History Literature / LittleDorrit

11th May '16 3:21:53 PM TargetmasterJoe
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There are two noteworthy adaptations of the novel: the Oscar-nominated 1988 film duology with Creator/DerekJacobi as Arthur Clennam and Alec Guinness as William Dorrit, and the Emmy-winning 2008 BBC miniseries with Claire Foy as Amy Dorrit, Matthew [=MacFadyen=] as Arthur, and Andy Serkis as the villain Rigaud.

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There are two noteworthy adaptations of the novel: the Oscar-nominated 1988 film duology with Creator/DerekJacobi as Arthur Clennam and Alec Guinness as William Dorrit, and the Emmy-winning 2008 BBC miniseries with Claire Foy as Amy Dorrit, Matthew [=MacFadyen=] as Arthur, and Andy Serkis Creator/AndySerkis as the villain Rigaud.
5th May '16 5:59:30 PM Jeduthun
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* EmoTeen: Poor John Chivery spends his days wallowing in {{Wangst}} over his UnrequitedLove for Amy Dorrit.


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* IWasQuiteALooker: Clennam is jarred to see that his ex-fiancée, Flora Finching, whom he hasn't seen in 20 years, has lost her figure and her good looks, leaving only her MotorMouth.


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* SanitySlippage: [[spoiler: Mr. Dorrit suffers an attack of dementia at a society dinner.]]
7th Feb '16 11:21:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* TermsOfEndearment: Amy, being small and cute, is often a target for these.
27th Nov '15 5:04:03 PM skteosk
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* HaveAGayOldTime: John Chivery is introduced as "Little Dorrit's lover", seemingly meaning "suitor" or "admirer".
26th Nov '15 7:35:37 AM gurkle2
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* FrenchJerk: Rigaud.
23rd Jan '15 8:05:41 PM vifetoile
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* AccidentalMisnaming: Tattycoram's name is actually Harriet, but no one calls her that except Miss Wade.

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* AccidentalMisnaming: Tattycoram's name is actually Harriet, but no one calls her that except Miss Wade. The Meagles all insist it's too ingrained of a habit to change.



* {{Children Raise You}}: A rather sad example, with Amy providing money, food and emotional support to her helpless father and careless siblings even though she's the youngest of them all.

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* {{Children Raise You}}: A rather sad sad, averted example, with Amy providing money, food and emotional support to her helpless father and careless siblings even though she's the youngest of them all.all, and her father refusing to grow up and take responsibility even with three children who depend on him.
14th Nov '14 10:37:21 PM Jeduthun
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* TalkativeLoon: Mr. F's Aunt speaks entirely in non sequitirs.
23rd Oct '14 8:35:42 AM SolipSchism
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* GaolTime: The Dorrits spend ''years'' in the Marshalsea. Arthur eventually winds up there, too. And then there's Mr. Merdle's habit of handcuffing himself.
7th Oct '14 5:54:23 PM vifetoile
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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Mr. Merdle. The scenes in the 2009 adaptation where he talks to the parrot, or when he quietly and politely asks Fanny to lend him a penknife [[spoiler: to slit his own throat with]] are downright tragic.

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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Mr. Merdle. The scenes in the 2009 adaptation where he talks to the parrot, or when he quietly and politely asks Fanny to lend him a penknife [[spoiler: to slit his own throat with]] are downright tragic. Sadly, he also proves the lynchpin that ruins the happiness of many, of whom our main cast is but a small percentage.
15th Sep '14 11:10:29 AM vifetoile
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* {{Domestic Abuse}}: Jeremiah enjoys scaring the daylights out of his wife Affery.

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* {{Domestic Abuse}}: Jeremiah enjoys scaring the daylights out of his wife Affery.Affery, in addition to choking and seizing her, leaving her a shell of herself that doesn't even dare look straight down the hallway.
* DontYouDarePityMe: Miss Wade's entire guiding philosophy. She was an orphan and a charity case and from her earliest childhood has interpreted even the most basic acts of kindness and consideration to be acts of condescension and pity. And she hates this.
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