History Literature / JamesAndTheGiantPeach

11th Nov '17 10:39:05 AM WileK209
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* EatTheCamera: Done on the Earthworm when he is chosen to be the bait to attract the seagulls; the mouth-zoom acts as a transition with the next shot of the GilliganCut being in his open mouth.


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* GilliganCut: Done when Earthworm realizes the others want to use him as bait to attract the seagulls, with Earthworm wearing a cowbell to grab the birds' attention.
-->'''Earthworm:''' Oh no...no, no...have you lost your minds?\\
''(they grab the Earthworm, whose EatTheCamera scream transitions us to the next shot with him wearing the bell...)''\\
'''Earthworm:''' They've lost their minds! Anything but birds!
17th Oct '17 8:19:49 AM Hedging
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15th Sep '17 2:04:57 AM BoukenDutch
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* Cumulonemesis: The Cloud People.

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* Cumulonemesis: {{Cumulonemesis}}: The Cloud People.
15th Sep '17 2:02:51 AM BoukenDutch
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* Cumulonemesis: The Cloud People.
13th Sep '17 7:02:07 AM Hedging
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* ChekhovsGun: A relatively minor example, but early in the film when the aunts giant peach business is in operation, a newspaper photographer takes a snapshot of the aunts for the newspaper, which they keep for themselves (and refuse to allow him to take photographs of the peach). When the aunts arrive in New York to claim James and the peach, the use this snapshot to do so for the former.

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* ChekhovsGun: A relatively minor example, but early in the film when the aunts giant peach business is in operation, a newspaper photographer takes a snapshot of the aunts for the newspaper, which they keep for themselves (and refuse to allow him to take photographs of the peach). When the aunts arrive in New York to claim James and the peach, the use this snapshot to do so for the former.latter.
11th Sep '17 9:08:35 PM RinK
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In 2013, the story was adapted into a musical, featuring all-new songs. The soundtrack can be download for free here: http://jatgp.com/



*** Not sure how class-conscious Mr. Grasshopper is--Centipede aside, he seems to interact just fine with the other insects, especially Mrs. Ladybug, who appears to be middle-class at most. It might be more accurate to say he has a serious suspicion of Centipede's claims (which ends up being justified) but comes to appreciate the lengths to which Centipede is willing to go to save them. Based on his honest, obvious dismay at Centipede's "pesticide" and the violin performance on the peach, it almost looks like Mr. Grasshopper goes through the biggest change in terms of one-on-one relationships.

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*** Not sure how class-conscious Mr. Grasshopper is--Centipede aside, he seems to interact just fine with the other insects, especially Mrs. Ladybug, who appears to be middle-class at most.most and he adores James, whose family may have been lower middle-class at best. It might be more accurate to say he has a serious suspicion of Centipede's claims (which ends up being justified) but comes to appreciate the lengths to which Centipede is willing to go to save them. Based on his honest, obvious dismay at Centipede's "pesticide" and the violin performance on the peach, it almost looks like Mr. Grasshopper goes through the biggest change in terms of one-on-one relationships.



* MamaBear: Both Miss Spider and Mrs. Ladybug show shades of this.

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* MamaBear: Both Miss Spider and Mrs. Ladybug show shades of this.this in regards to James.


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*Papa Wolf: Both Centipede and Mr. Grasshopper. Seriously, don't threaten James in front of them; you WILL regret it.
9th Sep '17 11:35:55 AM Hedging
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* RogerRabbitEffect: The insects when they arrive at New York in the end. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Selick initially wanted this for James while on the journey across the ocean with insects]] but ultimately decided that giving him a ToonTransformation would be cheaper and easier.
6th Sep '17 10:10:03 AM Hedging
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* WouldHurtAChild: Spiker and Sponge beat James regularly while he was living with him for the most mundane reasons and even try to ''axe him'' in the movie when he exposes their poor treatment of him to the New Yorkers.
28th Aug '17 8:54:11 AM Hedging
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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, falling very much into the GoodIsNotNice trope. 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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** While the insects in the novel weren't villainous by any means, they were considerably more self-absorbed and snarky than their film counterparts, falling very much into the GoodIsNotNice trope. 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 explaination-now makes yourself useful and could you take off remove all one-hundred of the centipede's boots for him?),whereas him.),whereas in the film they politely greet and calm down the terrified James when he first sees them.
23rd Aug '17 11:09:08 AM tyrekecorrea
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* IShouldWriteABookAboutThis: And he did. Apparently he made a movie too.

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* IShouldWriteABookAboutThis: And he did. Apparently he made a movie movie, too.



** Miss Spider gives off [[SensualSlavs Russian/Soviet vibes]] as well; her accent [[WhatTheHellIsThatAccent doesn't sound]]''too'' French. Considering her vibe, this may be a downplay of VampireVords as well.

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** Miss Spider gives off [[SensualSlavs Russian/Soviet vibes]] as well; her accent [[WhatTheHellIsThatAccent doesn't sound]]''too'' sound]] ''too'' French. Considering her vibe, this may be a downplay of VampireVords as well.
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