Sunday, November 27, 2011

Fairytales in Movies: A Hollywood Ever After

"Trends are undoubtedly a Hollywood affair, and recent productions make it clear that re-envisioned fairytales is one that has been plucked and embraced whole-heartedly. With two Snow White theatrical releases on the horizon — and one red-headed step-child going straight to video — two fairytale-rooted television shows, and the announcement of a pair of Beauty and the Beast projects, it’s evident that the time is ripe for the reign of princesses, the sweeping romanticism of happy endings. But the creative trend is not to satisfy the wistful child’s spirit in all of us, as instead a second pattern has formed: the ‘dark’ retelling...."

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