Back in the spring I started a fairy tale film week and then abandoned it when I became overwhelmed with editing Bluebeard Tales From Around the World.
Now I want to devote all of September for discussing fairy tales and films--including classic, recent and future--and I am asking for reader participation. What fairy tale film do you love? Which one do you detest? Which one is a guilty pleasure?
I don't particularly care what you write, just be sure you want it shared. You can choose an online name for it. But I want to start discussion and even awareness of fairy tale films as the onslaught of new ones begins next year again. We've had several this year, too, of course.
Then throughout the month of September I will share your thoughts on the blog. So technically the deadline is September 29th, but the sooner the better so I have more to share. And to sweeten the request, I will randomly select one submitter to receive a brand new copy of Jack Zipes' new book, The Enchanted Screen: The Unknown History of Fairy-Tale Films. I only have one copy to give away but I may find some extra prizes if I receive enough entries to inspire me!
Finally, there are no right or wrong answers here. You can love Disney. You can hate it. You can love or hate any of these films. The commenters on SurLaLune tend to prefer discussion over attacks. I will moderate, too. And don't let the article about films I linked to earlier today with Jack Zipes intimidate you. It happened to coincide with my timing for this announcement. Your opinions are welcome whether or not I agree with them or anyone else does!