Friday, August 13, 2010

Fairy Tale Friday

Friday is for Fairytales is a meme hosted by Irena at This Miss Loves to Read. Every Friday, you can choose a fairytale you love, or simply find interesting or haunting, and review it or simply say why you like it so much, or why it has captured your attention. Instead of a fairytale, you can choose a favourite fairytale character and describe him/her and tell us why you like them, or you can simply share an experience connected to a fairytale. Fairytales can be old and modern, written by a known author or anonymous, written down or passed on orally, short or in novel form (like re-writings of fairytales), international or typical for your country alone. In this case, present your country’s fairytale and we can all become acquainted with a new fairytale. So, make a post every Friday that is connected to the world of fairytales, be it a review, a character description or your own fairytale experience. Let’s celebrate fairytales and share our love for them.
I first saw The Swan Princess when I was pretty young. I fell in love with the songs and I enjoyed the romance. Then my sister discovered the film and fell even more in love with it, meaning that I've seen our favorite parts probably at least 100 times. It is based on the Swan Lake story (famously put to music by the great Tchaikovsky) which has many variations, this being one of my favorites. Odette is very pretty, the animal sidekicks are amusing, the villain is quite terrifying in the final battle, and good wins out in the end! Plus it's very quotable: "You should write a book: How to Offend Women in Five Syllables or Less" "What if Odette doesn't go for the merger? Urge her!" "And with some luck, their marriage may result in lower taxes!" Good stuff.

1 comment:

  1. Great post! I love The Swan Princess, too! I must have seen it about 50 times.;) First of all, it's a fun way to learn about the story of the ballet, and secondly, it IS very quotable. A beautiful and fun story. Thanks for sharing!


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