History Literature / TheLegendOfSleepyHollow

17th Feb '16 3:41:16 PM gallium
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''The Sketch-book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.'' also included another Irving short story destined to become famous: "Literature/RipVanWinkle".
16th Feb '16 5:55:42 PM eroock
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'''"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"''' (also known informally and somewhat incorrectly as "The HeadlessHorseman") is a short story by American author Washington Irving, first published in February 1820 as part of a series of stories later collected as ''The Sketch-book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.'' As with a number of Irving's stories, the plot is based on German legend (particularly in the re-told versions of Karl Musäus), transplanted to a New York state setting, and mingled with Irving's genial satire of human, and particularly American, foibles.

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'''"The ''The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"''' Hollow'' (also known informally and somewhat incorrectly as "The HeadlessHorseman") is a short story by American author Washington Irving, first published in February 1820 as part of a series of stories later collected as ''The Sketch-book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.'' As with a number of Irving's stories, the plot is based on German legend (particularly in the re-told versions of Karl Musäus), transplanted to a New York state setting, and mingled with Irving's genial satire of human, and particularly American, foibles.
6th Nov '15 7:57:57 PM nombretomado
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* Similarly, in 1986 ''TheRealGhostbusters'' featured an episode, "The Headless Motorcyclist," with a descendant of Ichabod Crane cursed by a headless apparition (on a motorcycle, naturally) who chases her.

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* Similarly, in 1986 ''TheRealGhostbusters'' ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' featured an episode, "The Headless Motorcyclist," with a descendant of Ichabod Crane cursed by a headless apparition (on a motorcycle, naturally) who chases her.
22nd Oct '15 4:20:28 PM nombretomado
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* In 1949 the story was paired with a pared-down version of Kenneth Grahame's ''TheWindInTheWillows'' in {{Disney}}'s ''[[Disney/TheAdventuresOfIchabodAndMrToad The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad]]''; the story is narrated (with interspersed songs) by BingCrosby. It's actually surprisingly faithful to the original story (far more so than the very loose ''Wind in the Willows'' adaptation) -- Brom Bones gets his PetTheDog moments, Ichabod's fate is left still ambiguous, and the implication that the Horseman is fake is retained. The animation of the chase scene is particularly impressive, and influenced several later Disney films, notably ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''.

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* In 1949 the story was paired with a pared-down version of Kenneth Grahame's ''TheWindInTheWillows'' in {{Disney}}'s Creator/{{Disney}}'s ''[[Disney/TheAdventuresOfIchabodAndMrToad The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad]]''; the story is narrated (with interspersed songs) by BingCrosby. It's actually surprisingly faithful to the original story (far more so than the very loose ''Wind in the Willows'' adaptation) -- Brom Bones gets his PetTheDog moments, Ichabod's fate is left still ambiguous, and the implication that the Horseman is fake is retained. The animation of the chase scene is particularly impressive, and influenced several later Disney films, notably ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''.
20th Oct '15 5:19:43 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* BigEater: Ichabod

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* BigEater: IchabodIchabod, and yet, he's beanpole thin.
13th Oct '15 1:00:35 AM TalonsofIceandFire
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* AmbiguousSituation: The ending deliberately leaves many things ambiguous. Was Ichabod killed by the Horseman or did he just flee from Sleepy Hollow and move somewhere else? Was the Horseman actually supernatural or was it just Brom trying to scare Ichabod off? It's up to the reader to decide and what answer they decide on completely changes the story.

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* AmbiguousSituation: The ending deliberately leaves many things ambiguous. AmbiguousEnding: Was Ichabod killed by the Horseman or did he just flee from Sleepy Hollow and move somewhere else? Was the Horseman actually supernatural or was it just Brom trying to scare Ichabod off? It's up to the reader to decide and what answer they decide on completely changes the story.
13th Oct '15 12:55:01 AM TalonsofIceandFire
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2nd Sep '15 8:38:17 AM DaibhidC
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* A silent version of the story appeared as early as 1908 ; in 1912 Ichabod was played by Alec B. Francis.
* The best known silent version appeared in 1922: ''The Headless Horseman'', directed by Edward Venturini, and starring Will Rogers as Ichabod Crane, filmed on location in New York's Hudson River Valley.
* ''Film/SleepyHollow'', perhaps the best known version in recent times, is a Creator/TimBurton adaptation which deliberately takes considerable liberties with the original Story, making it radically DarkerAndEdgier. Johnny Depp's Constable Ichabod Crane is a much more heroic figure than Irving's gawkish, pedantic, cowardly schoolmaster, and rather than be cripplingly superstitious, he's a pioneer of forensic sciences who uses reason and deduction to solve crimes and insists that a live human is behind the Horseman murders. In fact, he's basically the ''only'' non-superstitious character in the film, at least during the earlier acts. There are also subtle themes of the complexity of religion, reason, and the supernatural woven throughout the film.

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* A silent version In some versions of ''Comicbook/{{Batman}}'', Scarecrow's StartOfDarkness came when a JerkJock terrorised him with a pumpkin in deliberate imitation of the story appeared as early as 1908 ; in 1912 book. The gangly Jonathan Crane has also played the role of Ichabod was played by Alec B. Francis.
* The best known silent version appeared
in 1922: ''The Headless Horseman'', directed by Edward Venturini, and starring Will Rogers as Ichabod Crane, filmed on location in New York's Hudson River Valley.
* ''Film/SleepyHollow'', perhaps
one ''DCU Halloween Special'', where he joins the best known version in recent times, is a Creator/TimBurton adaptation which deliberately takes considerable liberties with frolick to rob the original Story, guests, but is prevented from making it radically DarkerAndEdgier. Johnny Depp's Constable Ichabod Crane is his escape by a much more heroic headless figure than Irving's gawkish, pedantic, cowardly schoolmaster, and rather than be cripplingly superstitious, he's a pioneer of forensic sciences who uses reason and deduction to solve crimes and insists that a live human is behind the Horseman murders. In fact, he's basically the ''only'' non-superstitious character in the film, at least during the earlier acts. There are also subtle themes of the complexity of religion, reason, and the supernatural woven throughout the film.a Batsuit.


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* ''Franchise/TheMuppets'' fan artist Jay Fosgitt sent some spec pages of ''The Muppet Legend of Sleepy Hollow'' to Boom Studios. (Kermit as Ichabod, Link Hogthrob as Brom, Piggy as Katrina, and [[spoiler: Beaker as the Horseman]].) When nothing came of it, [[http://jayfosgitt.deviantart.com/art/MUPPETS-SLEEPY-HOLLOW-1-183463798 he posted them on DeviantArt]].
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* A silent version of the story appeared as early as 1908 ; in 1912 Ichabod was played by Alec B. Francis.
* The best known silent version appeared in 1922: ''The Headless Horseman'', directed by Edward Venturini, and starring Will Rogers as Ichabod Crane, filmed on location in New York's Hudson River Valley.
* ''Film/SleepyHollow'', perhaps the best known version in recent times, is a Creator/TimBurton adaptation which deliberately takes considerable liberties with the original Story, making it radically DarkerAndEdgier. Johnny Depp's Constable Ichabod Crane is a much more heroic figure than Irving's gawkish, pedantic, cowardly schoolmaster, and rather than be cripplingly superstitious, he's a pioneer of forensic sciences who uses reason and deduction to solve crimes and insists that a live human is behind the Horseman murders. In fact, he's basically the ''only'' non-superstitious character in the film, at least during the earlier acts. There are also subtle themes of the complexity of religion, reason, and the supernatural woven throughout the film.
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* The ''Series/MurderSheWrote'' episode "Night of the Headless Horseman" combines a SettingUpdate with a murder mystery at a college, casting the Wrongly Accused Person Jessica Feels Responsible For of the Week in the role of Ichabod.
25th Jun '15 6:53:23 PM nombretomado
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** The Headless Motorcyclist may have been cribbed from the ''[[KolchakTheNightStalker Kolchak: The Night Stalker]]'' episode, "Chopper."

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** The Headless Motorcyclist may have been cribbed from the ''[[KolchakTheNightStalker Kolchak: The Night Stalker]]'' ''Series/KolchakTheNightStalker'' episode, "Chopper."
9th Jun '15 11:00:40 AM VenomLancerHae
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* UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution: Concluded not very long before the opening of the story; the Horseman himself is supposed to have been one of the [[TheSixteenLandsOfDeutschland Hessian]] mercenaries who fought for the British.
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