History Literature / TheBFG

31st Aug '16 1:12:21 PM MorganBaines
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* ApeShallNeverKillApe: Giants is never killing their own kind; only humans is. In fact, the BFG claims that [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters humans are the only species on the planet that kill their own kind]].[[note]]In fact, many animal species slay their own kind, though not as often as humans. The real difference is, as far as we can tell, humanity is the only species to feel regret when it happens.[[/note]]

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* ApeShallNeverKillApe: Giants is never killing their own kind; only humans is. In fact, the BFG claims that [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters humans are the only species on the planet that kill their own kind]].[[note]]In fact, many animal species slay their own kind, though not as often as humans.kind. The real difference is, as far as we can tell, humanity is the only species to feel regret when it happens.[[/note]]
30th Aug '16 4:43:22 AM AjWargo
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* AlcoholInducedIdiocy: Three drunk men become the last victims of the giants when they climb over the fence surrounding the giant pit and fall in. Then they put warning signs on the fence along with a sign saying Do Not Feed The Giants.

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* AlcoholInducedIdiocy: Three drunk men become the last victims of the giants when they climb over the fence surrounding the giant pit and fall in. Then they put warning signs on the fence along with a sign saying Do that say "Do Not Feed The Giants.Giants"- though how this will stop any more drunken idiots from climbing the fence is anyone's guess.
18th Aug '16 7:00:20 PM Vilui
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* ToiletHumor: There is an entire chapter (and in the movie, an entire song) dedicated to a drink that makes one fart (or rather, "make a Whizzpopper")... in pretty epic proportions. The BFG even does one in front of the Queen, who takes it quite amusingly well under the circumstances ("I prefer the bagpipes.") However, since the book WAS published in 1982, before most examples of the trope were abundant in college movies, and since it really is quite funny, it's not TOO offputting.

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* ToiletHumor: There is an entire chapter (and in the movie, an entire song) dedicated to a drink that makes one fart (or rather, "make a Whizzpopper")... in pretty epic proportions. The BFG even does one in front of the Queen, who takes it quite amusingly well under the circumstances ("I prefer the bagpipes.") However, since the book WAS was published in 1982, before most examples of the trope were abundant in college movies, and since it really is quite funny, it's not TOO too offputting.



* YouNoTakeCandle: All the Giants speak in broken and mangled English, including the BFG (though he has a better grasp than the others). Also, only the bad Giants have the violent element. In the book, he eventually gets tuition and doesn't do this anymore. The evil Giants, however, aren't interested in such pursuits and play the tropes pretty much straight ("I is now going to search the primroses!").

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* YouNoTakeCandle: All the Giants speak in broken and mangled English, including the BFG (though he has a better grasp than the others). Also, only the bad Giants have the violent element. In the book, he eventually gets tuition and doesn't do this anymore.any more. The evil Giants, however, aren't interested in such pursuits and play the tropes pretty much straight ("I is now going to search the primroses!").
12th Jul '16 8:54:02 AM Shadowgazer
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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: The Queen, who is implied to be [[UsefulNotes/HMTheQueen Queen Elizabeth II]]. For all his faults, Roald Dahl loves his Queen.

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: The Queen, who is implied to be [[UsefulNotes/HMTheQueen Queen Elizabeth II]]. For all his faults, Roald Dahl loves his Queen.



%%* UnusualEuphemism: "whizzpoppers."

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%%* * UnusualEuphemism: "whizzpoppers.""whizzpoppers" sounds much less crude right?
9th Jul '16 4:58:14 PM trulymadmoves
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* DemotedToExtra: In the animated film, the giants do not feature as much as they do in the book. In the book, they are constantly being talked about and show up in many sequences.

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* DemotedToExtra: DemotedToExtra
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In the animated film, the giants do not feature as much as they do in the book. In the book, they are constantly being talked about and show up in many sequences.sequences.
** The Bloodbottler. In the book and animated film, he has a scene in the BFG's home that serves as an EstablishingCharacterMoment for the giants, and is therefore the only giant besides the Fleshlumpeater to get any amount of screentime. In the live-action film, his scene is given to the Fleshlumpeater.
6th Jul '16 2:52:20 PM juniperlove15
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* BeastAndBeauty: Sophie and the titular character form a platonic example.
5th Jul '16 9:50:50 AM DracoKanji
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** A similar concept previously appeared in one of Creator/RoaldDahl's short stories for adults, "The Sound Machine", in which the titular machine reveals to its inventor that plants make ''some'' kind of noise when they're cut, plucked, etc. Whether it's an expression of pain or not is unknown, but it's enough to severely unnerve the inventor.
5th Jul '16 9:49:58 AM DracoKanji
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** Then, again giants are always male. Giantess is the term for a female giant.
2nd Jul '16 1:43:12 PM Tuckerscreator
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An AnimatedAdaptation was made by Creator/CosgroveHall in 1989. A new live-action adaptation by Disney directed by Creator/StevenSpielberg is set for release in July 2016.

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An AnimatedAdaptation was made by Creator/CosgroveHall in 1989. A new live-action adaptation by Disney directed by Creator/StevenSpielberg is set for release was released in July 2016.
2016, with its own trope page [[Film/TheBFG here]].
2nd Jul '16 1:41:49 PM Tuckerscreator
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* [[spoiler: HappilyAdopted]]
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