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what i watched last week

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (David Hand et al). So, is the world made up of two kinds of people, those who think Snow White is a great movie, and me? The evil queen is a frightening creation. But after her first scene, she disappears until the movie is more than half over. And is she ever missed. The character of Snow White is a boring drip, so much so that she needs seven dwarfs just to keep us from falling asleep. And a little of the dwarfs’ antics go a long way … it feels like it takes them an hour just to get up the stairs to wake up Snow White. Thank goodness that lively, spirited prince shows up … he’s the perfect match for Snow White. They live happily, and boringly, ever after. A technological landmark. #256 on the They Shoot Pictures Don’t They list of the 1000 greatest films of all time.

Comments

Charlie Bertsch

An awesome review, Steven. I like the movie, but it's one of my least favorite Disney films. And Snow White is Skylar's least favorite princess. Cinderella is pretty great, though. And Sleeping Beauty looks amazing. Of the new-fangled princess films, I'm a fan of both The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast. My favorite post-Walt animated films from Disney, though, are Hercules, which is great-looking and witty as hell, and Lilo and Stich, which turns alien invaders into a pretext for social realism.

Steven

I'm not an expert on "post-Walt" ... haven't seen most of the ones on your list. Lilo & Stitch, which I liked OK, I guess. Does Nemo count? Because I loved that one, thought Ellen deserved an Oscar. Watched Pinocchio not that long ago and thought it was a classic, which probably just means I prefer the dark ones. My memory of Snow White was that it, too, was dark, because the images that stuck with me from childhood were all about the Queen and her mirror (the crone was kinda scary, but the Queen was terrifying). So I really was surprised at how little screen time the Queen gets.

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