History Theatre / MButterfly

6th May '16 2:06:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* HandsomeDevil : Though Gallimard initially describes himself as being far removed from this trope, his attitude upon entering his relationship with Song certainly shifts to that of a HandsomeDevil type of character.
2nd Dec '15 7:55:12 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''M. Butterfly''''' is a play written by David Henry Hwang in the late 1980s.

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'''''M. Butterfly''''' ''M. Butterfly'' is a play written by David Henry Hwang in the late 1980s.
6th Nov '15 5:20:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* KilledOffForReal : [[spoiler: Gallimard.]]
6th Nov '15 5:19:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide: Gallimard, in the ending.]]

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* [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide: Gallimard, DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Gallimard, in the ending.]]



* [[spoiler:HaveANiceDeath: Gallimard, possibly.]]

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* [[spoiler:HaveANiceDeath: Gallimard, HaveANiceDeath: [[spoiler:Gallimard, possibly.]]



* [[spoiler: UnsettlingGenderReveal: Song Liling positively rules over this trope with an iron fist. He was Gallimard's lover for 20 years, and it is made clear that they had sex (in the dark, but still). Even though Gallimard was an ideal victim, Song had to be ''convincing''.]]

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* [[spoiler: UnsettlingGenderReveal: [[spoiler: Song Liling positively rules over this trope with an iron fist. He was Gallimard's lover for 20 years, and it is made clear that they had sex (in the dark, but still). Even though Gallimard was an ideal victim, Song had to be ''convincing''.]]
30th May '15 7:13:58 PM Blackie62
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* NamesTheSame: Rene Gallimard and his other mistress Renee. The trope is muddled somewhat as some printings make Gallimard's name René with an "ai" sound instead of the "ee".
15th May '15 1:27:04 AM unclejack
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The original Broadway production starred Creator/JohnLithgow as Gallimard and BD Wong as Song.

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The original Broadway production starred Creator/JohnLithgow as Gallimard and BD Wong Creator/BDWong as Song.
31st Dec '14 6:18:55 PM nombretomado
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The original Broadway production starred JohnLithgow as Gallimard and BD Wong as Song.

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The original Broadway production starred JohnLithgow Creator/JohnLithgow as Gallimard and BD Wong as Song.
15th Apr '14 1:14:40 AM Blackie62
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* GenreSavvy: It takes a lot of this to woo a man by referencing an opera.
6th Apr '14 9:15:09 PM Blackie62
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It is a very loose re-telling of perhaps one of the most strange (and true) cases of mistaken identity this side of 1900. A French diplomat named René Gallimard works in China during the '60s as an advisor to the goings-on of the day where he meets and becomes enamoured with a Beijing Opera diva named Song Liling. The two hit it off, and Gallimard cheats on his wife with Song for the next twenty years, in which his relationship with Song has ups and downs such as the cultural revolution in China, the Vietnam War, an unexpected [[spoiler:and faked]] pregnancy on Song's part and Gallimard falling out of power in China only to regain some of his power as a spy for China, handling very sensitive documents out of France.

Naturally, they are eventually found out, arrested and put on trial and it is in this trial that René learns the hard way that there [[spoiler: are no women in the Beijing Opera.]]

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It is a very loose re-telling of perhaps one of the most strange (and true) cases of mistaken identity this side of 1900. A French diplomat named René Rene Gallimard works in China during the '60s as an advisor to the goings-on of the day where he meets and becomes enamoured with a Beijing Opera diva named Song Liling. The two hit it off, and Gallimard cheats on his wife with Song for the next twenty years, in which his relationship with Song has ups and downs such as the cultural revolution in China, the Vietnam War, an unexpected [[spoiler:and faked]] pregnancy on Song's part and Gallimard falling out of power in China only to regain some of his power as a spy for China, handling very sensitive documents out of France.

Naturally, they are eventually found out, arrested and put on trial and it is in this trial that René Rene learns the hard way that there [[spoiler: are no women in the Beijing Opera.]]



** Discussed in René's speech as well

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** Discussed in René's Rene's speech as well
5th Mar '14 12:58:21 PM Latia
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: In the opening credits of the movie, [[spoiler: the name John Lone tells us that the female protagonist we are about to see is actually a male].

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: In the opening credits of the movie, [[spoiler: the name John Lone tells us that the female protagonist we are about to see is actually a male].male]].
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