Author Archives: Elisabeth Gruner

About Elisabeth Gruner

English professor, University of Richmond

Disney to give up fairy tales?

Yesterday’s LATimes has a piece on Disney giving up making fairy tale movies. Here’s a taste of it; click the link to read the whole piece.  (Yes, this is the same one I e-mailed to the class; just making sure … Continue reading

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The Devil Wears Prada: Is Anne Hathaway a Cinderella character?

In “The Devil Wears Prada,” Anne Hathaway plays Andy, a college graduate who finds a job working under the prestigious Miranda Presley, played by Meryl Streep. Andy is rudely awakened when she must perform seemingly impossible tasks that Miranda tells … Continue reading

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Barbie is thrown in the garbage by her owner and is left for trash, but is saved by Woody. After being saved she is placed in the box to go to a day care. When the toys reach the day … Continue reading

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Barefoot Cinderella

In this song, we see a Cinderella character who is judges for what is on the inside. Usually, we see how beauty is so important and so is the outfit that Cinderella wears to the ball, however, in this song … Continue reading

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Cinder Edna

http://www.powells.com/biblio/1-9780688162955-5 Cinder Edna by Ellen Jackson is a book that shows the lives of two parallel Cinderella’s that are neighbors and go through the same hardships, yet approach their situations differently. Edna is strong and self-willed, while Cinderella relies on … Continue reading

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Aladdin as a Cinderella Story?

Although Aladdin is another Disney story that has been so engrained into many of our lives, I believe that it fits the criterion of being a Cinderella story. A rags to riches story as Aladdin, a “street rat” who is living … Continue reading

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Cinderella Ending – Sex and the City : The Movie

This movie starts out with Carrie Bradshaw getting engaged to the Mr. Big, the love of her life. Everything is set for their extravagant wedding, but then Big backs out and leaves Carrie at the alter. He realizes that he … Continue reading

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