Tag: Fairy Tale

Anastasia: 1997 Movie vs. Broadway Musical

Once Upon a December

Kevin Kwan-Crazy Rich Asians

Prince Charming comes with baggage.

Melissa Albert-The Hazel Wood

Be careful what you wish for, it might come true.

Holly Black-The Cruel Prince

What would you do to live forever?

Liv Constantine-The Last Mrs Parrish

Synopsis: Amber Patterson is fed up. She’s tired of being a nobody: a plain, invisible woman who blends into the background. She deserves more—a life of money and power like the one blond-haired, blue-eyed goddess Daphne Parrish takes for granted. To everyone in the…

Top 5 Fairy Tale Movies

1.The Age of Adaline (2015) Synopsis: A young woman, born at the turn of the 20th century, is rendered ageless after an accident. After many solitary years, she meets a man who complicates the eternal life she has settled into (IMDb). Starring: Blake Lively,…

Robin McKinley-The Door in the Hedge

Themes Explored: fairy tale retellings, fiction, faerie tales, short stories, magic, elves,  dual realities, spells, curses,  fantasy, changelings, romance, princesses, falling in love, mysticism, legends, mythology, lore, ancient customs Synopsis: Master storyteller Robin McKinley here spins two new fairy tales and retells two cherished…

Sarah J Maas-A Court of Mist and Fury

Themes Explored: fantasy, faire realm, faire mythology, legend, magic, curses, uprisings, rebellions, war, ancient mysterious, inter-realm travel, Stockholm syndrome, post-traumatic stress, regret, remorse, self-loathing, self-hate, freedom, oppression, family, sibling relations, evil, monsters, death, rebirth, romance, sacrifice, betrayal, inter-species relations, secrecy Synopsis: Feyre survived Amarantha’s…

Movie Review: After the Ball

Director: Sean Garrity Rating: PG Starring: Portia Doubleday, Marc-Andre Grondin, Chris Noth, Lauren Holly Screenplay: Jason Sherman & Kate Melville Music by: Ari Posner Cinematography: Pierre Gill Running Time: 101 Minutes Premiered: April 24, 2015 (US Release) Synopsis: After a young fashion designer runs…

Top 5 Fairy Tale Origins

Little Red Riding Hood Little Red Riding Hood, also known as Little Red Cap, is a European fairy tale that is over 2000 years old. The story has gone through numerous adaptations and readings throughout history. The African version most likely evolved from the…

Susanna Clarke-Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Themes Explored: magic, Englishness, friendship, reason and madness, historical otherness, ritual magic, narcissism, social awkwardness, romance, good versus evil, apprentice and master, new versus old, ritualistic versus natural, Napoleonic wars, academia, theory versus practice Synopsis: At the dawn of the nineteenth century, two very…

Sarah J Maas-A Court of Thorns and Roses

Themes Explored: fairy tales, fantasy, fairie mythology, folklore, beauty, morality, evil, wickedness, death, magic, enchantment, court politics, enslavement, familial relationships, sibling love, fate, destiny, illiteracy, curses, love, romance, hunting, survival, self-preservation, self-reliance, perseverance, art Synopsis: When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the…

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