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18th Sep '17 8:10:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WesternAnimation/QuestForCamelot'' fits the trope description perfectly; pretty much everything that happens in the movie, happens because it happens in this sort of movie. The fact that it doesn't make sense for that particular thing to happen didn't stop the writers from putting it in anyway.
* On Amazon, a rather extreme reviewer of ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' argued that the architecture and costumes were all wrong for the time period, attempting to pinpoint when they could take place, speculating that the story would be sometime after the 1630's, around the reign of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, instead of accepting the film's blatant AnachronismStew for what it was.
* Disney's Beauty and the Beast falls prey to this trope in its sequel, Disney/BeautyAndTheBeastTheEnchantedChristmas. It takes place in the Enchanted Castle, has Belle, The Beast, and the Enchanted Objects. . . and has pretty much nothing else related to the original film.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheCareBearsAdventureInWonderland'' is this with Wonderland, compared to the actual place in ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''.
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* ''WesternAnimation/QuestForCamelot'' fits the trope description perfectly; pretty much everything that happens in the movie, happens because it happens in this sort of movie. The fact that it doesn't make sense for that particular thing to happen didn't stop the writers from putting it in anyway.
* On Amazon, a rather extreme reviewer of ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' argued that the architecture and costumes were all wrong for the time period, attempting to pinpoint when they could take place, speculating that the story would be sometime after the 1630's, around the reign of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, instead of accepting the film's blatant AnachronismStew for what it was.
* Disney's Beauty and the Beast falls prey to this trope in its sequel, Disney/BeautyAndTheBeastTheEnchantedChristmas. It takes place in the Enchanted Castle, has Belle, The Beast, and the Enchanted Objects. . . and has pretty much nothing else related to the original film.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheCareBearsAdventureInWonderland'' is this with Wonderland, compared to the actual place in ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''.
17th Sep '17 11:08:47 AM nombretomado
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** A good example is UsefulNotes/{{Paris}} since the 1960s, where French Presidents tried to install new buildings. The Centre Georges Pompidou, an art gallery, was built on top of the famous covered market of Les Halles, a historical working class district. The construction of the Olympics for UsefulNotes/{{London}} in 2012, led to the destruction of Hackney, another historical working class area. In the case of New York City, a city that in its TheBigRottenApple phase was lamented for its high crime and urban decay ''and'' celebrated for its art, culture and city life (because the high crime made rents cheap), gentrification has made the rents go up and has made the city a billionaires paradise. There's also a darker angle, since Spike Lee notes that property prices of areas increase when white residents move in formerly poor but respected ghettoes (often because they are attracted to the MeltingPot reputation a locale attracted over time) and [[http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/02/spike-lee-amazing-rant-against-gentrification.html what Spike Lee derisively labels the Christopher Columbus Syndrome]] which inevitably transforms a region into a shadow of what it once was for the benefit of new settlers.

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** A good example is UsefulNotes/{{Paris}} since the 1960s, where French Presidents tried to install new buildings. The Centre Georges Pompidou, an art gallery, was built on top of the famous covered market of Les Halles, a historical working class district. The construction of the Olympics for UsefulNotes/{{London}} in 2012, led to the destruction of Hackney, another historical working class area. In the case of New York City, a city that in its TheBigRottenApple phase was lamented for its high crime and urban decay ''and'' celebrated for its art, culture and city life (because the high crime made rents cheap), gentrification has made the rents go up and has made the city a billionaires paradise. There's also a darker angle, since Spike Lee notes that property prices of areas increase when white residents move in formerly poor but respected ghettoes (often because they are attracted to the MeltingPot UsefulNotes/MeltingPot reputation a locale attracted over time) and [[http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/02/spike-lee-amazing-rant-against-gentrification.html what Spike Lee derisively labels the Christopher Columbus Syndrome]] which inevitably transforms a region into a shadow of what it once was for the benefit of new settlers.
5th Sep '17 5:40:24 PM Peteman
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* The Mesozoic Era gets hit with this trope hard. Many forms of fictional DinosaurMedia will feature the standard [[PredatorsAreMean ugly, bloodthirsty carnivores]] (like ''TyrannosaurusRex'') and [[HerbivoresAreFriendly docile, good-natured herbivores]] (like ''Brontosaurus''), horrifying {{Sea Monster}}s that make the shark from ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' look like a guppy (marine reptiles like ''Plesiosaurus'') and [[PteroSoarer airborne terrors]] that [[DeathFromAbove descend upon helpless creatures on the ground]] (pterosaurs like ''Pteranodon''). The landscape will almost always be depicted as alien and unfamiliar, with even the flora being impossible to recognize, and the whole thing would be completely covered in volcanoes and molten lakes, with everyday life being a constant fight for survival. Of course, nearly all of these are exaggerated and some, like the volcanoes, are almost totally fabricated. The flora of the Mesozoic wasn't all that different from the flora we have now[[note]]and indeed, many of said fauna such as monkey-puzzle trees and ginkoes are still fairly common today[[/note]] and the animals were, for all intents and purposes, still normal animals. A living ''T. rex'' would be no more vicious or terrifying than a modern lion or grizzly bear ([[SarcasmMode aside from being 20-30 times more massive, three and a half times as tall, six times as long and capable of eating an average lion or grizzly in one bite]]), and on the flipside, a plant eating dinosaur would not necessarily be friendly (modern plant eaters [[BewareTheNiceOnes certainly aren't]]). The sea reptiles and pterosaurs would likely be the same way.

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* The Mesozoic Era gets hit with this trope hard.trope. Many forms of fictional DinosaurMedia will feature the standard [[PredatorsAreMean ugly, bloodthirsty carnivores]] (like ''TyrannosaurusRex'') and [[HerbivoresAreFriendly docile, good-natured herbivores]] (like ''Brontosaurus''), horrifying {{Sea Monster}}s that make the shark from ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' look like a guppy (marine reptiles like ''Plesiosaurus'') and [[PteroSoarer airborne terrors]] that [[DeathFromAbove descend upon helpless creatures on the ground]] (pterosaurs like ''Pteranodon''). The landscape will almost always be depicted as alien and unfamiliar, with even the flora being impossible to recognize, and the whole thing would be completely covered in volcanoes and molten lakes, with everyday life being a constant fight for survival. Of course, nearly all of these are exaggerated and some, like the volcanoes, are almost totally fabricated. The flora of the Mesozoic wasn't all that different from the flora we have now[[note]]and indeed, many of said fauna such as monkey-puzzle trees and ginkoes are still fairly common today[[/note]] and the animals were, for all intents and purposes, still normal animals. A living ''T. rex'' would be no more vicious or terrifying than a modern lion or grizzly bear ([[SarcasmMode aside from being 20-30 times more massive, three and a half times as tall, six times as long and capable of eating an average lion or grizzly in one bite]]), and on the flipside, a plant eating dinosaur would not necessarily be friendly (modern plant eaters [[BewareTheNiceOnes certainly aren't]]). The sea reptiles and pterosaurs would likely be the same way.
5th Aug '17 7:56:08 PM JulianLapostat
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** Either one of the World Wars could easily eat up all the time allotted to history secondary education. Each nation participating in said conflict tend to focus or emphasize their part in the conflict over a broadly global perspective, mostly for nationalistic reasons. American students as well as international students on account of EaglelandOsmosis and AmericaWinsTheWar, think that both these conflicts were singularly won by America to the detriment of the involvement of other, non-English speaking, nations. Thanks to the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, this has led to the virtual removal from public consciousness of the contribution of the Soviet Union, when they mounted the largest offensive, endured greater casualties, and the suffered (and committed) worse war crimes, than the other sides combined and were the ones who liberated the major extermination camps. It was only since the 80s and 90s, that UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust was mentioned or depicted widely. The depictions of the war are still largely shaped by the Western Front, with its images of the Americans and British liberating their future [=NATO=] allies to the detriment of the East and the Pacific. In the case of the Pacific, the experiences of the Chinese, the Burmese, the Indians during the War get little say compared to the naval war of the US on the Pacific.
*** Russia's version of the war is every bit as guilty of this. It regularly downplays (or ignores completely) Soviet reliance on Lend-Lease aid from America, Britain, and Canada, and the importance of the Battle of the Atlantic and the North African campaign in ensuring that they received that aid. The Anglo-American strategic bombing campaign (which forced the Luftwaffe to allocate more and more of its strength to defend the German heartland rather than using it to hammer the Red Army) is rarely mentioned at all. The idea that the [=USSR's=] victory on the Eastern Front was a ForegoneConclusion is just as simplistic as AmericaWinsTheWar.

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** Either one of the World Wars could easily eat up all the time allotted to history secondary education. Each nation participating in said conflict tend to focus or emphasize their part in the conflict over a broadly global perspective, mostly for nationalistic reasons. American students as well as international students on account of EaglelandOsmosis and AmericaWinsTheWar, think that both these conflicts were singularly won by America to the detriment of the involvement of other, non-English speaking, nations. Thanks to the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, this has led to the virtual removal from public consciousness of the contribution of the Soviet Union, when they mounted the largest offensive, fought harder, endured greater casualties, casualties and the suffered (and committed) worse worst war crimes, than the other sides combined and were the ones who liberated the major extermination camps. It was only since the 80s and 90s, that UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust was mentioned or depicted widely. The depictions of the war are still largely shaped by the Western Front, with its images of the Americans and British liberating their future [=NATO=] allies to the detriment of the East and the Pacific. In the case of the Pacific, the experiences of the Chinese, the Burmese, the Indians during the War get little say compared to the naval war of the US on the Pacific. \n*** Russia's version of the war is every bit as guilty of this. It regularly downplays (or ignores completely) Soviet reliance on Lend-Lease aid from America, Britain, and Canada, and the importance of the Battle of the Atlantic and the North African campaign in ensuring that they received that aid. The Anglo-American strategic bombing campaign (which forced the Luftwaffe to allocate more and more of its strength to defend the German heartland rather than using it to hammer the Red Army) is rarely mentioned at all. The idea that the [=USSR's=] victory on the Eastern Front was a ForegoneConclusion is just as simplistic as AmericaWinsTheWar.
5th Aug '17 7:41:05 PM YT45
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** Either one of the World Wars could easily eat up all the time allotted to history secondary education. Each nation participating in said conflict tend to focus or emphasize their part in the conflict over a broadly global perspective, mostly for nationalistic reasons. American students as well as international students on account of EaglelandOsmosis and AmericaWinsTheWar, think that both these conflicts were singularly won by America to the detriment of the involvement of other, non-English speaking, nations. Thanks to the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, this has led to the virtual removal from public consciousness of the contribution of the Soviet Union, when they mounted the largest offensive, fought harder, endured greater casualties and the worst war crimes, than the other sides combined and were the ones who liberated the major extermination camps. It was only since the 80s and 90s, that UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust was mentioned or depicted widely. The depictions of the war are still largely shaped by the Western Front, with its images of the Americans and British liberating their future [=NATO=] allies to the detriment of the East and the Pacific. In the case of the Pacific, the experiences of the Chinese, the Burmese, the Indians during the War get little say compared to the naval war of the US on the Pacific.

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** Either one of the World Wars could easily eat up all the time allotted to history secondary education. Each nation participating in said conflict tend to focus or emphasize their part in the conflict over a broadly global perspective, mostly for nationalistic reasons. American students as well as international students on account of EaglelandOsmosis and AmericaWinsTheWar, think that both these conflicts were singularly won by America to the detriment of the involvement of other, non-English speaking, nations. Thanks to the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, this has led to the virtual removal from public consciousness of the contribution of the Soviet Union, when they mounted the largest offensive, fought harder, endured greater casualties casualties, and the worst suffered (and committed) worse war crimes, than the other sides combined and were the ones who liberated the major extermination camps. It was only since the 80s and 90s, that UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust was mentioned or depicted widely. The depictions of the war are still largely shaped by the Western Front, with its images of the Americans and British liberating their future [=NATO=] allies to the detriment of the East and the Pacific. In the case of the Pacific, the experiences of the Chinese, the Burmese, the Indians during the War get little say compared to the naval war of the US on the Pacific.
*** Russia's version of the war is every bit as guilty of this. It regularly downplays (or ignores completely) Soviet reliance on Lend-Lease aid from America, Britain, and Canada, and the importance of the Battle of the Atlantic and the North African campaign in ensuring that they received that aid. The Anglo-American strategic bombing campaign (which forced the Luftwaffe to allocate more and more of its strength to defend the German heartland rather than using it to hammer the Red Army) is rarely mentioned at all. The idea that the [=USSR's=] victory on the Eastern Front was a ForegoneConclusion is just as simplistic as AmericaWinsTheWar.
19th Jul '17 3:45:13 PM LentilSandEater
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** Then again, the entire game runs on a mixture of NarmCharm, RuleOfCool and CrazyAwesome. Accuracy probably wasn't a huge priority.
19th Jul '17 3:05:11 PM LentilSandEater
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* ''[[Literature/GulliversTravels Several Voyages to Remote Nations of the World by Lemuel Gulliver]]'' is a beautifully multi-layered satire on religion, politics, science and human nature while also being a delightfully hilarious parody of various contemporaries and the travelogue genre as a whole. It is vicious, often mean spirited, funny on oh so many levels, and brilliant beyond measure. For some indecipherable reason, however, it keeps getting made into books and movies for children.
** Notably, most of these bastardized versions cut out the second two books altogether (and occasionally don't even get as far as Brobdignag), which are where it starts descending from political satire into a satire of progress and human nature. It's pretty easy, after all, to make a land of tiny people and a land of giants into kids' fare, much harder to turn a land of sapient horses and feral, evil, raping and squabbling humans into kid friendly material.

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* ''[[Literature/GulliversTravels Several Voyages to Remote Nations of the World by Lemuel Gulliver]]'' is a beautifully multi-layered satire on religion, politics, science and human nature while also being a delightfully hilarious parody of various contemporaries and the travelogue genre as a whole. It is vicious, often mean spirited, funny on oh so many levels, and brilliant beyond measure. For some indecipherable reason, however, it keeps getting made into books and movies for children.
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of these bastardized versions cut out the second two books altogether (and occasionally don't even get as far as Brobdignag), which are where it starts descending from political satire into a satire of progress and human nature. It's pretty easy, after all, to make a land of tiny people and a land of giants into kids' fare, much harder to turn a land of sapient horses and feral, evil, raping and squabbling humans into kid friendly material.
16th Jul '17 6:11:09 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''[[VideoGame/ThreeDUltraPinballThrillRide 3-D Ultra Pinball: Thrill Ride]]'' invokes this literally by using just the core attractions from the RealLife Hershey Park ThemePark.

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* ''[[VideoGame/ThreeDUltraPinballThrillRide 3-D Ultra Pinball: Thrill Ride]]'' invokes this literally by using just the core attractions from the RealLife Hershey Park ThemePark.{{Theme Park|s}}.
18th May '17 11:15:54 AM drwhom
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** Developments based on new urbanism and neo-traditionalism have been called theme-park versions of cities and small towns, respectively. In particular, they have been ridiculed for offering centrally planned theme-park versions of places that derive their charm from not having been centrally planned.
9th May '17 9:52:35 AM JamesAustin
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* In American film and literature, many Native Americans suffer from this trope. Pick any nation you like, and if you bother to do the research, you will find a complex society with all the trimmings: a working economy, clearly defined values and morals, a deep religion, a highly developed language, and a well-developed justice system. Yet some authors portray Native Americans as backward, childlike people who all [[YouNoTakeCandle talk like Tonto]][[note]]forgetting that Tonto was often portrayed as being smarter than TheLoneRanger[[/note]], and others portray them all as nature-bonded Noble Savage MagicalNativeAmerican stereotypes in BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins who are mercilessly slaughtered by the brutish white man. It's difficult at times to ascertain which is more offensive.

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* In American film and literature, many Native Americans suffer from this trope. Pick any nation you like, and if you bother to do the research, you will find a complex society with all the trimmings: a working economy, clearly defined values and morals, a deep religion, a highly developed language, and a well-developed justice system. Yet some authors portray Native Americans as backward, childlike people who all [[YouNoTakeCandle talk like Tonto]][[note]]forgetting Tonto]],[[note]]Forgetting that Tonto was often portrayed as being smarter than TheLoneRanger[[/note]], Radio/TheLoneRanger[[/note]] and others portray them all as nature-bonded Noble Savage MagicalNativeAmerican stereotypes in BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins who are mercilessly slaughtered by the brutish white man. It's difficult at times to ascertain which is more offensive.
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