History Literature / TheWomanInWhite

22nd May '18 5:29:07 PM offa
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Collins is quite clear with his ButterFace description of Marian in the novel. Unsurprisingly, this is never done in adaptations. In the 1948 film she's played by Alexis Smith, in the 1997 TV adaptation by Tara Fitzgerald, in the musical by Ruthie Henshall--lovely women all.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Collins is quite clear with his ButterFace description of Marian in the novel. Unsurprisingly, this is never done in adaptations. In the 1948 film she's played by Alexis Smith, in the 1997 TV adaptation by Tara Fitzgerald, in the musical by Ruthie Henshall--lovely Henshall, and in the 2018 TV adaptation by Jessie Buckley—lovely women all.
7th May '18 4:33:44 PM john_e
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* CanonForeigner: Erasmus Nash, who collects the characters' evidence and advises Walter and Marian how to run their investigation.
7th May '18 2:17:06 PM john_e
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* CompositeCharacter: Pesca is the only member of the Brotherhood we see, and he inflicts their vengeance in person.


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* ShoutOut: The music box that plays Mozart comes from another Collins novel, ''The Dead Secret''.
7th May '18 2:33:14 AM john_e
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* OhCrap: Fosco's horrified expression when he recognises Pesca at the theatre.
30th Apr '18 3:38:41 PM john_e
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* AgeLift: Fosco is de-aged from 60 to more like 40.

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* AgeLift: Count Fosco is de-aged from 60 to more like 40.40.
* ForcefulKiss: Fosco plants one on Marian.
30th Apr '18 3:27:31 PM john_e
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* TattooedCrook: Members of the Brotherhood have the mark of the society branded and inked on their upper arm.
30th Apr '18 3:12:32 PM john_e
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* SlippingAMickey: Madame Fosco drugs Laura's maid to search her for the letters she's carrying.

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* SlippingAMickey: Madame Countess Fosco drugs Laura's maid to search her for the letters she's carrying.



* SlippingAMickey: Prior to drugging Laura's maid, Madame Fosco puts Marian temporarily out of action with the same trick.

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* AgeLift: Fosco is de-aged from 60 to more like 40.
* SlippingAMickey: Prior to drugging Laura's maid, Madame Countess Fosco puts Marian temporarily out of action with the same trick.
30th Apr '18 2:58:15 PM john_e
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* SlippingAMickey: Madame Fosco drugs Laura's maid to search her for the letters she's carrying.



* AdaptationalEarlyAppearance: In episode 3, Fosco has a BathtubScene, meaning that his Brotherhood mark is on display.




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* SlippingAMickey: Prior to drugging Laura's maid, Madame Fosco puts Marian temporarily out of action with the same trick.
24th Apr '18 2:05:23 AM john_e
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AdaptationPersonalityChange: Laura is given a more quirky personality than the ProperLady of the book -- she sees sounds as colours, and (suggesting that they go [[SkinnyDipping swimming]]) begins to pull her clothes off in front of Walter and Marian.

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* AdaptationPersonalityChange: Laura is given a more quirky personality than the ProperLady of the book -- she sees sounds as colours, and (suggesting that they go [[SkinnyDipping swimming]]) begins to pull her clothes off in front of Walter and Marian.
24th Apr '18 2:05:06 AM john_e
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!! Tropes found in the 2018 BBC adaptation:
AdaptationPersonalityChange: Laura is given a more quirky personality than the ProperLady of the book -- she sees sounds as colours, and (suggesting that they go [[SkinnyDipping swimming]]) begins to pull her clothes off in front of Walter and Marian.
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