History Literature / JamesAndTheGiantPeach

20th May '17 1:19:42 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AdaptationalHeroism: While the insects in the novel weren't villainous by any means, they were considerably more self absorbed and snarky than their film counterparts. Upon first meeting James in the book, they basically say "Hey there, you're one of us now, no time for a proper explaination-oh and could you take off the centipede's boots for him?),whereas in the film they politely greet and calm down the terrified James when he first sees them.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: AdaptationalHeroism:
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While the insects in the novel weren't villainous by any means, they were considerably more self absorbed and snarky than their film counterparts. Upon first meeting James in the book, they basically say "Hey there, you're one of us now, no time for a proper explaination-oh and could you take off the centipede's boots for him?),whereas in the film they politely greet and calm down the terrified James when he first sees them.
*** The Centipede is probably the best example. In the book, he just laughs off whatever trouble he caused - in the film, however, he's guilt-stricken when he realizes that everyone could die because of him, and immediately risks his life to try and make things right.



*** The Centipede is probably the best example. In the book, he just laughs off whatever trouble he caused - in the film, however, he's guilt-stricken when he realizes that everyone could die because of him, and immediately risks his life to try and make things right.



* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: While the rhino from the book was a real rhino that escaped from the zoo, the rhino in the film is a supernatural being with no origin.

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* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: While the rhino from the book was a real rhino that escaped from the zoo, the rhino in the film is a supernatural being with no known origin.



* LighterAndSofter: Despite the overall DarkerAndEdgier feel of the movie, it's LighterAndSofter in two very notable aspects: First, the fact that Spiker and Sponge survive. Second, the old man with the crocodile tongues has been softened up considerably. In the book he seems unhinged and vaguely predatory, and you genuinely wonder if it wasn't a good thing that James accidentally lost the tongues -- the movie version, while still mysterious and weird, is a lot milder and more obviously a good guy.

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* LighterAndSofter: Despite the overall DarkerAndEdgier feel of the movie, it's LighterAndSofter in two very notable aspects: First, the fact that [[SparedByTheAdaptation Spiker and Sponge survive.survive]]. Second, the old man with the crocodile tongues has been softened up considerably. In the book he seems unhinged and vaguely predatory, and you genuinely wonder if it wasn't a good thing that James accidentally lost the tongues -- the movie version, while still mysterious and weird, is a lot milder and more obviously a good guy.
20th May '17 1:17:19 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AssholeVictim: James aunts, who die when the giant peach crushes them.

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* AssholeVictim: James James' aunts, who die when the giant peach crushes them.
16th May '17 9:15:36 AM Anorgil
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* FateWorseThanDeath: The book clarifies that James would've been better off killed alongside his parents than living with his [[WickedStepmother evil aunts]].

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* FateWorseThanDeath: The book clarifies and the film clarify that James would've been better off killed alongside his parents than living with his [[WickedStepmother evil aunts]].aunts]].
-->'''Narrator''': Their troubles, if they had any at all, were over in thirty-five seconds flat. But James' troubles were just beginning...
23rd Apr '17 1:34:24 PM ForMagic
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* AndIMustScream: At one point, the Centipede gets coated with paint that dries quickly, making him immobile and only able to communicate through muffled noises. Earthworm sees it as an improvement, and is very disappointed when the paint gets washed off.
23rd Apr '17 10:51:01 AM ElSquibbonator
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: At one point, a giant bat flies past the peach, spooking the passengers. This is never brought up again.
23rd Apr '17 10:49:40 AM ElSquibbonator
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: At one point, a giant bat flies past the peach, spooking the passengers. This is never brought up again.



* HeavySleeper: The Silkworm, who spends most of the book fast asleep.

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* HeavySleeper: The Silkworm, who spends most of the book fast asleep. He's AdaptedOut of the movie, and not much is lost.
15th Apr '17 4:12:22 PM eroock
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* GiganticMoon: The film has an extremely large moon riding the night sky.
7th Apr '17 11:15:45 PM MrJubbles
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* HeroicSacrifice: In the film, [[spoiler: Centipede. He turns out to be alive, though.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: In the film, [[spoiler: Centipede. He turns out to be alive, though.]]
7th Apr '17 11:08:32 PM MrJubbles
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* AdaptationalHeroism: While the insects in the novel weren't villainous by any means, they were considerably more self absorbed and snarky than their film counterparts. Upon first meeting James in the book, they basically say "Hey there, you're one of us now, no time for a proper explaination-oh and could you take off the centipede's boats for him?),whereas in the film they politely greet and calm down the terrified James when he first sees them.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: While the insects in the novel weren't villainous by any means, they were considerably more self absorbed and snarky than their film counterparts. Upon first meeting James in the book, they basically say "Hey there, you're one of us now, no time for a proper explaination-oh and could you take off the centipede's boats boots for him?),whereas in the film they politely greet and calm down the terrified James when he first sees them.
3rd Jan '17 3:24:51 PM LittleGoat
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* AdaptationPersonalityChange: The film retains the basic personalities of all the characters from the novel, with the exception of Ms. Spider. Wheras in the novel, she was more of a GenkiGirl (though not as much as Ms. Ladybug), the film turns her into a snarky french chick, who isn't one to be messed with.

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* AdaptationPersonalityChange: The film retains the basic personalities of all the characters from the novel, with the exception of Ms. Spider. Wheras in the novel, she was more of a GenkiGirl (though not as much as Ms. Ladybug), the film turns her into a snarky french French chick, who isn't one to be messed with.
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