History Literature / Misery

30th May '17 8:51:14 AM Gitman
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* HairTriggerTemper: Annie Wilkes

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* HairTriggerTemper: What makes Annie WilkesWilkes so terrifying is that there is often no way to know what will set her off. When she comes into Paul's room and finds that he has managed to get from his bed to his chair without her help, she is ''infuriated,'' apparently just because it lessens his dependence on her.
19th May '17 7:07:10 PM Bergamot
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* SympathyForTheDevil: Paul wonders what {{A|xCrazy}}nnie would've been like if all the chemicals would've formed right in her brain.

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* SympathyForTheDevil: In her brightest moments, Annie can be a charming if slightly childish and old-fashioned hostess, which makes Paul wonders wonder what {{A|xCrazy}}nnie would've been like if all the chemicals would've formed right in her brain.
9th Apr '17 9:22:30 PM Psyga315
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'''Annie:''' (''violently slamming the injured Paul's bed, hurting him'') I DON'T WANT HER DEAD!! I WANT HER!! AND YOU MURDERED HER!

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'''Annie:''' (''violently slamming the injured Paul's bed, hurting him'') I DON'T WANT HER DEAD!! SPIRIT!! I WANT HER!! ''HER''!! AND YOU MURDERED HER!
20th Jan '17 7:04:49 AM Dravencour
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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 "This isn't what happened last week! Have you all got amnesia? They just cheated us! This isn't fair! HE DIDN'T GET OUT OF THE COCK-A-DOODIE CAR!"

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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 "This isn't what happened last week! Have you all got amnesia? They just cheated us! This isn't fair! HE DIDN'T GET OUT OF THE COCK-A-DOODIE CAR!"'''He didn't get out of the cockadoodie car!'''"
20th Jan '17 6:54:05 AM Dravencour
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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 "'This isn't what happened last week! Have you all got amnesia? They just cheated us! This isn't fair! HE DIDN'T GET OUT OF THE COCK-A-DOODIE CAR!'"

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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 "'This "This isn't what happened last week! Have you all got amnesia? They just cheated us! This isn't fair! HE DIDN'T GET OUT OF THE COCK-A-DOODIE CAR!'"CAR!"
20th Jan '17 6:53:03 AM Dravencour
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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!"

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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 "'This isn't what happened last week!"week! Have you all got amnesia? They just cheated us! This isn't fair! HE DIDN'T GET OUT OF THE COCK-A-DOODIE CAR!'"
20th Jan '17 6:35:33 AM Dravencour
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** Annie is very, very attached to her favorite character Misery Chastain, and the plot kicks off in earnest when Annie finds out that Paul has killed her off.
-->'''Annie:''' You dirty bird... How could you? She can't be dead! Misery Chastain cannot be dead!\\

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** Annie is very, very attached to her favorite character Misery Chastain, and the plot kicks off in earnest when Annie finds out that Paul has killed her off.
-->'''Annie:'''
off, she gets very ugly very quickly.
--->'''Annie:'''
You dirty bird... How could you? She can't be dead! Misery Chastain cannot be dead!\\
20th Jan '17 6:33:42 AM Dravencour
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** Annie is very, very attached to her favorite character Misery Chastain, and the plot kicks off in earnest when Annie finds out that Paul has killed her off.
-->'''Annie:''' You dirty bird... How could you? She can't be dead! Misery Chastain cannot be dead!\\
'''Paul:''' Annie, in 1871 women often died in childbirth, but her spirit is the important thing, and Misery's spirit is still alive.\\
'''Annie:''' (''violently slamming the injured Paul's bed, hurting him'') I DON'T WANT HER DEAD!! I WANT HER!! AND YOU MURDERED HER!
18th Jan '17 9:47:45 AM kraas
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* ImprobableAimingSkills: [[spoiler: In the book, Paul hurls an old and very heavy typewriter at Annie in their final confrontation, and fortunately for him it hits her squarely in the head.]]
16th Dec '16 8:07:16 PM NWolfman
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Creator/RobReiner directed a [[TheFilmOfTheBook film adaptation]] in 1990, starring Creator/JamesCaan as Paul and Creator/KathyBates as Annie, with Creator/LaurenBacall in a minor 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''.

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Creator/RobReiner directed a [[TheFilmOfTheBook film adaptation]] in 1990, starring Creator/JamesCaan as Paul and Creator/KathyBates as Annie, with Creator/LaurenBacall in a minor 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]] (to date the only one awarded to a King movie) for her psychotic BitchInSheepsClothing, which was good enough to be included in Bravo's ''Series/OneHundredScariestMovieMoments''.
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