History Literature / JamesAndTheGiantPeach

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.
21st Dec '16 4:49:32 PM Roo
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* InEnglishPlease: The Grasshopper (along with the other bugs) chastise the Centipede for inadvertently steering the peach off-course, in a language the latter barely understands:
-->'''Grasshopper:''' This is an outrage! You are a disgrace to your Phylum, Order, Class, Genus and Spe--\\
'''Centipede:''' Say it in English!\\
'''Grasshopper:''' You, sir, are an ass!


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* InEnglishPlease: The Grasshopper (along with the other bugs) chastise the Centipede for inadvertently steering the peach off-course, in a language the latter barely understands:
-->'''Grasshopper:''' This is an outrage! You are a disgrace to your Phylum, Order, Class, Genus and Spe--\\
'''Centipede:''' Say it in English!\\
'''Grasshopper:''' You, sir, are an ass!
28th Nov '16 10:22:16 AM Hedging
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* 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.]]

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* 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 rhino, who James feared would attack him the whole entire time, finally decides to do so.]]
28th Nov '16 10:17:15 AM Hedging
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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.
11th Nov '16 10:53:20 AM matruz
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* ArbitrarySkepticism: The people from New York at first laugh at James' tale of crossing the ocean with a group of giant bugs, this after he literally fell from the sky on a ''Giant Peach'' and landed on top of the Empire State building.
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.
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