History Literature / Perfume

4th Sep '17 5:07:27 PM trixus
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* UncannyValley: Grenouile not having a scent is implied to be why people hate him and the reason behind his bullying at the orphanage. It's just subconsciously odd.
4th Jul '17 7:47:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* OffingTheOffspring: Grenouille's mother was a fish lady who used to immediately kill all of her newborn offspring. Grenouille was loud enough to attract the attention of a customer, thus saving his life. His mother was executed for multiple counts of infanticide after the Parisian police investigated the matter.
19th Feb '17 1:11:00 PM Ciara25
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* DyingAlone: Inverted with Madame Gaillard in the book, who runs the orphanage where Grenouille was raised. She collects money so she could die alone in her own home, instead of a public hospital. However, she doesn't die soon enough, in UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution her money becomes worthless, and she dies in the way she was trying to avoid in her whole life.

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* DyingAlone: Inverted with Madame Gaillard in the book, who runs the orphanage where Grenouille was raised. She collects money so she could die alone in her own home, instead of a public hospital. However, she doesn't die soon enough, in UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution her money becomes worthless, and she dies in the way she was trying to avoid in her whole life.life: crammed into a hospital bed with several other women, and then buried in a mass grave.
9th Feb '17 11:48:09 AM Black_Diesel
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29th Sep '16 8:45:02 AM capretty
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* LivingMacGuffin: Laura is the driving force of much of Grenouille's plot - by dint of nearing sexual maturity and smelling ''really'' nice. And that's about it. In the book she does literally ''nothing'' except get moved from place to place, [[spoiler:and then get killed.]]

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* LivingMacGuffin: Laura Laura, bordering on MundaneMacGuffinPerson. She is the driving force of much of Grenouille's plot - by dint of nearing sexual maturity and smelling ''really'' nice. And that's about it. In the book she does literally ''nothing'' except get moved from place to place, [[spoiler:and then get killed.]]




30th Aug '16 7:26:43 PM nombretomado
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It was adapted into a 2006 film: ''Perfume: The Story of a Murderer'', directed by Tom Tykwer, most known for his film ''Film/RunLolaRun''. The film stars Creator/BenWhishaw as Grenouille; DustinHoffman as Baldini, the perfumer who teaches him the basics of the trade; Rachel Hurd-Wood as Laura Richis, an imperilled young lady in Grenouille's sights; and Actor/AlanRickman as Antoine Richis, Laura's protective father. The film was a flop in America, but was actually a pretty big hit worldwide, and a certified blockbuster in Germany.

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It was adapted into a 2006 film: ''Perfume: The Story of a Murderer'', directed by Tom Tykwer, most known for his film ''Film/RunLolaRun''. The film stars Creator/BenWhishaw as Grenouille; DustinHoffman Creator/DustinHoffman as Baldini, the perfumer who teaches him the basics of the trade; Rachel Hurd-Wood as Laura Richis, an imperilled young lady in Grenouille's sights; and Actor/AlanRickman as Antoine Richis, Laura's protective father. The film was a flop in America, but was actually a pretty big hit worldwide, and a certified blockbuster in Germany.
23rd Aug '16 4:56:47 PM gewunomox
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* ShoutOut: The song "Scentless Apprentice" by Music/{{Nirvana}} from ''Music/InUtero'' was inspired by his novel. Creator/KurtCobain liked it so much that he thanked the author in the liner notes.

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* ShoutOut: The song "Scentless Apprentice" by Music/{{Nirvana}} from ''Music/InUtero'' was inspired by his novel. Creator/KurtCobain Music/KurtCobain liked it so much that he thanked the author in the liner notes.
14th Mar '16 3:51:32 PM eroock
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* StalkerWithACrush: Grenouille stalks the Plum Girl and Laura Richis to enjoy their scents.

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* StalkerWithACrush: Grenouille stalks the Plum Girl and Laura Richis to enjoy their scents.
5th Feb '16 8:47:57 AM Hjortron18
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It was adapted into a 2006 film: ''Perfume: The Story of a Murderer'', directed by Tom Tykwer, most known for his film ''Film/RunLolaRun''. The film stars Creator/BenWhishaw as Grenouille; DustinHoffman as Baldini, the perfumer who teaches him the basics of the trade; Rachel Hurd-Wood as Laura Richis, an imperilled young lady in Grenouille's sights; and Alan Rickman as Antoine Richis, Laura's protective father. The film was a flop in America, but was actually a pretty big hit worldwide, and a certified blockbuster in Germany.

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It was adapted into a 2006 film: ''Perfume: The Story of a Murderer'', directed by Tom Tykwer, most known for his film ''Film/RunLolaRun''. The film stars Creator/BenWhishaw as Grenouille; DustinHoffman as Baldini, the perfumer who teaches him the basics of the trade; Rachel Hurd-Wood as Laura Richis, an imperilled young lady in Grenouille's sights; and Alan Rickman Actor/AlanRickman as Antoine Richis, Laura's protective father. The film was a flop in America, but was actually a pretty big hit worldwide, and a certified blockbuster in Germany.
4th Feb '16 5:33:57 PM NinjaLore
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* ProperlyParanoid: While everyone else in town is celebrating because the murderer was apparently caught, Richis goes to extreme lengths to hide his daughter alone in a hotel many miles away from town in a room without windows. [[spoiler:It still isn't enough.]]
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