Created By: chomskola on February 7, 2012 Last Edited By: chomskola on February 7, 2012

Photogenic Backdrop

Pretty Retro Set

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These are sets and backdrops in movies which are lush and full of painstaking detail but at the same time photogenic to a fault. These usually occur in remakes of period movies in fantasy or horror genres. Examples would include Troy, The lord of the Rings Trilogy and the recent adaptation of The woman in Black to film.
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  • February 7, 2012
    I'm not understanding this. It basically seems to be complaining about sets and such that you consider to be too good. That isn't a trope. And why is the word "realistic" even being raised in the context of fantasy films?

    Other issues: Initializing works is not acceptable. Tropes names after specific works are considered rather iffy.
  • February 7, 2012
    Oh good points, I didn't intend it to come across that way. It might not actually be a trope (I may have mixed up motif with any visual component of media) as its not a convention or structure that can be seen to convey meaning within the story. I wonder if anyone does consider it a trope though : 'On this wiki, "trope" has the even more general meaning of a recognizable pattern — not only within the media works themselves, but also in related aspects such as the behind-the-scenes aspects of creation, the technical features of a medium, and the fan experience'