History Literature / Perfume

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.]]
4th Feb '16 5:24:30 PM NinjaLore
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* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Having a greatly heightened scent? Less meh than it sounds.

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* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Having a greatly heightened scent? sense of smell? Less meh than it sounds.
27th Oct '15 1:06:22 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* DevouredByTheHorde: At the very end, [[spoiler: Grenouille, saddened that his perfect perfume cannot create love, uses it to kill himself. As he approaches a group of beggars, he pours the last drop of the perfume on himself. The beggars are so enchanted by his smell that they swarm him and rip him to pieces.]]

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* DevouredByTheHorde: At the very end, [[spoiler: Grenouille, saddened that his perfect perfume cannot create love, uses it to kill himself. As he approaches a group of beggars, he pours the last drop dumps all of the remaining perfume on himself. The beggars are so enchanted by his smell that they swarm him and rip him to pieces.]]
27th Oct '15 12:49:20 PM notShemp
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* DevouredByTheHorde: At the very end, [[spoiler: Grenouille, saddened that his perfect perfume cannot create love, uses it to kill himself. As he approaches a group of beggars, he pours the last drop of the perfume on himself. The beggars are so enchanted by his smell that they swarm him and rip him to pieces.]]
9th Aug '15 6:33:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler:Grenouille kills Laura, creates his perfume, and escapes execution. However, he finds that his perfume doesn't grant him happiness.]]

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* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler:Grenouille [[spoiler:Subverted. Grenouille kills Laura, creates his perfume, and escapes execution. However, he finds that his perfume doesn't grant him happiness.]] He resolves to kill himself instead.]]
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