History Literature / Misery

29th Nov '16 11:48:20 AM darkchiefy
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* NewspaperBackstory: Paul realizes just who he's dealing with when he finds a scrapbook filled with clippings showing that Annie had been charged numerous times for infanticide while she was a nurse.
21st Nov '16 7:16:10 PM Nicolletta
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* CliffhangerCopout: Annie accuses Paul of this, when he first attempts to revive Misery by simply rewriting the end of the last book so that she never died. She brings up an example of her favorite childhood serial ''Rocket Man''. In one episode, the Rocket Man was locked into his car, which then fell off a cliff and exploded. The next episode showed the Rocket Man jumping out of his car in the last minute, which made Annie extremely angry, because "that wasn't what happened last week!"

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* CliffhangerCopout: Annie accuses Paul of this, when he first attempts to revive Misery by simply rewriting the end of the last book so that she never died. [[note]]Paul is less-that-than pleased with himself when he realizes that Annie is right, he '''did''' cheat in his first attempt to bring Misery back from the dead[[/note]] She brings up an example of her favorite childhood serial ''Rocket Man''. In one episode, the Rocket Man was locked into his car, which then fell off a cliff and exploded. The next episode showed the Rocket Man jumping out of his car in the last minute, which made Annie extremely angry, because "that wasn't what happened last week!"
1st Nov '16 5:27:38 PM MysteriousZorua1994
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* CruellaToAnimals: Annie once poisoned a cat, and used the body to murder a roommate.
1st Nov '16 3:42:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* CompletelyDifferentTitle: The book is known as ''Sie'' (meaning ''She'') in German, presumably in imitation of ''Literature/{{It}}''.
** Also apt as Paul compares Annie to an African idol in H. Rider Haggard's novel ''Literature/{{She}}'' (published as ''Sie'' in Germany).
** In Brazil, it was the more indicative ''Louca Obsessão'' ("[[LoonyFan Mad Obsession]]"). Portugal went for TheForeignSubtitle (''Misery - The Final Chapter'') as did Italy in a way (''Misery must not die'').
13th Oct '16 6:27:44 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: When Annie starts swearing, both Paul and the audience know shit's about to go down.


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7th Oct '16 6:06:15 PM bt8257
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* AllPsychologyIsFreudian : Ralph Dugan [[spoiler: Annie's husband, in the wedding clipping Paul finds when looking at Annie's scrapbook]] bears an uncanny [[LikeParentLikeSpouse resemblance to Annie's father]].

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* AllPsychologyIsFreudian : AllPsychologyIsFreudian: Ralph Dugan [[spoiler: Annie's husband, in the wedding clipping Paul finds when looking at Annie's scrapbook]] bears an uncanny [[LikeParentLikeSpouse resemblance to Annie's father]].



* AwesomeByAnalysis: Buster.

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* AwesomeByAnalysis: AwesomenessByAnalysis: Buster.
20th Aug '16 7:20:18 PM memememememe
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* TakeThat: To crazy fans, FanDumb, cheesy romance lovers, writers who use deus ex machina...It's more subtle, but the novel also takes this view with the opposite idea, that the mentality of writing "serious" books to amaze critics and win awards isn't much better.

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* TakeThat: To crazy fans, FanDumb, FixFic writers, cheesy romance lovers, writers who use deus ex machina...machina... It's more subtle, but the novel also takes this view with the opposite idea, that the mentality of writing "serious" books to amaze critics and win awards isn't much better.
9th Aug '16 8:26:30 AM Mdumas43073
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'''''Misery''''' is a 1987 novel by Creator/StephenKing.

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'''''Misery''''' ''Misery'' is a 1987 novel by Creator/StephenKing.
9th Aug '16 8:26:11 AM Mdumas43073
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In 1990, a film based on the book was created starring Creator/JamesCaan as Paul and Creator/KathyBates as Annie with LaurenBacall in a minor role. It was directed by Creator/RobReiner. A few details aside, it's very faithful to the book and was critically acclaimed. Bates' role is considered to be one of her best, and she took home the Best Actress [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]] for her psychotic BitchInSheepsClothing, which was good enough to be included in Bravo's ''Series/OneHundredScariestMovieMoments''.

In 2009, Lifetime released an original movie with a plotline somewhat similar to ''Misery'' called ''Homecoming''.

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In Creator/RobReiner directed a [[TheFilmOfTheBook film adaptation]] in 1990, a film based on the book was created starring Creator/JamesCaan as Paul and Creator/KathyBates as Annie Annie, with LaurenBacall Creator/LaurenBacall in a minor role. It was directed by Creator/RobReiner.role as Paul's publisher. A few details aside, it's very faithful to the book and was critically acclaimed. Bates' role is considered to be one of her best, and she took home the Best Actress [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]] for her psychotic BitchInSheepsClothing, which was good enough to be included in Bravo's ''Series/OneHundredScariestMovieMoments''.

In 2009, Lifetime Creator/{{Lifetime}} released an original movie with a plotline somewhat similar to ''Misery'' called ''Homecoming''.
14th Jul '16 7:20:18 AM kataangluvr
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* MurderSuicide: [[spoiler:Towards the end, Annie plans on killing Paul and herself.]]
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