Friday Favorites: Fairy Tale Retellings

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Friday Favorites is a post where I incorporate more of what I love into the blog. This includes films, anime, manga, music, you name it. Anything goes. Β It will be an opportunity to share some of the things I love and discuss them briefly or in length, depending on my moodΒ πŸ˜‰

In light of my recent post Fairy Tales and Why We Still Need Them As Adults, I thought it would be fun to share a few fairy tales and retellings I enjoy in book and on-screen. Keep in mind, that this is one of my favorite genre’s. This is the smallest fraction of titles I enjoy. I hope to explore this in greater length soon!

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What are some of your favorite fairy tales & retellings to read or watch? I am partial to each of the above for various reasons. Be it the element of good overcoming evil or the unique spin given to timeless tales, I find each to be rewarding in their own right.

Happy Friday,

Danielle ❀

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40 thoughts on “Friday Favorites: Fairy Tale Retellings

  1. I love Legend! I bought the ultimate edition DVD way back, which has the American and European editions, and I prefer the European edition by far. There are so many 80s fantasy films that the rest of the world adores, that I’m sort of ‘meh’ about, but I adore Legend.

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  2. I particularly enjoyed “A Court of Thorns and Roses” by Sarah J. Maas – it’s the start of a fantasy series, but also a retelling of Beauty and the Beast (which also happens to be my favourite fairytale). I also have “The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making” by Catherine M. Valente on my shelf – which is meant to be another good read.

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  3. Pan’s Labyrinth is one of my all-time favorite movies β™₯ I try to re-watch it a few times each year, it’s just that beautiful. And…I’m going to take the plunge sometime…even though Gaiman is hit-or-miss for me, Sleeping Beauty is my favorite princess so I can’t not read his retelling/mash up!

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  4. Legend!! Ha ha rock on. I LOVED that movie once upon a time. and maybe still a little bit. πŸ™‚ I used to be able to quote some of the goblin lines, because… goblin lines. and Crimson Bound looks good.

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  5. I was so happy to see Legend make your list! πŸ˜€ That movie is just so stunning and magical. And Tim Curry’s performance, omg! ❀ He is perfection as the lord of Darkness.
    Snow White: A Tale of Terror was really good, too. I haven't seen that movie in years, but I used to watch it frequently when I was younger. πŸ™‚
    Pan's Labyrinth is fantastic as well. You named so many good things (including The Bear and the Nightingale!) πŸ˜€ Great post. Now I want to watch or read some fairy tale themed goodness. πŸ˜€

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  6. I’m so with you on The Bear and the Nightingale and The Sleeper and the Spindle! Loved them both!!! I now need to go look into Ash and Crimson Bound! I’ve never even heard of those books.

    One of my favorite fairy tale retellings would be Ella Enchanted, which is a middle grade retelling of Cinderella. This book holds a special place in my heart since it was the book that really made me fall in love with reading. Unfortunately the film adaptation was super corny, despite the fact I love Anne Hathaway.

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