History Literature / JamesAndTheGiantPeach

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.
16th Jan '16 2:25:29 AM Morgenthaler
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Misuse. A Five Man Band has five members, and five members only.
* FiveManBand: ** TheHero: James. ** TheLancer: Miss Spider. ** TheSmartGuy: The Earthworm. ** TheBigGuy: The Centipede. ** TheChick: The Ladybug. ** TheObiWan: The Grasshopper. ** TeamPet: The Glowworm and the Silkworm (the latter in the book only).
12th Jan '16 11:35:28 AM Hedging
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* AdaptationalHeroism: The Centipede, as part of his CharacterDevelopment.
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* AdaptationalHeroism: The Centipede, 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 part of 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 CharacterDevelopment. boots, they politely greet and calm down the terrified James when he first sees them. ** Also as a very ''very'' minor example, instead of giving James just a board to sleep on, the aunts do give him a real bed.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: The Centipede, as part of his CharacterDevelopment. ** 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!]]
11th Dec '15 7:45:38 PM Kytseo
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* AdaptationalBadass: The rhino that killed James's parents was a normal rhino....[[FridgeLogic that ate them despite being an herbivore]] in the books. In the film, it's a freaking EldritchAbomination (which actually justifies how it ate James's parents, though as a {{Handwave}}).
8th Dec '15 3:15:15 AM MysteriousZorua1994
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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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* {{Greed}}: The aunts use the peach as a tourist trap, with tickets being one shilling. Only newborn babies (under six weeks old) are half-price, and those with cameras are charged double. There is a KickTheDog moment in the film, where they kick a family out and refuse to refund them after a little girl asked if she can touch the peach.
3rd Dec '15 3:00:54 PM fruitstripegum
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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Centipede after getting the peach lost and overhearing the others talk about how they're going to die in the Arctic. It's this that encourages him to jump into the frozen waters in search of a compass.
17th Nov '15 3:36:48 PM MHarrington
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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!
9th Oct '15 4:24:56 PM Seraphine
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Moving Acting For Two to Trivia.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan / DeathByOriginStory: James' parents have a [[DroppedABridgeOnHim bridge dropped on them]] so suddenly that it could well be a parody of these tropes.
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* ConvenientlyAnOrphan / DeathByOriginStory: ConvenientlyAnOrphan[=/=]DeathByOriginStory: James' parents have a [[DroppedABridgeOnHim bridge dropped on them]] so suddenly that it could well be a parody of these tropes.

* ActingForTwo: In addition to playing Aunt Sponge, Miriam Margoyles also voices the Glowworm.

** Miss Spider, though affectionate towards James, is aloof and reserved with the other bugs (except with the Cenipede, to whom she's openly hostile), but eventually warms up to them all and becomes friendlier.
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** Miss Spider, though affectionate towards James, is aloof and reserved with the other bugs (except with the Cenipede, Centipede, to whom she's openly hostile), but eventually warms up to them all and becomes friendlier.

* ChildHater: The aunts hate James and spend every waking moment abusing him. But one early sceen shows they might hate all children. Remember that little girl they kicked out (''[[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney without refunding her family]]'') just because [[DisproportionateRetribution she wanted to touch the peach]]!?
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* ChildHater: The aunts hate James and spend every waking moment abusing him. But one early sceen scene shows they might hate all children. Remember that little girl they kicked out (''[[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney without refunding her family]]'') just because [[DisproportionateRetribution she wanted to touch the peach]]!?

* DarkerAndEdgier: Despite the aunts being SparedByTheAdaptation and the old man definitely being LighterAndSofter than in the book, the movie has a noticably darker tone and feel than the book does; probably because James is more anxious and more visibly affected by his aunts' abuse of him.
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* DarkerAndEdgier: Despite the aunts being SparedByTheAdaptation and the old man definitely being LighterAndSofter than in the book, the movie has a noticably noticeably darker tone and feel than the book does; probably because James is more anxious and more visibly affected by his aunts' abuse of him.

* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: "HOLY SHIPWRECK!!!" ** To make matters worse it kinda sounds like "Holy shit brick".
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: GettingCrapPastTheRadar: ** "HOLY SHIPWRECK!!!" ** SHIPWRECK!!!" To make matters worse it kinda sounds like "Holy shit brick".

--> '''Grasshopper:''' You are a disgrace to your order, class, phylum, genus, and species! --> '''Centipede:''' Say it in English! --> '''Grasshopper:''' You, sir, are an ass!
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--> '''Grasshopper:''' --->'''Grasshopper:''' You are a disgrace to your order, class, phylum, genus, and species! --> species!\\ '''Centipede:''' Say it in English! --> English!\\ '''Grasshopper:''' You, sir, are an ass!

* ShoutOut: Look for the DonaldDuck and [[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas Jack Skellington]] cameo in the film! The Jack cameo is made especially evident because of the Centipede's dialogue: "A s-skelington...? Jackpot!"
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* ShoutOut: Look for the DonaldDuck WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck and [[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas Jack Skellington]] cameo in the film! The Jack cameo is made especially evident because of the Centipede's dialogue: "A s-skelington...? Jackpot!"

-->'''Earthworm:''' Great! We're stuck here until we shrivel up and die. -->'''Grasshopper:''' Highly improbable. -->'''Ladybug:''' That's a relief... -->'''Grasshopper:''' We're far more likely to ''drown.''
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-->'''Earthworm:''' Great! We're stuck here until we shrivel up and die. -->'''Grasshopper:''' die.\\ '''Grasshopper:''' Highly improbable. -->'''Ladybug:''' improbable.\\ '''Ladybug:''' That's a relief... -->'''Grasshopper:''' relief...\\ '''Grasshopper:''' We're far more likely to ''drown.''
8th Sep '15 7:47:14 AM Kitchen90
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8th Sep '15 7:46:45 AM Kitchen90
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!!Tropes shared by book and film:
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* AdaptedOut: The Silkworm doesn't appear in the movie. Given how she was an extremely minor character in the book who never even got a spoken line of dialogue and what little function she performs in the plot is easily taken over by Miss Spider, the loss is barely noticable.
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* AdaptedOut: The Silkworm doesn't appear in the movie. Given how she was an extremely minor character in the book who never even got a spoken line of dialogue and what little function she performs in the plot is easily taken over by Miss Spider, the loss is barely noticable.noticeable.

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* AdaptedOut: The Silkworm doesn't appear in the movie. Given how she was an extremely minor character in the book who never even got a spoken line of dialogue and what little function she performs in the plot is easily taken over by Miss Spider, the loss is barely noticable.[[/folder]]
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