History Literature / GeraldsGame

19th Apr '18 1:42:39 PM CornwindEvilman
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* AdaptationalNiceGuy: A ''very'' small example, but along with the PetTheDog example below, in the film [[spoiler: is a LITTLE less aggressive and backs off, angry but also disappointed, before he has his heart attack. In the book Gerald refuses to back down at all, forcing Jessie to kick him repeatedly, which is suggested to have been the last bit of stress that triggers said heart attack. Whether Movie!Gerald would have uncuffed Jessie then had he not suffered said heart attack, or reverted to his book behavior is left up in the air.]]

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* AdaptationalNiceGuy: A ''very'' small example, but along with the PetTheDog example below, in the film [[spoiler: Gerald is a LITTLE less aggressive and backs off, angry but also disappointed, when Jessie struggles against him via biting his lip, before he has his heart attack. In the book Gerald refuses to back down at all, forcing Jessie to kick him repeatedly, which is suggested to have been the last bit of stress that triggers said heart attack. Whether Movie!Gerald would have uncuffed Jessie then had he not suffered said heart attack, or reverted to his book behavior is left up in the air.]]
19th Apr '18 1:41:48 PM CornwindEvilman
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* AdaptionalNiceGuy: A ''very'' small example, but along with the PetTheDog example below, in the film [[spoiler: is a LITTLE less aggressive and backs off, angry but also disappointed, before he has his heart attack. In the book Gerald refuses to back down at all, forcing Jessie to kick him repeatedly, which is suggested to have been the last bit of stress that triggers said heart attack. Whether Movie!Gerald would have uncuffed Jessie then had he not suffered said heart attack, or reverted to his book behavior is left up in the air.]]

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* AdaptionalNiceGuy: AdaptationalNiceGuy: A ''very'' small example, but along with the PetTheDog example below, in the film [[spoiler: is a LITTLE less aggressive and backs off, angry but also disappointed, before he has his heart attack. In the book Gerald refuses to back down at all, forcing Jessie to kick him repeatedly, which is suggested to have been the last bit of stress that triggers said heart attack. Whether Movie!Gerald would have uncuffed Jessie then had he not suffered said heart attack, or reverted to his book behavior is left up in the air.]]
19th Apr '18 1:40:41 PM CornwindEvilman
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* AdaptionalKindness: A very small example, but along with the PetTheDog example below, in the film [[spoiler: is a LITTLE less aggressive and backs off, angry but also disappointed, before he has his heart attack. In the book Gerald refuses to back down at all, forcing Jessie to kick him repeatedly, which is suggested to have been the last bit of stress that triggers said heart attack. Whether Movie!Gerald would have uncuffed Jessie then had he not suffered said heart attack, or reverted to his book behavior is left up in the air.]]

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* AdaptionalKindness: AdaptionalNiceGuy: A very ''very'' small example, but along with the PetTheDog example below, in the film [[spoiler: is a LITTLE less aggressive and backs off, angry but also disappointed, before he has his heart attack. In the book Gerald refuses to back down at all, forcing Jessie to kick him repeatedly, which is suggested to have been the last bit of stress that triggers said heart attack. Whether Movie!Gerald would have uncuffed Jessie then had he not suffered said heart attack, or reverted to his book behavior is left up in the air.]]
19th Apr '18 1:39:40 PM CornwindEvilman
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* AdaptionalKindness: A very small example, but along with the PetTheDog example below, in the film [[spoiler: is a LITTLE less aggressive and backs off, angry but also disappointed, before he has his heart attack. In the book Gerald refuses to back down at all, forcing Jessie to kick him repeatedly, which is suggested to have been the last bit of stress that triggers said heart attack. Whether Movie!Gerald would have uncuffed Jessie then had he not suffered said heart attack, or reverted to his book behavior is left up in the air.]]
19th Apr '18 1:29:29 PM CornwindEvilman
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Somewhat amazingly, a film adaptation was produced by Creator/{{Netflix}} in 2017, starring Creator/CarlaGugino as Jessie and Creator/BruceGreenwood as Gerald.

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Somewhat amazingly, a (very faithful) film adaptation was produced by Creator/{{Netflix}} in 2017, starring Creator/CarlaGugino as Jessie and Creator/BruceGreenwood as Gerald.
15th Apr '18 10:37:18 AM TheAimz
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* {{Gorn}}: [[Jessie's method of freeing herself]] is shown in all its nauseating glory in the film version.

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* {{Gorn}}: [[Jessie's [[spoiler: Jessie's method of freeing herself]] is shown in all its nauseating glory in the film version.
15th Apr '18 10:34:33 AM TheAimz
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* HopeSpot: In the book, Jessie remembers the jar of Nivea cream on the self above the bed, and attempts to open it, hoping to use the cream as lubricant to free herself. [[spoiler: As she's concentrating intensely on opening the jar one-handed, however, Prince the dog chooses the worst possible moment to run into the room, startling Jessie and causing her to drop the jar.]]


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* StressVomit: As a child, Jessie vomits after [[spoiler: being molested by her father.]]
15th Apr '18 10:27:06 AM TheAimz
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* AbusiveParents: [[spoiler:Jessie's father sexually molested her when she was 12.]]

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* AbusiveParents: [[spoiler:Jessie's father sexually molested her when she was 12.10 (12 in the film).]]



** In the book, Jessie refers to the mysterious stranger in the room as "the Space Cowboy". In the film, he's dubbed "the Moonlight Man".
* AdaptationalModesty: In the book, Jessie is topless and wears nothing but a pair of underwear throughout her ordeal. In the film, she wears a full slip.



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Jessie successfully broke free of the handcuffs and she even started a foundation to help victims of sexual abuse. But her husband is still dead, her world was turned completely upside down, and it seems her nights were (and may continue to be) plagued with visions of the Moonlight Man. Though she did confront said Moonlight Man on his court date and said essentially that she’s no longer afraid of him.]]
* BodyHorror

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Jessie successfully broke free of the handcuffs and she even started a foundation to help victims of sexual abuse. But her husband is still dead, her right hand will likely never fully recover from her injury, her world was turned completely upside down, and it seems her nights were (and may continue to be) plagued with visions of the Moonlight Man. Though she did confront said Moonlight Man on his court date and said essentially that she’s no longer afraid of him.]]
* BodyHorrorBodyHorror: [[spoiler: Jessie is forced to essentially deglove her right hand with a piece of broken glass and use her blood as lubrication in order to escape her bonds.]] It's precisely as horrible as it sounds.



* ChainedToABed

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* ChainedToABedChainedToABed: One of the most famous (and horrifying) examples in fiction.


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* {{Gorn}}: [[Jessie's method of freeing herself]] is shown in all its nauseating glory in the film version.


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* ScarsAreForever: [[spoiler: Jessie has undergone multiple skin grafts on her right hand by the end of the story, and it seems unlikely that she'll regain full usage of it.]]
8th Feb '18 2:59:31 AM Aquila89
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* {{Xenofiction}}: Some parts of the book are told from the perspective of Prince, the stray dog.
4th Feb '18 9:56:56 PM Discord_and_Dine
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** In the book, Jessie refers to the creepy stranger as [[Music/SteveMillerBand "the Space Cowboy"]].
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