History Trivia / Matilda

26th Sep '16 11:58:04 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* AcclaimedFlop: The movie was not a box office success, but was received very well from critics and audiences for staying true to the book. It gained a bigger audience on video and on television. ''Matilda'' is one of a [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory multitude]] [[Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach of]] [[WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox acclaimed]] [[Film/TheBFG flops]] to have come from a Creator/RoaldDahl story.

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* AcclaimedFlop: The movie was not a box office success, but was received very well from critics and audiences for staying true to the book. It gained a bigger audience on video and on television. ''Matilda'' is one of a [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory a]] [[Literature/TheWitches multitude]] [[Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach of]] [[WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox acclaimed]] [[Film/TheBFG flops]] to have come from a Creator/RoaldDahl story.
13th Sep '16 7:38:03 PM Schroeder1174
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** Mara has also described Pam Ferris as one of the nicest human beings she's ever met, and fondly remembers her delightfully showing Mara and the other children pictures of her rescue puppies between takes.
10th Sep '16 10:42:31 PM thelivingtoad
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** One of the lunchboxes reads "Greetings from Asbury Park, New Jersey". Aside from it being a Music/BruceSpringsteen [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greetings_from_Asbury_Park,_N.J. reference]], Asbury Park is also the hometown of Danny [=DeVito=].

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** One of the lunchboxes reads "Greetings from Asbury Park, New Jersey". Aside from it being a Music/BruceSpringsteen [[https://en.[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greetings_from_Asbury_Park,_N.J. org/wiki/Greetings_from_Asbury_Park,_NJ reference]], Asbury Park is also the hometown of Danny [=DeVito=].
10th Sep '16 10:41:04 PM thelivingtoad
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** One of the lunchboxes reads "Greetings from Asbury Park, New Jersey". That is where Danny [=DeVito=] is from.

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** One of the lunchboxes reads "Greetings from Asbury Park, New Jersey". That Aside from it being a Music/BruceSpringsteen [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greetings_from_Asbury_Park,_N.J. reference]], Asbury Park is where also the hometown of Danny [=DeVito=] is from.[=DeVito=].
9th Sep '16 8:01:38 AM fearlessnikki
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* ActorAllusion:
** The music that plays when the FBI agents search Harry's garage is from the film ''Film/PeeweesBigAdventure''. One of the agents is played by Paul Reubens.
** One of the lunchboxes reads "Greetings from Asbury Park, New Jersey". That is where Danny [=DeVito=] is from.
* ActorInspiredElement: Mara Wilson designed the doll that features in the "Little Bitty Pretty One" sequence, and named her Wanda.


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* CrossCastRole: The young Matilda was played by twin boys, due to the original twin girls falling ill with flu.


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* EnforcedMethodActing: Pam Ferris remained in character between takes and scared the child actors, so their fear of her would be genuine.
* FakeAmerican: South African actress Embeth Davidtz puts on an American accent to play Miss Honey.
29th Aug '16 1:37:53 PM jameygamer
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* AcclaimedFlop: The movie was not a box office success, but was received very well from critics and audiences for staying true to the book. It gained a bigger audience on video and on television. ''Matilda'' is one of a [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory multitude]] [[Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach multitude]] [[WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox of]] [[Film/TheBFG acclaimed flops]] to have come from a Creator/RoaldDahl story.

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* AcclaimedFlop: The movie was not a box office success, but was received very well from critics and audiences for staying true to the book. It gained a bigger audience on video and on television. ''Matilda'' is one of a [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory multitude]] [[Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach multitude]] of]] [[WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox of]] acclaimed]] [[Film/TheBFG acclaimed flops]] to have come from a Creator/RoaldDahl story.
29th Aug '16 1:37:13 PM jameygamer
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* AcclaimedFlop: The movie was not a box office success, but was received very well from critics and audiences for staying true to the book. It gained a bigger audience on video and on television.

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* AcclaimedFlop: The movie was not a box office success, but was received very well from critics and audiences for staying true to the book. It gained a bigger audience on video and on television. ''Matilda'' is one of a [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory multitude]] [[Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach multitude]] [[WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox of]] [[Film/TheBFG acclaimed flops]] to have come from a Creator/RoaldDahl story.
22nd May '16 8:20:29 PM ngh93
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*LargeHam: It's quite clear that Pam Ferris had ''quite'' a blast as the evil Trunchbull.
14th Apr '16 12:12:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** In the movie, one of the investigators assigned to go after Matilda's father is [[Series/PeeWeesPlayhouse Pee-Wee Herman]] while the second one is [[{{Film/Batman}} Bob, Joker's number one guy]].
** Matilda's dad is [[Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia Frank Reynolds]], another sleazy character who is an absolute {{Jerkass}} to his children (with the only differences being that Dennis and Dee [[AssholeVictim usually do something to deserve it]] and "Dennis and Dee Get a New Dad" reveals that Frank isn't their biological father).
** Bruce Bogtrotter, the cake eater, can be seen two years later [[Film/TheWeddingSinger grabbing Drew Barrymore's butt]].
** Miss Honey is the wife of Lane Pryce in ''Series/MadMen''. She also [[Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy moved to Sweden and became a private investigator hunting a killer of women.]]
** Miss Trunchbull is [[Film/HarryPotter Aunt Marge]]. (Or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Darling_Buds_of_May_%28TV_series%29 Ma Larkin]]. Or perhaps [[Series/CallTheMidwife Sister Evangelina]].)
21st Mar '16 4:31:45 PM ParkedCarAnne
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** Matilda's dad is [[Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia Frank Reynolds]], another sleazy character who is an absolute {{Jerkass}} to his children.

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** Matilda's dad is [[Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia Frank Reynolds]], another sleazy character who is an absolute {{Jerkass}} to his children.children (with the only differences being that Dennis and Dee [[AssholeVictim usually do something to deserve it]] and "Dennis and Dee Get a New Dad" reveals that Frank isn't their biological father).
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