Follow TV Tropes

Following

History Trivia / TheBadSeed

Go To



* HeAlsoDid: William March is largely only remembered today for having written this novel, which has suffered AdaptationDisplacement, but he had quite a fascinating life. Serving in the Marine Corps in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, a wounded March helped with a counterattack on German troops during the Battle of Blanc Mont Ridge, and earned a Distinguished Service Cross, the Navy Cross ''and'' the Croix de Guerre from the French government. After the war, he started writing prose alongside a successful office job, published ''Company K'', a novel that's often considered an American counterpart to ''Literature/AllQuietOnTheWesternFront'', was sent by his employers to Germany just in time to watch the rise of UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, struggled with depression and schizophrenia, and published ''The Bad Seed'' to good reviews, only to just five weeks after it was released.

to:

* HeAlsoDid: William March is largely only remembered today for having written this novel, which has suffered AdaptationDisplacement, but he had quite a fascinating life. Serving in the Marine Corps in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, a wounded March helped with a counterattack on German troops during the Battle of Blanc Mont Ridge, and earned a Distinguished Service Cross, the Navy Cross ''and'' the Croix de Guerre from the French government. After the war, he started writing prose alongside a successful office job, published the novel ''Company K'', a novel that's often considered which was hailed as an American counterpart to ''Literature/AllQuietOnTheWesternFront'', was sent by his employers to Germany just in time to watch the rise of UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, struggled with depression and schizophrenia, and published ''The Bad Seed'' to good reviews, only to die just five weeks after it was released.


* HeAlsoDid: William March is largely only remembered today for having written this novel, which has suffered AdaptationDisplacement, but he had quite a fascinating life. Serving in the Marine Corps in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, a wounded March helped with a counterattack on German troops during the Battle of Blanc Mont Ridge, and earned a Distinguished Service Cross, the Navy Cross ''and'' the Croix de Guerre from the French government. After the war, he started writing prose alongside a successful office job, published ''Company K'', a novel that's often considered an American counterpart to ''Literature/AllQuietOnTheWesternFront'', was sent by his employers to Germany just in time to watch the rise of UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, struggled with depression and schizophrenia, and published ''The Bad Seed'' to good reviews, only to [[AuthorExistenceFailure die just five weeks after it was released]].

to:

* HeAlsoDid: William March is largely only remembered today for having written this novel, which has suffered AdaptationDisplacement, but he had quite a fascinating life. Serving in the Marine Corps in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, a wounded March helped with a counterattack on German troops during the Battle of Blanc Mont Ridge, and earned a Distinguished Service Cross, the Navy Cross ''and'' the Croix de Guerre from the French government. After the war, he started writing prose alongside a successful office job, published ''Company K'', a novel that's often considered an American counterpart to ''Literature/AllQuietOnTheWesternFront'', was sent by his employers to Germany just in time to watch the rise of UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, struggled with depression and schizophrenia, and published ''The Bad Seed'' to good reviews, only to [[AuthorExistenceFailure die just five weeks after it was released]].released.

----


* FollowTheLeader: The Bad Seed's Bessie Denker was created in inspiration by several real life murderers March knew about. Bessie Denker's career is based very roughly on the real-life careers of Belle Gunness and Jane Toppan. The description of her execution in the electric chair is based on that of Ruth Snyder.

to:

* FollowTheLeader: The Bad Seed's Bessie Denker was created in inspiration by several real life murderers March knew about. Bessie Denker's career is based very roughly on the real-life careers of Belle Gunness and Jane Toppan. The description of her execution in the electric chair is based on that of Ruth Snyder.Snyder.
* HeAlsoDid: William March is largely only remembered today for having written this novel, which has suffered AdaptationDisplacement, but he had quite a fascinating life. Serving in the Marine Corps in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, a wounded March helped with a counterattack on German troops during the Battle of Blanc Mont Ridge, and earned a Distinguished Service Cross, the Navy Cross ''and'' the Croix de Guerre from the French government. After the war, he started writing prose alongside a successful office job, published ''Company K'', a novel that's often considered an American counterpart to ''Literature/AllQuietOnTheWesternFront'', was sent by his employers to Germany just in time to watch the rise of UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, struggled with depression and schizophrenia, and published ''The Bad Seed'' to good reviews, only to [[AuthorExistenceFailure die just five weeks after it was released]].


* ExecutiveMeddling: [[spoiler:In the book, the original play and the 1985 MadeForTVMovie, Rhoda survives her mother's attempt to murder her, and it is hinted that she plans to make her kind, eccentric landlady her next victim. However, at the time of the original film, the Hays code would not allow a criminal to get away with her crimes. A scene was tacked onto the end of the film showing Rhoda being killed by a literal BoltOfDivineRetribution.]]
** As if that wasn't enough, in a post-credits scene, after the rest of the cast step onscreen and take bows, the actresses portraying Rhoda and her mother come out of character so that Patty [=McCormack=] can get, on-screen, the spanking it's implied her character should have had long ago. Although in the novel Christine does think, after finding the medal hidden in Rhoda's bureau, that her daughter needs a good spanking.

to:

* ExecutiveMeddling: [[spoiler:In FollowTheLeader: The Bad Seed's Bessie Denker was created in inspiration by several real life murderers March knew about. Bessie Denker's career is based very roughly on the book, the original play real-life careers of Belle Gunness and the 1985 MadeForTVMovie, Rhoda survives Jane Toppan. The description of her mother's attempt to murder her, and it is hinted that she plans to make her kind, eccentric landlady her next victim. However, at the time of the original film, the Hays code would not allow a criminal to get away with her crimes. A scene was tacked onto the end of the film showing Rhoda being killed by a literal BoltOfDivineRetribution.]]
** As if that wasn't enough, in a post-credits scene, after the rest of the cast step onscreen and take bows, the actresses portraying Rhoda and her mother come out of character so that Patty [=McCormack=] can get, on-screen, the spanking it's implied her character should have had long ago. Although
execution in the novel Christine does think, after finding the medal hidden in Rhoda's bureau, electric chair is based on that her daughter needs a good spanking.of Ruth Snyder.


* ExecutiveMeddling: [[spoiler:In the book and the original play, Rhoda survives her mother's attempt to murder her, and it is hinted that she plans to make her kind, eccentric landlady her next victim. However, at the time of the original film, the Hays code would not allow a criminal to get away with her crimes. A scene was tacked onto the end of the film showing Rhoda being killed by a literal BoltOfDivineRetribution.]]
** As if that wasn't enough, in a post-credits scene, after the rest of the cast step onscreen and take bows, the actresses portraying Rhoda and her mother come out of character so that Patty [=McCormack=] can get, on-screen, the spanking it's implied her character should have had long ago. Although in the novel Christine does think, after finding the medal hidden in Rhoda's bureau, that her daughter needs a good spanking.

to:

* ExecutiveMeddling: [[spoiler:In the book and book, the original play, play and the 1985 MadeForTVMovie, Rhoda survives her mother's attempt to murder her, and it is hinted that she plans to make her kind, eccentric landlady her next victim. However, at the time of the original film, the Hays code would not allow a criminal to get away with her crimes. A scene was tacked onto the end of the film showing Rhoda being killed by a literal BoltOfDivineRetribution.]]
** As if that wasn't enough, in a post-credits scene, after the rest of the cast step onscreen and take bows, the actresses portraying Rhoda and her mother come out of character so that Patty [=McCormack=] can get, on-screen, the spanking it's implied her character should have had long ago. Although in the novel Christine does think, after finding the medal hidden in Rhoda's bureau, that her daughter needs a good spanking.

Added DiffLines:

* ExecutiveMeddling: [[spoiler:In the book and the original play, Rhoda survives her mother's attempt to murder her, and it is hinted that she plans to make her kind, eccentric landlady her next victim. However, at the time of the original film, the Hays code would not allow a criminal to get away with her crimes. A scene was tacked onto the end of the film showing Rhoda being killed by a literal BoltOfDivineRetribution.]]
** As if that wasn't enough, in a post-credits scene, after the rest of the cast step onscreen and take bows, the actresses portraying Rhoda and her mother come out of character so that Patty [=McCormack=] can get, on-screen, the spanking it's implied her character should have had long ago. Although in the novel Christine does think, after finding the medal hidden in Rhoda's bureau, that her daughter needs a good spanking.

Showing 6 edit(s) of 6

Top