairies]], which is followed pretty close to fact - except those were ''definitely'' fake, while this film leaves the veracity of the girls' photographs uncertain. (There are actual fairies shown, but so are painted paper cutouts, and we never see the girls taking the photographs. It's strongly implied that [[spoiler: the girls photographed Joseph's paper cutouts which had been modeled on real fairies, since the real ones either didn't show up on film or were offended by the idea of having their pictures taken]].)
17th Nov '14 2:42:00 PM Syera
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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: The film is story of [[http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/photo_database/image/the_cottingley_fairies/ The Cottingley Fairies]], which is followed pretty close to fact - except those were ''fake''.

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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: The film is story of [[http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/photo_database/image/the_cottingley_fairies/ The Cottingley Fairies]], which is followed pretty close to fact - except those were ''fake''.''definitely'' fake, while this film leaves the veracity of the girls' photographs uncertain. (There are actual fairies shown, but so are painted paper cutouts, and we never see the girls taking the photographs.)
22nd Jul '14 10:27:55 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* FridgeBrilliance: In reality the girls admitted that the photographs were fake (though Frances maintained that the fairy bath was genuine) but not that the fairies themselves were. The Brilliance comes in with the fact that the girls are never seen taking the photographs in the films. A reporter also finds cardboard cut-outs of fairies in Joseph's room.



* HeyItsThatGuy: [[LoveActually Billy Mack]] is Mr Gardener, LawrenceOfArabia is Sir Arthur and [[{{Film/Alien3}} Golic]] / [[Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie The Doctor]] is Arthur Wright.



* HilariousInHindsight: At Frances's first day of school one of the children asks "if you're from Africa, why do you sound so English?". This is quite close to a famous quote from the movie ''MeanGirls'' where a new student from Africa is asked "so if you're from Africa, why are you white?".
24th Jun '14 12:15:40 PM LadySugarQuill
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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[LoveActually Billy Mack]] is Mr Gardener, LawrenceOfArabia is Sir Arthur and [[{{Film/Alien3}} Golic]] is Arthur Wright.

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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[LoveActually Billy Mack]] is Mr Gardener, LawrenceOfArabia is Sir Arthur and [[{{Film/Alien3}} Golic]] / [[Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie The Doctor]] is Arthur Wright.
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