History Film / SwissFamilyRobinson

27th Dec '17 8:19:22 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 even developed until the 1850s.

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* AnachronismStew: The movie is supposedly set sometime during UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars, UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars (the same period in which the book was written), 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.
26th Dec '17 8:43:36 PM Mdumas43073
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The film was a big hit upon release, and continues to be one of the highest grossing films of all time, adjusted for inflation.

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The film was a big hit upon release, and continues to be one of the highest grossing highest-grossing films of all time, time when adjusted for inflation.
26th Dec '17 8:43:00 PM Mdumas43073
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A 1960 Creator/{{Disney}} [[TheFilmOfTheBook film adaptation]] of Johann Wyss' ''Literature/TheSwissFamilyRobinson''. A much more compact and story-driven production than the original novel, it was a well-reviewed family-friendly hit. It follows the spirit of Wyss' basic [[{{Robinsonade}} Crusoe-but-a-whole-family]] premise while adding a human threat from the beginning to provide the climactic ultimate test of the family's resourcefulness.

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A 1960 Creator/{{Disney}} The best-known [[TheFilmOfTheBook film screen adaptation]] of Johann Wyss' ''Literature/TheSwissFamilyRobinson''.''Literature/TheSwissFamilyRobinson'', produced by Creator/{{Disney}} in 1960. A much more compact and story-driven production than the original novel, it was a well-reviewed family-friendly hit. It follows the spirit of Wyss' basic [[{{Robinsonade}} Crusoe-but-a-whole-family]] premise while adding a human threat from the beginning to provide the climactic ultimate test of the family's resourcefulness.



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26th Dec '17 8:36:33 PM Mdumas43073
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''Swiss Family Robinson'' is a 1960 Disney [[TheFilmOfTheBook Film of the Book]] of Johann Wyss' Literature/TheSwissFamilyRobinson. A much more compact and story-driven production than the original, it was a well-reviewed family-friendly hit. It follows the spirit of Wyss' basic [[{{Robinsonade}} Crusoe-but-a-whole-family]] premise while adding a human threat from the beginning to provide the climactic ultimate test of the family's resourcefulness.

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''Swiss Family Robinson'' is a A 1960 Disney Creator/{{Disney}} [[TheFilmOfTheBook Film of the Book]] film adaptation]] of Johann Wyss' Literature/TheSwissFamilyRobinson. ''Literature/TheSwissFamilyRobinson''. A much more compact and story-driven production than the original, original novel, it was a well-reviewed family-friendly hit. It follows the spirit of Wyss' basic [[{{Robinsonade}} Crusoe-but-a-whole-family]] premise while adding a human threat from the beginning to provide the climactic ultimate test of the family's resourcefulness.
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.
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