History Literature / JamesAndTheGiantPeach

16th Aug '16 9:05:27 AM Hedging
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Creator/RoaldDahl's first children's novel, published in 1961, was made into a 1996 live-action/stop-motion animated film from Disney, directed by Henry Selick (who also directed ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas''), and with songs written by Randy Newman. Despite doing poorly at the box office, and getting lukewarm reviews upon its original release, it has since become a CultClassic, and is one of the better adaptations of Dahl's work, though it can be considered... trippy.

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Creator/RoaldDahl's first children's novel, published in 1961, was made into a 1996 live-action/stop-motion animated film from Disney, directed by Henry Selick (who also directed and produced by Tim Burton (the respective director and producer of ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas''), and with songs written by Randy Newman. Despite doing poorly at the box office, and getting lukewarm reviews upon its original release, it has since become a CultClassic, and is one of the better adaptations of Dahl's work, though it can be considered... trippy.
24th Jul '16 12:46:53 PM multibrawlr
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* NightmareDreams: At one point in the film, James has a nightmare in which he's a caterpillar eating a peach, when suddenly his aunts arrive and spray a pesticide cloud at him... which subsequently transforms into the rhino and begins chasing him.
5th Jul '16 8:11:26 PM treehugger0369
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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: According to his backstory, James Henry Trotter's parents were eaten alive by an [[RhinoRampage escaped zoo rhinoceros]]. In real life, rhinos are ''herbivores'' (they are the largest extant perissodactyls, i.e. related to horses). The film adaptation averted this by changing said rhino from an actual rhinoceros to a large rhinoceros-shaped demon made entirely out of thunderclouds.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Not really. While Aunt Spiker and Aunt Sponge are hideously ugly, with James (and his parents, the short time they appear) being notably easier on the eyes, the bugs are UglyCute at best.

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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: According to his backstory, James Henry Trotter's parents were eaten alive by an [[RhinoRampage escaped zoo rhinoceros]]. In real life, rhinos are ''herbivores'' (they are the largest extant perissodactyls, i.e. related to horses). The film adaptation averted this by changing said rhino from an actual rhinoceros to a large rhinoceros-shaped demon made entirely out of thunderclouds.
thunderclouds, but the beginning narration still claims they were eaten..
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: [[DownplayedTrope Not really. really.]] While Aunt Spiker and Aunt Sponge are hideously ugly, with James (and his parents, the short time they appear) being notably easier on the eyes, the bugs are UglyCute at best.
15th Jun '16 7:24:30 AM KhesterBarbatos
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Creator/RoaldDahl's first children's novel, published in 1961, was made into a 1996 live-action/stop-motion animated film from Disney, directed by Henry Selick (who also directed ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas''), and with songs written by Randy Newman. Despite doing poorly at the box office, and getting lukewarm reviews upon it's original release, it has since become a CultClassic, and is one of the better adaptations of Dahl's work, though it can be considered... trippy.

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Creator/RoaldDahl's first children's novel, published in 1961, was made into a 1996 live-action/stop-motion animated film from Disney, directed by Henry Selick (who also directed ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas''), and with songs written by Randy Newman. Despite doing poorly at the box office, and getting lukewarm reviews upon it's its original release, it has since become a CultClassic, and is one of the better adaptations of Dahl's work, though it can be considered... trippy.
1st Jun '16 4:13:55 PM Hedging
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* AdaptationalHeroism: While the insects in the novel weren't evil at all, they were considerably more self absorbed and snarky than their film counterparts. Upon first meeting James in the book, they tell him he's coming with them without even asking or introducing themselves and the centipede orders him to take off his boots, 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 evil at all, villainous by any means, they were considerably more self absorbed and snarky than their film counterparts. Upon first meeting James in the book, they tell him he's coming with them without even asking or introducing themselves basically say "Hey there, you're one of us now, no time for a proper explaination-oh and the centipede orders him to could you take off his boots, whereas the centipede's boats for him?),whereas in the film they politely greet and calm down the terrified James when he first sees them.
30th May '16 1:42:28 PM zolo1243
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**The mechanical shark is also this, with no explained origin either. In the book, the peach was instead attacked by a group of normal sharks.
7th May '16 5:49:49 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: James deliver a biting one to his aunts when they attempt to force him to return to England with them, outing them on their abuse in front of all of New York!
2nd May '16 3:20:12 PM Hedging
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* MediumBlending: Live action, stop motion animation, as well as cut-out animation in the movie.

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* MediumBlending: Live action, stop motion animation, as well as a brief cut-out animation segment in the movie.movie.
* MoodWhiplash: Right after the insects sing a song about how James is such a great person whose kept them alive this whole time and they're family and the group finally reaches New York City with joy is when [[spoiler: the rhino who James feared would attack him the whole finally decides to do so.]]
23rd Mar '16 5:02:32 AM hullflyer
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* HeyYou: James gets called a number of names by Spiker and Sponge. According to the narrator they never actually informed him by name.

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* HeyYou: James gets called a number of names by Spiker and Sponge. According to the narrator they never actually informed referred to him by name.
22nd Feb '16 12:25:24 AM mirisu92
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** Spider gives off [[SensualSlavs Russian/Soviet vibes]] as well; her accent doesn't sound ''too'' French.
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