History Film / TheSongOfBernadette

7th Nov '17 7:03:24 AM WillBGood
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* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Prosecutor Vital Dutour gets one as he plays a vaguely sinister ObstructiveBureaucrat who is disdainful of religion while still maintaining it publicly. In real-life, he was a devout Catholic who didn't believe in Bernadette's visions (he believed she was hallucinating instead).

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* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Prosecutor Vital Dutour gets one as he plays a vaguely sinister (he is, after all, played by Creator/VincentPrice!) ObstructiveBureaucrat who is disdainful of religion while still maintaining it publicly. In real-life, he was a devout Catholic who didn't believe in Bernadette's visions (he believed she was hallucinating instead).
11th Sep '17 12:54:51 AM CaptEquinox
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--> '''Eugénie.''' You're an ATHEIST, Louis!!!
--> '''Louis.''' (calmly) That's the most stupid thing a sovereign could be.
11th Sep '17 12:52:14 AM CaptEquinox
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* FlatEarthAtheist: A zig-zagged trope version as the skepticism of many individuals to the miracles is disapproved of by the film but mostly treated sympathetically with the exception of Vital Dutour the Imperial prosecutor. It is an accusation thrown at him, though, by his own wife no less.

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* FlatEarthAtheist: A zig-zagged trope version as the skepticism of many individuals to the miracles is disapproved of by the film but mostly treated sympathetically with the exception of Vital Dutour the Imperial prosecutor. It is an The Emperor Louis Napoleon gets this accusation thrown at him, though, by his own wife no less.



* WhatTheHellHero: Sister Vauzous gives Bernadette one at the tail end of the film about how she has never known real suffering, only for Bernadette to reveal that she has been living with the impossibly painful condition tuberculosis of the bone in her legs for years.
* WhamLine: "Maybe there is something I can do," says Bernadette immediately prior to revealing her [[spoiler:crippling leg tumour and tuberculosis of the bone]].

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* WhatTheHellHero: Sister Vauzous gives Bernadette one at the tail end of the film about how she has never known real suffering, suffering. She begs Bernadette for a "sign" that would prove her worthy of the visitations, only for Bernadette to reveal that she has been living with the impossibly painful condition tuberculosis of the bone in her legs for years.
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* WhamLine: "Maybe "It may be that there is something I can do," a sign for you after all," says Bernadette immediately prior to revealing her [[spoiler:crippling leg tumour and tuberculosis of the bone]].
4th Sep '17 11:05:54 PM CharlesPhipps
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* DrivenByEnvy: Sister Vauzous is this, though she projects a lot. Effectively, she's upset despite having devoted her life to God that someone else was chosen to be the recipient of miracles. [[spoiler: She gets better.]]
4th Sep '17 11:03:37 PM CharlesPhipps
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Quite a few points like inventing a romance between Bernadette and her childhood friend Antoine (he was already married in real life and they were JustFriends). There is also the merging of a number of individuals, inventing new ones, and changing around motivations. Generally, the real life story amounts to "a devout Catholic village is skeptical of the fact it's a site of a genuine miracle before enthusiastically embracing this fact."
* BreakTheHaughty: Prosecutor Dutour goes through one of these as he's the most respected man in the village but goes through a HumiliationConga as the evidence of miracles continues to pile up. He also gets throat cancer in what is implied to be divine retribution (this did not happen in real life). He ends up on his knees, praying to Saint Bernadette for forgiveness.



* FlatEarthAtheist: A zig-zagged trope version as the skepticism of many individuals to the miracles is disapproved of by the film but mostly treated sympathetically with the exception of Vital Dutour the Imperial prosecutor. It is an accusation thrown at him, though, by his own wife no less.



* HeelRealization: Sister Vauzous, along with her MyGodWhatHaveIDone.

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* HeelRealization: Sister Vauzous, along with her MyGodWhatHaveIDone. Prosecutor Dutour has one of these as well.
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Prosecutor Vital Dutour gets one as he plays a vaguely sinister ObstructiveBureaucrat who is disdainful of religion while still maintaining it publicly. In real-life, he was a devout Catholic who didn't believe in Bernadette's visions (he believed she was hallucinating instead).
12th Jun '17 9:16:00 PM nombretomado
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A 1943 classic about the life of [[http://http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernadette_Soubirous Saint Bernadette Soubirous]], a shepherdess and later nun who saw eighteen visions of the Virgin Mary at Lourdes, France when she was a teenager. Adapted from Franz Werfel's novel of the same name, the film is directed by Henry King and stars Creator/JenniferJones in an AcademyAward-winning turn as Bernadette. Also in the cast are Charles Bickford, William Eythe, Gladys Cooper, Creator/VincentPrice, Lee J. Cobb, Anne Revere, and Linda Darnell.

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A 1943 classic about the life of [[http://http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernadette_Soubirous Saint Bernadette Soubirous]], a shepherdess and later nun who saw eighteen visions of the Virgin Mary at Lourdes, France when she was a teenager. Adapted from Franz Werfel's novel of the same name, the film is directed by Henry King and stars Creator/JenniferJones in an AcademyAward-winning UsefulNotes/AcademyAward-winning turn as Bernadette. Also in the cast are Charles Bickford, William Eythe, Gladys Cooper, Creator/VincentPrice, Lee J. Cobb, Anne Revere, and Linda Darnell.
27th May '17 12:21:41 AM CaptEquinox
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* BeamMeUpScotty: Bernadette never spoke the words in the trope quote: they were written by Franz Werfel for his book. In fact, Bernadette while a nun at Nevers did ask for water from the Lourdes Spring and drank it to cure a life-threatening attack of asthma. She never had another one.
27th May '17 12:21:21 AM CaptEquinox
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A 1943 classic about the life of [[http://http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernadette_Soubirous Saint Bernadette Soubirous]], a shepherdess and later nun who saw eighteen visions of the Virgin Mary at Lourdes when she was a teenager. Adapted from Franz Werfel's novel of the same name, the film is directed by Henry King and stars Creator/JenniferJones in an AcademyAward-winning turn as Bernadette. Also in the cast are Charles Bickford, William Eythe, Gladys Cooper, Creator/VincentPrice, Lee J. Cobb, Anne Revere, and Linda Darnell.

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A 1943 classic about the life of [[http://http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernadette_Soubirous Saint Bernadette Soubirous]], a shepherdess and later nun who saw eighteen visions of the Virgin Mary at Lourdes Lourdes, France when she was a teenager. Adapted from Franz Werfel's novel of the same name, the film is directed by Henry King and stars Creator/JenniferJones in an AcademyAward-winning turn as Bernadette. Also in the cast are Charles Bickford, William Eythe, Gladys Cooper, Creator/VincentPrice, Lee J. Cobb, Anne Revere, and Linda Darnell.




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* BeamMeUpScotty: Bernadette never spoke the words in the trope quote: they were written by Franz Werfel for his book. In fact, Bernadette while a nun at Nevers did ask for water from the Lourdes Spring and drank it to cure a life-threatening attack of asthma. She never had another one.
12th Mar '17 10:45:03 PM CaptEquinox
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From Website/IMDb: "In 1858 France, Bernadette, an adolescent peasant girl, has a vision of "" in the city dump. She never claims it to be anything other than this, but the townspeople all assume it to be the Virgin Mary. The pompous government officials think she is nuts, and do their best to suppress the girl and her followers, and the church wants nothing to do with the whole matter. But as Bernadette attracts wider and wider attention, the phenomenon overtakes everyone in the town, and transforms their lives."

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From Website/IMDb: "In 1858 France, Bernadette, an adolescent peasant girl, has a vision of "" "a beautiful lady" in the city dump. She never claims it to be anything other than this, but the townspeople all assume it to be the Virgin Mary. The pompous government officials think she is nuts, and do their best to suppress the girl and her followers, and the church wants nothing to do with the whole matter. But as Bernadette attracts wider and wider attention, the phenomenon overtakes everyone in the town, and transforms their lives."
6th Mar '17 10:59:14 AM JamesAustin
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From Website/IMDb: "In 1858 France, Bernadette, an adolescent peasant girl, has a vision of "a beautiful lady" in the city dump. She never claims it to be anything other than this, but the townspeople all assume it to be the Virgin Mary. The pompous government officials think she is nuts, and do their best to suppress the girl and her followers, and the church wants nothing to do with the whole matter. But as Bernadette attracts wider and wider attention, the phenomenon overtakes everyone in the town, and transforms their lives."

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From Website/IMDb: "In 1858 France, Bernadette, an adolescent peasant girl, has a vision of "a beautiful lady" "" in the city dump. She never claims it to be anything other than this, but the townspeople all assume it to be the Virgin Mary. The pompous government officials think she is nuts, and do their best to suppress the girl and her followers, and the church wants nothing to do with the whole matter. But as Bernadette attracts wider and wider attention, the phenomenon overtakes everyone in the town, and transforms their lives."



* UsefulNotes/AcademyAward: Won four, including Best Actress for Jennifer Jones and Best Original Score for Music/AlfredNewman, and was nominated for eight more, including Best Director, Best Supporting Actress (Gladys Cooper and Anne Revere), Best Supporting Actor (Charles Bickford), Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Picture.



* TheDeterminator - PluckyGirl: The Lady, and Bernie herself. The Lady wants her chapel and processions, and Bernie's going to see that she gets them, even if she has to stand up to the formidable Fr. Dominique Peyramale. Twice.

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* TheDeterminator - PluckyGirl: {{Determinator}}: The Lady, and Bernie herself. The Lady wants her chapel and processions, and Bernie's going to see that she gets them, even if she has to stand up to the formidable Fr. Dominique Peyramale. Twice.



* HollywoodNuns: This film was the initial TropeCodifier. But every detail was meticulously researched.

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* HollywoodNuns: This film was the initial TropeCodifier. But TropeCodifier, but every detail was meticulously researched.



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Sister Vauzous, after her OhCrap moment.

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: MyGodWhatHaveIDone:
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Sister Vauzous, after her OhCrap moment.



* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Bernadette, of course.

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* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Bernadette, of course.[[spoiler: Bernadette ends up dying from her tuberculosis.]]



* UnderstandingBoyfriend: Antoine Nicolau. He believes Bernadette the instant he sees her in communion with her lady. Although he admits to his mother that he feels "[[IncorruptiblePurePureness one ought not even to touch a being like that]]", he still wants to marry her.
** Actually averted in real life: Antoine and Bernadette ''really'' were JustFriends. And he was already married to someone else, anyway.
* WaifProphet: Bernadette - TruthInTelevision.

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* UnderstandingBoyfriend: Antoine Nicolau. He believes Bernadette the instant he sees her in communion with her lady. Although he admits to his mother that he feels "[[IncorruptiblePurePureness one ought not even to touch a being like that]]", he still wants to marry her. \n** Actually averted in real life: Antoine and Bernadette ''really'' were JustFriends. And he was already married to someone else, anyway.
* WaifProphet: Bernadette - TruthInTelevision.is an IllGirl who has visions of "a beautiful lady."
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