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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.
19th Apr '17 4:51:50 PM CJCroen1393
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* A blink and you miss it moment--when Coraline enters the circus to retrieve the last ghost eye, the Other Mr. B ([[spoiler:or what's left of him]]) briefly takes on a decidedly ratlike pose.
14th Apr '17 12:46:28 PM CJCroen1393
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** It may also be a reference to [[spoiler:the argument the real Spink and Forcible made regarding their eyesight]]...
-->'''Miss Forcible:''' Oh give me that cup, April! Your eyes are going!\\
'''Miss Spink:''' ''My'' eyes!? ''You're'' blind as a ''bat!''
4th Apr '17 8:23:51 PM DingoWalley1
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** Notice how the Other Mother's final form is very long and has 4 legs ''like'' a giraffe...
11th Mar '17 7:02:00 AM LirycaAllson
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* Many people compared the film to [[AlicesAdventuresInWonderland Alice In Wonderland]], but the more I think about it, the film is similar to the legend of {{Theatre/Faust}}. Both main characters are dissatisfied with what they have. The Other Mother is alot like the devil in the legend in that she gives Coroline her desires. It's only when she offers buttons for her eyes is when Coraline realises that she made a DealWithTheDevil.

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* Many people compared the film to [[AlicesAdventuresInWonderland Alice In Wonderland]], but the more I think about it, the film is similar to the legend of {{Theatre/Faust}}. Both main characters are dissatisfied with what they have. The Other Mother is alot a lot like the devil in the legend in that she gives Coroline Coraline her desires. It's only when she offers buttons for her eyes is when Coraline realises that she made a DealWithTheDevil.
10th Mar '17 8:04:18 AM JRSL88
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* Many people compared the film to "Alice In Wonderland", but the more I think about it, the film is similar to the legend of {{Theatre/Faust}}. Both main characters are dissatisfied with what they have. The Other Mother is alot like the devil in the legend in that she gives Coroline her desires. It's only when she offers buttons for her eyes is when Coraline realises that she made a DealWithTheDevil.

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* Many people compared the film to "Alice [[AlicesAdventuresInWonderland Alice In Wonderland", Wonderland]], but the more I think about it, the film is similar to the legend of {{Theatre/Faust}}. Both main characters are dissatisfied with what they have. The Other Mother is alot like the devil in the legend in that she gives Coroline her desires. It's only when she offers buttons for her eyes is when Coraline realises that she made a DealWithTheDevil.
26th Dec '16 9:26:52 PM Zeiss
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** Sadly, Wybie's grandmother might have been developing dementia at that point and had forgotten that she didn't want any families with kids living in the Pink Palace.
28th Nov '16 5:06:23 PM HeroGal2347
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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?
2nd Nov '16 12:26:34 AM AzuraJae
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\n* Wybie said that his grandmother, Mrs. Lovat, never rents the Pink Palace to families with children. Why now did she decide to rent it out to a family with a child? Well, Wybie's the same age as Coraline and he loves to wander around, sometimes a little to close to the Pink Palace. Wybie is just a susceptible child as Coraline was to being lured to the Other World. Is it then, out of fear over her kin, she rented out the flat to a family with a kid, to use as a ''scapegoat''?

1st Nov '16 7:31:56 PM SanjMerchant
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** While it wouldn't assuage whatever guilt Grandma Lovat has, it might be as simple as Sweet Ghost Girl having lost a proverbial coin toss. If Other Mother can't or won't cater to more than one child at a time (no matter how much their interests might overlap), then she somehow arbitrarily chose Sweet Ghost Girl over her sister. It might have come down to which twin found the doll first.
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