History Film / ThePiano

16th Jan '16 3:37:28 AM Anddrix
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* TranslationConvention: Ada and her [[UsefulNotes/SignedLanguage signs]] are usually not translated for the viewer and left up to Flora to explain to the other characters. Flora is often not very faithful to the original message. Then, when Ada goes to Baines after he returned the piano to her, there are subtitles to her signs when she's scolding Flora. [[ViewersAreMorons As if it wasn't obvious without them]].

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* TranslationConvention: Ada and her [[UsefulNotes/SignedLanguage signs]] are usually not translated for the viewer and left up to Flora to explain to the other characters. Flora is often not very faithful to the original message. Then, when Ada goes to Baines after he returned the piano to her, there are subtitles to her signs when she's scolding Flora. [[ViewersAreMorons As if it wasn't obvious without them]].them.
21st Nov '15 9:20:45 PM CJO123
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The film received overwhelmingly positive reviews from movie critics and was also nominated for eight Academy Awards, and ended up winning three of them; Best Actress for Holly Hunter, Best Supporting Actress for Anna Paquin, and Best Original Screenplay for Jane Campion. It also did very well at the box office, as despite its small $7 million production budget, it earned just over $40 million in North America and a total of $140 million worldwide.

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The film received overwhelmingly positive reviews from movie critics and was also nominated for eight Academy Awards, and ended up winning three of them; three; Best Actress for Holly Hunter, Best Supporting Actress for Anna Paquin, and Best Original Screenplay for Jane Campion. It also did very well at the box office, as despite its small $7 million production budget, it earned just over $40 million in North America and a total of $140 million worldwide.
29th Aug '15 5:46:47 PM Brontesaurus
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* [[spoiler: ClickHello]]: Alisdair ''wakes up'' Baines this way.

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* ClickHello: [[spoiler: ClickHello]]: Alisdair ''wakes up'' Baines this way.]]



* [[spoiler: MaritalRapeLicense]]: Where Ada and Alisdair's marriage was heading. It disturbed both of them.

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* MaritalRapeLicense: [[spoiler: MaritalRapeLicense]]: Where Ada and Alisdair's marriage was heading. It disturbed both of them.]]
20th May '15 5:21:56 PM nombretomado
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* AcademyAward: It won 3 of them (Best Actress, Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress), and was nominated for 5 others including Best Picture and Best Director.

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* AcademyAward: UsefulNotes/AcademyAward: It won 3 of them (Best Actress, Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress), and was nominated for 5 others including Best Picture and Best Director.
13th Dec '14 11:43:29 AM CJO123
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The film received overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics and was also nominated for 8 Academy Awards, and ended up winning 3 of them; Best Actress for Holly Hunter, Best Supporting Actress for Anna Paquin, and Best Original Screenplay for Jane Campion. It also did very well at the box office, as despite its small $7 million production budget, it earned just over $40 million in North America and a total of $140 million worldwide.

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The film received overwhelmingly positive reviews from movie critics and was also nominated for 8 eight Academy Awards, and ended up winning 3 three of them; Best Actress for Holly Hunter, Best Supporting Actress for Anna Paquin, and Best Original Screenplay for Jane Campion. It also did very well at the box office, as despite its small $7 million production budget, it earned just over $40 million in North America and a total of $140 million worldwide.
18th Oct '14 2:00:20 AM butterflygrrl
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* ArmorPiercingSlap: Ada gave Baines one after he [[spoiler: throw her away to [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy prevent their affair from going any further]]]].
* AscendedExtra: The first thing that people will usually say about the movie will be that Anna Paquin won an Oscar for it. Even people who don't know what the movie is about will know that she won the Oscar for it and many people don't know that Holly Hunter also won an Oscar.

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* ArmorPiercingSlap: Ada gave Baines one after he [[spoiler: throw threw her away to [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy prevent their affair from going any further]]]].
* AscendedExtra: The first thing that people will usually say about the movie will be is that Anna Paquin won an Oscar for it. Even it, even people who don't know what the movie is about will know that she won the Oscar for it and many about. Many people don't know that Holly Hunter also won an Oscar.



* CultureClash: During the play about the Bluebeard the Maori sitting in the audience assume it's real and start saving the girls. It took quite a while to explain them it was just a play and it's obvious they don't really understand it. Likewise Alisdair can't figure out why he can't buy the land from the Maori - after all, they don't cultivate it nor they are running lumber operation, so why not sell their ancestoral burial grounds?

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* CultureClash: During the play about the Bluebeard Bluebeard, the Maori sitting in the audience assume it's real and start saving the girls. It took takes quite a while to explain them it was just a play play, and it's obvious they don't really understand it. Likewise Alisdair can't figure out why he can't buy the land from the Maori - after all, they don't cultivate it nor they are running lumber operation, so why not sell their ancestoral burial grounds?



* {{Determinator}}: Ada's most defining trait is probably her stubbornness, and she's going to get her piano back. It's also worth mentioning that Ada is mute out of choice, and not because she was born that way. She just doesn't want to talk.

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* {{Determinator}}: Ada's most defining trait is probably her stubbornness, and she's stubbornness. She ''is'' going to get her piano back. It's also worth mentioning that Ada is mute out of choice, and not because she was born that way. She just doesn't want to talk.



* FantasyForbiddingFather: Alisdair doesn't take much of an active role with Flora, but he clearly disagrees with most fun things Flora wants to do. The piano lessons on a carved table strike him as disturbing, and not making up for the fact that he abandoned the piano on the beach.

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* FantasyForbiddingFather: Alisdair doesn't take much of an active role with Flora, but he clearly disagrees with most fun things Flora wants to do. The piano lessons on a carved table strike him as disturbing, and not making up for the fact to mention that he abandoned the piano on the beach.



* ItsAllMyFault: For a good reason Baines blames himself for all the mischief that happend to Ada.

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* ItsAllMyFault: For a good reason Baines blames himself for all the mischief that happend what happened to Ada.



* LonelyDollGirl: This is probably why Flora torments the dog in the first place. She has no one to socialize with as her mother increasingly ignores her and Alisdair forbids her to play with the native children.

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* LonelyDollGirl: This is probably why Flora torments the dog in the first place. She has no one to socialize with with, as her mother increasingly ignores her and Alisdair forbids her to play with the native children.



* MailOrderBride: Alisdair never met Ada before her arrival, keeping everything together via few sparse letters. Most likely [[ArrangedMarriage with her father]].

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* MailOrderBride: Alisdair never met Ada before her arrival, keeping everything together via interacting with only a few sparse letters. Most likely [[ArrangedMarriage with her father]].



* [[spoiler: MaritalRapeLicense]]: Where Ada and Alisdair marriage was heading. It equally disturbed both of them.
* MarriageBeforeRomance: So painfully averted. There is ''no'' romance whatsoever between Ada and Alisdair and the longer their marriage exists, the worse it gets.

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* [[spoiler: MaritalRapeLicense]]: Where Ada and Alisdair Alisdair's marriage was heading. It equally disturbed both of them.
* MarriageBeforeRomance: So painfully averted. There is ''no'' romance whatsoever between Ada and Alisdair Alisdair, and the longer their marriage exists, the worse it gets.



* ParentalNeglect: Flora spends more and more time unsupervised as her mother visits Baines.
* ThePeepingTom: Alisdair find out the affair between Ada and Baines pretty fast. More - he caught them red-handed. Instead of stopping them, he keep on watching.
* RapeAsDrama: Inverted. Ada ''thinks'' that Baines wants to take her and it really looks that way, but it become more and more obvious he's just a simple man slowly falling in love with her and having himself a hard time to express his feelings. It took her most of the film to realise his and her own affection. On the other hand, there is [[spoiler: [[{{Yandere}} Alisdair]]]]...

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* ParentalNeglect: Flora spends more and more time unsupervised as while her mother visits Baines.
* ThePeepingTom: Alisdair find finds out about the affair between Ada and Baines pretty fast. More - he caught catches them red-handed. Instead of stopping them, he keep keeps on watching.
* RapeAsDrama: Inverted. Ada ''thinks'' that Baines wants to take her force sex from her, and it really looks that way, way at first, but it become becomes more and more obvious that he's just a simple man slowly falling in love with her and having himself a hard time to express expressing his feelings. It took her most of the film to realise his and her own affection.feelings. On the other hand, there is [[spoiler: [[{{Yandere}} Alisdair]]]]...



* RealityHasNoSubtitles: Almost all dialogues in Maori are left without translation, not counting ''two'' lines. Same goes for lion share of Ada's signs. It should be also noted that all the lines that got subtitles could easily be understanded without them from the context.
* RuleOfSymbolism: A very non-subtle case. When Baines starts cunnilingus with Ada, a dog starts loudly licking Alisdair hand as he is watching his cheating wife.

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* RealityHasNoSubtitles: Almost all dialogues in Maori are left without translation, not counting except for ''two'' lines. Same goes The same for lion share most of Ada's signs. It should be also noted that all the lines that got subtitles could easily be understanded understood without them from the context.
* RuleOfSymbolism: A very non-subtle case. When Baines starts cunnilingus with Ada, a dog starts loudly licking Alisdair Alisdair's hand as he is watching watches his cheating wife.



* TranslationConvention: Most of the time Ada and her [[UsefulNotes/SignedLanguage signs]] are without any translation and it's up to Flora to explain them to the others, usually not being very faithful with the original message. Then, when Ada goes to Baines after he returned the piano to her, there are subtitles to her signs when she's scolding Flora. [[ViewersAreMorons As if it wasn't obvious without them what she wants from her daughter]].

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* TranslationConvention: Most of the time Ada and her [[UsefulNotes/SignedLanguage signs]] are without any translation usually not translated for the viewer and it's left up to Flora to explain them to the others, usually other characters. Flora is often not being very faithful with to the original message. Then, when Ada goes to Baines after he returned the piano to her, there are subtitles to her signs when she's scolding Flora. [[ViewersAreMorons As if it wasn't obvious without them what she wants from her daughter]].them]].



* WomanInBlack: Ada wears black dresses through most of the film, making her look all the most pale and ghostly. [[spoiler: She finally wears color when she leaves with Baines.]]

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* WomanInBlack: Ada wears black dresses through most of the film, making her look all the most pale and ghostly. [[spoiler: She finally wears dresses in color when she leaves with Baines.]]



* YourCheatingHeart: Baines falls for Ada, she eventually falls for him and all that while she's married to Alisdair. They both go through world of pain for this, especially Ada.

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* YourCheatingHeart: Baines falls for Ada, she eventually falls for him and all that while she's married to Alisdair. They both go through world worlds of pain for this, especially Ada.
29th Jun '14 10:44:18 AM rzorrz
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* RapeAsDrama: Inverted. Ada ''thinks'' that Baines wants to take her and it really looks that way, but it become more and more obvious he's just a simple man slowly falling in love with her and having himself a hard time to express his feelings. It took her most of the film to realise his and her own affection. On the other hand, there is [[spoiler: [[{{Yandere}} Alisdair]]...

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* RapeAsDrama: Inverted. Ada ''thinks'' that Baines wants to take her and it really looks that way, but it become more and more obvious he's just a simple man slowly falling in love with her and having himself a hard time to express his feelings. It took her most of the film to realise his and her own affection. On the other hand, there is [[spoiler: [[{{Yandere}} Alisdair]]...Alisdair]]]]...
29th Jun '14 10:42:21 AM rzorrz
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* TranslationConvention: Most of the time Ada and her [[UsefulNotes/SignedLanguag signs]] are without any translation and it's up to Flora to explain them to the others, usually not being very faithful with the original message. Then, when Ada goes to Baines after he returned the piano to her, there are subtitles to her signs when she's scolding Flora. [[ViewersAreMorons As if it wasn't obvious without them what she wants from her daughter]].

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* TranslationConvention: Most of the time Ada and her [[UsefulNotes/SignedLanguag [[UsefulNotes/SignedLanguage signs]] are without any translation and it's up to Flora to explain them to the others, usually not being very faithful with the original message. Then, when Ada goes to Baines after he returned the piano to her, there are subtitles to her signs when she's scolding Flora. [[ViewersAreMorons As if it wasn't obvious without them what she wants from her daughter]].
29th Jun '14 10:40:57 AM rzorrz
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* SwordOverHead: [[spoiler: Alisdair had Baines, the man who had an affair with his wife, at his mercy, with the musket's barrel pressed to his face. After a brief monologue he decides that it will be the best for everyone to [[PetTheDog let Ada leave with Baines and have a happy life]]]].
29th Jun '14 10:34:47 AM rzorrz
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* ArmorPiercingSlap: Ada gave Baines one after he [[spoiler: throw her away to [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy prevent their affair from going any further]]]].



* [[spoiler: ClickHello]]: Alisdair ''wakes up'' Baines this way.
* CooldownHug: Right after slapping Baines and venting all her (voiceless) anger, he just holds her close.



* TheDitz: Nessie

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* TheDitz: NessieNessie and aunt Morag. The latter combines it with StiffUpperLip.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Count all the scenes with close-ups on different axes.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Count all the scenes with close-ups on different axes.axes chopping something.



* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Baines returns the piano to Ada before they arrangement is over, since he [[spoiler: doesn't want her to feel like a whore]] and wants her to like him instead of being squicked by his mere presence.

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* INeedAFreakingDrink: When Ada returns to Baines after he gave her the piano back, he takes a quick one before trying to convince her that they [[TheMasochismTango shouldn't go any further with their affair]].
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Baines returns the piano to Ada before they their arrangement is over, since he [[spoiler: doesn't want her to feel like a whore]] and wants her to like him instead of being squicked by his mere presence.presence.
* ItsAllMyFault: For a good reason Baines blames himself for all the mischief that happend to Ada.


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* [[spoiler: MaritalRapeLicense]]: Where Ada and Alisdair marriage was heading. It equally disturbed both of them.


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* ThePeepingTom: Alisdair find out the affair between Ada and Baines pretty fast. More - he caught them red-handed. Instead of stopping them, he keep on watching.


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* RealityHasNoSubtitles: Almost all dialogues in Maori are left without translation, not counting ''two'' lines. Same goes for lion share of Ada's signs. It should be also noted that all the lines that got subtitles could easily be understanded without them from the context.
* RuleOfSymbolism: A very non-subtle case. When Baines starts cunnilingus with Ada, a dog starts loudly licking Alisdair hand as he is watching his cheating wife.


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* {{Tsundere}}: Ada
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