History Trivia / TheWitches

6th Mar '16 12:27:51 PM fruitstripegum
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: An ending more in line with the book's was filmed but test audiences disliked it. So instead [[spoiler: an ending where Luke is turned back into a boy, with the same being implied to happen to Bruno too]] was inserted. As noted above, Dahl was not happy with this change.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: ** An ending more in line with the book's was filmed but test audiences disliked it. So instead [[spoiler: an ending where Luke is turned back into a boy, with the same being implied to happen to Bruno too]] was inserted. As noted above, Dahl was not happy with this change.
5th Feb '16 7:00:26 AM fearlessnikki
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* DisownedAdaptation: Creator/RoaldDahl allegedly hated the film version so much that he stood outside cinemas with a megaphone telling people not to watch. (He was sick at the time and actually died later that year, so that should give you an idea of how much he hated it.)
** There was at least ''one thing'' he liked about the movie, though: Anjelica Houston's performance as The Grand High Witch.

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* DisownedAdaptation: Creator/RoaldDahl allegedly hated the film version so much that he stood outside cinemas with a megaphone telling people not to watch. (He was sick at the time and actually died later that year, so that should give you an idea of how much he hated it.)
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) There was at least ''one thing'' he liked about the movie, though: Anjelica Houston's performance as The Grand High Witch.Witch.
* PlayingAgainstType: Rowan Atkinson as a serious hotel manager, who's the OnlySaneMan to the rest of the wacky characters.
* SavedFromDevelopmentHell: The production company folded after the film was completed, and it languished for over a year until Warner Bros picked it up and released it.



* WrittenInInfirmity: Mai Zetterling (Grandma) really did have a missing finger, which was exploited for the film.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: An ending more in line with the book's was filmed but test audiences disliked it. So instead [[spoiler: an ending where Luke is turned back into a boy, with the same being implied to happen to Bruno too]] was inserted. As noted above, Dahl was not happy with this change.
* WrittenInInfirmity: Mai Zetterling (Grandma) really did have a missing finger, which was exploited for the film. A marginal example, as Grandmamma has a missing thumb in the book too.
10th Dec '15 1:17:50 PM Jackie-Chaos-Bunny
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/{{Cher}}, Eartha Kitt, Fiona Fullerton, Geneviève Bujold, Starr Andreef, Olivia Hussey, Creator/SigourneyWeaver, Frances Conroy, and Liza Minnelli were all at some point considered for the role of The Grand High Witch.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Before Anjelica Houston was cast, Creator/{{Cher}}, Eartha Kitt, Fiona Fullerton, Geneviève Bujold, Starr Andreef, Olivia Hussey, Creator/SigourneyWeaver, Frances Conroy, and Liza Minnelli were all at some point considered for the role of The Grand High Witch.
9th Dec '15 3:57:22 PM Jackie-Chaos-Bunny
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/{{Cher}}, Eartha Kitt, Fiona Fullerton, Geneviève Bujold, Starr Andreef, Olivia Hussey, Creator/SigourneyWeaver, Frances Conroy, and Liza Minnelli were all at some point considered for the role of The Grand High Witch.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/{{Cher}}, Eartha Kitt, Fiona Fullerton, Geneviève Bujold, Starr Andreef, Olivia Hussey, Creator/SigourneyWeaver, Frances Conroy, and Liza Minnelli were all at some point considered for the role of The Grand High Witch.Witch.
* WrittenInInfirmity: Mai Zetterling (Grandma) really did have a missing finger, which was exploited for the film.
9th Dec '15 3:52:31 PM Jackie-Chaos-Bunny
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** There was at least ''one thing'' he liked about the movie, though: Creator/AnjelicaHouston's performance as The Grand High Witch.

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** There was at least ''one thing'' he liked about the movie, though: Creator/AnjelicaHouston's Anjelica Houston's performance as The Grand High Witch.
9th Dec '15 3:51:50 PM Jackie-Chaos-Bunny
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** There was at least ''one thing'' he liked about the movie, though: Angelica Houston's performance as The Grand High Witch.

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** There was at least ''one thing'' he liked about the movie, though: Angelica Houston's Creator/AnjelicaHouston's performance as The Grand High Witch.
9th Dec '15 3:50:29 PM Jackie-Chaos-Bunny
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** There was at least ''one thing'' he liked about the movie, though: Angelica Houston's performance as The Grand High Witch.
9th Dec '15 3:45:44 PM Jackie-Chaos-Bunny
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/{{Cher}}, Creator/EarthaKitt, Fiona Fullerton, Geneviève Bujold, Starr Andreef, Olivia Hussey, Creator/SigourneyWeaver, Frances Conroy, and Liza Minnelli were all at some point considered for the role of The Grand High Witch.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/{{Cher}}, Creator/EarthaKitt, Eartha Kitt, Fiona Fullerton, Geneviève Bujold, Starr Andreef, Olivia Hussey, Creator/SigourneyWeaver, Frances Conroy, and Liza Minnelli were all at some point considered for the role of The Grand High Witch.
9th Dec '15 3:45:07 PM Jackie-Chaos-Bunny
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* DisownedAdaptation: Creator/RoaldDahl allegedly hated the film version so much that he stood outside cinemas with a megaphone telling people not to watch. (He was sick at the time and actually died later that year, so that should give you an idea of how much he hated it.)

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* DisownedAdaptation: Creator/RoaldDahl allegedly hated the film version so much that he stood outside cinemas with a megaphone telling people not to watch. (He was sick at the time and actually died later that year, so that should give you an idea of how much he hated it.))
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/{{Cher}}, Creator/EarthaKitt, Fiona Fullerton, Geneviève Bujold, Starr Andreef, Olivia Hussey, Creator/SigourneyWeaver, Frances Conroy, and Liza Minnelli were all at some point considered for the role of The Grand High Witch.
17th Oct '15 9:13:49 PM ConMan1226
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* DisownedAdaptation: Creator/RoaldDahl allegedly hated the film version so much that he stood outside cinemas with a megaphone telling people not to watch.

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* DisownedAdaptation: Creator/RoaldDahl allegedly hated the film version so much that he stood outside cinemas with a megaphone telling people not to watch. (He was sick at the time and actually died later that year, so that should give you an idea of how much he hated it.)
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