History YMMV / TheHunchbackOfNotreDame

21st Apr '16 8:23:09 PM BossKey
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* {{Mondegreen}}: Some viewers mishear some of the OminousLatinChanting in "Hellfire" as "Because he's horny...", particularly the bit after "Then tell me, Maria, why I see her dancing there/Why her smoldering eyes still scorch my soul?" Which, hilariously enough, is ''entirely appropriate'' [[SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny given the context]].
18th Apr '16 4:42:27 PM DoctorCooper
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* ItGetsBetter: For all its strengths, the book ''could'' afford to shave off some of its exposition. [[UpToEleven There's a chapter that's as long as its own book devoted to explaining the view from Notre Dame.]]

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* ItGetsBetter: SlowPacedBeginning: For all its strengths, the book ''could'' afford to shave off some of its exposition. [[UpToEleven There's a chapter that's as long as its own book devoted to explaining the view from Notre Dame.]]
17th Apr '16 9:59:55 PM rjd1922
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** Also from the sequel, a lot of people find [[{{Keet}} Zephyr]] extremely annoying.
17th Apr '16 5:57:33 PM rjd1922
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** Phoebus gets this treatment as well. In the 1923, the Burbank Films Australia version and the Disney adaptation he is put in the role of a pure love interest for Esmeralda. However, in the book he was kind of a jerk who was just interested in her for sex.

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** Phoebus gets this treatment as well. In the 1923, the Burbank Films Australia version version, and the Disney adaptation he is put in the role of a pure love interest for Esmeralda. However, in the book he was kind of a jerk who was just interested in her for sex.



* DieForOurShip: Frollo/Esmeralda fans of any of the adaptations are eager to kill off Phoebus for the sake of this ship. Then again, even if you ''don't'' support this ship, almost every Hunchback of Notre Dame fan would gladly see Phoebus die.

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* DieForOurShip: Frollo/Esmeralda fans of any of the adaptations are eager to kill off Phoebus for the sake of this ship. Then again, even if you ''don't'' support this ship, almost every Hunchback ''Hunchback of Notre Dame Dame'' fan would gladly see Phoebus die.
1st Apr '16 3:02:49 PM Pamina
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** Though Frollo's is much more obvious, the movie subtly criticizes Quasimodo's innocent EntitledToHaveYou romantic attraction to Esmeralda. But you wouldn't know this from the Quasi/Esmeralda shippers either calling Esmeralda a "stupid whore" for choosing Phoebus or depicting Phoebus as anything from a brainless, dullard pretty-boy to an abusive monster just so Esmeralda can dump him and be with Quasimodo. Like she was "supposed" to, because [[SarcasmMode apparently a woman's choice matters a lot less than the hero always getting the "hot girl" he was "owed".]]

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** Though Frollo's is much more obvious, the The movie subtly criticizes Quasimodo's innocent EntitledToHaveYou romantic attraction to Esmeralda.portrays Esmeralda and Phoebus's romance in a fully positive light, and though Quasimodo is heartbroken and jealous at first, he eventually fully accepts their love and is content as their friend. But you wouldn't know this from the Quasi/Esmeralda shippers either calling Esmeralda a "stupid whore" for choosing Phoebus or depicting Phoebus as anything from a brainless, dullard pretty-boy to an abusive monster just so Esmeralda can dump him and be with Quasimodo. Like she was "supposed" to, because [[SarcasmMode apparently a woman's choice matters a lot less than the hero always getting the "hot girl" he was "owed".]]
14th Mar '16 6:00:05 AM hszmv1
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*** The Latin in this scene is the culmination of the Latin singing of the Confiteor, the prayer used during the Sacrament of Confession in the Catholic Church. The three other lines are translated as "I have sinned against the father", "In my thoughts", "words and deeds". Each line is placed to counter a claim of Frollo's in the song (that he's purer than others, that he doesn't want to think about Esmerelda, and that what he's saying and doing are beyond his control). This is significant as the Catholic Church believes that sin can only exist if you willing commit the act. As a man of faith, Frollo would be aware of this prayer, the significance of Confession, and that even when he is trying to confess, he's doing it wrong. In addition, the purpose of confessing to a priest is an act of humility. By telling another living person, you are willing to open yourself. By doing this alone, Frollo's is not correctly performing the sacrament.
4th Mar '16 12:15:46 AM SheldonDinkleburg
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** The Bette Midler version of ''God Help The Outcasts'' has harsher lyrics than the movie version, as the singer accuses God of favouring certain people that discriminate against those down on their luck and being responsible for making the outcasts in the first place.

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** The Bette Midler version of ''God Help The Outcasts'' has harsher lyrics than the movie version, taking the religious hypocrisy message even further as the singer accuses God of favouring certain people that discriminate against those down on their luck and being responsible for making the outcasts in the first place.
4th Mar '16 12:15:02 AM SheldonDinkleburg
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** The Bette Midler version of ''God Help The Outcasts'' has harsher lyrics than the movie version, as the singer accuses God of favouring certain people that discriminate against those down on their luck and being responsible for making the outcasts in the first place.



* BaseBreaker: [[TheScrappy Scrappy]] they may be, but the gargoyles do contribute a lot of genuinely FunnyMoments...
** Regarding the gargoyles, which side of the BrokenBase a fans falls into often depends on the age of that fan. With people who were teens or adults when the film came out hating them and people who were children loving them. Then there are those who don't think they're unequivocally awful, but don't like them much either. Base truly broken.

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* BaseBreaker: [[TheScrappy Scrappy]] they may be, but the gargoyles do contribute a lot of genuinely FunnyMoments...
** Regarding the gargoyles, which
FunnyMoments. Which side of the BrokenBase a fans falls into often depends on the age of that fan. With people who were teens or adults when the film came out hating them and people who were children loving them. Then there are those who don't think they're unequivocally awful, but don't like them much either. Base truly broken.broken.
** Quasimodo not winning Esmeralda's love in the end is a major point of contention, as it's one of the few times Disney subverted the true love ending between the leading man and woman. Either it's a FamilyUnfriendlyAesop about ugly people not deserving true love, or a refreshing change of pace for demonstrating Esmeralda's right to choose (SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped explains that argument further).
2nd Mar '16 5:17:37 AM Phediuk
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** The Archdeacon: benevolent arbiter of justice in Notre Dame, or a callous hypocrite, willfully blind to Frollo's abuse of Quasimodo?

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** The Archdeacon: Archdeacon doesn't even acknowledge Quasimodo's existence after the opening scene, despite them both living in the same building. So, that raises the question: is he really the benevolent arbiter of justice in Notre Dame, or a callous hypocrite, willfully blind to Frollo's abuse of Quasimodo?
11th Feb '16 9:44:22 AM creader
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic:
** It's a great score, but [[VillainSong "Hellfire"]] and the instrumental track "Sanctuary" take the cake. "Made of Stone" from the stage version certainly counts as well.
** "Out There". The combination of the gorgeous music, beautiful lyrics and Tom Hulce's spectacular performance makes it one of the most magnificent songs of the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon (or any Disney film, for that matter).
*** Think "Out There" is awesome in the film? [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1HKnZZg_M4 Listen to Alan Menken himself singing the demo of itóboth Frollo and Quasimodo's parts]]. The WhatCouldHaveBeen concept art throughout is a nice touch too.
** ''Sing the bells, bells, bells, bells, bells, bells, bells, bells, '''BELLS OF NOTRE DAME!!!''' ''
*** Pay attention, dear listener, to Clopin's voice toward the end of that song (particularly in its first iteration). God knows why they decided to practically drown it out with the chorus, but actor/singer Paul Kandel holds an absurdly high note (a high D, a very impressive note for a male singer to hit) perfectly for an absurdly long time.
** While "Sanctuary" is about four different kinds of incredible (it's a four part piece), and "Hellfire" is without a doubt, the best villain song ever included in a Disney movie (if not any film), the real crowner here is without a doubt, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEEpavnk7Uw God Help The Outcasts]]". The music is incredible, but the lyrics deserve special mention, as they are a deconstruction of the typical Disney IWantSong, in that a Gypsy who doesn't even believe, or doubts, in God ("I don't know if you can hear me, or if you're even there") is offering to God a more humble prayer than the Catholics there who are asking for money, fame, and glory, whereas Esmeralda simply says "I ask for nothing; I can get by. But I know so many less lucky than I."
*** Equally heartwarming in the original movie the animated film was based on when Esmeralda gives the same prayer when she is introduced to Mary and Jesus.
** "Heaven's Light" is the sweetest, most perfect love song ever written. Anyone who has ever been unpopular or different knows that feeling when someone notices you, even for a moment, and this song perfectly captures that feeling: ''knowing'' that they'll probably never love you back, but for the moment, you can hope, just a little.
--->''I dare to dream that she/Might even care for me/And as I ring these bells tonight/My cold dark tower seems so bright,/I swear it must be heaven's light!''
*** Even ''better'' is how it's a perfect counterpoint to "Hellfire", which follows immediately after. From gentle hope and love to fiery rage and passion.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CVwYC7WrP0 "Paris Burning"]] plays in the scene immediately following "Hellfire" and perfectly embodies the fear and terror that the citizens of Paris are forced to suffer as Frollo's madness drives him to burn the city to the ground. [[{{HSQ}} The last twenty-five seconds of the track are guaranteed to require the listener to]] [[BringMyBrownPants bring their brown pants]].
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