Moving Pictures

After I posted a list of in-my-opinion loliable music it is only fair to post a list of film suggestions as well, isn’t it? Without long explanations this time… ^^

  1. Ballet Shoes – I recommend the book, as well and the music is lovely.
  2. Sleepy Hollow – Something for the Gothic Lolitas.
  3. Disney Princesses – All of them, depending on what you want. Cinderella and The Sleeping Beauty are the most “princess-like” and romantic ones while The Beauty and the Beast is a little more toned down (my personal favourite, by the way) and Snow White simply has that overly sweet vintage touch. Arielle is for those who can’t live without splashing around in the bath tub all day while Jasmine from Aladdin is the most daring of the “crew” (wiseacre knowledge: Don’t mind the pink merchandise, look at the dresses. Most of them are in a shade of blue resulting from the fact that from Victorian times to approximate the 1950 light blue was a girl’s and baby pink a boy’s colour.).
  4. Breakfast at Tiffany’s – It is just so girly. Have a movie night! With marshmallows and hot chocolate. And don’t forget to troll along Moon River.
  5. Ella Enchanted – Fairytale again with nice hints and references to modern times (it reminded me of Shrek, at least a little bit).
  6. Amélie – it’s obvious, isn’t it? There is a little bit of a fairy tale in the life of every one of us – you just have to see it.
  7. Gone with the Wind – Look at the dresses! And at Rhett Butler – that’s the kind of (1930s) bad boy your grandmothers fell for. ;)
  8. Tinkerbell – Disney cuteness. I just love the tinker fairies.
  9. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Yes, a based on. But a nice one with fabulous design.
  10. Anne of Green Gables (well, that’s a mini series, but anyway) – The everyday fairytale, again.

If you wonder why there are no cinematographic adaptions of Alice in Wonderland, The Secret Garden, A Little Princess or other really adorable, loliable, Victorian children’s books listed above: The most of them – excuse my french – are a shame for their eponymous novels (“Movies: Ruining the books since 1920.”). I will not say anything more about them (oh, they are very nice to look at indeed, but not when it comes to any comparison with the novels), I’d get into a very uncomfortable rage otherwise that I would regret very soon. Sorry.


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