History YMMV / TheSecretGarden

9th Jun '16 4:50:23 AM fearlessnikki
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* AdaptationDisplacement: Some details from the 1993 film are taken as happening in the book - such as Mary's parents dying in an earthquake rather than cholera, and Medlock being an overbearing caretaker.



** The musical designates Neville Craven, a doctor who wants Colin to die so he can inherit his brother's estate. In the book, he is in fact a deeply caring man who took up medicine to help his older brother.
*** Granted, it's not quite stated, merely implied by an accusation from Mary. He's still the primary antagonist, though.

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** The musical designates Neville Craven, a doctor who wants Colin to die so he can inherit his brother's estate. In the book, he is in fact a deeply caring man who took up medicine to help his older brother.
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brother. Granted, it's not quite stated, merely implied by an accusation from Mary. He's still the primary antagonist, though.



* DieForOurShip: The 1987 film has a bit of this outside of the story. Since the film makers made it so [[spoiler:''Colin and Mary aren't related'']], they had to get rid of [[spoiler:Dickon.]] The only way to do that was to kill him.

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* DieForOurShip: DieForOurShip:
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The 1987 film has a bit of this outside of the story. Since the film makers made it so [[spoiler:''Colin and Mary aren't related'']], they had to get rid of [[spoiler:Dickon.]] The only way to do that was to kill him.



** Speaking of ''Back to The Secret Garden'', Lizzie Buscana is a HeartwarmingOrphan who travels to Misselthwaite Manor from America at Lady Mary [[spoiler: Craven's]] request to take the place of one of the orphan's now living at the manor in desperate need of surgery at an American hospital. When Lizzie arrives she quickly gains two LoveInterests in the form of Robert and Steven, orphans who now live and go to school at Misselthwaite Manor.

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** Speaking of ''Back to The Secret Garden'', Lizzie Buscana is a HeartwarmingOrphan who travels to Misselthwaite Mistelthwaite Manor from America at Lady Mary [[spoiler: Craven's]] request to take the place of one of the orphan's now living at the manor in desperate need of surgery at an American hospital. When Lizzie arrives she quickly gains two LoveInterests in the form of Robert and Steven, orphans who now live and go to school at Misselthwaite Manor.



* NightmareFuel: In any of the film adaptations, Mary walking through the house to find Colin can be deeply unsettling. The 1987 version takes this UpToEleven with scary music and a lightning storm raging outside the manor -- and let's not forget the cutaways to the light playing off of the dark, ugly statues.

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* NightmareFuel: NightmareFuel:
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In any of the film adaptations, Mary walking through the house to find Colin can be deeply unsettling. The 1987 version takes this UpToEleven with scary music and a lightning storm raging outside the manor -- and let's not forget the cutaways to the light playing off of the dark, ugly statues.



* TheWoobie: The '93 movie gives us a dream sequence of a toddler Mary being abandoned by her mother in the jungle, and crying piteously. It's pretty heartbreaking.

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* TheWoobie: RewatchBonus: The 1993 film has a sequence where Mary in her first morning wanders around Mistelthwaite and finds her aunt's room. She hears crying and Medlock shouting "Martha!" - which turns out to be {{Foreshadowing}} that Colin is hidden away in the house.
* TheWoobie:
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The '93 movie gives us a dream sequence of a toddler Mary being abandoned by her mother in the jungle, and crying piteously. It's pretty heartbreaking.
23rd Dec '15 8:47:22 AM TheFuzzinator
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* NightmareFuel: The mere fact that Mary spent who knows how long wandering around an estate full of dead people, not realizing what's even going on. If the soldiers hadn't showed up, she might well have starved, surrounded by decaying corpses.
11th Sep '15 6:56:10 AM BlindJustice-2515
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* SugarWiki/FunnyMoments: Mary's deadpan reactions to Martha the maid's enthusiasm in the 1993 film. Most notably, when Martha deliberately leaves Mary's turtleneck unfolded over her face.
-->'''Mary:''' Let me out of here.
15th Apr '15 9:54:52 PM Anicomicgeek
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* RetroactiveRecognition: [[Creator/DeanStockwell Colin]] in the 1949 adaptation is [[Series/QuantumLeap Al]].
15th Jan '15 7:53:42 PM TigressJade
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** Lizzie and Robert become [[spoiler: an OfficialCouple]] during their FetchQuest to find the [[spoiler: original door to the Secret Garden]] which was replaced [[spoiler: when Martha Sowerby was unable to find it after Mary left for America with Colin]].

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** Lizzie and Robert become [[spoiler: an OfficialCouple]] during their FetchQuest to find the [[spoiler: original door to the Secret Garden]] which was replaced [[spoiler: when Martha Sowerby was unable to find it after [[spoiler: Mary left for America with Colin]].
15th Jan '15 7:50:14 PM TigressJade
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** The sequel to the 1987 version ''Back to The Secret Garden'' also does this when Dickon gets a fair bit of mention from Martha and Mary as he [[spoiler: died in the war before the end of the last film]] resulting in Mary and Colin [[spoiler: KissingCousins ending up married.]]
** The 1993 version gives [[spoiler: Dickon]] a HappyEnding, although the ShipTease between Mary and Dickon and Mary and Colin gets a more AmbiguousEnding.

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** The sequel to the 1987 version ''Back to The Secret Garden'' also does this when Dickon gets a fair bit of mention from Martha and Mary as he [[spoiler: died in the war before the end of the last film]] resulting in Mary and Colin [[spoiler: KissingCousins ending up married.]]
** The 1993 version gives [[spoiler: Dickon]] a HappyEnding, although the ShipTease between Mary and Dickon and Mary and Colin gets a more AmbiguousEnding.[[spoiler: AmbiguousEnding]].
1st Jan '15 6:45:05 PM Scabbard
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* Lizzie's new friend Geraldine, a BitchInSheepsClothing who later turns out to be a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, actually spurs on the plot by encouraging Steven to take the blame for Lizzie when she steals her OrphansPlotTrinket, [[spoiler: the key to the Secret Garden]], from Martha Sowerby's desk drawer.
* Lizzie and Robert become [[spoiler: an OfficialCouple]] during their FetchQuest to find the [[spoiler: original door to the Secret Garden]] which was replaced [[spoiler: when Martha Sowerby was unable to find it after Mary left for America with Colin]].

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* ** Lizzie's new friend Geraldine, a BitchInSheepsClothing who later turns out to be a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, actually spurs on the plot by encouraging Steven to take the blame for Lizzie when she steals her OrphansPlotTrinket, [[spoiler: the key to the Secret Garden]], from Martha Sowerby's desk drawer.
* ** Lizzie and Robert become [[spoiler: an OfficialCouple]] during their FetchQuest to find the [[spoiler: original door to the Secret Garden]] which was replaced [[spoiler: when Martha Sowerby was unable to find it after Mary left for America with Colin]].
1st Jan '15 6:43:23 PM Scabbard
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* The 1993 version gives [[spoiler: Dickon]] a HappyEnding, although the ShipTease between Mary and Dickon and Mary and Colin gets a more AmbiguousEnding.
* Speaking of ''Back to The Secret Garden'', Lizzie Buscana is a HeartwarmingOrphan who travels to Misselthwaite Manor from America at Lady Mary [[spoiler: Craven's]] request to take the place of one of the orphan's now living at the manor in desperate need of surgery at an American hospital. When Lizzie arrives she quickly gains two LoveInterests in the form of Robert and Steven, orphans who now live and go to school at Misselthwaite Manor.

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* ** The 1993 version gives [[spoiler: Dickon]] a HappyEnding, although the ShipTease between Mary and Dickon and Mary and Colin gets a more AmbiguousEnding.
* ** Speaking of ''Back to The Secret Garden'', Lizzie Buscana is a HeartwarmingOrphan who travels to Misselthwaite Manor from America at Lady Mary [[spoiler: Craven's]] request to take the place of one of the orphan's now living at the manor in desperate need of surgery at an American hospital. When Lizzie arrives she quickly gains two LoveInterests in the form of Robert and Steven, orphans who now live and go to school at Misselthwaite Manor.
23rd Nov '14 12:59:44 PM Doodler
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** The 1993 film also gives Medlock a very creepy LetitMotif.

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** The 1993 film also gives Medlock a very creepy LetitMotif.{{Leitmotif}}.
2nd Nov '14 12:25:28 PM MagBas
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* UnfortunateImplications: "You're not dying! You just need to go play outside!"
** To be fair, the servants all acknowledge that Colin was legitimately sick several times in the past, but often ''threatened to fall ill'' in order to get his way. The difference was usually decided by whether he was throwing a tantrum, or quieter due to actual weakness.
** It's also fairly legitimate that their well-intended sheltering was making his disabilities worse. [[AccidentallyAccurate A modern physician may well have told them]] that living in a sterile environment was making him liable to allergies, and he needed physiotherapy exercises, not enforced immobility. (They still probably wouldn't expect such a dramatic cure, though.) And the point about his needing social contact and mental stimulation, however poor his health is, is perfectly valid.
** The 1975 version of the film also has several scenes in which Colin complains that fresh air makes him worse, despite the fact that his room is very stuffy. Sterile environment + stale air + heat = a recipe for disaster, so he may have become ill due to environment many of the times that his sickness was legit.
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