Thursday, March 8, 2012

Article: Hollywood Fairy Tale Feeding Frenzy: “Mirror Mirror,” “Snow White and the Huntsman”

From Artinfo:

"The discovery in Regensberg of 500 long-hidden German fairy tales assembled by Franz Xaver Schbnwerth (1810 – 86), which was  reported in The Guardian on Monday, is potentially excellent news for Hollywood. At the current rate with which the studios are racing to reformulate the fairy tales of Charles Perrault, the Brothers Grimm, and other writers and collectors into modish, mostly live-action films, they will exhaust the familiar canon in two years tops."

My two cents: An excellent digest of the upcoming Fairy Tale movies and TV series. I do disagree that the known cannon of fairy tales will be exhausted, as Hollywood is simply recycling the same stories over and over. No one has yet touched East of the Sun and West of the Moon, The Goose Girl, Donkeyskin, or any of a number of cinematic fairy tales. They did mention The Slipper and the Rose, though, which is one of my favorite Cinderella interpretations!

For the full article: "Hollywood Fairy Tale Feeding Frienzy: Mirror, Mirror and Snow White and the Huntsman"

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