History Film / TheCompanyOfWolves

24th Oct '14 10:41:48 AM Patachou
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* ShoutOut: The fairy tale forest was inspired by Creator/GustaveDore 's illustrations for Creator/CharlesPerrault's ''Fairy Tales of Mother Goose'', especially ''Literature/LittleRedRidingHood''.
25th Mar '14 10:13:34 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* AllJustADream: [[spoiler:Not really. She gets attacked after waking up.]]
* AlwaysNight: Almost the entire film takes place in the dark and has a hypnotic surreal nightmarish atmosphere about it.
* AnachronismStew: The second story told about how the Devil arrives in the woods in a Rolls Royce to give a Victorian boy a potion. Of course it is a dream...
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Rosaleen herself, according to Alice. But then, Rosaleen did steal her lipstick.

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* AllJustADream: [[spoiler:Not really.[[spoiler:Averted. She gets attacked after waking up.]]
* AlwaysNight: Almost Most of the entire film takes place in the dark and has a hypnotic surreal nightmarish atmosphere about it.
* AnachronismStew: The second story told about how the Devil arrives in the woods in a Rolls Royce to give a Victorian boy a potion. Of course it is ''is'' a dream...
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Rosaleen herself, according to Alice. But Alice, but then, Rosaleen did steal her lipstick.



* TheBigBadWolf: [[spoiler:The Huntsman.]]
* BigBadassWolf

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* TheBigBadWolf: [[spoiler:The Huntsman.]]
* BigBadassWolf
Huntsman is truly a wolf in diguise.]]



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The entire movie is this.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The entire movie is this.has scenes reminiscent of Freud ideas about sexuality.



* DownTheRabbitHole

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* DownTheRabbitHoleDownTheRabbitHole: A dream leads to a medieval village with shapeshifting wolves.



* GainaxEnding: Quite simply, where did all those "wolves" come from?

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* GainaxEnding: Quite simply, where Where did all those "wolves" come from?



* {{Grimmification}}

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* %%* {{Grimmification}}



* TheLostWoods: The entire setting oozes this.

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* TheLostWoods: The entire setting oozes this.dream is set in medieval times where this trope came from. Wolves live there and they're not mundane ones.



* AManIsAlwaysEager[=/=]AllMenArePerverts: Granny's opinion about male sexuality. The mother challenges this. [[spoiler: Turns out the mother is right, ultimately subverting this.]]
* MoodWhiplash: A man goes through the TransformationTrauma mentioned below, the music is suitably grim, the visuals horrifying... then he's a perfectly friendly wolf that's just happy to sit next to the girl.

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* AManIsAlwaysEager[=/=]AllMenArePerverts: Granny's opinion about male sexuality. The mother challenges this. [[spoiler: Turns out the mother is right, ultimately subverting this.right.]]
* MoodWhiplash: A man goes through the TransformationTrauma mentioned below, the music is suitably grim, the visuals horrifying... then he's a perfectly friendly wolf that's just happy to sit next to the girl.



* NestedStory: Gran, and later Rosaleen, tell stories about wolves, what they do, and what they want. This being a WorldOfSymbolism is working out how adult sexuality actually works.

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* NestedStory: Gran, and later Rosaleen, tell stories about wolves, what they do, and what they want. This being a WorldOfSymbolism is about working out how adult sexuality actually works.



* OpposedMentors: Granny and Rosaleen's mother.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: They're metaphors for sexuality for one thing.

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* OpposedMentors: Granny and Rosaleen's mother.
mother have contrasting beliefs about adult sexuality and what men are thinking of in regards to women.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: They're metaphors for sexuality for one thing.sexuality.



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: The priest, who doesn't take as harsh a view towards wolves or sexuality as Granny.

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: [[GoodShepherd The priest, priest]], who doesn't take as harsh a view towards wolves or sexuality as Granny.



* SavageWolves: The major theme of the film.

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* SavageWolves: The major theme of the film. film is that wolves are predators that want to eat up girls (both literally and metaphorically).



* ShirtlessScene: A very creepy example with The Huntsman. Whether it's FanService or FanDisservice depends on [[spoiler: how [[FetishFuel hairy]] you like your men]].
* ShowWithinAShow: The bulk of the story is a dream, in which Rosaleen hears stories from the people around her about the wolves. [[spoiler: And when she [[GainaxEnding wakes up]]....]]

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* ShirtlessScene: A very creepy example with The Huntsman. Whether it's FanService or FanDisservice depends on [[spoiler: how [[FetishFuel hairy]] hairy you like your men]].
* ShowWithinAShow: The bulk of the story is a dream, in which Rosaleen hears stories from the people around her about the wolves. [[spoiler: And when When she [[GainaxEnding wakes up]]....]]



* StayOnThePath: [[spoiler: Played Straight, Subverted]] Granny instructs Rosaleen never to stray from the path when walking through the woods. [[spoiler: This is ultimately challenged because whenever Rosaleen strays from the path, she learns important lessons.]]
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: In the darkness of the Woods we see the shining yellow eyes of the wolves staring back at us several times.

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* StayOnThePath: [[spoiler: Played Straight, Subverted]] With]] Granny instructs Rosaleen never to stray from the path when walking through the woods. [[spoiler: This is ultimately challenged because whenever Rosaleen strays from the path, she learns important lessons.]]
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: In the darkness of the Woods we see the shining yellow eyes of the wolves staring back at us several times.
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* TransformationTrauma
17th Mar '14 3:04:19 AM LondonKdS
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* TheCameo: Terence Stamp as the Devil.
19th Feb '14 3:07:32 PM billthetaylor
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* MyBelovedSmother: Granny comes off as this more so than the Mother, who tries to discourage Rosaleen from taking everything Granny says as the Gospel truth.
30th Dec '13 12:53:13 PM Patachou
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* Supernatural Gold Eyes: In the darkness of the Woods we see the shining yellow eyes of the wolves staring back at us several times.

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* Supernatural Gold Eyes: SupernaturalGoldEyes: In the darkness of the Woods we see the shining yellow eyes of the wolves staring back at us several times.
30th Dec '13 12:52:44 PM Patachou
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OverlyLongTongue: Rosaleen's love interest in the end is a werewolf and has a long, canine like creepy tongue.
* Painful Transformation - The infamous werewolf transformation scene where a man peels of his own skin, to reveal a Nightmare Face, only to have a werewolf burst out from his mouth, transforming him entirely into a wild bloodthirsty wolf. Then his head is chopped off by someone!

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* OverlyLongTongue: Rosaleen's love interest in the end is a werewolf and has a long, canine like creepy tongue.
* Painful Transformation PainfulTransformation - The infamous werewolf transformation scene where a man peels of his own skin, to reveal a Nightmare Face, only to have a werewolf burst out from his mouth, transforming him entirely into a wild bloodthirsty wolf. Then his head is chopped off by someone!
30th Dec '13 12:52:03 PM Patachou
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* Always Night: Almost the entire film takes place in the dark and has a hypnotic surreal nightmarish atmosphere about it.

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* Always Night: AlwaysNight: Almost the entire film takes place in the dark and has a hypnotic surreal nightmarish atmosphere about it.
30th Dec '13 12:17:11 PM Patachou
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* Always Night: Almost the entire film takes place in the dark and has a hypnotic surreal nightmarish atmosphere about it.


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OverlyLongTongue: Rosaleen's love interest in the end is a werewolf and has a long, canine like creepy tongue.
* Painful Transformation - The infamous werewolf transformation scene where a man peels of his own skin, to reveal a Nightmare Face, only to have a werewolf burst out from his mouth, transforming him entirely into a wild bloodthirsty wolf. Then his head is chopped off by someone!


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* SavageWolves: The major theme of the film.


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* Supernatural Gold Eyes: In the darkness of the Woods we see the shining yellow eyes of the wolves staring back at us several times.
1st Nov '13 11:42:09 AM Umi
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Rosaleen, a young girl ("I'm twelve and three-quarters old!"), falls asleep in her parents' mansion and dreams of living in a medieval village. After her sister is killed in the forest by a pack of wolves, her grandmother comforts Rosaleen, telling her several stories of the dangers of deceptive wolves who roam the forest at night, looking for young girls. She is informed to never trust a [[BigOlUnibrow man whose eyebrows meet in the middle]] and that the most dangerous wolves are the ones with fur on the inside.

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Rosaleen, a young girl ("I'm ("[[MissingTrailerScene I'm twelve and three-quarters old!"), old!]]"), falls asleep in her parents' mansion and dreams of living in a medieval village. After her sister is killed in the forest by a pack of wolves, her grandmother comforts Rosaleen, telling her several stories of the dangers of deceptive wolves who roam the forest at night, looking for young girls. She is informed to never trust a [[BigOlUnibrow man whose eyebrows meet in the middle]] and that the most dangerous wolves are the ones with fur on the inside.
1st Nov '13 12:37:15 AM Umi
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* OneDialogueTwoConversations: Deliberately done between Granny and the Huntsman. [[spoiler: On first viewing, and from Granny's point of view it sounds very like the huntsman is just a smooth talker, snidely telling Granny that [[VictimBlaming Rosaleen was asking for it]]. From the huntman's point of view "Nothing she didn't want" literally means he didn't do anything Rosaleen didn't consent to.]]


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* WomanInBlack: Granny, who appears to be a widow. She is the matriarch of the family and the strongest voice of warning against Rosaleen straying from the path. [[spoiler: As it turns out, her words are more restriction than actual warning.]]
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