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  • Movie Analysis: Maleficent

    Maleficent is a recently released movie that we viewed in class. It discusses contemporary issues in a contemporary version of the story of sleeping beauty. It relates to our class because it challenges the way we view stories and interpret things, which is very Post Modern. The film is a spin on the famous tale of Sleeping Beauty from the evil witch’s perspective. Maleficent is the star of the movie and is a beautiful teenager of pure heart. Maleficent is a powerful fairy that lives in a forest filled with mystical creatures, and defends the forest aggressively. As a young girl she falls in love with a human named Stefan. As the two grow older, Maleficent becomes the protector of the forest and Stefan wishes to become king of the neighboring kingdom. When King Henry attacks the forest but fails against Maleficent, he swears whoever kills Maleficent will be named his…

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  • Sleeping Beauty Dance Analysis

    The Houston Ballet performed Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky’s full-length Sleeping Beauty at the Brown Theater inside the Wortham Theater Center. The performance was choreographed by Emeritus Ben Stevenson. According to the press, to celebrate the director’s 80th birthday, the staging was the revival that launched his successful career in London nearly fifty-years ago. Recognized as supreme achievement of classic ballet, Sleeping Beauty is based on the classic French fairytale by Charles Perrault.…

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  • Maleficent By Robert Stromberg Essay

    In the critical review, we would like to share a well-known movie, which is directed by Robert Stromberg, entitled “Maleficent”. This movie is an action, adventure and family movie. The story is about two rival kingdoms, human kingdom, ruled by a vain and greedy king and the Moors, a peaceful kingdom. A powerful fairy, Maleficent helps Stefan who failed to steal jewel and they grow close. One day, the king wants to attack the Moors but been defeated and he wants to revenge through offers his…

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  • Maleficent By Robert Stromberg: Film Analysis

    malicious villain named Maleficent. This fairytale has provided the basic definition of good and evil -- that is, until the live action film, directed by Robert Stromberg, appeared in 2014. Maleficent begins with a flashback to her childhood years, and progresses through her teenage years straight to adulthood. Through this progression, Maleficent meets Stefan, whom she believes to be her true love, but is betrayed time and time again. Maleficent releases her anger by cursing Stefan’s child,…

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  • Female Stereotypes In The Film Maleficent

    a witch, who could fit the mould for Mistress of all evil? Many could bring to mind the image of Maleficent. While this may be true for the 1959 movie Sleeping Beauty, this can not be said for the 2014 adaptation Maleficent. In the film Maleficent,it is through Maleficent’s actions that she helps the audience to deconstruct some female stereotypes most commonly shown in media; in particular around witches, and females in general, in the fairy tale genre. The stereotypes shown are, the witch that…

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  • Comparison Of Briar Rose And Maleficent

    Briar rose and Maleficent Folktales are always the representation of traditional stories. The printed version in which children of nowadays read are called fairytales (Widdowson). One of the popular tales is the story of “sleeping beauty” originally known as briar rose, which was published by the Grimm brothers. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were popular for their fairy tales including briar rose and lily and the lion; they also contributed to the study of different languages. Jacob was born in the…

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  • Robert Stromberg's Maleficent: A Theory Of Adaptation

    Maleficent: changing points of view An adaptation is a retelling of an original text. However, as stated by Linda Hutcheon in her A Theory of Adaptation, the final product (the adaptation) is an entirely autonomous derivation, and its aim is to either keep a story alive, or tell the story in a different way (2006: 9). As most fairy tales, Sleeping Beauty is a straightforward example of reinterpreting a story in order for it to never die. This classic tale has been the source of inspiration for…

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  • Compare And Contrast Maleficent And Sleeping Beauty

    Maleficent is a 2014 American adventure fantasy film directed by Robert Stromberg from a screenplay by Linda Woolverton and starring Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, and Lesley Manville. Loosely based on Charles Perrault's original fairy tale and inspired by Walt Disney's 1959 animated film, Sleeping Beauty, Maleficent portrays the story from the perspective of the eponymous antagonist, depicting her conflicted relationship with the princess…

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  • Film Review Of The Movie Maleficent By Linda Woolverton

    I have watched an English movie entitled Maleficent as one of the assignments for my movie review. I choose this movie as it is my favourite movie so far. Maleficent was directed by first-time helmer who is Robert Stromberg which is from a script that is credited to “beauty and the beast” by Linda Woolverton. There are many characters in this movie and the main characters that plays the main role in Maleficent is the Maleficent itself which is starred by Angelina Jolie. While the other…

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  • Disney Pixar: Movie Analysis

    Disney Pixar conveyed many life lessons or themes in the movie Maleficent ; this movie teaches to be careful for what you say, because sometimes it can’t be taken back. According to the movie, Maleficent put a spell on king stephen's daughter as revenge from betrayal. Because of stephen taking her wings for royalty/king all of this stuff that happened it was the only reason she set a curse on the princess the day there was a ceremony for the newborn baby in the kingdom. This supports the…

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