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* UrbanLegendOfZelda: A rather dark rumor held that Bill's line, "She told me once that if it weren't for you..." originally ended with, "Leslie would have killed herself," before this was nixed by editors for being too dark. There is absolutely no evidence for this rumor.


* DisownedAdaptation: The 1985 film. David Paterson (the author's son and the co-screenwriter for the 2007 film) is quoted in a 2007 interview as describing the 1985 film as "like the crazy cousin in a mental hospital that nobody talks about" and "no one on our side was either involved with it or happy with the final product.". The latter quote is probably what led to invoking OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight.

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* DisownedAdaptation: The 1985 film. David Paterson (the author's son son, the real life inspiration for Jesse, and the co-screenwriter for the 2007 film) is quoted in a 2007 interview as describing the 1985 film as "like the crazy cousin in a mental hospital that nobody talks about" and "no one on our side was either involved with it or happy with the final product.". The latter quote is probably what led to invoking OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight.


* ActorAllusion: One of Leslie's first scenes has her offering him a stick of gum. [=AnnaSophia Robb=] previously played Violet Beauregard in the remake of ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' - a champion gum chewer.

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* ActorAllusion: One of Leslie's first scenes has her offering him Jess a stick of gum. [=AnnaSophia Robb=] previously played Violet Beauregard in the remake of ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' - a champion gum chewer.


* NonSingingVoice: Josh Hutcherson claimed his singing voice is terrible, and the extras in the classroom were all New Zealand children - so their singing was dubbed in post production. It's credited as "Zooey Deschanel and the Terabithia choir."

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* NonSingingVoice: Josh Hutcherson Creator/JoshHutcherson claimed his singing voice is terrible, and the extras in the classroom were all New Zealand children - so their singing was dubbed in post production. It's credited as "Zooey Deschanel and the Terabithia choir."

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** In ''Series/NewGirl'', Creator/ZooeyDeschanel's character ([[ActorAllusion who happens to be named Jess]]) makes a quip towards Nick that "I might as well call you ''Bridge to Terabithia'' because [[FandomNod you make children cry!"]].


* CreatorBreakdown: The BittersweetEnding is inspired by a real life event that happened to the author's son, the same who would become the producer and co-writer for the 2007 film. In a [[http://www.vpr.net/episode/45776/ 2009 radio interview]], Paterson recalled that it took weeks to summon up the courage to write the ending, to [[spoiler: kill off the girl she had brought back to life.]]

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* CreatorBreakdown: The BittersweetEnding is inspired by a real life event that happened to the author's son, the same who would become the producer and co-writer for the 2007 film. In a [[http://www.vpr.net/episode/45776/ 2009 radio interview]], Paterson recalled that it took weeks to summon up the courage to write the ending, to [[spoiler: kill [[spoiler:kill off the girl she had brought back to life.]]]]
* DisownedAdaptation: The 1985 film. David Paterson (the author's son and the co-screenwriter for the 2007 film) is quoted in a 2007 interview as describing the 1985 film as "like the crazy cousin in a mental hospital that nobody talks about" and "no one on our side was either involved with it or happy with the final product.". The latter quote is probably what led to invoking OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight.



* NonSingingVoice: Josh Hutcherson claimed his singing voice is terrible, and the extras in the classroom were all New Zealand children - so their singing was dubbed in post production. It's credited as "Zoey Deschanel and the Terabithia choir."

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* NonSingingVoice: Josh Hutcherson claimed his singing voice is terrible, and the extras in the classroom were all New Zealand children - so their singing was dubbed in post production. It's credited as "Zoey "Zooey Deschanel and the Terabithia choir."



* PlayingAgainstType: Robert Patrick, usually dedicated to playing villains, plays a kind father. While his character is certainly a bit of a jerkass in certain parts, he is able to redeem himself at the end.

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* PlayingAgainstType: Robert Patrick, Creator/RobertPatrick, usually dedicated to playing villains, plays a kind father. While his character is certainly a bit of a jerkass {{jerkass}} in certain parts, he is able to redeem himself at the end.



* SoMyKidsCanWatch: Robert Patrick aka [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay T-1000]] described his reason for taking the part in the film with precisely these words.

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* SoMyKidsCanWatch: Robert Patrick Creator/RobertPatrick aka [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay T-1000]] described his reason for taking the part in the film with precisely these words.



** [[spoiler: Leslie]] was almost SparedByTheAdaptation before the film was made, since several studios wouldn't touch the project because of the death. It was suggested that the character have a mild accident or be left in a coma instead.

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** [[spoiler: Leslie]] [[spoiler:Leslie]] was almost SparedByTheAdaptation before the film was made, since several studios wouldn't touch the project because of the death. It was suggested that the character have a mild accident or be left in a coma instead.


* PlayingAgainstType: Robert Patrick, usually dedicated to villains, plays a kind father. Subverted in that his character is certainly a bit of a jerkass.

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* PlayingAgainstType: Robert Patrick, usually dedicated to playing villains, plays a kind father. Subverted in that While his character is certainly a bit of a jerkass.jerkass in certain parts, he is able to redeem himself at the end.


* CreatorBacklash: A variation. Filmmakers were not happy with the studio marketing the film as a fantasy adventure. The screenwriter was the author's ''son'' and the partial inspiration for Jess no less.
* CreatorBreakdown:
** The BittersweetEnding is inspired by a real life event that happened to the author's son. That same son would become the producer and co-writer for the 2007 film.
** In a [[http://www.vpr.net/episode/45776/ 2009 radio interview]], Paterson recalled that it took weeks to summon up the courage to write the ending, to [[spoiler: kill off the girl she had brought back to life.]]

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* CreatorBacklash: A variation. Filmmakers were not happy Not with the studio marketing film, but the film as a fantasy adventure. marketing. The screenwriter filmmakers (including the screenwriter, who was the author's ''son'' and the partial inspiration for Jess no less.
less) were not happy with the studio making it look like the film as a fantasy adventure.
* CreatorBreakdown:
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CreatorBreakdown: The BittersweetEnding is inspired by a real life event that happened to the author's son. That son, the same son who would become the producer and co-writer for the 2007 film.
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film. In a [[http://www.vpr.net/episode/45776/ 2009 radio interview]], Paterson recalled that it took weeks to summon up the courage to write the ending, to [[spoiler: kill off the girl she had brought back to life.]]



* PlayingAgainstType: Robert Patrick - usually villains or jerkasses - as a kind father.

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* PlayingAgainstType: Robert Patrick - Patrick, usually villains or jerkasses - as dedicated to villains, plays a kind father.father. Subverted in that his character is certainly a bit of a jerkass.



** An oppossum was meant to be trapped in the greenhouse, but they are not native to New Zealand and the production was not allowed to import one. So it was changed to a Common Brushtail Possum instead.

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** An oppossum was meant to be trapped in the greenhouse, but they are not native to New Zealand and the production was not allowed to import one. So one, so it was changed to a Common Brushtail Possum instead.



* Said son Jesse is based on is also the screenwriter for the 2007 movie adaptation.

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* Said son Jesse is based on is also the screenwriter for the 2007 movie adaptation.

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** Creator/DakotaFanning was offered the role of Leslie but declined due to scheduling conflicts.

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* OneBookAuthor: The only American live-action film directed by [[Creator/KlaskyCsupo Gabor Csupo]].


* CaliforniaDoubling: New Zealand as Virginia in the 2007 film.

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* CaliforniaDoubling: Alberta, Canada and New Zealand as Virginia in the 2007 film.and 1985 films.

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* CaliforniaDoubling: New Zealand as Virginia in the 2007 film.


* RetroactiveRecognition:
** Jess is a young [[Film/TheHungerGames Peeta]].
** Leslie is [[Film/SoulSurfer Bethany Hamilton]]. In fact, the real-life Bethany saw [=AnnaSophia=] in this film and decided she wanted Robb to play herself. She is also [[Series/TheCarrieDiaries a teenage Carrie Bradshaw]].


* SoMyKidsCanWatch: Robert Patrick aka [[{{Franchise/Terminator}} T-1000]] described his reason for taking the part in the film with precisely these words.

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* SoMyKidsCanWatch: Robert Patrick aka [[{{Franchise/Terminator}} [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay T-1000]] described his reason for taking the part in the film with precisely these words.

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