History Literature / IT

18th Aug '17 9:34:18 AM drbreakfast
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* FlashbackWithinAFlashback: happens as a side-effect of the book's time-jumping structure. For instance, the adult Ben thinks back on being chased into the woods by Henry as a kid, and within that flashback is another flashback in which he thinks back on the first time he encountered Pennywise months earlier.
11th Aug '17 8:00:06 AM JakesBrain
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* AuthorTract: One occurs against a specific style of writing a few chapters in: we're given details about Bill's struggle in a college writing class, particularly with the man who is the instructor and would-be mentor. Bill is interested in writing stories for their own sake and cultivating his talent, the instructor insists [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotDidactic everything must be didactic]] and is more interested in every story being an allegory for a stereotypically left-leaning political or social statement. On a whim Bill submits one of his works to a horror fiction magazine and gets high praise. He sends the review to the instructor, who returns it with enormous, frustrated markdowns. This was the start of a nasty falling out which ends with Bill dropping out and he goes on to become a success anyway.

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* AuthorTract: One occurs against a specific style of writing a few chapters in: we're given details about Bill's struggle in a college writing class, particularly with the man who is the instructor and would-be mentor. Whereas Bill is interested in writing stories for their own sake and cultivating his talent, the instructor insists [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotDidactic everything must be didactic]] and is more interested in every story being an allegory for a stereotypically left-leaning political or social statement. On a whim whim, Bill submits one of his works -- one which the teacher had flunked (had, in fact, scribbled "'''PULP CRAP'''" across the front page of) to a horror fiction magazine and gets high praise. He sends praise and a reasonably good cheque; he pins a copy of the review acceptance letter to the instructor, who returns it with enormous, frustrated markdowns. cork board on the door of the instructor's office. This was is the start of a nasty falling out which ends with Bill dropping out of college and he goes going on to become a success anyway.
10th Aug '17 7:09:42 PM PaulA
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* SilverBullet: At one point [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve the Losers use belief to make their weapons into silver bullets]] to hurt IT when it tries to attack them in the form of a werewolf.
10th Aug '17 6:59:21 PM PaulA
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* ArcWords: "He thrusts his fists against the posts and still insists he sees the ghosts." This is a tip of the hat by Stephen King to Curt Siodmak's story "Donovan's Brain."

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"He thrusts his fists against the posts and still insists he sees the ghosts." This is a tip of the hat by Stephen King to Curt Siodmak's story "Donovan's Brain."


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** "They float. They all float."


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* NothingIsScarier
5th Aug '17 12:00:40 PM Aquila89
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* DadTheVeteran: Bill's father fought in World War II and brought back a German pistol that Bill uses against It.
4th Aug '17 11:34:53 AM PeaceAndLove
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Not to be confused with [[Film/{{It 1927}} the 1927 silent film of the same name]], which introduced the phrase "It Girl" to the world. Or 1958's ''Film/ItTheTerrorFromBeyondSpace''. Or the debut album by Music/{{Pulp}}. Or the BigBad of ''Literature/AWrinkleInTime''. Or the Psammead of ''Literature/FiveChildrenAndIt''. Or [[Series/TheAddamsFamily Cousin Itt]]. Or the guys down in the sub-basement who (we hope) run the [[Tropers/TheAdvertisementServer TV Tropes Server]]. [[OverlyLongGag Or the pronoun]].

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Not to be confused with [[Film/{{It 1927}} the 1927 silent film of the same name]], which introduced the phrase "It Girl" to the world. Or 1958's ''Film/ItTheTerrorFromBeyondSpace''. Or the debut album by Music/{{Pulp}}. Or the BigBad of ''Literature/AWrinkleInTime''. Or the Psammead of ''Literature/FiveChildrenAndIt''. Or [[Series/TheAddamsFamily Cousin Itt]]. Or [[Film/ItFollows "It", the deadliest STD ever.]] Or the guys down in the sub-basement who (we hope) run the [[Tropers/TheAdvertisementServer TV Tropes Server]]. [[OverlyLongGag Or the pronoun]].
29th Jul '17 6:44:07 AM Ciara25
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* FreeRangeChildren: The parents of the main kids might as well be nonexistent, considering how they let their kids roam around unsupervised all day despite there being a killer preying on children loose in town. Of course, one of Pennywise/It's powers seems to be making the townsfolk indifferent, maybe even accepting, of his evils, so it might be justified.
** Partially justified in story for Bill Denborough's parents, whose grief over the death of his younger brother has made them both withdraw emotionally (even by the standards of the era).

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The parents of the main kids might as well be nonexistent, considering how they let their kids roam around unsupervised all day despite ''despite there being a killer preying on children loose in town.town,'' even given the more relaxed attitude of the time period. Of course, one of Pennywise/It's powers seems to be making the townsfolk indifferent, maybe even accepting, of his evils, so it might be justified.
** *** Partially justified in story for Bill Denborough's parents, whose grief over the death of his younger brother has made them both withdraw emotionally (even by the standards of the era).era).
*** Ben's mother at least gives him a watch to make certain he knows to be home by a certain time, ready to call the police if he's at al late,



* GayBarReveal: The landlord of a failing bar in Derry, the Falcon, is relieved when business picks up, in the form of quiet, youngish men who start patronizing his establishment. It takes him weeks to work out that his bar has become the unofficial gay bar of the town. He isn't bothered too much by the revelation however, as the new clientele seem to hardly ever find reasons to start fights and mess up the bar.

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* GayBarReveal: The landlord of a failing bar in Derry, the Falcon, is relieved when business picks up, in the form of quiet, youngish men who start patronizing his establishment. It takes him weeks months to work out that his bar has become the unofficial gay bar of the town. He isn't bothered too much by the revelation however, as the new clientele seem to hardly ever find reasons to start fights and mess up the bar.
25th Jul '17 7:11:40 PM rjd1922
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In 2009, Creator/WarnerBros (who owned Creator/{{Lorimar}} when the original TV adaption was made, but was folded into Warner Bros. TV in 1993) announced that a remake of ''It'' was being planned ([[Film/It2017 which has its own page]]), with Dan Lin, Roy Lee and Doug Davison tabbed to produce. However, the film spent some time in DevelopmentHell until Andrés Muschietti, director of ''Film/{{Mama}}'', was attached and production began in summer 2016, with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Skarsgård Bill Skarsgård]] as Pennywise the Dancing Clown to be [[Film/It2017 released in 2017]]

Not to be confused with [[Film/{{It1927}} the 1927 silent film of the same name]], which introduced the phrase "It Girl" to the world. Or 1958's ''Film/ItTheTerrorFromBeyondSpace''. Or the debut album by Music/{{Pulp}}. Or the BigBad of ''Literature/AWrinkleInTime''. Or the Psammead of ''Literature/FiveChildrenAndIt''. Or [[Series/TheAddamsFamily Cousin Itt]]. Or the guys down in the sub-basement who (we hope) run the [[Tropers/TheAdvertisementServer TV Tropes Server]]. [[OverlyLongGag Or the pronoun]].

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In 2009, Creator/WarnerBros (who owned Creator/{{Lorimar}} when the original TV adaption was made, but was folded into Warner Bros. TV in 1993) announced that a remake of ''It'' was being planned ([[Film/It2017 which has its own page]]), with Dan Lin, Roy Lee and Doug Davison tabbed to produce. However, the film spent some time in DevelopmentHell until Andrés Muschietti, director of ''Film/{{Mama}}'', was attached and production began in summer 2016, with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Skarsgård Bill Skarsgård]] as Pennywise the Dancing Clown to be [[Film/It2017 released in 2017]]

2017]].

Not to be confused with [[Film/{{It1927}} [[Film/{{It 1927}} the 1927 silent film of the same name]], which introduced the phrase "It Girl" to the world. Or 1958's ''Film/ItTheTerrorFromBeyondSpace''. Or the debut album by Music/{{Pulp}}. Or the BigBad of ''Literature/AWrinkleInTime''. Or the Psammead of ''Literature/FiveChildrenAndIt''. Or [[Series/TheAddamsFamily Cousin Itt]]. Or the guys down in the sub-basement who (we hope) run the [[Tropers/TheAdvertisementServer TV Tropes Server]]. [[OverlyLongGag Or the pronoun]].
22nd Jul '17 2:29:10 PM ThorfinnRowle
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** Peter, Moose, Gard, and possibly even Marcia Fadden are all speculated by the Losers to have been killed by It.
16th Jul '17 9:29:42 AM trumpetmarietta
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* EnergyBeings: It, itself. When Bill [[spoiler:initiates the Ritual of Chud, "It" flings him through It's mind into a "Darkness beyond the universe", towards where It's true form resides as a swirling mass of Orange Light.]]

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* EnergyBeings: It, itself. When Bill [[spoiler:initiates the Ritual of Chud, Chüd, "It" flings him through It's mind into a "Darkness beyond the universe", towards where It's true form resides as a swirling mass of Orange Light.]]
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