History Literature / TheSecretGarden

28th Apr '16 10:39:29 AM YT45
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* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler:Dickon]], in the 1987 film version.

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* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler:Dickon]], in the 1987 film version. [[spoiler:He and Colin both enlisted in the British Army for WWI, while Mary joined the Nurse Corps. Dickon was killed in action in the Argonne Forest, while Colin comes home with a wound that gives him a limp.]]


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** Averted in the 1987 version, which changes Mr. Craven from Mary's uncle to an old family friend who agreed to take her in.
22nd Feb '16 11:17:46 PM PaulA
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-> '''Colin''': Are you making this Magic?
-> '''Mary''': No. ''You'' are.

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-> '''Colin''': ->'''Colin:''' Are you making this Magic?
-> '''Mary''':
Magic?\\
'''Mary:'''
No. ''You'' are.



* ''The Secret Garden'' (1919), starring Lila Lee.
** Very little is known about this film, as it's thought to be lost.
* ''The Secret Garden'' (1949), starring Margaret [=O'Brien=] (whom you'll recall as Beth from the LittleWomen first film).
** Interestingly, this film was done mostly in black-and-white, but made use of Technicolor for the garden segments, in a move similar to ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''.
* ''The Secret Garden'' (1975), a [=TV=] series starring Sarah Hollis Andrews.
** This series remained extremely faithful to the source material, and kept most of the characters and plot threads that other adaptations tend to excise, most prominently Susan Sowerby and her children.
* ''The Secret Garden'' (1987), an episode of the Series/HallmarkHallOfFame [=TV=] series starring Gennie James.
** Notorious because a certain someone undergoes a DeathByAdaptation.
* ''The Secret Garden'' (1991), a musical version that premiered on Broadway.
** This version placed more emphasis on the adults, with much of the plot being narrated by a ghostly chorus of "Dreamers". It also expands the plot considerably, up to adding in a primary conflict in the form of Archibald Craven's brother Dr. Neville Craven, who was in a love triangle with his own brother and Lillias, and is charged with both keeping Colin healthy and keeping the estate in order while Archibald is away.
* ''Himitsu no Hanazono'' (1992-1993), an anime series starring Creator/MinaTominaga as Mary as well as several other well known seiyuu.
** Like the musical version it expands the story quite a bit, focusing a lot on four elements: the Sowerby family (and not only Susan, but also her youngest kids); Lillias Craven's personality and her influence around those who surrounded her; Colin's notoriously frailer-than-in-other-adaptations health, and his long and difficult way to physical recovery with Dickon and Mary's help; and the {{Canon Foreigner}}s Camilla (a UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} young woman who acts as Mary's CoolBigSis), and Maximilian "Max" Hawkins (an accountant who used to work for the Cravens).
*** Not to be confused with ''Series/HimitsuNoHanazono'', a Japanese comedy.
* ''The Secret Garden'' (1993), starring Kate Maberly and directed by Agnieszka Holland.
** This is probably the most well-known of the films. The film features excellent cinematography, a haunting mood, and Maggie Smith in the role of Mrs. Medlock.

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* ''The Secret Garden'' (1919), starring Lila Lee.
**
Lee. Very little is known about this film, as it's thought to be lost.
* ''The Secret Garden'' (1949), starring Margaret [=O'Brien=] (whom you'll recall as Beth from the LittleWomen ''Literature/LittleWomen'' first film).
**
film). Interestingly, this film was done mostly in black-and-white, but made use of Technicolor for the garden segments, in a move similar to ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''.
* ''The Secret Garden'' (1975), a [=TV=] series starring Sarah Hollis Andrews.
**
Andrews. This series remained extremely faithful to the source material, and kept most of the characters and plot threads that other adaptations tend to excise, most prominently Susan Sowerby and her children.
* ''The Secret Garden'' (1987), an episode of the Series/HallmarkHallOfFame [=TV=] series starring Gennie James.
**
James. Notorious because a certain someone undergoes a DeathByAdaptation.
* ''The Secret Garden'' (1991), a musical version that premiered on Broadway.
**
Broadway. This version placed more emphasis on the adults, with much of the plot being narrated by a ghostly chorus of "Dreamers". It also expands the plot considerably, up to adding in a primary conflict in the form of Archibald Craven's brother Dr. Neville Craven, who was in a love triangle with his own brother and Lillias, and is charged with both keeping Colin healthy and keeping the estate in order while Archibald is away.
* ''Himitsu no Hanazono'' (1992-1993), an anime series starring Creator/MinaTominaga as Mary as well as several other well known seiyuu. \n** Like the musical version it expands the story quite a bit, focusing a lot on four elements: the Sowerby family (and not only Susan, but also her youngest kids); Lillias Craven's personality and her influence around those who surrounded her; Colin's notoriously frailer-than-in-other-adaptations health, and his long and difficult way to physical recovery with Dickon and Mary's help; and the {{Canon Foreigner}}s Camilla (a UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} young woman who acts as Mary's CoolBigSis), and Maximilian "Max" Hawkins (an accountant who used to work for the Cravens).
***
Cravens). Not to be confused with ''Series/HimitsuNoHanazono'', a Japanese comedy.
* ''The Secret Garden'' (1993), starring Kate Maberly and directed by Agnieszka Holland.
**
Holland. This is probably the most well-known of the films. The film features excellent cinematography, a haunting mood, and Maggie Smith in the role of Mrs. Medlock.



* BerserkButton: Colin hates when people look at him.

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* BerserkButton: BerserkButton:
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Colin hates when people look at him.



* BritishAccents: The original book features a number of them, ranging from Yorkshire to [=RP=]. The various adaptations tend to be hit and miss with regards to accurately conveying the required accents.



* BrutalHonesty: Mary frequently tells Colin that people dislike him because he is hateful to be around (not realizing that she could also be talking about herself).

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* BrutalHonesty: BrutalHonesty:
**
Mary frequently tells Colin that people dislike him because he is hateful to be around (not realizing that she could also be talking about herself).



* CunningLinguist: Mary's upbringing by Indian servants exposed her to various dialects from birth, and she was formally taught French. Several times, she tries to imitate the broad Yorkshire accent under the impression that it is a different language (which isn't exactly a stretch).



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Ben Weatherstaff, who believes that he and Mary are NotSoDifferent.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: JerkWithAHeartOfGold:
**
Ben Weatherstaff, who believes that he and Mary are NotSoDifferent.



* MeaningfulName: Archibald Craven is a weak, sickly hunchback.
** Also Mary, to a lesser extent, as it earns her the fitting nickname "Mistress Mary, Quite Contrary."

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* MeaningfulName: MeaningfulName:
**
Archibald Craven is a weak, sickly hunchback.
** Also Mary, to a lesser extent, as it earns her the fitting nickname "Mistress Mary, Quite Contrary."



* NiceToTheWaiter: Averted by Mary, who used to hit her servants. Since they only wanted to keep her quiet and out of her mother's way, she learned to manipulate them young.
** In a way, this is symbolic of Mary's CharacterDevelopment. At the end, Mary is a much better person and obviously considers her maid, Martha, to be a friend.

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* NiceToTheWaiter: Averted by Mary, who used to hit her servants. Since they only wanted to keep her quiet and out of her mother's way, she learned to manipulate them young.
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young. In a way, this is symbolic of Mary's CharacterDevelopment. At the end, Mary is a much better person and obviously considers her maid, Martha, to be a friend.



* {{Polyglot}}: Mary's upbringing by Indian servants exposed her to various dialects from birth, and she was formally taught French. Several times, she tries to imitate the broad Yorkshire accent under the impression that it is a different language (which isn't exactly a stretch).



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Mary hands a big one to Colin when he's throwing a tantrum--at age ''ten'', no less.



* {{Spoiled Brat}}s: Colin and Mary

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* {{Spoiled Brat}}s: SpoiledBrat: Colin and Mary



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Mary hands a big one to Colin when he's throwing a tantrum--at age ''ten'', no less. Doubles as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
* ThereAreNoTherapists: Physical or otherwise. Good thing they [[HappyEnding don't need them]].
** Not that Colin wanted them around anyway.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Mary hands a big one to Colin when he's throwing a tantrum--at age ''ten'', no less. Doubles as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
* ThereAreNoTherapists: Physical or otherwise. Good thing they [[HappyEnding don't need them]].
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them]]. Not that Colin wanted them around anyway.



* BritishAccents: The original book features a number of them, ranging from Yorkshire to [=RP=]. The various adaptations tend to be hit and miss with regards to accurately conveying the required accents.



* TheComicallySerious: Mary at the beginning of the 1993 movie. Particularly with jolly Yorkshire maid Martha as a contrast.
-->'''Martha:''' ''[playfully pulls Mary's hat down over her eyes]'' There you are, Miss Mary!\\
'''Mary:''' ''[teeth clenched]'' I can't. See.



* IronicNurseryRhyme: "Mistress Mary, Quite Contrary" is sung by the ghosts several times in the musical.
** In the 1993 film, this song is used by other children to taunt Mary near the beginning. It's not all that ironic at the start - while she's never gardened, she ''is'' extremely contrary and cranky.

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* IronicNurseryRhyme: IronicNurseryTune:
**
"Mistress Mary, Quite Contrary" is sung by the ghosts several times in the musical.
** In the 1993 film, this song is used by other children to taunt Mary near the beginning. It's not all that ironic at the start - while she's never gardened, she ''is'' extremely contrary and cranky.



** OohMeAccentsSlipping: In the Broadway Recording, you can tell that the actors tried really hard with their Yorkshire and RP accents, but they're still pretty cringeworthy.

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** * OohMeAccentsSlipping: In the Broadway Recording, you can tell that the actors tried really hard with their Yorkshire and RP accents, but they're still pretty cringeworthy.



* {{Subtext}}: The 1993 film plays with this, particularly as it applies to the relationships between the three children in the story.



* {{Subtext}}: The 1993 film plays with this, particularly as it applies to the relationships between the three children in the story.



* TooDumbToLive: Mary's mother might have survived the cholera outbreak if she hadn't delayed her escape to attend a dinner party.
** Averted in the 1993 film, where the cause of Mary's parents' deaths was an earthquake rather than a plague.
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: The 1987 Hallmark adaptation invoked this [[spoiler:''by killing off Dickon!'']]
** And Lillias, in the anime series.
* TheUnfunny: Mary at the beginning of the 1993 movie. Particularly with jolly Yorkshire maid Martha as a contrast.
--> Martha: (playfully pulls Mary's hat down over her eyes) There you are, Miss Mary!
--> Mary: (teeth clenched) I can't. See.
* WomanInWhite: Mary. As mentioned above, Colin's father finds black too much for a child, and this is the only alternative, since she is in mourning for her mother.
** And in the 1993 film, Mary's mother in a DreamSequence.
** And in the musical, the entire ensemble of Dreamers are this.

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* TooDumbToLive: Mary's mother might have survived the cholera outbreak if she hadn't delayed her escape to attend a dinner party.
**
party. Averted in the 1993 film, where the cause of Mary's parents' deaths was an earthquake rather than a plague.
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth:
**
The 1987 Hallmark adaptation invoked this [[spoiler:''by ''[[spoiler:by killing off Dickon!'']]
Dickon]]!''
** And Lillias, in the anime series.
* TheUnfunny: Mary at the beginning of the 1993 movie. Particularly with jolly Yorkshire maid Martha as a contrast.
--> Martha: (playfully pulls Mary's hat down over her eyes) There you are, Miss Mary!
--> Mary: (teeth clenched) I can't. See.
* WomanInWhite:
WomanInWhite:
**
Mary. As mentioned above, Colin's father finds black too much for a child, and this is the only alternative, since she is in mourning for her mother.
** And in In the 1993 film, Mary's mother in a DreamSequence.
** And in In the musical, the entire ensemble of Dreamers are this.
22nd Feb '16 11:02:46 PM PaulA
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* MadwomanInTheAttic: Played with. After an appropriate amount of build-up about mysterious moaning noises in the night and whispers about the deformed relative kept hidden away out of sight, it turns out there's nothing actually wrong with Colin that won't be helped by getting out and meeting people.
5th Feb '16 7:52:38 AM dsneybuf
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** Like the musical version it expands the story quite a bit, focusing a lot on four elements: the Sowerby family (and not only Susan, but also her youngest kids); Lillias Craven's personality and her influence around those who surrounded her; Colin's notoriously frailer-than-in-other-adaptations health, and his long and difficult way to physical recovery with Dickon and Mary's help; and the {{Canon Foreigner}}s Camilla (a UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} young woman who acts as Mary's CoolBigSis, and Maximilian "Max" Hawkins (an accountant who used to work for the Cravens).

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** Like the musical version it expands the story quite a bit, focusing a lot on four elements: the Sowerby family (and not only Susan, but also her youngest kids); Lillias Craven's personality and her influence around those who surrounded her; Colin's notoriously frailer-than-in-other-adaptations health, and his long and difficult way to physical recovery with Dickon and Mary's help; and the {{Canon Foreigner}}s Camilla (a UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} young woman who acts as Mary's CoolBigSis, CoolBigSis), and Maximilian "Max" Hawkins (an accountant who used to work for the Cravens).
5th Feb '16 7:52:19 AM dsneybuf
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** Notorious because, in a twist that no other version has, [[spoiler: ''it kills off Dickon.'' No, really!]]

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** Notorious because, in because a twist that no other version has, [[spoiler: ''it kills off Dickon.'' No, really!]]certain someone undergoes a DeathByAdaptation.



** Like the musical version it expands the story quite a bit, focusing a lot on four elements: the Sowerby family (and not only Susan, but also her youngest kids); Lillias Craven's personality and her influence around those who surrounded her; Colin's notoriously frailer-than-in-other-adaptations health, and his long and difficult way to physical recovery with Dickon and Mary's help; and the {{Canon Foreigner}}s Camilla (a UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} young woman who acts as Mary's CoolBigSis [[spoiler: and was involved in the accident that caused Lillias's death]]), and Maximilian "Max" Hawkins (an accountant who used to work for the Cravens [[spoiler: and was wrongfully accused of fraud, upon an horrible misunderstanding.]])

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** Like the musical version it expands the story quite a bit, focusing a lot on four elements: the Sowerby family (and not only Susan, but also her youngest kids); Lillias Craven's personality and her influence around those who surrounded her; Colin's notoriously frailer-than-in-other-adaptations health, and his long and difficult way to physical recovery with Dickon and Mary's help; and the {{Canon Foreigner}}s Camilla (a UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} young woman who acts as Mary's CoolBigSis [[spoiler: and was involved in the accident that caused Lillias's death]]), CoolBigSis, and Maximilian "Max" Hawkins (an accountant who used to work for the Cravens [[spoiler: and was wrongfully accused of fraud, upon an horrible misunderstanding.]])Cravens).
16th Jan '16 9:17:53 PM vifetoile
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** The 1987 version is rife with this, featuring Julian Glover as Colonel [=McGraw=], Creator/ColinFirth as [[spoiler:the grown-up version of Colin]], and Creator/DerekJacobi as Archibald Craven.
** Dame Maggie Smith plays Mrs. Medlock in the 1993 version.
** Andrew Knott, who plays Dickon in the 1993 version, showed up a year later as Joe in the 1994 adaptation of Literature/BlackBeauty.



** In the 1993 film, this song is used by other children to taunt Mary near the beginning.

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** In the 1993 film, this song is used by other children to taunt Mary near the beginning. It's not all that ironic at the start - while she's never gardened, she ''is'' extremely contrary and cranky.
22nd Dec '15 11:14:08 PM TheFuzzinator
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* KissingCousins: In the 1993 film, Colin says that he and Mary should get married when they grow up, and she points out that they can't because they're cousins. Back then, cousin marriage wasn't seen as odd, but was [[{{Squick}} squicky]] ValuesDissonance by the time the film was made.
22nd Dec '15 8:59:56 AM Julia1984
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* TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong: Practically the [[AnAesop Aesop]].
1st Nov '15 7:00:59 PM nombretomado
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* TheRaj: Mary was born and lived in the then British-ruled India until she was 11. She was mostly raised by Indian servants as her parents were distant, which is truth in television- Rudyard Kipling spent so little time around his parents that as a child he preferred to speak Hindi.
12th Oct '15 11:56:42 AM kelly232
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Martha: (playfully pulls Mary's hat down over her eyes) There you are, Miss Mary!
Mary: (teeth clenched) I can't. See.

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--> Martha: (playfully pulls Mary's hat down over her eyes) There you are, Miss Mary!
--> Mary: (teeth clenched) I can't. See.
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