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YMMV / The Woman in White

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  • Designated Hero: Walter is usually called the hero, despite being absent for a huge chunk of the novel. This may have been intentional, intended by Collins as a comment on Victorian sexism.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Marian and Walter.
  • Hollywood Homely: Whilst Marian is described very unflatteringly in the book, most screen adaptations have her looking at least reasonably pretty.
  • Hollywood Pudgy: In the 1997 TV version, the fat (and clean-shaven) Fosco was played by the average-sized (and bearded) Simon Callow. Similarly, in the 2018 adaptation, he is portrayed by the athletic Riccardo Scamarcio.
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  • Les Yay: Marian and Laura.
  • In Name Only: The late-1990s BBC television version. A letter to the Radio Times wondered why the writer had bothered to keep the same title, so great were the differences in the plot.


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