I’m back in the blogathon saddle one more time for 2014!
I have always loved fairy tales. There is something so primal and exciting about these traditional stories. Well, on November 9-11, I am going to be celebrating fairy tales in the movies. Here is the lowdown:
Pick a film or TV show based on a famous fairy tale. It can either be a straightforward adaptation or a looser version. For example, if you wanted to cover Beauty and the Beast, you could go with the Disney cartoon, the famous 1946 French version or even the 1980s modernized television series. There is not date limit for the films and shows.
In order to encourage variety, I am asking for no exact duplicates, please, but you may choose another version of the same tale. So, if someone chooses the Disney version of Cinderella, feel free to go with the 1914 Pickford version or any other version made.
A few limits
True Fairy Tales Only: The definition can be broad but for the purpose of this blogathon, I am going to say stories from the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Anderson, Charles Perrault, the Arabian Nights and the like. (Or stories in the classic fairy tale style.) In order to keep the theme strong, I will not be accepting stories from Oz, Wonderland, Camelot, Middle Earth, Neverland, purely religious sources or holiday tales.
In short, this is a fairy tale blogathon not a general fantasy blogathon.
However, amalgamations of fairy tales (e.g. Enchanted) are perfectly acceptable, as are modernizations. Basically, as long as the source is a true fairy tale, it doesn’t matter how crazy the filmmakers get with it.
Family-friendly Event: In order to keep this event reasonably family-friendly, I am asking for no films above a U.S. PG-13/TV-14 rating. Yes, I realize that fairy tales in their original form could have some very distressing content but please humor me on this. And, yes, I realize the rating system here leaves a lot to be desired but it is the simplest way to draw a line on content.
When: November 9-11, 2014
What you need to do: Just tell me your movie or show of choice. If the fairy tale source is not obvious from the title, please be sure to clue me in as to which story it is based on. For example, if you want to claim Ball of Fire as a version of Snow White, simply state both titles and you are good to go.
Once your choice is accepted, grab a banner and display it proudly.
I will not be assigning days. Post your review on one of the three days, send me the URL and I will link over to your site. Easy!
I’ve never done this before but I want to join. Help!
I have written an article on exactly that topic. Here it is. Feel free to contact me if you have any other questions.
These are films and shows I would particularly like to see claimed. (Quite a few of these titles are in the public domain and may be streamed for free online.)
Amalgamations: Into the Woods (1991), The Thief and the Cobbler (1992, 1993, 1995, 2006, 2007 or 2013 versions)
Classic: Shelley Duvall’s Faerie Tale Theatre (episode or
series), Arabian Nights (2000), The Swan Princess (1994)
Sequels: Happily Ever After (1993, Snow White), Cinderella II (2002), The Swan Princess: Escape from Castle Mountain (1997)
Fractured: The Frog Prince (Muppet version)
, Son of Ali Baba (1952), Muppet Classic Theater (1994), The Storyteller (1987-1988), Snow White and the Three Stooges (1961)
Modernized: Ball of Fire (1941, Snow White), Sabrina (1954 or
1995, Cinderella), Beauty and the Beast (1987-1990)
And feel free to choose any Disney or Disney knockoff that strikes your fancy.
Movies Silently | Forbidden Fruit (1921, Cecil B. DeMille’s modern Cinderella)
Mildred’s Fatburgers | The Snow Queen (1957)
Portraits by Jenni | Ever After (1998, Drew Barrymore’s Cinderella)
Once Upon a Screen | L0oney Tunes Fairy Tales
Critica Retro | Comparison of Snow White (1916) and Blancanieves (2012)
Sister Celluloid | The Glass Slipper (1955)
Drew’s Movie Reviews | Enchanted (2008)
Enchanted by Film | Beauty and the Beast (1991) and Once Upon a Time (series, 2011-)
100 Films in a Year | The 10th Kingdom (2000) and La Belle et la Bête (1946)
Big V Riot Squad | Nursery Favorites (1913)
Silent Volume | Jack and the Beanstalk (1902) and The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)
Timeless Hollywood | The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
Destroy All Fanboys | The Thief of Bagdad (1940) and Ray Harryhausen fairy tales
Spellbound by Movies | Claire (2001)
Cinema Moonglow | Shelley Duvall’s Faerie Tale Theatre (1982-1987)
Nitrate Glow | Bluebeard (1901) and Sleeping Beauty (1959)
Wide Screen World | Kirikou and the Sorceress (1998)
Random Pictures | Secret Beyond the Door (1948, Fritz Lang’s Bluebeard)
Coolsville | The Juniper Tree (1990)
Silent-ology | Ella Cinders (1926)
A Shroud of Thoughts | Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Silver Screenings | Cinderella aka Zolushka (1947)
The Cinematic Frontier | Frozen (2014)
Speakeasy | The Happy Prince (1974)
Phantom Empires | Gulliver’s Travels (1977)
Moon in Gemini | Fractured Fairy Tales (1959-1964) and Once Upon a Mattress (2005)
Jim Fanning’s Tulgey Wood | Cinderella (1950)
Margaret Perry | The Little Mermaid (1989)
Caftan Woman | Shirley Temple’s Storybook (1958-1961, Little Mermaid episode)
The Second Sentence | First Love (1939, Deanna Durbin’s Cinderella)
Cary Grant Won’t Eat You | Tangled (2010)
Girls Do Film | A Thousand and One Nights (1945)
Movie Movie Blog Blog | Popeye the Sailor Meets Sinbad the Sailor (1936)
24FPS | Three Wishes for Cinderella (1973)
Mr. Schneid’s Words About Things | Ella Enchanted (2004)
Culture Spy | Aladdin (1992)
Classic Movie Hub | Cinderella (1914)
Girl Meets Cinema | The relationship between Snow White and Prince Charming in Once Upon a Time
Big Screen Small Words | Penelope (2006, Christina Ricci’s Beauty and the Beast)
KaramelKinema | Mirror Mirror (2011) and La Belle et la Bête (2014)
All Eyes on Screen | Sabrina (1995, Cinderella)
The Rosebud Cinema | Peau d’Âne (1970)
The White’s List | Shrek (2001) and Shrek 2 (2004)
Let’s Go to the Movies | Beastly (2011)
Shameless Pile of Stuff | Prinsessa Ruusunen (1949)
Eclectic Alli | Into the Woods (1991)
flixchatter | Legend (1985)
See you there!