Saturday, March 21, 2015
Saturday Scribbles Vol. 9
It's Saturday my friends. That means that it's time for Saturday Scribbles! This is a feature that is unique to my blog and it's where I talk about whatever. Literally whatever.
The few weeks of not having a specific Saturday post were missed by my reader friends. Ones I know personally kept asking me where it was and when it was coming back. :)
Today, I want to talk about fairy tales. And fairly tale movies. You see, my mom and I went to see the new Cinderella movie yesterday afternoon. I've always loved the Disney animated one. And Ever After (The Drew Barrymore Cinderella story) is by far one of my favorite movies ever. So when I learned that Disney was doing a live action version of Cinderella, I knew I just had to go see it.
Watch this trailer and see for yourself just why I was so excited about it.
This was a delightful movie. I loved the costumes. I loved every thing there was about it. I was basically expecting it to be the same as the animated movie. But it wasn't. It was so much more.
The prince is CUTE!!!!! He was more than just a pretty face though. He actually had dreams and wishes. In some ways, he reminded me of Prince Henry in Ever After. He was very well developed and the actor who played him did an excellent job. His portrayal of the prince has me wanting to hit up IMDB to discover what else he has played in.
And Cinderella herself. Yes she was pretty. But she was sweet and kind and gentle. My favorite scene was at the ball of course. Her gown was simply stunning.
I'd totally go see Cinderella again.
For those who aren't aware, there is a Frozen short featurette before Cinderella starts. And with Frozen becoming one of my all time Disney favorites, I was thrilled to visit Elsa and Anna again.
But back to fairy tales. I've seen (and own) just about every Disney one. I've read countless fairy tale books. I think in college I even had to do a themed lesson on fairy tales. But as far as movies go, it seems like Cinderella is the one that has been made into the most movies. I know of several different versions of it. The Rogers & Hammerstein one, the Disney animated one, an older musical called the Slipper and the Rose, Ella Enchanted, Ever After, and I'm sure there are countless others that I can't remember off of the top of my head. Disney's Into the Woods was a mix of several different ones including Cinderella. And while I loved that movie because it was so different, this Cinderella version was special. It makes me even more excited to see Beauty & the Beast when the live action one releases next year. Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) will me a beautiful Belle and I can see her pulling it off exceptionally.
I think one thing that intrigues me the most about fairy tales is that, specifically in the Disney versions, they are happy. All of the characters live happily ever after. But if you actually read the fairy tales, the Grimm Brothers ones especially, then you discover that they really aren't happy. Things don't always work out in a happy ending.
But, I think that everyone needs to be able to dream. To live at times in the fantasy world. To not worry about tomorrow. To have the happy ending.
What would your favorite fairy tale be? And if you have a favorite movie version of one, what is it and why do you like it?