History Literature / BridgeToTerabithia

24th Feb '17 10:53:35 PM maylove25
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The Japanese theme song for the 2007 film adaptation is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DThe9SCtfUo "To Be in Love"]] by MISIA.

to:

* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The Japanese theme song for the 2007 film adaptation is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DThe9SCtfUo com/watch?v=QB2vEYjp_3M "To Be in Love"]] by MISIA.
26th Jan '17 6:06:29 AM AbsoluteSword
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* CatharsisFactor: Watching Jess sending Gary the bullying-jock flying into the wall with a MegatonPunch for [[spoiler: making a disrespectful joke about Leslie's death]] was oh so satisfying.


Added DiffLines:

* MegatonPunch: When Gary crossed the line mocked [[spoiler: a grieving Jess]] about [[spoiler: Leslie's death]], the latter gave a well-deserved punch that sent the bully ''flying'' into the classroom wall. [[CatharsisFactor And it was beautiful to behold.]]
3rd Jan '17 1:48:42 PM Jan_z_Michal
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* CaliforniaDoubling: New Zealand as Virginia in the 2007 film.
29th Sep '16 6:55:35 PM HamburgerTime
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* AgeLift: Minor example, with Jess and Leslie going from ten in the book to twelve in the movie. WordOfGod says this was done to emphasize that their feelings for each other were more than platonic.
30th Aug '16 5:57:13 PM eroock
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* NewTransferStudent: Leslie.
30th Jun '16 6:28:28 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* RedHeadedBully: Gary Fulcher in the 2007 film.
17th Jun '16 5:28:49 PM OffTheDeepEnd
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* CheerfulChild: Leslie, especially in the 2007 film. May Belle as well, given that she has endless amounts of optimism.

to:

* CheerfulChild: Leslie, especially Leslie in the 2007 film. May Belle as well, given that she has endless amounts of optimism.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Jesse's father, Jack Aarons (Jesse Sr. in the novel). He is very strict towards his son, and even harsh at times, but it's understandable given the family's level of poverty. He's also shown to be a good parent in spite of it all, and the scene where [[spoiler: he comforts his son after Leslie's death]] is one of the more poignant moments, especially in the film.

to:

* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Jesse's father, Jack Aarons (Jesse Sr. in the novel).Jesse Sr. He is very strict towards his son, and even harsh at times, but it's understandable given the family's level of poverty. He's also shown to be a good parent in spite of it all, and the scene where [[spoiler: he comforts his son after Leslie's death]] is one of the more poignant moments, especially in the film.
4th Jun '16 6:57:54 AM Jayalaw
Is there an issue? Send a Message


!! Contains examples of the following tropes:

to:

!! Contains The book contains examples of the following tropes:



* AdaptationDistillation: In the film, the setting is changed to the present day, so there's less focus on Jesse wanting to be an artist, which was the main conflict between him and his father in the book. It also doesn't make a big deal about Leslie being a {{Tomboy}}.
* AdaptationNameChange: Jesse's father is Jesse Sr. in the novels, but changed into Jack in the films, probably to avoid the OneSteveLimit.



* AloofDarkHairedGirl: The aforementioned aloof big sisters are brunettes, at least in the 2007 version.



* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The Japanese theme song for the 2007 film adaptation is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DThe9SCtfUo "To Be in Love"]] by MISIA.



* CaliforniaDoubling: New Zealand as Virginia in the 2007 film.



* TheCastShowOff: One of the reasons for casting Creator/ZooeyDeschanel as the music teacher is that she can actually sing.



* DoItYourselfThemeTune: The film had "Keep Your Mind Wide Open", sung by [=AnnaSophia=] Robb, who plays Leslie.



* DudeNotFunny: Invoked so hard that the teacher doesn't even chew out Jesse for [[spoiler:punching Scott Hoager when the latter jokes that with Leslie dead, Jesse is the fastest kid in school.]]



* FiveStagesOfGrief: [[spoiler:Jesse]] suffers these in alternating waves [[spoiler:after Leslie dies]] in a very realistic sense. First there's denial, in the book because as he mentions [[spoiler: Leslie is a good swimmer]] and [[spoiler:in the movie the rope has never snapped]]. Then he runs out in anger and kicks his wardrobe before going to bed. For a long time he talks as if [[spoiler:Leslie is alive to Miss Edmunds]] which doubles as bargaining, lashes out at Maybelle for following him [[spoiler:across the log]]. He only breaks down into depression when [[spoiler:his emotions catch up to him in the woods, as does his father]] and finally comes to accept what happens.

to:

* FiveStagesOfGrief: [[spoiler:Jesse]] suffers these in alternating waves [[spoiler:after Leslie dies]] in a very realistic sense. First there's denial, in the book because as he mentions [[spoiler: Leslie is a good swimmer]] and [[spoiler:in the movie the rope has never snapped]].swimmer]]. Then he runs out in anger and kicks his wardrobe before going to bed. For a long time he talks as if [[spoiler:Leslie is alive to Miss Edmunds]] alive]] which doubles as bargaining, lashes out at Maybelle for following him [[spoiler:across the log]]. He only breaks down into depression when [[spoiler:his emotions catch up to him in the woods, as does his father]] and finally comes to accept what happens.



** There was a scene in the film where the camera focuses on Jesse's arm becoming robotic and Jesse punching a Squoager. Near the last half of the film, Jesse confronts the Squoager's real life counterpart and punches him. Complete with the camera focusing on the arm, as if Jesse was pretending that it would become robotic.
** There's also lots of shots of the water rising and the rope close to breaking.
** At one point Jess is afraid Terrien (the dog) may fall down during crossing and drown.
** Leslie's essay is entitled "Self-contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus", depicts her fictional life as a scuba-diver, and the last few lines talk about how wonderful life is because of how short it is. [[spoiler:All foreshadowing her untimely death, as if she knew the whole time]].

to:

** There was a scene in the film where the camera focuses on Jesse's arm becoming robotic and Jesse punching a Squoager. Near the last half of the film, Jesse confronts the Squoager's real life counterpart and punches him. Complete with the camera focusing on the arm, as if Jesse was pretending that it would become robotic.
** There's also lots of shots of the water rising and the rope close to breaking.
** At one point Jess is afraid Prince Terrien (the dog) may fall down during crossing and drown.
** Leslie's essay is entitled "Self-contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus", depicts her fictional life as a scuba-diver, and the last few lines talk about how wonderful life is because of how short it is. [[spoiler:All foreshadowing her untimely death, as if she knew the whole time]].
drown.



* JerkJock: Gary Fulcher, who in the 2007 film is split into ''two'' characters - [[DecompositeCharacter himself and Scott Hoager]]. The latter seems to take the primary antagonistic role in the film.



* KidsAreCruel: Exaggerated in the 2007 film where the two bullies [[spoiler: continue to taunt Jess ''after'' Leslie's death]]. Of course it's subverted with [[spoiler: Janice Avery, who has a HeelFaceTurn afterwards]].



** Funnily enough, the film casts MPDG queen Creator/ZooeyDeschanel as Ms. Edmunds. The character she plays is one of her few roles ''not'' of this type. She comes off that way to Jesse, though, compared with the other adults in his life, hence his infatuation with her.



* NeverTrustATrailer: Quite possibly the most baffling case in the history of cinema. The trailer for the 2007 film made it seem like a Narnia-esque fantasy movie where Terabithia was real. Apparently, the filmmakers were none too pleased with the way the movie was marketed, either. Especially since the key screenwriter was David Paterson, the ''son'' of the original author and on whom Jesse is based. This also led to confusion with fans who hadn't read the book, as they watched the movie waiting for Terabithia to 'become real' only to realize it doesn't.



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: In the film when Jess punches a kid taunting him, the teacher talks to him about [[spoiler:grieving the loss of a loved one]] when it appears he's about to be punished.

to:

* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: In the film when After Jess punches a kid taunting him, acts out in school [[spoiler:by not doing his work]], the teacher talks to him about [[spoiler:grieving the loss of a loved one]] when it appears he's about to be punished.


Added DiffLines:


!!The movie contains examples of the following tropes

* AdaptationDistillation: In the film, the setting is changed to the present day, so there's less focus on Jesse wanting to be an artist, which was the main conflict between him and his father in the book. It also doesn't make a big deal about Leslie being a {{Tomboy}}.
* AdaptationNameChange: Jesse's father is Jesse Sr. in the novels, but changed into Jack in the films, probably to avoid the OneSteveLimit.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: The aforementioned aloof big sisters are brunettes, at least in the 2007 version.
* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The Japanese theme song for the 2007 film adaptation is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DThe9SCtfUo "To Be in Love"]] by MISIA.
* CaliforniaDoubling: New Zealand as Virginia in the 2007 film.
* TheCastShowOff: One of the reasons for casting Creator/ZooeyDeschanel as the music teacher is that she can actually sing.
* DoItYourselfThemeTune: The film had "Keep Your Mind Wide Open", sung by [=AnnaSophia=] Robb, who plays Leslie.
* DudeNotFunny: Invoked so hard that the teacher doesn't even chew out Jesse for [[spoiler:punching Scott Hoager when the latter jokes that with Leslie dead, Jesse is the fastest kid in school.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}:
** There was a scene in the film where the camera focuses on Jesse's arm becoming robotic and Jesse punching a Squoager. Near the last half of the film, Jesse confronts the Squoager's real life counterpart and punches him. Complete with the camera focusing on the arm, as if Jesse was pretending that it would become robotic.
** There's also lots of shots of the water rising and the rope close to breaking.
** Leslie's essay is entitled "Self-contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus", depicts her fictional life as a scuba-diver, and the last few lines talk about how wonderful life is because of how short it is. [[spoiler:All foreshadowing her untimely death, as if she knew the whole time]].
* JerkJock: Gary Fulcher, who in the 2007 film is split into ''two'' characters - [[DecompositeCharacter himself and Scott Hoager]]. The latter seems to take the primary antagonistic role in the film.
* KidsAreCruel: Exaggerated in the 2007 film where the two bullies [[spoiler: continue to taunt Jess ''after'' Leslie's death]]. Of course it's subverted with [[spoiler: Janice Avery, who has a HeelFaceTurn afterwards]].
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Funnily enough, the film casts MPDG queen Creator/ZooeyDeschanel as Ms. Edmunds. The character she plays is one of her few roles ''not'' of this type. She comes off that way to Jesse, though, compared with the other adults in his life, hence his infatuation with her.
* NeverTrustATrailer: Quite possibly the most baffling case in the history of cinema. The trailer for the 2007 film made it seem like a Narnia-esque fantasy movie where Terabithia was real. Apparently, the filmmakers were none too pleased with the way the movie was marketed, either. Especially since the key screenwriter was David Paterson, the ''son'' of the original author and on whom Jesse is based. This also led to confusion with fans who hadn't read the book, as they watched the movie waiting for Terabithia to 'become real' only to realize it doesn't.
27th May '16 3:14:06 PM rjd1922
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* DeathByNewberyMedal: One of the most famous textbook examples. While [[spoiler:killing a little girl]] might seem a bit brash and unanticipated, the entire story is inspired by a real-life event where a friend of Paterson's son was struck dead by lightning at the age of 8.

to:

* DeathByNewberyMedal: One of the most famous textbook examples. While [[spoiler:killing a little girl]] might seem a bit brash and unanticipated, the entire story is inspired by a real-life event where a friend of Paterson's son was [[spoiler:was struck dead by lightning at the age of 8.]]



* EvilRedhead: Gary Fulcher in the 2007 film. Though he's more of a JerkJock than evil, he's highly antagonistic throughout.



* RedHeadedBully: Gary Fulcher in the 2007 film.



%% * SnicketWarningLabel
* SurvivorsGuilt: [[spoiler: Jesse doesn't invite Leslie to the museum and she dies as a result. Jesse is understandably broken up over it.]]
%% * TooCoolToLive
%% * TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth
%% * TooHappyToLive

to:

%% * SnicketWarningLabel
* SurvivorsGuilt: [[spoiler: Jesse [[spoiler:Jesse doesn't invite Leslie to the museum and she dies as a result. Jesse is understandably broken up over it.]]
%% * TooCoolToLive
TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Leslie
%% * TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth
%% * TooHappyToLive
TooHappyToLive: Leslie
20th May '16 9:09:56 PM Nylsa
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* UglyCute: Jess describes Mae Belle as this.
This list shows the last 10 events of 105. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Literature.BridgeToTerabithia