History Fridge / Coraline

9th Oct '17 5:05:47 PM H8FearADRLuv
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* Notice how the Other Wybie doesn't wear any reflective stickers on his jacket, or his skull helmet? They're part of his ensemble as a rider on his little motorcycle, which Coraline ''hates'' because it took her by surprise. So they don't exist in the Other World, as a sign that he doesn't have it.
** Ironically enough, [[spoiler: they're what help Wybie save Coraline from the Other Mother's hand.]]
5th Oct '17 8:36:33 AM EclipsedStar
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** Very subtle way of showing the Other Mother cannot sustain herself on her own creations and that they're at most an illusion. She can only feed on the [[PoweredByAForsakenChild love of others]].

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** Very subtle way of showing the Other Mother cannot sustain herself on her own creations and that they're at most an illusion. She can only feed on the [[PoweredByAForsakenChild love of of]] [[EmotionEater others]].
23rd Sep '17 9:21:23 AM ading
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* The phrase "Beldam" may be a reference to "La Belle Dame Sans Merci (The Beautiful Woman Without Mercy)", a poem about a knight charmed and abandoned by the titular dangerous fairy. So does that mean that the Beldam does not necessarily prey only on children?

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* The phrase "Beldam" may be a reference to "La Belle Dame Sans Merci (The Beautiful Woman Without Mercy)", a poem about a knight charmed and abandoned by the titular dangerous fairy. So does that mean that the Beldam does not necessarily prey only on children?children? Not likely, though, since the word "beldam" is an archaic term for "witch" that long predates the poem.
31st Aug '17 7:39:24 AM H8FearADRLuv
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* Each of the three ghost eyes gave Coraline good advice upon [[spoiler: being located. The first eye congratulated her, but also took care to remind her she still had the other two to find. The second eye warned her that time was running out. And the third one told Coraline to think her way out of the Other World, because the Other Mother wouldn't keep her word.]]


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** During that dinner when he sang his little song, [[spoiler: the little doll was there. In other words, the Other Mother spied on their meal time, saw Coraline's father singing, and made the Other Father [[UpToEleven a great singer]].]]
27th Aug '17 4:29:48 PM Malady
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** Near the end, the Other Father starts to resemble a pumpkin, which is probably what the Other Mother made him from--sort of a creepy, BodyHorror-style twist on the [[{{Cinderella}} Fairy Godmother turning a pumpkin into a carriage to satisfy a little girl wanting more.]]

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** Near the end, the Other Father starts to resemble a pumpkin, which is probably what the Other Mother made him from--sort of a creepy, BodyHorror-style twist on the [[{{Cinderella}} [[Literature/{{Cinderella}} Fairy Godmother turning a pumpkin into a carriage to satisfy a little girl wanting more.]]
25th Aug '17 5:43:28 PM H8FearADRLuv
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* At one point, the Other Mother says "They say even the proudest spirit can be broken, with love." Then you realize who "they" is: she's [[ButHeSoundsHandsome quoting herself]] from [[MythologyGag the book]].
27th Jul '17 2:55:39 PM H8FearADRLuv
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* Ever wonder why [[spoiler: Coraline returns to the real world after falling asleep in the Other world the first two times, but ''not'' [[OhCrap the third time]]? Because the first two times, Coraline only visited the other world [[AstralProjection in her dreams]]. The third time she goes, she visited the Other world in person. That's where she goes to bed, and that's where she wakes up.]]

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* Ever wonder Wonder why [[spoiler: Coraline returns to the real world after falling asleep in the Other world the first two times, but ''not'' [[OhCrap the third time]]? Because the first two times, Coraline only visited the other Other world [[AstralProjection in her dreams]]. The third time she goes, she visited the Other world in person. That's where she goes to bed, and that's where she wakes up.]]
** It could also add brilliance to why [[spoiler: the Other Mother waited until the third visit to invite Coraline to stay in the Other World for good. She was waiting for the moment Coraline would come in person. And it's also why she wasn't bothered when Coraline refused to have buttons sown onto her eyes, because she was [[SmugSnake certain]] she wouldn't be able to escape.
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27th Jul '17 2:46:51 PM H8FearADRLuv
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* Ever wonder why [[spoiler: Coraline returns to the real world after falling asleep in the Other world the first two times, but ''not'' [[OhCrap the third time]]? Because the first two times, Coraline only visited the other world [[AstralProjection in her dreams]]. The third time she goes, she visited the Other world in person. That's where she goes to bed, and that's where she wakes up.]]
13th May '17 10:32:01 AM 8BrickMario
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* A tiny hint that the Other Mother has no intentions of holding up her end of the bargain is that she offers her hand to be shaken, but is interrupted by Coraline asking for a hint, after which she leaves. So the two ''never shake on the deal'', showing that the contract won't play out to its conditions.
20th Apr '17 6:19:02 PM BlindJustice-2515
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* There is a less obvious aesop in the film of, "If one looks beyond first impressions, things that appear boring can turn out to be interesting." Coraline is lured to the Other World by flashy and fun-looking copies of the people in her life, but "flash" is ultimately all they have as hollow mirages. In contrast, the real world is drab and the people odd, but they are the ones with three dimensions, and by the end, Coraline takes an interest in her neighbours' lives.
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