Sep. 14th, 2012

scottishlass: (Sewing cupcake)
If you ask any girl/woman between the ages of four and fifty in both West and former Eastern Germany and Czech Republic which fairy tale movie has influenced them the most, you will come across one particular title again and again and again. 3 Haselnuesse fuer Aschenbroedel (3 gifts for Cinderella).

It's the one movie that so reminds me of a typically German childhood, watching that movie during Christmas time. Nothing, and I mean literally nothing, comes close to this wonderful DEFA/Studio Barandov rendition of the fairy tale, not Disney not anything. Even the soundtrack has become somewhat of a household name in Germany. Just hearing the first two, three notes of the soundtrack by Karel Svoboda and a girl/woman will know where it's from.

What's so great about this movie is that Cinderella is not passive. She rides on horseback, she is a skilled archer, she can hold her own against the prince. If there ever was an ideal role model for young girls - this Cinderella certainly would be.

scottishlass: (Sewing cupcake)
If you ask any girl/woman between the ages of four and fifty in both West and former Eastern Germany and Czech Republic which fairy tale movie has influenced them the most, you will come across one particular title again and again and again. 3 Haselnuesse fuer Aschenbroedel (3 gifts for Cinderella).

It's the one movie that so reminds me of a typically German childhood, watching that movie during Christmas time. Nothing, and I mean literally nothing, comes close to this wonderful DEFA/Studio Barandov rendition of the fairy tale, not Disney not anything. Even the soundtrack has become somewhat of a household name in Germany. Just hearing the first two, three notes of the soundtrack by Karel Svoboda and a girl/woman will know where it's from.

What's so great about this movie is that Cinderella is not passive. She rides on horseback, she is a skilled archer, she can hold her own against the prince. If there ever was an ideal role model for young girls - this Cinderella certainly would be.

scottishlass: (Asia FAITH otp)
I so hate the bad guys of FAITH and strangely I'm fascinated by white-haired Eum Ja and uber-bad guy Ki Cheol. You love to hate them ... and why did Eum Ja bow to mute apothecary girl? I still have hopes he will be drawn to the good side LOL ... as good a side as a deadly pipe playing and wielding serial killer can get to. I so, so ship Eun Soo and Choi Young, it's sad really given the circumstances of their star crossed love and the political games they are embroiled in. Both have so much in common given their circumstances, both are only pebbles in a huge game of Go. I just hope it won't end too badly. Like Legend (and it tickles me that so many Legend actors are also part in this), even though Legend didn't grip me as much as this one.

Speaking of Go, I'm watching Arang & the Magistrate only for the awesomeness that is Lee Jun Ki. His character is not only smart, uber-cute, but it is so good to see him again on the TV screen after his two year military duty. Arang sometimes annoys me so much, I could bitch slap her 24/7. It started out alright, but somehow along the way there was no real character develoment for Arang (okay, she has been killed .. what three four times now and came back as either ghost and/or reborn) but please, a little development is all I ask for.

As for Japanese doramas ... waiting for Monday to arrive to watch the last ep of Rich Man Poor Woman. SUGOI!

screencap courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] dangermousie
scottishlass: (Asia FAITH otp)
I so hate the bad guys of FAITH and strangely I'm fascinated by white-haired Eum Ja and uber-bad guy Ki Cheol. You love to hate them ... and why did Eum Ja bow to mute apothecary girl? I still have hopes he will be drawn to the good side LOL ... as good a side as a deadly pipe playing and wielding serial killer can get to. I so, so ship Eun Soo and Choi Young, it's sad really given the circumstances of their star crossed love and the political games they are embroiled in. Both have so much in common given their circumstances, both are only pebbles in a huge game of Go. I just hope it won't end too badly. Like Legend (and it tickles me that so many Legend actors are also part in this), even though Legend didn't grip me as much as this one.

Speaking of Go, I'm watching Arang & the Magistrate only for the awesomeness that is Lee Jun Ki. His character is not only smart, uber-cute, but it is so good to see him again on the TV screen after his two year military duty. Arang sometimes annoys me so much, I could bitch slap her 24/7. It started out alright, but somehow along the way there was no real character develoment for Arang (okay, she has been killed .. what three four times now and came back as either ghost and/or reborn) but please, a little development is all I ask for.

As for Japanese doramas ... waiting for Monday to arrive to watch the last ep of Rich Man Poor Woman. SUGOI!

screencap courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] dangermousie

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