Ok, let's get back into this! Sleeping Beauty... 1. What is your overall impression of the film? Some possible talking points include: what you did or did not like about it; what about the film has stuck with you; what did you find different on this viewing; how would modern audiences respond to this (for the older films) I had to get back into this so I can watch the movie with my favorite villain! It's a nice fairy tale, which has served as a base for many future stories (like Shrek). Of course, once again, there are things that I didn't think about as a kid: helpless female getting rescued by a prince, and maybe even having a female villain who are jealous, petty, and cruel. Maleficent is dressed fabulously, leads an army, and can turn into a dragon! Definitely my first badass Disney role model haha BUT.. she did get all butt hurt about not getting invited (uh.. cuz you evil!) and cursing an innocent child. P.S. Prince Philip is a stud!! SINGER, DANCER, SHINING KNIGHT. *swoons* 3. Choose one specific scene or sequence to analyze—tell me what response is it trying to evoke from the viewer and how does it go about getting that response? Your analysis could include the scene’s use of color, action, camera angles, music, character development, setting, backdrop, style, etc. If you can justify it with evidence from the scene, then it’s an analysis! I absolutely love the sequence in which the good fairies are preparing for the bday party. They're all situated in their abandoned cottage. Everything is so muted and drab, but Flora starts to make a dress with a bridge fuchsia colored fabric. Merryweather is the dummy and says the dress looks terrible, and Flora said it's because it's on her.. SAVAGE. Fauna is baking/ cooking for the first time ever. She takes the recipe literally and folds in the eggs.. HAHA. Love it. Then, they all start crying because they love Briar Rose so much and they won't have her anymore. I guess the scene and everything was nothing too special beside what the actions and dialogues were between all the fairies. I just love them being showcased as mortals and still sucking at it (even though it's been 16 years!!! HOW DID THEY SURVIVE???) When the scene continues back into the cottage, it's so precious. They're so bad at non-magic. HAHAHAHHA Merryweather is the only talking real talk. THEY NEED THOSE WANDS!!! OK, then they actually use the wands, and they magicfy everything. I love that the broom/ mop is like from Fantasia. One more thing about Fantasia, when the fairies are first introduced they were floating down just like the flower puffs in the 4. Choose one song to analyze—tell me what response is it trying to evoke from the viewer and how does it go about getting that response? What purpose does this song have in the film and does it succeed in that purpose? Actually a series of songs - the little songs when the fairies gave their gifts. An unseen chorus sang a short song about each gift. They sing in a heavenly kind of tone, which seems to give the gifts an ethereal, magical quality. The purpose of the songs are to describe the gifts in more details (since the fairies were pretty curt about them.. "beauty" and "song", and later the merryweather gift). Perhaps singing about it helps the audience remember them better (like an advertisement jingle). 8. What connections or progressions do you see in this film to past films? Example: how does Sleeping Beauty progress (or digress?) the princess archetype built in Cinderella? Be specific! Sleeping Beauty definitely builds upon the princess archetype of a helpless female who is rescued by a handsome prince. However, there seems to be some "breaking of tradition" when Philip tells his father that he's living in the past and "it's the 14th century!" LOL I guess this is making some commentary on arranged marriages as well. 10. What single pin do you think best represents this film for you? Why? Give us the pin number and post a picture! #69876 I love this pin!!! I also think the style matches well with the artwork of the movie. The illustrations in the storybooks look kind of like stained glass/ mosaics. The scene of this pin shows Aurora in her deep sleep and she's guarded by the three good fairies. Random thoughts: Maleficent forms a forest of thorns around the castle. Is that technically a briar patch?? ... HMM.. BRIAR ROSE??? I'm not sure where I was going with that, but maybe some connection.. The fiance wants to add that even though Prince Philip defeated Maleficent, he wouldn't have been able to do so without the help of our 3 lady fairies!