History Film / TheOthers

24th Jan '16 8:26:11 AM TheAimz
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* AdultFear: Grace really freaks out whenever she believes her children are hurt or in danger. * BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: The Stewarts were dead all along, and died in a very tragic manner, but realizing and accepting this has allowed them to overcome their dysfunctional family issues.]] * BrokenBird: Poor Lydia comes conveniently pre-broken.
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* AdultFear: This film is filled with them: ** Grace really freaks out whenever she believes has to deal with the possibility that there are intruders in her house who mean her children are hurt or in danger. * BittersweetEnding: harm. [[spoiler: The Stewarts were dead all along, and died in a This turns out to be untrue, but the fear is very tragic manner, but realizing and accepting this has allowed them to overcome their dysfunctional family issues.real.]] ** Grace later has to deal with the fact that [[spoiler: she killed her own children while suffering a psychotic breakdown.]] ** Grace's husband Charles goes to war and is presumed dead - [[spoiler: and it later turns out that he really did perish in the war.]] * BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: The Stewarts were dead all along, and died in a very tragic manner, but realising and accepting this has allowed them to overcome their dysfunctional family issues.]] * BrokenBird: Poor Lydia comes conveniently pre-broken. Lydia, who has been left mute due to an unspecified [[spoiler: (until the ending)]] trauma, and is generally very [[ShrinkingViolet shy]] and constantly looks miserable. Grace also qualifies, as she's been through WorldWarII, her husband is missing and presumed dead, and has been stuck raising her young children in darkness and isolation.

* CatapultNightmare: At the very beginning of the film, Grace is shown awaking from a nightmare (which the audience doesn't witness) by screaming her head off. Later events, however, imply that [[spoiler:it was no dream - her ghost had just "woken up" from killing her own family and then herself]]. Technically though, it's not a CatapultNightmare - she remains lying down throughout the traumatic awakening.
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* CatapultNightmare: At the very beginning of the film, Grace is shown awaking from a nightmare (which the audience doesn't witness) by screaming her head off. in horror. Later events, however, imply that [[spoiler:it was no dream - her ghost had just "woken up" from that she was reliving the memory of killing of her own family and then herself]]. Technically though, it's not a CatapultNightmare - she remains lying down throughout the traumatic awakening.

* DeadpanSnarker: Anne. Also Bertha Mills, towards the end:
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* DeadpanSnarker: Anne. Also [[ServileSnarker Bertha Mills, Mills]], towards the end:

* TheEndingChangesEverything
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* TheEndingChangesEverythingTheEndingChangesEverything: [[spoiler: Grace, her children and the servants were DeadAllAlong, and the "others" are living people trying to contact their spirits.]]

* TheEndingChangesEverything** Mrs. Mills mentions the island being evacuated in the past due to an outbreak of tuberculosis. [[spoiler: The same outbreak that killed her, Mr. Tuttle, and Lydia.]]

* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler:Grace herself at the end.]]
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* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler:Grace herself at herself, although she died prior to the end.film's events.]]

* InfantImmortality: [[spoiler:Subverted]].
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* InfantImmortality: [[spoiler:Subverted]].Subverted - when Grace is flipping through the "book of the dead", there are photographs of deceased children as well as adults. [[spoiler: Also, as it turns out, both Anne and Nicholas are dead, having been smothered to death.]]

* {{Jerkass}}: Anne psychologically bullies her brother and is cruel to Lydia, making fun of the latter's muteness. However, her mother's way of raising her isn't exactly ideal, so that does explain a lot of the behavior, and by the end Anne is firmly in JerkWithAHeartOfGold territory.
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* {{Jerkass}}: Anne psychologically bullies her brother and is cruel to Lydia, making fun of the latter's muteness. However, her mother's way of raising her isn't exactly ideal, so that does explain a lot of the behavior, behaviour, and by the end Anne is firmly in JerkWithAHeartOfGold territory.

* ProphetEyes: The old woman, although this is because she is presumably blind.
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* ProphetEyes: The old woman, although this is presumably because she is presumably blind.

* ShellShockedVeteran: Charles. * SmallSecludedWorld: Used to make the presence of the "others" more eerie. The entire film takes place on a very empty island estate, occupied only by the Stewart family and three new servants. To add to this effect, almost every time we see ouside it's misty, creating a bigger sense of isolation.
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* ShellShockedVeteran: Charles. Charles, upon his return from the war. * SmallSecludedWorld: Used to make the presence of the "others" more eerie. The entire film takes place on a very empty island estate, occupied only by the Stewart family and three new servants. To add to this effect, almost every time we see ouside outside it's misty, creating a bigger sense of isolation.

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* ShellShockedVeteran: Charles. * SmallSecludedWorld: Used to make the presence ThousandYardStare: Charles does this a lot, presumably because of the "others" more eerie. The entire film takes place on a very empty island estate, occupied only by horrors he's seen while fighting in WorldWarII. ** During the Stewart family ending, Grace is slumped against the wall, staring into space, after [[spoiler: learning that she and three new servants. To add to this effect, almost every time we see ouside it's misty, creating a bigger sense of isolation.her children are dead, by her own hand.]]
15th Jan '16 6:10:59 AM Mad_Spy
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* ChekhovsGun: The "book of the dead." It's filled with photographs of the corpses of recently deceased people; a practica that's supposed to help bring them back as spirits.
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* ChekhovsGun: The "book of the dead." It's filled with photographs of the corpses of recently deceased people; a practica practice that's supposed to help bring them back as spirits.

* DemonicPossession: When Anne is left alone to play she's possessesed by the ghost of an old blind woman. Subverted, however, [[spoiler: when it's revealed the family are ghosts, and thus Anne was the possesor - though it was completely unintentional on her part. In fact, the old woman may have been [[WillingChanneler allowing herself to be possessed]]]].
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* DemonicPossession: When Anne is left alone to play she's possessesed possessed by the ghost of an old blind woman. Subverted, however, [[spoiler: when it's revealed the family are ghosts, and thus Anne was the possesor possessor - though it was completely unintentional on her part. In fact, the old woman may have been [[WillingChanneler allowing herself to be possessed]]]].
15th Jan '16 3:14:41 AM TheAimz
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* CreepyGood: As the film goes on, [[spoiler:the servants, Mrs. Mills in particular, gradually get more and more sinister]], leading up to the [[TheReveal revelation]] that [[spoiler: they're ghosts]]. Ultimately, however, they mean no harm and only want to help Grace and her children. ** [[spoiler: The old woman]] is terrifying in several of her appearances. In the end, it turns out that she's [[spoiler: a very much alive medium who is merely trying to contact the spirits of Grace and her children]].
20th Sep '15 10:19:01 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* HeroAntagonist: [[spoiler:[[GoodAllAlong Turns out]] the "intruders", which include a living family with their son Victor and the [[CreepyGood blind old medium]], are this, as they were trying to drive the spirits, who happens to be Grace and her two children, out of the haunted house for the sake of the "intruder" family's well-being.]]
26th Aug '15 8:32:28 PM Isaac_Heller
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* FriendlyEnemy: While their relationship is mostly offscreen, Anne and Victor appear to be at the very least civil enemies. Even though one of them is a ghost the other isn't scared, and even though they don't seem to like each other much, Anne says that they regularly hold conversations with each other about the going-ons in the house anyway.

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* SequelHook: While it's unlikely an actual sequel was ever planned, the film ends with [[spoiler: Grace saying "nothing can make us leave this house"...and the scene immediately shifts to a bitter-looking Victor glaring up at the house as he's leaving, making it seem like Grace is TemptingFate and Victor will be back and mean business when he's grown up.]]
8th May '15 2:19:23 PM Velfi
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* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Not only are Mrs. Mills, Mr. Tuttle and Lydia all ghosts, but so are Grace and her family, and the "others" are, in fact, living people who have bought the house and, none too pleased about the fact that it' haunted, are using the services of an old blind medium to try and contact the spirits of Grace and her children.]]
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* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Not only are Mrs. Mills, Mr. Tuttle and Lydia all ghosts, but so are Grace and her family, and the "others" are, in fact, living people who have bought the house and, none too pleased about the fact that it' it's haunted, are using the services of an old blind medium to try and contact the spirits of Grace and her children.]]
5th Jan '15 10:24:29 AM nombretomado
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'''''The Others''''' is a 2001 supernatural horror film directed by Alejandro Amenábar, and starring NicoleKidman, Christopher Eccleston and Fionnula Flanagan. It became the first English spoken film ever to receive the Best Film Award at Spain's Goya Awards.
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'''''The Others''''' is a 2001 supernatural horror film directed by Alejandro Amenábar, and starring NicoleKidman, Creator/NicoleKidman, Christopher Eccleston and Fionnula Flanagan. It became the first English spoken film ever to receive the Best Film Award at Spain's Goya Awards.
20th Sep '14 11:07:16 PM gallium
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* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:Grace and both of her children at the end.]]

* TheEndingChangesEverything * {{Familicide}}: [[spoiler:Grace went mad and killed her children before killing herself.]]

* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler:Grace herself at the end.]]

* InfantImmortality: [[spoiler:Subverted]].

* TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler:ALL of the characters are ghosts, except for the "intruders" Anne keeps seeing. They're a living family trying to make peace with the spirits that appear to be haunting their new house.]]

!!Tropes that are inherent spoilers: * [[spoiler:DeadAllAlong: Grace and both of her children at the end.]] * [[spoiler:DuelingMovies: Was contrasted against ''Film/TheSixthSense'' largely because they share the same TwistEnding.]] * [[spoiler:TheEndingChangesEverything]] * [[spoiler:{{Familicide}}]] * [[spoiler:TheHeroDies: Grace herself at the end.]] * [[spoiler:InfantImmortality: Subverted]]. * [[spoiler:TomatoInTheMirror: ALL of the characters are ghosts, except for the "intruders" Anne keeps seeing. They're a living family trying to make peace with the spirits that appear to be haunting their new house.]]
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!!Tropes that are inherent spoilers: * [[spoiler:DeadAllAlong: Grace and both of her children at the end.]] * [[spoiler:DuelingMovies: Was contrasted against ''Film/TheSixthSense'' largely because they share the same TwistEnding.]] * [[spoiler:TheEndingChangesEverything]] * [[spoiler:{{Familicide}}]] * [[spoiler:TheHeroDies: Grace herself at the end.]] * [[spoiler:InfantImmortality: Subverted]]. * [[spoiler:TomatoInTheMirror: ALL of the characters are ghosts, except for the "intruders" Anne keeps seeing. They're a living family trying to make peace with the spirits that appear to be haunting their new house.]]
20th Jul '14 10:35:44 AM eroock
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''The Others'' is a 2001 supernatural horror film directed by Alejandro Amenábar, and starring NicoleKidman, Christopher Eccleston and Fionnula Flanagan. It became the first English spoken film ever to receive the Best Film Award at Spain's Goya Awards.
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''The Others'' '''''The Others''''' is a 2001 supernatural horror film directed by Alejandro Amenábar, and starring NicoleKidman, Christopher Eccleston and Fionnula Flanagan. It became the first English spoken film ever to receive the Best Film Award at Spain's Goya Awards.
22nd Apr '14 3:04:18 PM TheAimz
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* TeamMom: Mrs. Mills. She's very kindly and comforts Grace and Nicholas several times, acts as something of a mother towards [[BrokenBird Lydia]], and [[spoiler:gently offers to make Grace a cup of tea after TheReveal]].
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* TeamMom: Mrs. Mills. She's very kindly and kindly, comforts Grace Anne and Nicholas several times, acts as something of a mother towards [[BrokenBird Lydia]], and [[spoiler:gently offers to make Grace a cup of tea after TheReveal]].
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