History Main / Grimmification

3rd Jun '16 9:09:53 AM rjd1922
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* Creator/TimBurton has proven that one can make rather a good career out of this trope alone with ''Film/SleepyHollow'' ("The Legend of Sleepy Hollow") and ''Film/AliceInWonderland'' (''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'').

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* Creator/TimBurton has proven that one can make rather a good career out of this trope alone with ''Film/SleepyHollow'' ("The Legend of Sleepy Hollow") and ''Film/AliceInWonderland'' ''Film/{{Alice in Wonderland|2010}}'' (''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'').
25th May '16 8:00:11 PM HypnoticMeerkat
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* The most prominent use of this is for ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'': [[VideoGame/AmericanMcGeesAlice American [=McGee=]'s video game adaptation]] and the upcoming MarilynManson movie ''Phantasmagoria''. However, the original book was a satire of children's stories, and the version most people are familiar with never underwent much [[{{Bowdlerise}} Bowdlerization]]. For some reason, people seem eager to equate the bizarre with the gruesome.

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* The most prominent use of this is for ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'': [[VideoGame/AmericanMcGeesAlice American [=McGee=]'s video game adaptation]] and the upcoming MarilynManson Music/MarilynManson movie ''Phantasmagoria''. However, the original book was a satire of children's stories, and the version most people are familiar with never underwent much [[{{Bowdlerise}} Bowdlerization]]. For some reason, people seem eager to equate the bizarre with the gruesome.



** ''Film/SuckerPunch'' takes this to its logical extreme by turning the story into a violent, [[FetishFuel hyper-sexualized]] action movie. Directed by [[ZackSnyder the same guy]] who did ''ThreeHundred'', ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'' and the ''Film/DawnOfTheDead2004'' remake.
* They pull one with ''WatershipDown''. The main story itself isn't the brightest, but the movie is darker.

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** ''Film/SuckerPunch'' takes this to its logical extreme by turning the story into a violent, [[FetishFuel hyper-sexualized]] action movie. Directed by [[ZackSnyder [[Creator/ZackSnyder the same guy]] who did ''ThreeHundred'', ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'' and the ''Film/DawnOfTheDead2004'' remake.
* They pull one with ''WatershipDown''.''Film/WatershipDown''. The main story itself isn't the brightest, but the movie is darker.
4th May '16 12:24:14 AM PaulA
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* The 1978 Czech film ''Panna a Netvor'' ''(The Virgin and the Monster)'' does this with "Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast". The imagery is considerably darker than in the [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast more well]]-[[Film/BeautyAndTheBeast known films]], the castle a crumbling and desolate place instead of a wondrous one, and the Beast a genuinely inhuman-looking bird-monster hybrid who kills a frightened bystander on-screen and keeps on HearingVoices in his head that try to persuade him to either kill and eat the Beauty or kill himself.

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* The 1978 Czech film ''Panna a Netvor'' ''(The Virgin and the Monster)'' does this with "Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast". The imagery is considerably darker than in the [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast more well]]-[[Film/BeautyAndTheBeast known films]], well-known films, the castle a crumbling and desolate place instead of a wondrous one, and the Beast a genuinely inhuman-looking bird-monster hybrid who kills a frightened bystander on-screen and keeps on HearingVoices in his head that try to persuade him to either kill and eat the Beauty or kill himself.
22nd Apr '16 4:05:37 AM Morgenthaler
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->''I guess [[AdaptationDisplacement you think you know this story.]]\\
You don't. The real one's [[BloodierAndGorier much more gory.]]\\
The [[AdaptationDecay phony one]], the one you know\\
Was cooked up [[OlderThanTheyThink years and years ago]]\\
And made to sound [[LighterAndSofter all soft and sappy]]\\
Just to keep [[ChildrenAreInnocent the children]] happy.''

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->''I guess [[AdaptationDisplacement you think you know this story.]]\\
\\
You don't. The real one's [[BloodierAndGorier much more gory.]]\\
\\
The [[AdaptationDecay phony one]], one, the one you know\\
Was cooked up [[OlderThanTheyThink years and years ago]]\\
ago\\
And made to sound [[LighterAndSofter all soft and sappy]]\\
sappy\\
Just to keep [[ChildrenAreInnocent the children]] children happy.''
16th Apr '16 2:48:27 PM erforce
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** ''LeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' is an example of this done with {{Public Domain Character}}s. While he reintroduces some parts {{bowdlerise}}d in the past, such as Captain Nemo being Indian (Creator/JulesVerne originally meant for Nemo to be Polish, but Verne's publisher made him change it to avoid offending the Russians. Obviously the publisher didn't care about offending the British), he also adds a lot of sex and violence completely absent from the originals. However, he was [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructing]] these works rather than claiming to be recreating the original. As well, excessive sex and violence were common in the Victorian penny dreadfuls it's openly inspired by.

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** ''LeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' is an example of this done with {{Public Domain Character}}s. While he reintroduces some parts {{bowdlerise}}d in the past, such as Captain Nemo being Indian (Creator/JulesVerne originally meant for Nemo to be Polish, but Verne's publisher made him change it to avoid offending the Russians. Obviously the publisher didn't care about offending the British), he also adds a lot of sex and violence completely absent from the originals. However, he was [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructing]] these works rather than claiming to be recreating the original. As well, excessive sex and violence were common in the Victorian penny dreadfuls it's openly inspired by.



* The Queen of Fables, an enemy of the [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]] and {{Superman}}, controls Grimmified versions of fairy tale scenarios and characters (including those from the fairy tales of Krypton, [[Comicbook/{{Aquaman}} Atlantis]] and [[ComicBook/MartianManhunter Mars]]).

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* The Queen of Fables, an enemy of the [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica [[Comicbook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]] and {{Superman}}, controls Grimmified versions of fairy tale scenarios and characters (including those from the fairy tales of Krypton, [[Comicbook/{{Aquaman}} Atlantis]] and [[ComicBook/MartianManhunter Mars]]).
8th Dec '15 8:03:44 PM Sharysa
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* The [=hitRECord=] story ''Literature/{{Moonflowers}}'' has a VERY dark portrayal of the already-sadistic [[TheWildHunt Wild Hunt.]] However, it's played with since the Wild Hunt are on the ''really'' extreme end of fairy morality--other spirits (including a very friendly, if CloudCuckooLander river-spirit) don't agree with them ''at all.''

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* The [=hitRECord=] story ''Literature/{{Moonflowers}}'' has a VERY dark portrayal of the already-sadistic [[TheWildHunt Wild Hunt.]] Hunt,]] since a lot of human characters call their leader a serial-killer. However, it's played with since the Wild Hunt are on the ''really'' extreme end of fairy morality--other spirits (including a very friendly, if CloudCuckooLander river-spirit) don't agree with them the Hunt ''at all.''
8th Dec '15 8:02:14 PM Sharysa
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* The [=hitRECord=] story ''Literature/{{Moonflowers}}'' has a VERY dark portrayal of TheFairFolk, even considering the antagonists are the already-sadistic [[TheWildHunt Wild Hunt.]]

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* The [=hitRECord=] story ''Literature/{{Moonflowers}}'' has a VERY dark portrayal of TheFairFolk, even considering the antagonists are the already-sadistic [[TheWildHunt Wild Hunt.]]]] However, it's played with since the Wild Hunt are on the ''really'' extreme end of fairy morality--other spirits (including a very friendly, if CloudCuckooLander river-spirit) don't agree with them ''at all.''
5th Dec '15 9:39:21 AM Prfnoff
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** It has Little Red Riding Hood as a femme fatale with a pistol always ready in her knickers

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** It has Little Red Riding Hood as a femme fatale with a pistol always ready in her knickersknickers who loves to shoot animals so she can wear [[FurAndLoathing lovely fur coats]].
12th Nov '15 7:05:54 PM nombretomado
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* RobinMcKinley's ''Literature/{{Deerskin}}'' is partial Grimmification - the original fairy tale does involve the king's incestuous urges towards his daughter, but in ''Deerskin'' he actually ''acts'' on them. Throw in the fact that what seems to be the demon/ghost of the princess's dead mother blames ''her'' for it, and the fact that the princess [[spoiler:miscarries her father's rape-baby]] and you've got something definitely not meant for children.

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* RobinMcKinley's Creator/RobinMcKinley's ''Literature/{{Deerskin}}'' is partial Grimmification - the original fairy tale does involve the king's incestuous urges towards his daughter, but in ''Deerskin'' he actually ''acts'' on them. Throw in the fact that what seems to be the demon/ghost of the princess's dead mother blames ''her'' for it, and the fact that the princess [[spoiler:miscarries her father's rape-baby]] and you've got something definitely not meant for children.
21st Oct '15 5:36:43 PM nombretomado
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* The pic above comes from the Website/DeviantART user [[http://jeftoon01.deviantart.com/ jeftoon01]], who has been working diligently on a "Twisted Princess" series, where he imagines what the {{Disney}} heroines would look like if they became {{Femme Fatale}}s. Besides the WickedWitch version of [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Aurora]] above, we also have a [[GhostlyGoals revenant]] version of Disney/{{Mulan}}, a {{Golem}} Literature/{{Cinderella}}, and a DarkActionGirl MagicKnight version of [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Jasmine]]. By the way, his portrayal of Snow White illustrates the DarthWiki main page.

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* The pic above comes from the Website/DeviantART user [[http://jeftoon01.deviantart.com/ jeftoon01]], who has been working diligently on a "Twisted Princess" series, where he imagines what the {{Disney}} Creator/{{Disney}} heroines would look like if they became {{Femme Fatale}}s. Besides the WickedWitch version of [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Aurora]] above, we also have a [[GhostlyGoals revenant]] version of Disney/{{Mulan}}, a {{Golem}} Literature/{{Cinderella}}, and a DarkActionGirl MagicKnight version of [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Jasmine]]. By the way, his portrayal of Snow White illustrates the DarthWiki main page.
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