Snow White Film Thread
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My goodness... that's a lot of fairytales! Some of them sound like they have potential but it also makes me question Hollywood. Do they not know how to create something completely and utterly original? Something which hasn't been done before. I do love fairytales but I'd prefer if they wowed me with something that hasn't been done. Like create their own fairytale like film but one that isn't already existing in some form. Sorry if this sounds like a bit of a rant but... creativity is a bit lacking these days.
There have been some original fairy tale like films lately. I think that
both had strong fairy tale elements without being strongly based on any one story. Visually they both use different techniques to convey an other worldly atmosphere.
But you can argue that there are no "new stories" just new ways of telling old stories. Is
unoriginal because it retells Swan Lake (a Hans Christian Anderson story)? It does it in a way that other versions haven't.
retells Red Riding Hood but twists the story setting it on it's ear. Who's to say that finding something new to say about a classic story is any less creative than writing a completely new story?
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