Écrire et réagir à l'écrit : j'écris pour décrire, raconter, rendre compte.
Did you know?
The International Indian Film Academy Awards are the Indian equivalent of the American Oscars. They annually honour the artistic and technical excellence of professionals in Bollywood. What’s your favourite fairy tale? Why?
Compare the 2 versions (characters, colours, attitudes…).
What makes the Fairy God Mother so “Bollywood”?
How do you imagine Cinderella’s Bollywood half-sisters?
Cinderella, directed by C. Geronimi, 1950.
Rani Aur Lalpari, directed by R. Nagaich, 1975.
Exercice 2 : Hollywood’s fractured fairy tales
Pick out fairy tale titles. Find the references in the 1st paragraph.
What happened to fairy tales in Hollywood?
Hollywood’s fractured fairy tales
They were the stories our mothers told us.
Stories about children who were caught by witches, and farmboys who climbed into the clouds. Stories about wolves who pretended to be grandmothers, and stepmothers who couldn’t even pretend to be kind. Yet in the many retellings, things shifted. Some characters disappeared; others began to loom large. Stories we thought were about one thing became stories about other things entirely – things like feminism and nonconformity and self-esteem. Recently, Hollywood has sped up the process with very new takes on “Beauty and the Beast,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Puss in Boots,” “Jack the Giant Killer,” “Hansel and Gretel” and three separate versions of “Snow White”.
From an article by Stephen Whitty, NJ.com.
Exercice 3 : The dark side of fairy tales
Look at the photograph. Who is pictured? What happened to her?