History Film / StandByMe

27th Jul '16 7:43:22 AM TomPhanto
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* FreeRangeChildren

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* FreeRangeChildrenFreeRangeChildren: The kids are all on their own through most of the story traveling with only a days' worth of provisions.



* GangOfBullies

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* GangOfBulliesGangOfBullies: The Cobras in typical fifties fashion.



* InstantLeechJustFallInWater
* {{Jerkass}}: Teddy Duchamp, Milo, and Ace's gang.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Chris Chambers and Teddy Duchamp (arguably in the latter case).

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* InstantLeechJustFallInWater
InstantLeechJustFallInWater: The boys become covered in leeches when crossing the river to take a shortcut.
* {{Jerkass}}: {{Jerkass}}:
** Ace and his gang are the worst of them. They're a group of hardened deliquents who show no regard to the people they get hurt.
** Milo, the junkyard owner, who doesn't see anything wrong with hurting children just for trespassing.
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Teddy Duchamp, Milo, Duchamp zigzags between this and Ace's gang.
a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Chris Chambers and Teddy Duchamp (arguably in the latter case). As insensitive as they get, they do care for each other and don't leave the others behind.



* TheLoad / TheMillstone: Vern, especially on the RailroadTracksOfDoom.

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* TheLoad / TheMillstone: TheLoad: Vern, especially on the RailroadTracksOfDoom.



* TheMillstone: Vern's cowardice had held the boys back several times.



* RoadTripPlot

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* RoadTripPlotRoadTripPlot: While none of the four boys are even old enough to drive, the whole movie is centered around their journey outside of Castle Rock to find a dead body.



* TeamDad: Chris.

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* TeamDad: Chris. Who is quick to comfort Gordie when he feels down.
25th Jul '16 11:56:34 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* StoryWithinAStory: Both the film and novella feature "The Revenge of Lard-Ass Hogan." The novella also includes a good-sized excerpt from another story Gordie wrote later in life titled "Stud City."

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* StoryWithinAStory: Both the film and novella feature "The Revenge of Lard-Ass Hogan." The novella also includes a good-sized excerpt from another story Gordie wrote later early in life his career titled "Stud City."



* YouKnowImBlackRight: At the beginning of the movie, Chris, Teddy, and Gordie are sitting in their tree-house, playing cards, when Chris decides to tell a joke.

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* YouKnowImBlackRight: At the beginning of the movie, Chris, Teddy, and Gordie are sitting in their tree-house, playing cards, when Chris decides to tell a joke.joke:


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** Gordie notes in the novella that [[HypocriticalHumor Teddy will happily repeat the same kind of jokes, only replacing the word "Frenchman" with "Polack."]]
25th Jul '16 11:54:03 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* StoryWithinAStory: Both the film and novella feature "The Revenge of Lard-Ass Hogan." The novella also includes a good-sized excerpt from another story Gordie wrote later in life titled "Stud City."
23rd Jul '16 6:30:46 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: The "goocher" (all coins coming up Tails) is implied to have much more significance in the novella, especially considering how on the last coin toss, [[spoiler:Chris, Vern and Teddy all flip a Tails again]].
23rd Jul '16 6:25:37 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** Gordie's relationship with Denny was positive in the novella, but they weren't nearly as close as they are in the film and Denny isn't as outwardly loving to his kid brother. For example, Movie!Denny tries to bring up Gordie's accomplishments in dinnertime conversation with the parents, but no mention is made of Book!Denny doing the same.



** Not quite. The kids each brandish the pistol when they take turns keeping watch at night.

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** Not quite. quite, in the film version. The kids each brandish the pistol when they take turns keeping watch at night.night (Chris keeps it a secret from Teddy & Vern in the novella).
12th Jun '16 3:44:24 PM falcon2484
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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: In the night, the four boys hear piercing cries that might be a wildcat....or might be Ray Brower's ghost screaming. Gordie, half in and out of sleep, sees—or thinks he sees—"something white and shapeless steal through the trees like a grotesquely ambulatory bedsheet." (Given that this ''is'' a Stephen King story, ''anything'' is possible.)

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: In the night, the four boys hear piercing cries in the woods that might be a wildcat....wildcat or some other animal....and might be Ray Brower's ghost screaming.screaming ghost. Gordie, half in and out of sleep, sees—or thinks he sees—"something white and shapeless steal through the trees like a grotesquely ambulatory bedsheet." " (Given that this ''is'' a Stephen King story, ''anything'' is possible.)
12th Jun '16 3:32:14 PM falcon2484
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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: In the night, the four boys hear piercing cries that might be a wildcat....or might be Ray Brower's ghost screaming. Gordie, half in and out of sleep, sees—or thinks he sees—"something white and shapeless steal through the trees like a grotesquely ambulatory bedsheet." (Given that this ''is'' a Stephen King story, ''anything'' is possible.)
12th Jun '16 1:24:53 AM falcon2484
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* DreamingOfThingsToCome: Gordie's NightmareSequence (see below).
31st May '16 12:43:06 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: Ace.
17th Apr '16 6:01:23 AM Mdumas43073
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The twelve-year-old Gordie (Creator/WilWheaton) and his friends Chris Chambers (Creator/RiverPhoenix), Teddy Duchamp (Creator/CoreyFeldman), and Vern Tessio (Creator/JerryOConnell) journey into the woods near their home to look for the body of a boy named Ray Brower, who was struck by a train while picking berries. Through the boys' misadventures and conversations, the viewer learns about each character's personality. Each of the boys, for varying reasons, live in the shadow of their fathers and older brothers. Gordie's talent for storytelling (as illustrated by his improvised short story '[[StoryWithinAStory The Revenge of Lard-Ass Hogan]]') pegs him as the most likely of the four to have a promising future.

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The twelve-year-old Gordie (Creator/WilWheaton) and his friends Chris Chambers (Creator/RiverPhoenix), Teddy Duchamp (Creator/CoreyFeldman), (Corey Feldman), and Vern Tessio (Creator/JerryOConnell) (Jerry O'Connell) journey into the woods near their home to look for the body of a boy named Ray Brower, who was struck by a train while picking berries. Through the boys' misadventures and conversations, the viewer learns about each character's personality. Each of the boys, for varying reasons, live in the shadow of their fathers and older brothers. Gordie's talent for storytelling (as illustrated by his improvised short story '[[StoryWithinAStory The Revenge of Lard-Ass Hogan]]') pegs him as the most likely of the four to have a promising future.
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