History Literature / TheHistoryOfTomJonesAFoundling

3rd Apr '17 6:56:56 PM AllenbysEyes88
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The 1963 film, titled simply ''Tom Jones'', starred Creator/AlbertFinney as Tom. It won four [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscars]], including Best Picture, Best Director for Tony Richardson, and Best Adapted Screenplay. ''Three'' of the actresses in the film got Best Supporting Actress nominations, but none of them won.

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The 1963 film, titled simply ''Tom Jones'', starred Creator/AlbertFinney as Tom. It won four [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscars]], including Best Picture, Best Director for Tony Richardson, and Best Adapted Screenplay.Screenplay for Creator/JohnOsborne. ''Three'' of the actresses in the film got Best Supporting Actress nominations, but none of them won.
28th Dec '16 9:18:26 AM nombretomado
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* BoisterousBruiser: Squire Western is a classic example, and played by BrianBlessed no less in the 1990s series.

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* BoisterousBruiser: Squire Western is a classic example, and played by BrianBlessed Creator/BrianBlessed no less in the 1990s series.
21st Dec '16 2:33:56 PM Discar
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Except Blifil. As another example of his hypocritical virtue.
28th Nov '16 4:03:09 PM karstovich2
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''The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling'', also known as simply ''Tom Jones'', is a classic {{picaresque}} novel by Henry Fielding, telling [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the adventures of the title protagonist]], a deeply honorable HandsomeLech. It is full of social {{parody}} both subtle and ham-handed. It has been adapted as a film (1963), a TV series (1997), and in opera form.

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''The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling'', also known as simply ''Tom Jones'', is a classic {{picaresque}} novel by Henry Fielding, published in 1749, telling [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the adventures of the title protagonist]], a deeply honorable HandsomeLech. It is full of social {{parody}} both subtle and ham-handed. It has been adapted as a film (1963), a TV series (1997), and in opera form.
17th Dec '15 10:56:50 PM gallium
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* TheGrandHunt: The local nobility go out on a massive deer-hunting expedition which comes off as gross and scary. See GrossUpCloseUp below.
22nd Jun '15 7:57:42 PM CreamyDemon
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*TakeThatCritics: Each of the novel's eighteen books has an introductory essay unrelated to the story. Two of them address how awful critics are.
20th May '15 5:16:59 PM nombretomado
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The 1963 film, titled simply ''Tom Jones'', starred Creator/AlbertFinney as Tom. It won four [[AcademyAward Oscars]], including Best Picture, Best Director for Tony Richardson, and Best Adapted Screenplay. ''Three'' of the actresses in the film got Best Supporting Actress nominations, but none of them won.

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The 1963 film, titled simply ''Tom Jones'', starred Creator/AlbertFinney as Tom. It won four [[AcademyAward [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscars]], including Best Picture, Best Director for Tony Richardson, and Best Adapted Screenplay. ''Three'' of the actresses in the film got Best Supporting Actress nominations, but none of them won.
19th Mar '14 8:57:34 AM jamespolk
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* AsideComment: The 1963 film was one of the earliest movies for a character to directly address the audience. It actually happens several times, but the scene at the inn is by far the most memorable.

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* AsideComment: The 1963 film was one of the earliest movies for a character to directly address the audience. It actually happens several times, but the scene at the inn is by far the most memorable.times.
19th Mar '14 8:57:11 AM jamespolk
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** In one scene, Tom finds that all his money had been stolen while he slept, and he shouts at the chambermaid, demanding to know if it was her who robbed him. Unsatisfied with her answers, he turns to the camera and shouts "DID YOU SEE HER?! DID YOU?!"
19th Mar '14 8:35:56 AM jamespolk
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* ChickMagnet / EatingTheEyeCandy: All the women in the film can't get enough of the handsome Tom Jones--of course, Albert Finney really was that handsome.

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* ChickMagnet / AttemptedRape: Tom rescues Mrs. Waters from an attempted rape by the loathesome Northerton.
* BedsheetLadder: This is how Sophie escapes her father's house and the ArrangedMarriage with Blifil.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Besides all the Aside Comments and Aside Glances, Tom puts his hat over the camera while he and Mrs. Waters are walking to town.
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EatingTheEyeCandy: All the women in the film can't get enough of the handsome Tom Jones--of course, Albert Finney really was that handsome.
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