History Literature / It

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.]]
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".)
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