History Literature / Misery

7th Jan '18 1:28:16 PM zealots
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* NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed: Annie's character seems to have been inspired at least in part by Belle Gunness, a RealLife female SerialKiller from the late 1800s who, like Annie, was of formidable physical build, moved around frequently in her youth to evade the consequences of her murderous lifestyle, and eventually carved out a self-reliant but isolated existence for herself (though Belle's M.O. was killing prospective husbands rather than patients). Similarly, [[spoiler:Annie's mysterious ex-husband Ralph and his equally-mysterious escape from her seems to evoke George Anderson, the only man known to have survived a courtship with Belle]].
6th Jan '18 11:51:20 PM Scoutstr295
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*** TakeAThirdOption: Paul does this: [[spoiler:Just tell Annie that a stack of blank papers are the novel, and burn ''them'', and after she dies, ''publish Misery's Return''.]]

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*** TakeAThirdOption: Paul does this: this in the book: [[spoiler:Just tell Annie that a stack of blank papers are the novel, and burn ''them'', and after she dies, ''publish Misery's Return''.]]



* UnusualEuphemism: Annie uses many bizarre and childish words to compensate for profanity.
** [[spoiler:She finally snaps and subverts this after Paul burns her novel: "I'M GONNA KILL YOU, YOU LYING ''COCKSUCKER''!!!"]]

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* UnusualEuphemism: Annie uses many bizarre and childish words to compensate for profanity.
** [[spoiler:She finally snaps and subverts this after
profanity. [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness Paul burns her novel: "I'M GONNA KILL YOU, YOU LYING ''COCKSUCKER''!!!"]]knows he's in deep shit]] when Annie gets angry and spits out real curse words.
6th Jan '18 11:45:18 PM Scoutstr295
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* TorchTheFranchiseAndRun: Paul has grown to hate writing the Misery Chastain novels and kills her off so he can write a gritty crime novel. In both versions, Annie is enraged when she reads the last Misery book, forces Paul to burn his other manuscript, and makes him write a new novel to retcon Misery's demise. [[spoiler:Paul burns the new novel in the film and publishes an unrelated book after his ordeal, but he publishes the new novel (burning a decoy) at the end of King's book.]]

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* TorchTheFranchiseAndRun: In-universe. Paul has grown to hate writing the Misery Chastain novels and kills her off so he can write a gritty crime novel. In both versions, Annie is enraged when she reads the last Misery book, forces Paul to burn his other manuscript, and makes him write a new novel to retcon Misery's demise. [[spoiler:Paul burns the new novel in the film and publishes an unrelated book after his ordeal, but he publishes the new novel (burning a decoy) at the end of King's book.]]
6th Jan '18 11:44:31 PM Scoutstr295
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* TorchTheFranchiseAndRun: Paul has grown to hate writing the Misery Chastain novels and kills her off so he can write a gritty crime novel. In both versions, Annie is enraged when she reads the last Misery book, forces Paul to burn his other manuscript, and makes him write a new novel to retcon Misery's demise. [[spoiler:Paul burns the new novel in the film and publishes an unrelated book after his ordeal, but he publishes the new novel (burning a decoy) at the end of King's book.]]
25th Dec '17 1:58:08 PM Seanette
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** [[spoiler:Paul Dugan, Annie's ex-husband who, by all accounts, got as far away from Annie as he could after leaving her. Smart man.]]

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** [[spoiler:Paul [[spoiler:Ralph Dugan, Annie's ex-husband who, by all accounts, got as far away from Annie as he could after leaving her. Smart man.]]
8th Dec '17 7:31:51 PM fatescanner
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[[caption-width-right:300:''"I'm your number one fan..."'']]
25th Nov '17 5:13:04 AM Aquila89
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** So vivid.

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** So vivid.vivid!
11th Nov '17 6:33:33 PM bt8257
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: To a small degree. While Kathy Bates isn't exactly what many people would call a looker, she was at least clean and well-groomed, a '''far''' cry from how Annie was in the novel: a huge blob of a woman who dressed dumpily and stank of dirt, half-spoiled food, and cheap makeup. [[TropesAreNotBad This serves to make Annie a more sinister character in the film.]]

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: [[DownplayedTrope To a a]] ''[[DownplayedTrope very]]'' [[DownplayedTrope small degree. degree.]] While Kathy Bates isn't exactly what many people would call a looker, she was at least clean and well-groomed, a '''far''' cry from how Annie was in the novel: a huge blob of a woman who dressed dumpily and stank of dirt, half-spoiled food, and cheap makeup. [[TropesAreNotBad This serves to make Annie a more sinister character in the film.]]
3rd Nov '17 11:30:36 AM DustSnitch
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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Annie Wilkes in the book, with her usage of the N-word to refer to the character Hezekiah in Paul Sheldon's Misery series
** In the movie, she refers to "that Dago" who painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: PoliticallyIncorrectVillain:
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Annie Wilkes in the book, with her usage of the N-word to refer to the character Hezekiah in Paul Sheldon's Misery series
** In the movie, she refers to "that Dago" who painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.Art/SistineChapel.
12th Sep '17 11:52:20 AM MetaFour
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* {{Hikikomori}}: Except to purchase food (and the next copy of Misery's romantic escapades, of course), Annie rarely if ever leaves her secluded cabin.


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* TheShutIn: Except to purchase food (and the next copy of Misery's romantic escapades, of course), Annie rarely if ever leaves her secluded cabin.
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