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October 29, 2014

Fairy Tales / Dark Things

Here's a great bit to view as we kick off our Digital Narratives / Fairy Tale project:
Neil Gaiman discussing his work with dark stories and Hansel and Gretel...

"If you are protected from dark things then you have no protection of, knowledge of, or understanding of dark things when they show up."


http://www.brainpickings.org/2014/10/28/neil-gaiman-hansel-gretel-lorenzo-mattotti/

July 10, 2014

Fairy Tale Films / International Fairy Tale Filmography


The International Fairy Tale Filmography is a searchable online database of Fairy Tale films, originated by Jack Zipes, Pauline Greenhill and Kendra Magnus Johnston with the help of a technical team at the University of Winnipeg.
Search the database of films with Fairy Tale themes:
http://iftf.uwinnipeg.ca/
(official launch is in August)

What makes a fairy tale film?

Fairy tale films are both versions and adaptations of traditional/oral and/or literary fairy tales; animated or live action, they draw on characters, titles, images, plots, and motifs of fairy tales.

Jack Zipes defines a fairy tale film as "any kind of cinematic representation recorded on film, on videotape, or in digital form that employs motifs, characters, and plots generally found in the oral and literary genre of the fairy tale, to re-create a known tale or to create and realize cinematically an original screenplay with recognizable features of a fairy tale"