History Literature / JamesAndTheGiantPeach

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.
19th Feb '16 2:21:30 PM fruitstripegum
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** Also the aunts [[apparently managed to drive their car all the way across the Atlantic ocean floor for possibly several days, yet they show up in new York without even gasping for breath!]]

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** Also the aunts [[apparently [[spoiler: apparently managed to drive their car all the way across the Atlantic ocean floor for possibly several days, yet they show up in new York without even gasping for breath!]]
19th Feb '16 2:15:21 PM fruitstripegum
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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. Where as upon first meeting James, they tell him he's coming with them without even asking or introducing themselves and the centipede demands him to take off his boots, 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, they were considerably more self absorbed and snarky than their film counterparts. Where as upon Upon first meeting James, James in the book, they tell him he's coming with them without even asking or introducing themselves and the centipede demands 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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*** 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.
18th Jan '16 2:50:34 AM aye_amber
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* VillainousBreakdown: In the film, Spiker and Sponge come at James with axes after he calls both of them out.

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* VillainousBreakdown: In the film, Spiker and Sponge come at James with axes axes, after he calls both of them out.
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