Adaptational Attractiveness: Hermione, Tyrion and a Million Others

Diupload : 10 Jan 2019
Channel  : Trope Anatomy
Duration : 18.01
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Adaptational Attractiveness is a trope in film and television. This is when a character that is originally written in a novel as being non-attractive is adapted onto screen by a conventionally attractive actor. In this video I focus mainly on Art3mis from Ready Player One, Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter franchise and Tyrion Lannister from Game of Thrones.

If you want to read more about the trope visit the TVtropes page here: That's where I got the name for the trope and some of the examples used.

More sources that I used or got inspiration from:

Emily Sowers goes into more detail on Hermione here: "Harry Potter and the deconstruction of character" -

Jenny Nicholson hilariously touched on the Art3mis birthmark here -

JK Rowling and Daniel Radcliffe interview -

List of books and movies featured, talked about or referenced:

The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
The Phantom of the Opera film (2004)
Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
Sleepy Hollow film (1999)
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Carrie by Stephen King
Carrie (2013)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
A Wrinkle in Time
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Jane Eyre (1983, 2006, 2011)
Holes by Louis Sachar
Holes (2003)
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
Les Miserables (2012)
Ready Player One by Ernest Kline
Ready Player One (2018)
Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2
The Princess Diaries (2001)
She’s All That (1999)
Game of Thrones


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