History Film / FindingNeverland

5th Aug '16 9:19:27 AM jkrfan7
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* BittersweetEnding: ''PeterPan'' is a success, but Sylvia's illness catches up with her. Still, [[spoiler:Peter starts writing again, James shows him the power of his imagination and Emma comes to a peaceful resolution with James, although she still leaves him, and to top it off, James is given custody of the boys]].

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* BittersweetEnding: ''PeterPan'' is a success, but Sylvia's illness catches up with her. Still, [[spoiler:Peter starts writing again, James shows him the power of his imagination and Emma comes to a peaceful resolution with James, although she still leaves him, and to top it off, James is after both are given custody of the boys]].boys].
5th Aug '16 9:18:10 AM jkrfan7
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* BittersweetEnding: ''PeterPan'' is a success, but Sylvia's illness catches up with her. Still, [[spoiler:Peter starts writing again, James shows him the power of his imagination and Emma comes to a peaceful resolution with James, although she still leaves him]].

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* BittersweetEnding: ''PeterPan'' is a success, but Sylvia's illness catches up with her. Still, [[spoiler:Peter starts writing again, James shows him the power of his imagination and Emma comes to a peaceful resolution with James, although she still leaves him]].him, and to top it off, James is given custody of the boys]].
17th May '16 5:56:21 AM Sapphirea2
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''Finding Neverland'' is a 2004 film VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory about James M. Barrie's work on ''Literature/PeterPan'', starring Creator/JohnnyDepp in an Oscar-nominated performance. In April 2015, a [[TheMusical musical]] ScreenToStageAdaptation opened on Broadway.

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''Finding Neverland'' is a 2004 film VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory about James M. Barrie's work on ''Literature/PeterPan'', starring Creator/JohnnyDepp in an Oscar-nominated performance. In April 2015, a [[TheMusical musical]] ScreenToStageAdaptation opened on Broadway.
Broadway and ran through the following summer.
17th May '16 5:55:53 AM Sapphirea2
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* CutSong: Besides an entire cut ''score'' (see {{Retool}} below), between the 2014 Boston premiere and the 2015 New York staging the first three songs -- "Anywhere But Here", "Better", and "Rearranging the Furniture" -- were cut. ("If the World Were Upside Down" and "All of London Is Here Tonight" replaced the first two songs.)



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3rd Feb '16 6:31:13 AM Morgenthaler
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''FindingNeverland'' is a 2004 film VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory about James M. Barrie's work on ''PeterPan'', starring Creator/JohnnyDepp in an Oscar-nominated performance. In April 2015, a [[TheMusical musical]] ScreenToStageAdaptation opened on Broadway.

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''FindingNeverland''
''Finding Neverland''
is a 2004 film VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory about James M. Barrie's work on ''PeterPan'', ''Literature/PeterPan'', starring Creator/JohnnyDepp in an Oscar-nominated performance. In April 2015, a [[TheMusical musical]] ScreenToStageAdaptation opened on Broadway.
23rd Nov '15 4:20:32 PM CaptEquinox
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* BittersweetEnding: ''PeterPan'' is a success, but Sylvia's illness catches up with her. Still, [[spoiler:Peter starts writing again, James shows him the power of his imagination and Emma reconciles with James]].

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* BittersweetEnding: ''PeterPan'' is a success, but Sylvia's illness catches up with her. Still, [[spoiler:Peter starts writing again, James shows him the power of his imagination and Emma reconciles comes to a peaceful resolution with James]].James, although she still leaves him]].



* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: Notably, the above Heartwarming Crowner was invented for the film. Barrie wasn't really worried about adult attendees not "getting" the spirit of the story, and if there had been a problem, there were plenty of children already in the audience. See the trope page for further details.
** The above is forgiveable (it may be a version of the fact that, at the real première, Barrie had arranged for the orchestra to respond to the 'clap your hands if you believe' if the audience weren't forthcoming. He needn't have worried). It may also be a nod to the fact that Peter Pan has a long association with helping suffering children -- Barrie willed the rights to Peter Pan to Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital. There are many more glaring departures in the film from reality, largely in the name of simplifying, neatening and sometimes sentimentalising. Amongst may others:

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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: Notably, the above Heartwarming Crowner was invented for the film. It had been part of Barrie/Peter Pan folklore for decades. Barrie wasn't really worried about adult attendees not "getting" the spirit of the story, and if there had been a problem, there were plenty of children already in the audience. See the trope page for further details.
** The above is forgiveable (it may be a version of the fact that, at the real première, Barrie had arranged for the orchestra to respond to the 'clap your hands if you believe' if the audience weren't forthcoming. He needn't have worried).worried. They applauded so enthusiastically that Nina Boucicault, playing Peter, burst into tears). It may also be a nod to the fact that Peter Pan has a long association with helping suffering children -- Barrie willed the rights to Peter Pan to Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital. There are many more glaring departures in the film from reality, largely in the name of simplifying, neatening and sometimes sentimentalising. Amongst may others:


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*** ''Little Mary'' actually did pretty well; it wasn't a flop.
*** The real reason Barrie's wife left him wasn't his work ethic or playing with Sylvia and family; it was impotence. The film doesn't even hint at this -- not even a "it's your fault we can't have kids" -- but it was a major part of the highly publicized divorce case.
23rd Nov '15 4:09:07 PM CaptEquinox
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*** The film's bittersweet ending is a little misleading in tone, if not actually factually inaccurate. Peter and Barrie's relationship became strained as the boy grew up, rather than reaching the equilibrium achieved in the film. Peter grew to hate his association with Pan and died a suicide at 63. George and Michael, Barrie's 'ones', both died young and in tragic circumstances: George was taken out by a sniper in the trenches of WWI, aged 21. Michael and his close friend / possible lover drowned in what was either a terrible accident or a suicide pact. TheMusical choosing to romanticize the fictionalized version of events further [[http://www.vulture.com/2015/04/theater-review-finding-neverland.html was a sticking point for one of its critics]].

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*** The film's bittersweet ending is a little misleading in tone, if not actually factually inaccurate. Peter and Barrie's relationship became strained as the boy grew up, rather than reaching the equilibrium achieved in the film. Peter grew to hate his association with Pan and died a suicide at 63. [[note]]Not only had Peter spent a lifetime being called "Peter Pan" only to be cut out of Barrie's will, but he was dying of emphysema, and didn't want to end up in a hospital; his wife and children all had genetic Huntington's disease. All the children vowed never to have kids of their own so not to pass it on. One of his sons also committed suicide.[[/note]] George and Michael, Barrie's 'ones', both died young and in tragic circumstances: George was taken out by a sniper in the trenches of WWI, aged 21. Michael and his close friend / possible lover drowned in what was either a terrible accident or a suicide pact. TheMusical choosing to romanticize the fictionalized version of events further [[http://www.vulture.com/2015/04/theater-review-finding-neverland.html was a sticking point for one of its critics]].
1st Jun '15 5:50:06 AM unclejack
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Freddie Highmore and Eileen Essell (who played the elderly Mrs Snow, one of James' biggest fans) went on to be suggested by Creator/JohnnyDepp for the 2005 ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' adaptation, in which they played Charlie and Grandma Josephine respectively. This movie also happens to feature three actors who played recurring characters in the ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' series: Creator/JohnnyDepp as James M Barrie / Captain Jack Sparrow, Mackenzie Crook as Mr Jaspers (the usher) / Ragetti (the pirate with a wooden eye), and Angus Barnett as Mr Reilly (the actor playing Nana) / Mullroy (one of the two comic relief redcoats).

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Freddie Highmore and Eileen Essell (who played the elderly Mrs Snow, one of James' biggest fans) went on to be suggested by Creator/JohnnyDepp for the 2005 ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' adaptation, in which they played Charlie and Grandma Josephine respectively. This movie also happens to feature three actors who played recurring characters in the ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' series: Creator/JohnnyDepp as James M Barrie / Captain Jack Sparrow, Mackenzie Crook Creator/MackenzieCrook as Mr Jaspers (the usher) / Ragetti (the pirate with a wooden eye), and Angus Barnett as Mr Reilly (the actor playing Nana) / Mullroy (one of the two comic relief redcoats).
19th May '15 5:15:33 PM nombretomado
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The film won an AcademyAward for Original Music Score and was also nominated for Art Direction, Costume Design, Editing, Adapted Screenplay, Leading Actor (Depp, as previously mentioned), and Best Picture.

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The film won an AcademyAward UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Original Music Score and was also nominated for Art Direction, Costume Design, Editing, Adapted Screenplay, Leading Actor (Depp, as previously mentioned), and Best Picture.
19th Apr '15 9:22:14 AM Sapphirea2
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* TheElevenOClockNumber: "Something About This Night", which accompanies the world premiere of ''Peter Pan''.

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* TheElevenOClockNumber: "Something About This Night", which accompanies the world premiere of ''Peter Pan''. The last two songs are reprises.


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* LetsDuet: "What You Mean to Me" for James and Sylvia.
* ParentalLoveSong: "Sylvia's Lullaby" to her boys.
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