History Film / TheCompanyOfWolves

27th Aug '16 7:07:44 AM sabrina_diamond
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Rosaleen, a young girl ("[[MissingTrailerScene 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 ("[[MissingTrailerScene I'm twelve and three-quarters old!]]"), falls asleep in her parents' mansion and dreams of living in a quaint medieval village. After her sister is killed in the forest by a pack of wolves, her grandmother comforts Rosaleen, Rosaleen by telling her several stories of the dangers of deceptive wolves who roam the forest at night, looking for young girls. girls to devour... She is informed to never trust a [[BigOlUnibrow man whose eyebrows meet in the middle]] and that the most dangerous wolves are the "The ones with fur on the inside.
inside".



* AdaptationExpansion: The movie goes into much more detail than the short story.

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* AdaptationExpansion: The movie goes into much more detail than the short story.story made by Angela Carter.



* AllJustADream: [[spoiler:Averted. She gets attacked after waking up.]]

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* AllJustADream: [[spoiler:Averted. She gets attacked by a wolf shortly after waking up.]]



* TheBigBadWolf: [[spoiler:The Huntsman is truly a wolf in diguise.]]
* BigOlUnibrow: A sign that a man is a werewolf.

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* TheBigBadWolf: [[spoiler:The Huntsman is truly a wolf in diguise.]]
diguise!]]
* BigOlUnibrow: A big sign that a man is really a werewolf.werewolf...



* BitchAlert: Rosaleen's sister Alice. It's no wonder she gets eaten by wolves at the very start off the dream.
* BittersweetEnding: The same as most coming of age stories--Rosaleen learns about being an adult at the cost of childhood innocence.

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* BitchAlert: Rosaleen's sister Alice. It's no wonder she gets eaten by wolves at the very start off the dream.
dream!
* BittersweetEnding: The same as most coming of age stories--Rosaleen learns about being an adult adult, at the cost of childhood innocence.



* OverlyLongTongue: Rosaleen's love interest in the end is a werewolf and has a long, canine-like creepy tongue.

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* OverlyLongTongue: Rosaleen's love interest in the end is a werewolf werewolf, and he has a long, canine-like creepy tongue.tongue...
27th Aug '16 6:55:14 AM sabrina_diamond
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* LittleDeadRidingHood: This is set up all through the movie, particularly towards the last trip to Granny's house when Rosaleen finds blood by the gate.

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* LittleDeadRidingHood: This is set up all through the movie, particularly towards the last trip to Granny's house when Rosaleen finds red blood by the gate.gate...



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

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



* AManIsAlwaysEager[=/=]AllMenArePerverts: Granny's opinion about male sexuality. The mother challenges this. [[spoiler: Turns out the mother is right.]]

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* AManIsAlwaysEager[=/=]AllMenArePerverts: Granny's opinion about male sexuality. The mother challenges this. [[spoiler: Turns out that the mother is right.]]



* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: They're metaphors for sexuality.
* OverlyLongTongue: Rosaleen's love interest in the end is a werewolf and has a long, canine like creepy tongue.
* 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!

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



* {{Satan}}: The man in the car is implied to be Satan since Granny prefaces the story with, "One day he'll meet the devil in the wood."

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* {{Satan}}: The man in the car is implied to be Satan Satan, since Granny prefaces the story with, "One day he'll meet the devil in the wood."



* WasOnceAMan: Rosaleen's father takes a paw from a wolf for a trophy. It turns into a human hand.

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* WasOnceAMan: Rosaleen's father takes a paw from a wolf for a trophy. It turns into a human hand.''human hand!''



* WomanInWhite: Alice at her funeral looks interestingly more like a young bride than someone who was savaged by wolves.
* WorldOfSymbolism: There's very little in this film that isn't either overtly or covertly about puberty, sexuality, or impending adulthood.

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* WomanInWhite: Alice at her funeral looks interestingly more like a young bride bride', than someone who was savaged by wolves.
* WorldOfSymbolism: There's very little in this film that isn't either overtly or covertly about puberty, sexuality, sexuality or impending adulthood.
27th Aug '16 6:45:42 AM sabrina_diamond
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* BodyHorror: The [[PainfulTransofrmation werewolf transformation]] scenes are very [[spoiler: bloody...]]

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* BodyHorror: The [[PainfulTransofrmation [[PainfulTransformation werewolf transformation]] scenes are very [[spoiler: bloody...]]
27th Aug '16 6:45:07 AM sabrina_diamond
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* BodyHorror: The transformation scenes.

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* BodyHorror: The transformation scenes.[[PainfulTransofrmation werewolf transformation]] scenes are very [[spoiler: bloody...]]
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.
]]



* 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!
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