History Trivia / Matilda

15th Mar '17 2:39:25 PM CNash
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* DawsonCasting: The older children are played by adults and they look it. It seems odd when they show up in Revolting ''Children''.

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* DawsonCasting: The older children are played by adults and they look it. It seems odd when they show up in Revolting ''Children''. Even worse is when they equal the height of the actor playing ''Trunchbull'', who is meant to tower over all of the children...
26th Jan '17 6:52:18 PM Mikeyfan93
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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.

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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.
6th Jan '17 1:38:28 AM Solle
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** Intentionally so: to a five year old on her first day at school, the place is full of intimidating giants who look like [[http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=xzj6gRhDG9wC&lpg=PP1&pg=PA125#v=onepage&q&f=false this]].
** Also Matilda is supposedly a 5 year old. But is played by 9 - 12 year olds. But baring in most of them are OlderThanTheyLook. However original Matilda Kerry Ingram could pass on her own but next to the others not so much.
** A special mention goes to Sophia Kiely who was 12 by the time she left looked nothing like her age. Also she is regarded as one on the best Matilda's

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** Intentionally so: to a five year old on her first day at school, the place is full of intimidating giants who look like [[http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=xzj6gRhDG9wC&lpg=PP1&pg=PA125#v=onepage&q&f=false this]].
giants.
** Also Matilda is supposedly a 5 year old. But old, but is played by 9 - 12 year olds. But baring in most Most of them are OlderThanTheyLook. However original Original Matilda Kerry Ingram could pass as a young girl on her own but next to the others not so much.
much, leading to taller, older actors cast in the parts of older children.
** A special mention goes to Sophia Kiely who was 12 by the time she left looked looking nothing like her age. Also she is regarded as one on the best Matilda's
11th Nov '16 12:01:09 PM SpukiKitty
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* CaliforniaDoubling: A literal example. The movie was shot in parts of Arcadia, California.
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.
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