History Literature / IT

16th Aug '16 7:39:42 AM fearlessnikki
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* AdaptationalNationality: In the book Audra is an American actress who moved to the UK and has a hybrid of an English and American accent. In the film she appears to be just British.



* DemotedToExtra:
** Tom Rogan has a larger role in the book. After Beverly leaves him, he attacks her friend Kay to get her whereabouts. When he arrives in Derry, he's possessed by It [[spoiler: and kidnaps Audra into the sewers]]. The film leaves this out and Tom disappears from the story once Beverly walks out on him.
** Lesser than most examples, but Stan's wife Patty gets an entire chapter from her POV detailing some of her backstory and how she met Stan. Naturally in the film she only appears briefly in Stan's introductory segments.



* DeusSexMachina: [[spoiler:Bev has sex with the other members of the Losers Club. Apparently it's supposed to be a metaphor for moving from childhood to adulthood.]]
** Another level of irony (and possibly a FamilyUnfriendlyAesop) also exists here, when you contrast this with another scene in the book. Bev's father is portrayed as an abusive, overprotective, borderline psychopath. When he learns that she's been playing with boys, he insists violently on ''physically'' checking to see if she's still a virgin. [[spoiler:Fortunately, she escapes him.]] At this point, she still is, and the scene plays out like an attempted rape.
*** The real irony of the matter is that Beverly is inspired to [[spoiler:have sex with the boys]] ''because'' of what her father did. He put the idea in her head.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu

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* DeusSexMachina: [[spoiler:Bev has sex with the other members of the Losers Club. Apparently it's supposed to be a metaphor for moving from childhood to adulthood.]]
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]] Another level of irony (and possibly a FamilyUnfriendlyAesop) also exists here, when you contrast this with another scene in the book. Bev's father is portrayed as an abusive, overprotective, borderline psychopath. When he learns that she's been playing with boys, he insists violently on ''physically'' checking to see if she's still a virgin. [[spoiler:Fortunately, she escapes him.]] At this point, she still is, and the scene plays out like an attempted rape.
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rape. The real irony of the matter is that Beverly is inspired to [[spoiler:have sex with the boys]] ''because'' of what her father did. He put the idea in her head.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhuDidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Eddie imagines his inhaler produces battery acid and is able to hurt It that way. Beverly eventually does this with the silver bullets.



* InformedJudaism: An early chapter describes the home where Stan Uris lived as an adult. There is a key-board that was given to the family as a present "2 Christmases ago". Granted, it might have been a generic 'holiday' gift from a Christian friend, but it's really old that Stan's wife would describe it that way, instead of saying that it was given to them around Hanukkah. His wife Patricia also tries to assure Stan that he is not a "klutz" (meaning he's not stupid instead of not clumsy) when the actual Yiddish word for a fool is "yutz" and a Jewish person is unlikely to confuse the terms. Many of Stanley's other behaviors (he admits that his family sometimes eats ham, and when he was about 12 years old he still didn't know what 'kosher' meant) seem at odds with a Jewish upbringing. His pals at the Loser's Club sometimes even forget that Stan is a Jew. When a friend suggests using a crucifix to warn off a supernatural creature Stan gets mad and says it won't work for him, but never considers that a symbol of the Jewish faith (such as a Star of David) might grant him protection.

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* InformedJudaism: An early chapter describes the home where Stan Uris lived as an adult. There is a key-board that was given to the family as a present "2 Christmases ago". Granted, it might have been a generic 'holiday' gift from a Christian friend, but it's really old that Stan's wife would describe it that way, instead of saying that it was given to them around Hanukkah. His wife Patricia also tries to assure Stan that he is not a "klutz" (meaning he's not stupid instead of not clumsy) when the actual Yiddish word for a fool is "yutz" and a Jewish person is unlikely to confuse the terms. Many of Stanley's other behaviors behaviours (he admits that his family sometimes eats ham, and when he was about 12 years old he still didn't know what 'kosher' meant) seem at odds with a Jewish upbringing. His pals at the Loser's Club sometimes even forget that Stan is a Jew. When a friend suggests using a crucifix to warn off a supernatural creature Stan gets mad and says it won't work for him, but never considers that a symbol of the Jewish faith (such as a Star of David) might grant him protection.



* 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.

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* MyBelovedSmother: MyBelovedSmother:
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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.



* NWordPrivileges: A variant on this in that the Loser's Club all have "N-word privileges" with respect to each other. Thus, it's okay for a member of the club to make fun of Stan for being Jewish or Ben for being fat or Bill for his stutter, but God help any outsider who does the same thing.

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* NWordPrivileges: NWordPrivileges:
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A variant on this in that the Loser's Club all have "N-word privileges" with respect to each other. Thus, it's okay for a member of the club to make fun of Stan for being Jewish or Ben for being fat or Bill for his stutter, but God help any outsider who does the same thing.



* ParentalObliviousness

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* ParentalObliviousnessParentalObliviousness: None of the children's parents are aware of what's happening in Derry.



* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: Tom Rogan, Beverley's abusive husband]]. In the book he travels to Derry looking for her and [[spoiler: gets possessed and later killed by It]]. This is left out of the film so presumably [[spoiler: Tom]] is still alive.

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* SparedByTheAdaptation: SparedByTheAdaptation:
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[[spoiler: Tom Rogan, Beverley's abusive husband]]. In the book he travels to Derry looking for her and [[spoiler: gets possessed and later killed by It]]. This is left out of the film so presumably [[spoiler: Tom]] is still alive.alive.
** Eddie's mother has been dead for some years in the present, and Eddie is married to a woman just like her. In the film however she's still alive and Eddie is still living with her in the present.
5th Aug '16 12:46:02 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* DisposableWoman: Audra.

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* DisposableWoman: Audra.It goes after Audra just to cause Bill further pain. [[spoiler:Luckily, Bill is able to save her from being StuffedInTheFridge and cure her Deadlights-induced catatonia]].
13th Jul '16 1:09:30 PM MikaHaeli8
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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 2016, with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Skarsg%C3%A5rd Bill Skarsgård]] 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 2016, with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Skarsg%C3%A5rd org/wiki/Bill_Skarsgård Bill Skarsgård]] as Pennywise the Dancing Clown.
8th Jul '16 7:05:38 PM Doug86
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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Butch Bowers, Henry's father, who already hated Will Hanlon, Mike's father, for being black, was pushed over the edge when Will started undercutting Butch's produce prices (Will was mainly able to do this because unlike Butch he was a competent farmer and not a lazy dumbass). In retaliation Butch poisons all of Will's chickens. He would have most likely gotten away with it as a jury of Derry's citizens probably wouldn't care that Butch had killed some [[NWordPrivileges n***'s]] chickens, but Butch decided to go the extra mile and paint a swastika on the chicken coop as well, and they ''would'' bring him up on charges for that little shenanigan, what with WorldWarII being quite fresh in everyone's mind. So Butch has to pay for the value of the chickens, and he has to sell his prized Mercury automobile in order to afford it.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Butch Bowers, Henry's father, who already hated Will Hanlon, Mike's father, for being black, was pushed over the edge when Will started undercutting Butch's produce prices (Will was mainly able to do this because unlike Butch he was a competent farmer and not a lazy dumbass). In retaliation Butch poisons all of Will's chickens. He would have most likely gotten away with it as a jury of Derry's citizens probably wouldn't care that Butch had killed some [[NWordPrivileges n***'s]] chickens, but Butch decided to go the extra mile and paint a swastika on the chicken coop as well, and they ''would'' bring him up on charges for that little shenanigan, what with WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII being quite fresh in everyone's mind. So Butch has to pay for the value of the chickens, and he has to sell his prized Mercury automobile in order to afford it.
1st Jul '16 1:23:56 PM Phys101
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* BrickJoke: A rather ghastly one in the book. During one scene, the chief of police shows Mike Hanlon the "tramp chair," a torture device used to discourage transients from stopping in Derry. [[spoiler: It falls through the ceiling and kills the police chief at the end of the book.]]

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* BrickJoke: BrickJoke:
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A rather ghastly one in the book. During one scene, the chief of police shows Mike Hanlon the "tramp chair," a torture device used to discourage transients from stopping in Derry. [[spoiler: It falls through the ceiling and kills the police chief at the end of the book.]]



** Richie jokes about the futility of fighting IT by sarcastically suggesting bringing a slingshot and sneezing powder. Later in the novel he actually does it. [[spoiler:And it works.]]



* GilliganCut: Richie jokes about the futility of fighting IT by sarcastically suggesting bringing a slingshot and sneezing powder. Later in the novel he actually does it. [[spoiler:And it works.]]
** Also used frequently to jump between the adult and child sections of the novel.

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* GilliganCut: Richie jokes about the futility of fighting IT by sarcastically suggesting bringing a slingshot and sneezing powder. Later in the novel he actually does it. [[spoiler:And it works.]]
** Also used
Used frequently to jump between the adult and child sections of the novel.
1st Jul '16 2:22:51 AM Phys101
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* TheDreaded: The Losers become this to It.

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* TheDreaded: TheDreaded:
** IT, of course.
** {{Iron|y}}ically,
The Losers [[{{Inverted}} become this to It.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.]]
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