History Literature / DoloresClaiborne

25th May '18 4:15:05 AM jormis29
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The 1995 [[FilmOfTheBook film adaptation]] starred Creator/KathyBates as Dolores, Judy Parfitt as Vera, Creator/JenniferJasonLeigh as Selena and Creator/ChristopherPlummer as (unique to the film character) Detective John Mackey, and also features memorable appearances by John C. Reilly, Bob Gunton and David Strathairn. The film is often cited as one of the more underrated adaptations of King's work, but is somewhat obscured by the fact that it followed the release of The Shawshank Redeption and appeared amid a flurry of memorable (if often of low or questionable quality) film and television adaptations of King's work.

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The 1995 [[FilmOfTheBook film adaptation]] starred Creator/KathyBates as Dolores, Judy Parfitt as Vera, Creator/JenniferJasonLeigh as Selena and Creator/ChristopherPlummer as (unique to the film character) Detective John Mackey, and also features memorable appearances by John C. Reilly, Bob Gunton and David Strathairn.Creator/DavidStrathairn. The film is often cited as one of the more underrated adaptations of King's work, but is somewhat obscured by the fact that it followed the release of The Shawshank Redeption and appeared amid a flurry of memorable (if often of low or questionable quality) film and television adaptations of King's work.
24th Mar '18 5:14:42 AM Aquila89
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* FirstNameBasis: Vera always callhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Pageed Dolores on her first name, but originally she called Vera "Mrs Donovan". After Dolores breaks down crying in front of Vera, she demands from Dolores to call her on her first name. "I insist that all women who have hysterics on my bed call me by my Christian name thenceforward."

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* FirstNameBasis: Vera always callhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Pageed calls Dolores on her first name, but originally she called Vera "Mrs Donovan". After Dolores breaks down crying in front of Vera, she demands from Dolores to call her on her first name. "I insist that all women who have hysterics on my bed call me by my Christian name thenceforward."
24th Mar '18 5:12:10 AM Aquila89
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* FirstNameBasis: Vera always called Dolores on her first name, but originally she called Vera "Mrs Donovan". After Dolores breaks down crying in front of Vera, she demands from Dolores to call her on her first name. "I insist that all women who have hysterics on my bed call me by my Christian name thenceforward."

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* FirstNameBasis: Vera always called callhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Pageed Dolores on her first name, but originally she called Vera "Mrs Donovan". After Dolores breaks down crying in front of Vera, she demands from Dolores to call her on her first name. "I insist that all women who have hysterics on my bed call me by my Christian name thenceforward."



* LineOfSightName: The place where Helga Donovan works is called Gaylord Fashion. Dolores finds out at the end that [[spoiler:Helga died in 1961 and that Vera most likely made up the name because she had been born in Gaylord, Missouri.]]

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* LineOfSightName: The place where Vera says that her son, Donald has a company called Golden West Associates and her daughter, Helga Donovan works is at called Gaylord Fashion. Dolores finds out at the end that [[spoiler:Helga [[spoiler:they both died in 1961 and that Vera most likely made up the name names because she used to read romance novels by a publisher named Golden West and had been born in Gaylord, Missouri.]]
21st Mar '18 1:11:36 PM BlackTar91
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The 1995 [[FilmOfTheBook film adaptation]] starred Creator/KathyBates as Dolores, Judy Parfitt as Vera, Creator/JenniferJasonLeigh as Selena and Creator/ChristopherPlummer as (unique to the film character) Detective John Mackey, and also features memorable appearances by John C. Reilly, Bob Gunton and David Strathairn. The film is often cited as one of the more underrated adaptations of King's work, but is somewhat obscured by the fact that it followed the release if The Shawshank Redeption and appeared amid a flurry of memorable (if often of low or questionable quality) film and television adaptations of King's work.

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The 1995 [[FilmOfTheBook film adaptation]] starred Creator/KathyBates as Dolores, Judy Parfitt as Vera, Creator/JenniferJasonLeigh as Selena and Creator/ChristopherPlummer as (unique to the film character) Detective John Mackey, and also features memorable appearances by John C. Reilly, Bob Gunton and David Strathairn. The film is often cited as one of the more underrated adaptations of King's work, but is somewhat obscured by the fact that it followed the release if of The Shawshank Redeption and appeared amid a flurry of memorable (if often of low or questionable quality) film and television adaptations of King's work.
19th Jan '18 7:30:49 AM Aquila89
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* UnexpectedInheritance: After Vera dies, [[spoiler:Dolores is informed that she has left her entire fortune to her (in excess of $30 million). Dolores ends up giving it all to an orphanage.]]

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* UnexpectedInheritance: After Vera dies, [[spoiler:Dolores is informed that she has left her entire fortune to her (in excess of $30 million). million) except from a small donation to an orphanage. Dolores ends up giving it all to an the orphanage.]]
19th Jan '18 7:29:37 AM Aquila89
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* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: Definitely subverted, as the scene in which Dolores stands up to Joe's physical abuse by smashing his face with a cream pitcher is chilly and definitely not played for laughs. It also has very bad consequences; Selena sees it and Joe uses that to turn her against Dolores, portraying her as the aggressor.

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* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: Definitely subverted, as the scene in which Dolores stands up to Joe's physical abuse by smashing his face with a cream pitcher is chilly and definitely not played for laughs. It also has very bad consequences; Selena sees it and Joe uses that to turn her against Dolores, portraying her as the aggressor.
1st Jan '18 8:44:59 PM AnoneMouseJr
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* FinancialAbuse: Dolores has been working hard to build up a savings account to send her children off to college; when she plans to withdraw the money so she and the children can leave town and get away from her abusive husband, she discovers he'd already cleaned it out for his own use, giving her yet another reason to hate him (and, soon after, to plot his murder).
5th Oct '17 9:10:03 AM Aquila89
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* WomanScorned: It's implied that Vera murdered her husband (and made it look like an accident) because he had been cheating on her.

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* WomanScorned: Vera's husband died in a car crash. It's implied that Vera murdered her husband him (and made it look like an accident) because he had been cheating on her.
5th Oct '17 9:06:39 AM Aquila89
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* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: Definitely subverted, as the scene in which Dolores stands up to Joe's physical abuse by smashing his face with a cream pitcher is chilly and definitely not played for laughs.

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* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: Definitely subverted, as the scene in which Dolores stands up to Joe's physical abuse by smashing his face with a cream pitcher is chilly and definitely not played for laughs. It also has very bad consequences; Selena sees it and Joe uses that to turn her against Dolores, portraying her as the aggressor.
1st Jul '17 11:09:01 AM NoriMori
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** Given that's her ''married'' name, it shows how she must feel about her husband.
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