Friday, September 26, 2014

Blog Entry 5

Snow white and the seven dwarfs in the movie and the tale have a lot of similarities and differences. In the snow white film the step mother asked for the heart and in the fairy tale she asked for the lungs and liver. The jealous nature is in both the film and movie as the queen asked the huntsman to kill snow white. The huntsman was still let snow white go because she was so beautiful and innocent. Snow white runs into the dwarfs in both the movie and the tale but the difference between that is that in the movie the animals guide her to the house and it was dirty and messed up. In the tale the dwarfs house wasn't dirty at all but they allowed her to stay so they could keep her out of harms way. A big difference between the movie and the tale is that singing and animal helpers is a main focus in the films while in the tales they don't mention anything about snow white singing to the animals and the prince. The way snow white dies in the film and in the story are same but different. In the tale it took the queen three attempts to kill snow white first she used a lace to tie around her neck, then she used a poison comb for her hair and lastly she used the apple which finally did the trick. The prince also rescued snow white in the end and she lived happily ever after but he did it two different ways. In the film he kissed her and she awoke by true loves first kiss. In the tale she was awaken because the people who were carrying her body got stuck on a hedge of some sort and the piece of the apple fell out of her mouth and she woke up. The queen also dies in both tales but in very different ways. In the tale she was invited to the wedding of snow white and the prince; she was given hot slippers and dance until she fell to her death. In the tale she was trying to kill the dwarfs but lightning struck the rock she was standing on and she fell off the cliff. Disney diverted from the original version of the film to make the movie there own. Disney films are all about happily ever afters and appealing to the wants and needs of children. The Grimm stories have some harsh methods of punishment in them sometimes that people wouldn't want there children to see. Disney also diverted from the original film because it wouldn't have been interesting as a movie. The stories plot was too long to be a movie so a change had to be made to make it more entertaining for viewers. 

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