History Film / SwissFamilyRobinson

14th Aug '17 10:39:07 AM Random888
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* AnachronismStew: The movie is supposedly set sometime during UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars, but contains plenty of anachronisms. [[HollywoodCostuming The female fashions are Victorian, not Napoleonic.]] The song "O Christmas Tree" was first published in 1824, nearly a decade after the Battle of Waterloo. And while we're at it, the tradition of Christmas trees was largely unknown outside of the upper Rhineland in Napoleonic times. Ernst cites land bridge theory ([[ScienceMarchesOn since discredited following the acceptance of plate tectonics]]) to explain the island's MisplacedWildlife, but land bridge theory wasn't developed until the 1850s.

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* AnachronismStew: The movie is supposedly set sometime during UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars, but contains plenty of anachronisms. [[HollywoodCostuming The female fashions are Victorian, not Napoleonic.]] The song "O Christmas Tree" was first published in 1824, nearly a decade after the Battle of Waterloo. And while we're at it, the tradition of Christmas trees was largely unknown outside of the upper Rhineland in Napoleonic times. Ernst cites land bridge theory ([[ScienceMarchesOn since discredited following the acceptance of plate tectonics]]) to explain the island's MisplacedWildlife, but land bridge theory wasn't even developed until the 1850s.
13th Aug '17 12:51:27 PM Angeldeb82
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Everyone in the family proves to be extremely resourceful and together construct a comfortable and secure [[TreeTopTown set of treehouses]]. Once they feel safe, Mr. Robinson builds a small sailing boat and the two older sons Fritz and Ernst sail around the shore of the island exploring. They come upon the pirates once again, and find that they have captured an old man and his son from another ship. Sneaking up to save them, Fritz and Ernst only manage to get away with the boy, Bertie, who ends up actually being [[WholesomeCrossDresser Roberta]]. The three return to the Robinson base, and begin to prepare defenses against [[TheSiege impending retribution]] from the pirates.

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Everyone in the family proves to be extremely resourceful and together construct a comfortable and secure [[TreeTopTown set of treehouses]]. Once they feel safe, Mr. Robinson builds a small sailing boat and the two older sons Fritz and Ernst sail around the shore of the island exploring. They come upon the pirates once again, and find that they have captured an old man and his son from another ship. Sneaking up to save them, Fritz and Ernst only manage to get away with the boy, Bertie, who ends up actually being [[WholesomeCrossDresser [[WholesomeCrossdresser Roberta]]. The three return to the Robinson base, and begin to prepare defenses against [[TheSiege impending retribution]] from the pirates.
25th Jul '17 3:46:11 PM Random888
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* AnachronismStew: The movie is supposedly set sometime during UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars, but contains plenty of anachronisms. [[HollywoodCostuming The female fashions are Victorian, not Napoleonic.]] The song "O Christmas Tree" was first published in 1824, nearly a decade after the Battle of Waterloo. And while we're at it, the tradition of Christmas trees was largely unknown outside of the upper Rhineland in Napoleonic times. Ernst cites land bridge theory ([[ScienceMarchesOn since discredited following the acceptance of plate tectonics]]) to explain the MisplacedWildlife, but land bridge theory wasn't developed until the 1850s.

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* AnachronismStew: The movie is supposedly set sometime during UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars, but contains plenty of anachronisms. [[HollywoodCostuming The female fashions are Victorian, not Napoleonic.]] The song "O Christmas Tree" was first published in 1824, nearly a decade after the Battle of Waterloo. And while we're at it, the tradition of Christmas trees was largely unknown outside of the upper Rhineland in Napoleonic times. Ernst cites land bridge theory ([[ScienceMarchesOn since discredited following the acceptance of plate tectonics]]) to explain the island's MisplacedWildlife, but land bridge theory wasn't developed until the 1850s.
25th Jul '17 3:45:42 PM Random888
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* AnachronismStew: The movie is supposedly set sometime during UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars, but contains plenty of anachronisms. [[HollywoodCostuming The female fashions are Victorian, not Napoleonic.]] The song "O Christmas Tree" was first published in 1824, nearly a decade after the Battle of Waterloo. And while we're at it, the tradition of Christmas trees was largely unknown outside of the upper Rhineland in Napoleonic times.

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* AnachronismStew: The movie is supposedly set sometime during UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars, but contains plenty of anachronisms. [[HollywoodCostuming The female fashions are Victorian, not Napoleonic.]] The song "O Christmas Tree" was first published in 1824, nearly a decade after the Battle of Waterloo. And while we're at it, the tradition of Christmas trees was largely unknown outside of the upper Rhineland in Napoleonic times. Ernst cites land bridge theory ([[ScienceMarchesOn since discredited following the acceptance of plate tectonics]]) to explain the MisplacedWildlife, but land bridge theory wasn't developed until the 1850s.
23rd Jul '17 11:49:01 PM Random888
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* TranslationConvention: The titular Swiss family is presumably speaking German in-universe. Okay, fair enough, but how then do they communicate so effortlessly with the English girl Roberta?

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* TranslationConvention: The titular Swiss family is presumably speaking German in-universe. Okay, fair enough, but how then do they communicate so effortlessly with the English girl Roberta?Roberta? And when Kuala speaks in broken English, is it really broken German?
23rd Jul '17 11:28:59 PM Random888
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* PaperThinDisguise: Apparently, a cap is all it takes to make the obviously female Roberta look like a boy. If that cap is removed, even with the rest of her "disguise" still in place, she is "revealed" to be a girl.
23rd Jul '17 10:14:52 PM Random888
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* WalkingShirtlessScene: The Robinson men spend much of the film without their shirts on, although with their navels always remaining safely covered. As for the women, they're apparently content to swelter in their [[PimpedOutDress Pimped-Out Dresses]].
23rd Jul '17 9:58:24 PM Random888
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* AdaptationNameChange: In the original novel, Roberta is named, [[DubNameChange depending on the translation]], either Jenny or Emily. Also, one of the dogs was a female named Juno in the novel, but becomes a male named Duke in the film.
* AllAsiansWearConicalStrawHats: Some of the Asiatic pirates wear these


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* CanonForeigner: The pirates do not appear in the original novel
23rd Jul '17 12:21:25 PM Random888
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* GirlyGirl: Roberta, apparently, She disliked being disguised as a boy and was happy when she could be traditionally feminine again.

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* GirlyGirl: Roberta, apparently, apparently. She disliked being disguised as a boy and was happy when she could be traditionally feminine again.
23rd Jul '17 12:16:58 PM Random888
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* GirlyGirl: Roberta, apparently, She disliked being disguised as a boy and was happy when she could be traditionally feminine again.
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