ultraofrah1 said: I once read a post on IMDb that "condemned" Esmeralda for what she did to Frollo at the festival: "The only problem I had with Esmeralda is when she 'flirts' with Frollo while dancing on stage, and then is suddenly surprised that he wants to bang her! Maybe if she hadn't done that in the first place, Frollo probably wouldn't have gone on a murderous rampage for her affections." Also, I've heard some people say that her "flirtatious" act was solely meant to MOCK him, but what are your thoughts?
It’s interesting, and I can understand why someone would believe that… but I’m not buying it. Sure, she flirts with him during her performance, but I don’t think she’s singling him out to toy with. How many of us have been to a concert where the singer winks at someone in the audience? It’s a performance. And given the nature of Esmeralda’s performance, it’s not surprise that Frollo thought she was toying with him specifically.
My biggest complaint with that interpretation, though, is that it doesn’t fit Esmeralda’s character. So much is made throughout the film of the fact that her two main virtues are kindness and justice. Someone with those traits would not purposely try to lure Frollo. She knows that her performance made him uncomfortable, but she doesn’t cross the line.
Thanks for the great ask!
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Sorry for the recent slight-neglect, guys! January turned out to be busier than I had anticipated. But not to fear, I am still going to be doing plenty of posts. Things should calm down this week and with any luck I’ll be able to get started pretty soon :)
Thank you to everyone who sent me suggestions so far, and please feel free to continue sending more!
theloveofmylifeee said: Hi! I just wanted to ask your opinion on something to do with the movie Cinderella. You said in the original version that the Fairy Godmother appeared at the grave of her mother, sometimes through Cindy's tears. And I agree that that obviously did not happen, however, I think there is something important about Cinderella choosing the fountain as her crying spot and the Fairy Godmother appearing there as well. The only shot we, the audience, have of Cinderella's old life before her Stepmother TBC
and Stepsisters is at this fountain, with her father, who does love her enough to marry a woman he may or may not love simply because he didn’t want her to go without a mother figure in her life. The ripping dress scene was Cinderella’s breaking point. She can take their insults, she can do their laundry, their dishes, work all day while they barely lift a finger, but she finally breaks when they rip apart her mother’s old dress. After this scene, Cindy is show running through the house, out the house and to the fountain, where we first saw her, her old life and her father. She could have gone anywhere else in the house. She could have gone to her room, the kitchen, the stables where all her animal friends are, but instead she runs without hesitation to this fountain, the only place in the movie that also shows her life before the Steps. And that is why I think this spot, though may not be her mother’s grave, is still important and a clever way to bring in the Fairy Godmother.
Love this analysis! Cinderella was towards the beginning of my project, before I started thinking too hard about things like this, but the above is absolutely spot-on. The fountain is really the only place we get to see Cinderella in her “old life” and, to my memory, we don’t see the Stepmother or Stepsisters there at all. So her memories at the fountain don’t become tarnished in any way. It’s her safe place.
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I hope everybody had a wonderful New Year holiday, and now it’s back to business. My 2013 plans for this blog are a bit different from last year, so let’s get right to it.
Instead of devoting a full week to each movie consecutively, I’m going to pick a handful of films and, over the course of the year, talk about the original source material and the process of turning that source material into Disney’s end product. There’s no set time frame on anything, basically just “however long it takes” and the list of movies will go according to my whim – and your suggestions and requests. So please, make use of my ask box!
It ought to be fun, and I hope you will all stick around for it!