History Literature / ExtremelyLoudAndIncrediblyClose

2nd Feb '16 6:26:05 PM creader
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Trivia trope.

* BillingDisplacement: Noticeably [[AvertedTrope averted]]. Despite Creator/TomHanks and Creator/SandraBullock's roles as Oskar's parents,Thomas Horn is the only actor to feature prominently on the movie poster. Indeed, you would have to look quite closely to realize Creator/TomHanks or Creator/SandraBullock were even in it. * BrickJoke: Oskar promises to donate his pocket money towards diabetic research for lying to Abby Black. Chapters later, he receives a letter thanking him for the 50 cents he donated.
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* BillingDisplacement: Noticeably [[AvertedTrope averted]]. Despite Creator/TomHanks and Creator/SandraBullock's roles as Oskar's parents,Thomas Horn is the only actor to feature prominently on the movie poster. Indeed, you would have to look quite closely to realize Creator/TomHanks or Creator/SandraBullock were even in it. * BrickJoke: BrickJoke: ** Oskar promises to donate his pocket money towards diabetic research for lying to Abby Black. Chapters later, he receives a letter thanking him for the 50 cents he donated.

* NoSocialSkills: Some of the games Oskar and his father played involved Oskar being forced to speak to people, because his father wanted Oskar to get better at it.
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* NoSocialSkills: NoSocialSkills: ** Some of the games Oskar and his father played involved Oskar being forced to speak to people, because his father wanted Oskar to get better at it.

* PresentDayPast: (movie only) A 2008-up Ford Escape with the "NYC'''T'''AXI" logo introduced in 2007 is prominent in the trailer's first street scene. ** Overlaps into AnachronismStew - Oskar's dad films him on Super 8 rather than the then-common VHS-C.
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* PresentDayPast: (movie only) A 2008-up Ford Escape with the "NYC'''T'''AXI" logo introduced in 2007 is prominent in the trailer's first street scene. ** scene. Overlaps into AnachronismStew - Oskar's dad films him on Super 8 rather than the then-common VHS-C.
29th Jan '16 4:31:18 AM Morgenthaler
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''Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close'' is a novel by Jonathan Safran Foer (of ''EverythingIsIlluminated'' fame). The book is written in multiple viewpoints. The majority is in the first person, and is told by Oskar, a 9-year-old boy. Between chapters are letters written by Oskar's paternal grandparents, detailing how they met and eventually separated.
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''Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close'' is a novel by Jonathan Safran Foer (of ''EverythingIsIlluminated'' ''Literature/EverythingIsIlluminated'' fame). The book is written in multiple viewpoints. The majority is in the first person, and is told by Oskar, a 9-year-old boy. Between chapters are letters written by Oskar's paternal grandparents, detailing how they met and eventually separated.
26th Nov '15 7:22:27 PM nombretomado
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* BillingDisplacement: Noticeably [[AvertedTrope averted]]. Despite Creator/TomHanks and Creator/SandraBullock's roles as Oskar's parents,Thomas Horn is the only actor to feature prominently on the movie poster. Indeed, you would have to look quite closely to realize Creator/TomHanks or SandraBullock were even in it.
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* BillingDisplacement: Noticeably [[AvertedTrope averted]]. Despite Creator/TomHanks and Creator/SandraBullock's roles as Oskar's parents,Thomas Horn is the only actor to feature prominently on the movie poster. Indeed, you would have to look quite closely to realize Creator/TomHanks or SandraBullock Creator/SandraBullock were even in it.
5th Mar '14 2:07:30 PM m8e
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It has since been adapted into a film starring TomHanks, SandraBullock, Viola Davis, Creator/MaxVonSydow and Thomas Horn as Oskar. It was nominated for Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor (Max von Sydow).
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It has since been adapted into a film starring TomHanks, SandraBullock, Viola Davis, Creator/TomHanks, Creator/SandraBullock, Creator/ViolaDavis, Creator/MaxVonSydow and Thomas Horn Creator/ThomasHorn as Oskar. It was nominated for Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor (Max von Sydow).(Creator/MaxVonSydow).

* BillingDisplacement: Noticeably [[AvertedTrope averted]]. Despite TomHanks and SandraBullock's roles as Oskar's parents,Thomas Horn is the only actor to feature prominently on the movie poster. Indeed, you would have to look quite closely to realize TomHanks or SandraBullock were even in it.
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* BillingDisplacement: Noticeably [[AvertedTrope averted]]. Despite TomHanks Creator/TomHanks and SandraBullock's Creator/SandraBullock's roles as Oskar's parents,Thomas Horn is the only actor to feature prominently on the movie poster. Indeed, you would have to look quite closely to realize TomHanks Creator/TomHanks or SandraBullock were even in it.
16th Feb '14 7:36:27 PM misscake
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* MeaningfulName: Schell is derived from a German word meaning 'noisy' or 'loud', an allusion to the title. However, it is also an ironic reference to Oskar's grandfather's inability to speak due to trauma, and Oskar's own problems in dealing with his grief.
2nd Feb '14 5:53:21 PM skbc1p4res
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It has since been adapted into a film starring TomHanks, SandraBullock, Viola Davis, Max von Sydow and Thomas Horn as Oskar. It was nominated for Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor (Max von Sydow).
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It has since been adapted into a film starring TomHanks, SandraBullock, Viola Davis, Max von Sydow Creator/MaxVonSydow and Thomas Horn as Oskar. It was nominated for Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor (Max von Sydow).
20th Jan '14 3:26:57 AM LongLiveHumour
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* NaziGermany: Where and when Oskar's grandparents grew up.
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* NaziGermany: UsefulNotes/NaziGermany: Where and when Oskar's grandparents grew up.
25th Nov '13 2:03:45 AM misscake
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* MostWritersAreAdults: On one hand, it's easy to believe that Oskar's mannerisms are framed by adult author ideals. On the other, he's a child coping with a terribly traumatic event, and it's acknowledged in universe that this, coupled with his intelligence, makes it difficult for him to make friends (and in reality, there are plenty of children in who act like Oskar).
25th Nov '13 1:58:22 AM misscake
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* NeverFoundTheBody: Oskar's father's body was never found in the aftermath of 9/11. His funeral at the start bothers Oskar for the fact that there's no corpse in the coffin they're about to bury.
25th Nov '13 1:55:58 AM misscake
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*ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Oskar imagines himself getting back at Jimmy Snyder during their performance of Hamlet for bullying him -->'''Oskar''':You are guilty of having abused those less strong than you: of making the lives of nerds like me and Toothpaste and The Minch almost impossible...And I've seen you litter, too.

*BrickJoke: Oskar promises to donate his pocket money towards diabetic research for lying to Abby Black. Chapters later, he receives a letter thanking him for the 50 cents he donated. **The taxi driver Oskar shortchanges. He's not mentioned again until he sends Oskar a letter thanking him for actually paying him back.

*DeadGuyJunior: Oskar's father is given the name Thomas Schell by Oskar's grandmother. Thomas Schell senior is dead only in the sense that he feels he cannot live, but is as good as dead due to his absence.

*GraveRobbing: Oskar and the renter dig up Oskar's father's coffin. Subverted in that there's no corpse.

* MostWritersAreAdults
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