Monsters  n e v e r  do

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Once a queen, always a queen

How to Steal a Million (1966)

Movies That Make Me Happy

↳ New Moon (1940)

Why I Love It (And Why You Should Watch It)

I love this movie because: It is set during the Georgian era, it has sumptuous Georgian costumes, including one of the most sumptuous ballgowns I’ve ever seen on film, it has beautiful singing, an adorable love story, and Nelson Eddy apologizing to Jeanette MacDonald for appearing before her only in his “shirtsleeves.” The movie has classic-hollywood-appropriate-cheeseball-plot-twists, such as MacDonald and Eddy getting shipwrecked on an island. Watch it for the glossy black and white, the dazzling costumes, and the saccharine. Put all together, it’s sumptuous.


Movies That Make Me Happy

↳ The Glass Slipper (1955)

Why I Love It (And Why You Should Watch It)

There have been countless adaptations of the classic fairytale Cinderella, but this is one of my favorites; probably because it’s so unlike the others. Gone is the Cinderella of angelic goodness and endless forbearance. This ‘Ella’ is shaped by the abusive home she was raised in, becoming sharp-tongued, wild, and unrefined;, a deviation from the traditional story that I find fantastically intriguing. Not only does she rebel against the traditional Cinderella characterization with her tomboy, rough-around-the-edges personality, but she rebels against the traditional physical personification of the classic fairy tale heroine as well. Cinderella is usually portrayed as fair-haired and feminine; here she is dark-haired with a boy-short cut (which she confesses to having cut off in a fit of anger) and hidden behind soot-stains.

There are many other aspects of the movie to enjoy. The fairy-godmother is a nutty old spinster who steals from the villager ladies, Cinderella wears one of the most opulent ball-gowns of all time, and there are beautiful ballet sequences interwoven throughout the film..

Who is the Evil Queen without Snow White?