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The franchise would have to wait 27 more years before a new film came out, this time simply called ''St. Trinian's'' (''St. Trinian's School for (Bad) Girls'' in DVD release). In this one, the school is threatened with foreclosure by the bank and the ultra-conservative Minister of Education. Faced with threats from all sides, the girls decide to pull off the biggest heist ever concocted by a bunch of teenagers. This one features Creator/ColinFirth as the Minister of Education, and thus avoids the CelebrityParadox by making jokes about ''Film/AnotherCountry'', ''Series/PrideAndPrejudice1995'' and ''Film/GirlWithAPearlEarring''. It's also notable for having Colin Firth and Creator/RupertEverett perform "Love is in the Air" over the end credits. There was also a poorly-received (though not bad) sequel, ''Film/StTrinians2TheLegendOfFrittonsGold'', in 2009 (featuring Creator/DavidTennant as the villain). A third film is planned.

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The franchise would have to wait 27 more years before a new film came out, this time simply called ''St. Trinian's'' (''St. Trinian's School for (Bad) Girls'' in DVD release). In this one, the school is threatened with foreclosure by the bank and the ultra-conservative Minister of Education. Faced with threats from all sides, the girls decide to pull off the biggest heist ever concocted by a bunch of teenagers. This one features Creator/ColinFirth as the Minister of Education, and thus avoids the CelebrityParadox by making jokes about ''Film/AnotherCountry'', ''Series/PrideAndPrejudice1995'' and ''Film/GirlWithAPearlEarring''. It's also notable for having Colin Firth and Creator/RupertEverett perform "Love is in the Air" over the end credits. There was also a poorly-received (though not bad) sequel, ''Film/StTrinians2TheLegendOfFrittonsGold'', in 2009 (featuring Creator/DavidTennant as the villain). A third film is planned.
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** ''Creator/StephenFry'' award points to a team for concluding that the volume of a sphere is πr[[superscript:3]]. A fourteen-year-old could probably tell you that it's (4πr[[superscript:3]])/3.

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** ''Creator/StephenFry'' award points to a team for concluding that the volume of a sphere is πr[[superscript:3]]. A fourteen-year-old could probably tell you that it's (4πr[[superscript:3]])/3.(4πr[[superscript:3]])/3.
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* InspiredBy: St. Trinnean's School in Edinburgh, established by Miss C. Fraser Lee in 1922 and was believed to operate on an extremely relaxed theory of educational freedom. Ronald Searle created the first of the St. Trinian's cartoons after meeting his friend's daughters who couldn't wait to go back to school. He tried to imagine a boarding school so exciting that girls would be eager to return to it, and could only guess that it must be one where the pupils were allowed to anything they pleased, up to and including criminal mayhem. In the process, he created a British institution.\\
Fans of the movies may be disappointed to learn that the reality is nothing like fiction. The school differed from other middle-class girls' boarding schools only in that the students were allowed to determine their own homework schedules. At the time, though, this was seen as revolutionary and somewhat suspect. (Also, the school had a lacrosse team rather than field hockey.)

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* InspiredBy: St. Trinnean's School in Edinburgh, established by Miss C. Fraser Lee in 1922 and 1922. St. Trinnean's was believed to operate on an extremely relaxed theory of educational freedom. Ronald Searle created freedom.[[note]]In reality, the first of school differed from other middle-class girls' boarding schools only in that the students were allowed to determine their own homework schedules, which at the time was seen as revolutionary and somewhat suspect. Also the real St. Trinian's cartoons after Trinnean's school sport was lacrosse, not field hockey.[[/note]] After meeting his friend's daughters who couldn't wait to go back to school. He St. Trinnean's, Ronald Searle tried to imagine a boarding school so exciting that girls would be eager to return to it, and could only guess that it must be one where the pupils were allowed to anything they pleased, up to and including criminal mayhem. In the process, he created a British institution.\\
Fans of the movies may be disappointed to learn that the reality is nothing like fiction. The school differed from other middle-class girls' boarding schools only in that the students were allowed to determine their own homework schedules. At the time, though, this was seen as revolutionary and somewhat suspect. (Also, the school had a lacrosse team rather than field hockey.)


Film/StTrinians2TheLegendOfFrittonsGold has it's own page.

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Film/StTrinians2TheLegendOfFrittonsGold ''Film/StTrinians2TheLegendOfFrittonsGold'' has it's its own page.


The franchise would have to wait 27 more years before a new film came out, this time simply called ''St. Trinian's'' (''St. Trinian's School for (Bad) Girls'' in DVD release). In this one, the school is threatened with foreclosure by the bank and the ultra-conservative Minister of Education. Faced with threats from all sides, the girls decide to pull off the biggest heist ever concocted by a bunch of teenagers. This one features Creator/ColinFirth as the Minister of Education, and thus avoids the CelebrityParadox by making jokes about ''Film/AnotherCountry'', ''Film/PrideAndPrejudice'' and ''Film/GirlWithAPearlEarring''. It's also notable for having Colin Firth and Creator/RupertEverett perform "Love is in the Air" over the end credits. There was also a poorly-received (though not bad) sequel, ''Film/StTrinians2TheLegendOfFrittonsGold'', in 2009 (featuring Creator/DavidTennant as the villain). A third film is planned.

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The franchise would have to wait 27 more years before a new film came out, this time simply called ''St. Trinian's'' (''St. Trinian's School for (Bad) Girls'' in DVD release). In this one, the school is threatened with foreclosure by the bank and the ultra-conservative Minister of Education. Faced with threats from all sides, the girls decide to pull off the biggest heist ever concocted by a bunch of teenagers. This one features Creator/ColinFirth as the Minister of Education, and thus avoids the CelebrityParadox by making jokes about ''Film/AnotherCountry'', ''Film/PrideAndPrejudice'' ''Series/PrideAndPrejudice1995'' and ''Film/GirlWithAPearlEarring''. It's also notable for having Colin Firth and Creator/RupertEverett perform "Love is in the Air" over the end credits. There was also a poorly-received (though not bad) sequel, ''Film/StTrinians2TheLegendOfFrittonsGold'', in 2009 (featuring Creator/DavidTennant as the villain). A third film is planned.


*** Colin Firth's slow-motion walk to the hockey field in wet white shirt with his jacket over his arm mimics a similar scene he did in the 1995 ''Pride and Prejudice''.

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*** Colin Firth's slow-motion walk to the hockey field in wet white shirt with his jacket over his arm mimics a similar scene he did in the 1995 ''Pride and Prejudice''.''Series/PrideAndPrejudice1995''.

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* CustomUniformOfSexy: In most English boarding schools, younger students are expected to abide by the dress code, whereas older students have a bit more liberty. In Real Life, this "liberty" usually amounts to older students ditching their ugly berets or hemming their skirts a tiny bit higher than regulation, but an old in-joke is that by the time a student reaches top form, they're barely wearing a uniform at all, and that the older the girl, the more figure-flattering her uniform becomes. Since St. Trinian's is already a wild exaggeration of schoolgirl stereotypes, the Trinian sixth-formers take this trope UpToEleven, with uniforms verging on {{Stripperiffic}}.


The franchise would have to wait 27 more years before a new film came out, this time simply called ''St. Trinian's'' (''St. Trinian's School for (Bad) Girls'' in DVD release). In this one, the school is threatened with foreclosure by the bank and the ultra-conservative Minister of Education. Faced with threats from all sides, the girls decide to pull off the biggest heist ever concocted by a bunch of teenagers. This one features Creator/ColinFirth as the Minister of Education, and thus avoids the CelebrityParadox by making jokes about ''Film/AnotherCountry'', ''Film/PrideAndPrejudice'' and ''Film/GirlWithAPearlEarring''. It's also notable for having Colin Firth and Rupert Everett perform "Love is in the Air" over the end credits. There was also a poorly-received (though not bad) sequel, ''Film/StTrinians2TheLegendOfFrittonsGold'', in 2009 (featuring former ''Series/DoctorWho'' star Creator/DavidTennant as the villain). A third film is planned.

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The franchise would have to wait 27 more years before a new film came out, this time simply called ''St. Trinian's'' (''St. Trinian's School for (Bad) Girls'' in DVD release). In this one, the school is threatened with foreclosure by the bank and the ultra-conservative Minister of Education. Faced with threats from all sides, the girls decide to pull off the biggest heist ever concocted by a bunch of teenagers. This one features Creator/ColinFirth as the Minister of Education, and thus avoids the CelebrityParadox by making jokes about ''Film/AnotherCountry'', ''Film/PrideAndPrejudice'' and ''Film/GirlWithAPearlEarring''. It's also notable for having Colin Firth and Rupert Everett Creator/RupertEverett perform "Love is in the Air" over the end credits. There was also a poorly-received (though not bad) sequel, ''Film/StTrinians2TheLegendOfFrittonsGold'', in 2009 (featuring former ''Series/DoctorWho'' star Creator/DavidTennant as the villain). A third film is planned.

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* CliqueTour: New girl Annabelle is shown the boarding school cliques in the dormitories. She is introduced to the chavs (loudmouthed, brash girls), the posh totties (fashionable social-climbers), the geeks, the emos, and the first-years.


St Trinian's is a film series based on a series of cartoons by Ronald Searle (who also was responsible for the ''Literature/{{Molesworth}}'' books and ''Dick Deadeye, or Duty Done''). The films are set in a [[BoardingSchoolOfHorrors disreputable girls' school]] where the only rule is that there are no rules. The girls themselves are teen and pre-teen horrors who are not above using their feminine wiles to get away with murder. The teachers? They're teaching the girls how to get away with crime in foreign countries and mixing drinks. The headmistress, Miss Fritton, has no interest in maintaining any form of order. And there's a local spiv, Flash Harry, who makes money from whatever schemes the girls cook up (usually).

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St Trinian's is a film series based on a series of cartoons by Ronald Searle (who also was responsible for the ''Literature/{{Molesworth}}'' books and ''Dick Deadeye, or Duty Done''). The films are set in a [[BoardingSchoolOfHorrors disreputable girls' school]] where the only rule is that there are no rules. The girls themselves are teen and pre-teen horrors who are not above using their feminine wiles to get away with murder. The teachers? They're They are teaching the girls how to get away with crime in foreign countries countries, and mixing drinks. The headmistress, Miss Fritton, has no interest in maintaining any form of order. And there's there is a local spiv, Flash Harry, who makes money from whatever schemes the girls cook up (usually).

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* FingerInTheMail: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] while they are pondering how to find the money to save the school. Flash dismisses it as "too medieval", though.


* AdultsAreUseless: Invoked ''and'' averted; While the girls do say that "No use relying on the grown-ups. We need to sort this out ourselves," Miss Fritton turns out to be helpful in the end.

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* AdultsAreUseless: Invoked ''and'' averted; While the girls do say that "No use relying on the grown-ups. We need to sort this out ourselves," Miss Fritton turns out to be helpful participates fully in planning and performing the end.heist.


* GoAmongMadPeople: A staple of the movies is showing how normal people react to being thrown into the school. Usually, they wind up either becoming paranoid or joining in the craziness. In the 2007 film an official at the Ministry of Education is shown to still suffer twitches and tics because of his brief exposure to the school.

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* GoAmongMadPeople: A staple of the movies is showing how normal people react to being thrown into the school. Usually, they wind up either becoming paranoid or joining in the craziness. In the 2007 film an official at the Ministry of Education is shown to still suffer twitches and tics because of his brief exposure to the school.school, while in the original ''Belles of St. Trinian's,'' two police inspectors who went missing while investigating the school are found to have gone native and acquired jobs there, and are now as corrupt as the rest of the staff.



* InspiredBy: St. Trinnean's School in Edinburgh, established by Miss C. Fraser Lee in 1922 and was believed to operate on an extremely relaxed theory of educational freedom. Ronald Searle created the first of the St. Trinian's cartoons after meeting the daughters of a couple he knew, who went to the real school. He tried tried to imagine what kind of school would produce the pair of pre-teen hellraisers, and created a British institution.\\

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* InspiredBy: St. Trinnean's School in Edinburgh, established by Miss C. Fraser Lee in 1922 and was believed to operate on an extremely relaxed theory of educational freedom. Ronald Searle created the first of the St. Trinian's cartoons after meeting the his friend's daughters of a couple he knew, who went couldn't wait to the real go back to school. He tried tried to imagine what kind of a boarding school so exciting that girls would produce be eager to return to it, and could only guess that it must be one where the pair of pre-teen hellraisers, pupils were allowed to anything they pleased, up to and including criminal mayhem. In the process, he created a British institution.\\



* UnflinchingWalk: The unexpected explosion of the shack that formally initiates the surprise visit to St Trinian, while it causes a gaggle of jhournalist to crouch and jump in fear, doesn't seem to faze Thwaites whatsoever.

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* UnflinchingWalk: The unexpected explosion of the shack that formally initiates the surprise visit to St Trinian, while it causes a gaggle of jhournalist journalist to crouch and jump in fear, doesn't seem to faze Thwaites whatsoever.


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* EnfantTerrible: A general rule of St. Trinian's is that the smaller the girl, the more vicious she tends to be.


*** Many of the cast have some connection to ''P&P'': Colin Firth was Mr. Darcy and Anna Chancellor (Miss Bagstock) was Miss Bingley in the 1995 miniseries; Talulah Riley (Annabelle) was Mary Bennet in the 2005 film version; and Gemma Arterton (Kelly) was Elizabeth Bennet in the 2008 miniseries ''LostInAusten''.

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*** Many of the cast have some connection to ''P&P'': Colin Firth was Mr. Darcy and Anna Chancellor (Miss Bagstock) was Miss Bingley in the 1995 miniseries; Talulah Riley (Annabelle) was Mary Bennet in the 2005 film version; and Gemma Arterton (Kelly) was Elizabeth Bennet in the 2008 miniseries ''LostInAusten''.''Series/LostInAusten''.


The battle's to the strongest, [[MightMakesRight might is always right\\

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The battle's to the strongest, [[MightMakesRight might is always right\\right]]\\

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