History Literature / IT

23rd Jun '16 6:34:59 PM nombretomado
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* CompressedAdaptation: The movie. It's pretty hard to stuff over a thousand pages of story into a movie. Most agree that TimCurry was memorable as Pennywise, however.

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* CompressedAdaptation: The movie. It's pretty hard to stuff over a thousand pages of story into a movie. Most agree that TimCurry Creator/TimCurry was memorable as Pennywise, however.
17th Jun '16 2:58:05 AM Evighet
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* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: Crucial events (in both time periods) occur in the sewers under Derry, which feature pipes big enough for adults to walk in without having to bend down, and chambers large enough for multiple adults to have plenty of elbow room.

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* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: Crucial events (in both time periods) occur in the sewers under Derry, which feature pipes big enough for adults to walk in without having to bend down, and chambers large enough for multiple adults to have plenty of elbow room. The uncommonly large pipes are [[LampshadeHanging remarked upon by the characters]] and implied to having been influenced by It.
17th Jun '16 12:25:56 AM Evighet
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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, with Dan Lin, Roy Lee and Doug Davison tabbed to produce. However, the film spent some time in DevelopmentHell until director Cary Fukunaga, attached to the project since 2012, announced that production will begin in summer 2015, with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will_Poulter Will Poulter]] as Pennywise the Dancing Clown.

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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, with Dan Lin, Roy Lee and Doug Davison tabbed to produce. However, the film spent some time in DevelopmentHell until director Cary Fukunaga, attached to the project since 2012, announced that production will begin in summer 2015, 2016, with [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will_Poulter Will Poulter]] org/wiki/Bill_Skarsg%C3%A5rd Bill Skarsgård]] as Pennywise the Dancing Clown.
9th Jun '16 11:35:46 PM ArchTeryx
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* EldritchAbomination: [[spoiler:Makes Cthulhu look like a puppy the way King describes IT's true form. Not to mention all the shape shifting.]]

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* EldritchAbomination: [[spoiler:Makes Cthulhu look like [[spoiler:IT is readily identifiable as a puppy Great Old One, one that specifically preys on children, feeding off their fear, sanity and flesh. Fighting IT so warps the way King describes IT's true form. Not to mention all Loser's Club they have an orgy after the shape shifting.fight.]]
27th May '16 10:18:27 PM thatother1dude
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* CosmicHorrorStory: The monster is perceived as a GiantSpider by the protagonists, because this was the closest analogue that their rational minds could find for Its appearance. Attempting to fight It can result one's mind being flung beyond the edge of the universe, then being driven mad by the Deadlights (which It is merely an appendage of). [[spoiler:After the protagonists succeed in killing It, they [[LaserGuidedAmnesia magically forget]] about the entire incident; apparently this was the only way they could have lived a normal life afterward.]]
** The novel could also be seen as an [[AvertedTrope aversion]] or as a LighterAndSofter Cosmic Horror story. [[spoiler: The Turtle may be an EldritchAbomination and [[GodIsDead may have died]] in the years between the 1958 and 1986 but it is strongly implied that there is ''something'' that still wants them to destroy It once and for all.]]

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* CosmicHorrorStory: The monster is perceived as a GiantSpider by the protagonists, because this was the closest analogue that their rational minds could find for Its appearance. Attempting to fight It can result one's mind being flung beyond the edge of the universe, then being driven mad by the Deadlights (which It is merely an appendage of). [[spoiler:After the protagonists succeed in killing It, they [[LaserGuidedAmnesia magically forget]] about the entire incident; apparently this was the only way they could have lived a normal life afterward.]]
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]] The novel could also be seen as an [[AvertedTrope aversion]] or as a LighterAndSofter Cosmic Horror story. LovecraftLite: [[spoiler: The Turtle may be an EldritchAbomination and [[GodIsDead may have died]] in the years between the 1958 and 1986 but it is strongly implied that there is ''something'' that still wants them to destroy It once and for all.]]
25th May '16 8:06:38 PM HypnoticMeerkat
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* MisfortuneCookie: After the Losers have dinner at a Chinese restaurant, they get freaked out when the fortune cookies crack open to reveal all sorts of horrible things inside. (WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic refers to them as "MarilynManson’s wind-up toys".)

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* MisfortuneCookie: After the Losers have dinner at a Chinese restaurant, they get freaked out when the fortune cookies crack open to reveal all sorts of horrible things inside. (WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic refers to them as "MarilynManson’s "Music/MarilynManson's wind-up toys".)
22nd Apr '16 8:12:16 AM Andrew
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** Ben's mother is a less dramatic example, but she feeds his obesity by making him huge meals and gets offended when Ben tries to cut back on the food. He eventually realizes that giving him all the food he could eat was his mother's way to proving to herself that she could provide for her son, and loses weight by asking her to make a bunch of salads, then praising them to the sky- he eats healthier, she gets the self-esteem boost.

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** Ben's mother is a less dramatic example, but she feeds his obesity by making him huge meals and gets offended when Ben tries to cut back on the food. He eventually realizes that giving him all the food he could eat was his mother's way to of proving to herself that she could provide for her son, and son. He loses weight by asking her to make a bunch of salads, then praising them to the sky- he eats healthier, she gets the self-esteem boost.
21st Apr '16 1:27:41 PM Andrew
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* MyBelovedSmother: Eddie's mother is a quintessential example, to the point where she's convinced her non-asthmatic son has asthma, leading to the pharmacist giving him a placebo-filled inhaler.
** Ben's mother is a less dramatic example, but she feeds his obesity by making him huge meals and gets offended when Ben tries to cut back on the food. He eventually realizes that giving him all the food he could eat was his mother's way to proving to herself that she could provide for her son, and loses weight by asking her to make a bunch of salads, then praising them to the sky- he eats healthier, she gets the self-esteem boost.
21st Apr '16 7:38:16 AM Andrew
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** They call them sewers, but if I'm not mistaken, they were really storm drains, which are big enough to walk through.
13th Apr '16 6:15:27 PM bravo104
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* {{Fauxshadow}}: There are a few hints that [[spoiler: Benjamin Hanscom]] will be killed by It; he's straight up told he will die tonight by It, and he's the second to leave the fire after [[spoiler: Stanley Uris]], the character who dies first. By the end of the novel, he's still alive.
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