Saturday, March 14, 2015

Cinderella Story

Cinderella released on Friday so we had to see the film in theaters.

The telling was true to the 1950 animated version with very minor story alterations. As prelude, we watched the 1950 version the night before. Most fascinating was the special feature for the animated film that documented some of the storytelling decisions that pulled the original picture together. Walt Disney was more involved than I had realized, revealing his impeccable skill and judgment at elevating stories to a higher level.

Which meant that the live-action version carried forward the spirit of Walt Disney in its telling. That meant that the 2015 live action version of Cinderella was pure joy to watch from beginning to end, through cinematography, acting, effects, and editing. Throw in a Frozen Fever warm-up, and you could not ask for more in a Cinderella story - well worth watching.

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