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TOPIC: Fairy Tale Films from Different Perspectives

Fairy Tale Films from Different Perspectives 27 May 2014 23:29 #5099

  • Rachel.B
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This week I wanted to address my take on the new films that are being made of old fairy tales in different perspectives of the characters from each story. I think that it is an interesting psychological strategy to integrate an understanding of people and why we do things. We are beginning to understand that there are preventable circumstances to tragic situations such as teen suicide, eating disorders, alcoholism, and other issues we are facing in this generation. I don't want to come across as a person that thinks that "no one is guilty" or a heartless person that believes "there's a reason why they did it..". But I do believe that it is important to understand the actions of the people involved in these tragic situations to that we may be more aware of our actions and the feelings of others. A lot of the time people are too worried about their own feelings to believe that their actions could affect others around them. I think this is a solution to a large portion of the issues we deal with in this generation involving the media, gender, and race. I like the remakes of these movies such a Malificent - a look into the life of the evil queen from Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and the Hunstmen - a look into the life of the evil queen from Snow White. I can only hope that we can indulge into all of the old fairy tales, The Little Mermaid - from the evil octopus' point of view. There are so many to be remade and I am a huge fan. I think that the entertainment world is indirectly addressing the issues we have in a non-confrontational and in a very nonchalant way that some people won't even realize their outlooks are changing for the better.
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Fairy Tale Films from Different Perspectives 02 Jun 2014 03:45 #5162

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Thanks Rachel for your forum posting regarding fairytale films and the remakes from the other perspective. I think it's a good way of teaching children to see both sides of an event or situation occur. There may be a subliminal message for us to look at the bigger picture or it could also just be an attempt to make a bigger payday for the studios. The idea behind having villains in fairytales is to betray the evil in society and generally the actions of the villain is pure evil. There are explanations for why people are angry or hurt, but in most cases the villains within story lines of fairytales are to depict evil without understanding. The issues of turmoil and seeing both sides usually comes from the main character and what they have to face when encountering the evils. How the subject of the story line handles him or herself within the faces of prime darkness is generally the idea behind a fairy. I think the movie studios have definitely found a new way to put a twist on what we've been taught for so long. The idea that evil has a reason behind it, is kind of contradictory to the point of the fairytale itself. Thanks for the interesting share!
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