(3/17/05 8:26 am)
Re: Yes, that's the version.|
Cmoore, I agree with Erica that having a good grounding in the history
of each tale will help you with the darker aspects of the stories.
Are you well versed in the history of fairy tales? If you are, then
ignore the rest of this message! If not, I recommend picking up
Maria Tatar's volume The Classic Annotated Fairy Tales.
Also, you'll find short articles on the history of specific tales
(Snow White, Bluebeard, etc.) in the Reading Room section of the
Endicott Studio site, which explore some of the older darker aspects
of each story: www.endicott-studio.com/rdrm/index.html.
And for a more in-depth look at the history of fairy tales, there
is Marina Warner's From the Beast to the Blonde: On Fairy
Tales and Their Tellers.
(3/20/05 12:07 am)
You are correct ! Hallmark's version was the worst version of the story that has ver been put on film. It's really ashame, because the film had a high budget and really good actors. The script was what was so awful. I do agree about the homoerotic things. It made me feel really weird watching that, for some reason. The whole apple scene seemed more like a seduction, not of fruit, but of something else. It aslo mixed elements of The Snow Queen in. With Snow's father getting a peice of the magic mirror in his eye that blinds him of what an evil woman his wife is. It had too many subplots that were mixed in to make it a coherrent film. And the dwarves amde me want to pick up my T.V. and throw it out the window. Can you get more annoying?
Thank you, Terri. I'm going to have to pck up those books. I really need history on what appliances and costumes looked like back then as well. Modernizing the tales will probably take away from the stories(Pretty Woman, A Cinderella Story, etc.).