Here’s a little tune to get you in the mood for either taking exams or marking them! (Warning: this tune is extremely catchy–if you click on it, you may find this song in your head for the rest of the day.)
My favorite part? The one-legged pigeon. Now, that’s cinema vérité, babies!
I like this song from Enchanted because it’s a pretty clever satire of all of those Disney Princess movies in which exiled royalty find themselves overwhelmed with the urge (or in Cinderella’s case, forced) to clean up after filthy dwarves, stepsisters, or others (as the introduction explains.) What’s with all of those fantasies of high-status women performing extremely low-status work? Some Marxist feminist American Studies or film studies scholar ought to look into that (if she hasn’t already.) It seems rather exploitative of the honest work that working-class women do all of the time–as thought performing this work is shameful. (Even with the friendly forest creatures’ help. I guess they help illustrate the idea that these women are part of a “natural” aristocracy, since they can call on the animals to get the job done.)
I think Amy Adams was terrific in this–I didn’t realize until after I had seen Julie and Julia last summer that she was the same actor who played food blogger Julie Powell in that movie. She needs some better, smarter parts than the RomCom crapola that gets thrown at women actors until they hit 40, when they get to play “Mom” roles in RomComs and DudeBro flicks.
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