The FIRST ever Cinderella movie.
1. EVER AFTERIt seems that every girl of my generation is obsessed with this telling of the story... Every girl that is, but me! That said, I can't deny that this movie produced a mighty fine shoe. This show is the fairest of all the shoes in the kingdom (whoops wrong fairy tale.) This shoe is appealing because.. well it's sparkly and it doesn't look as uncomfortable as all the other glass slippers around (it helps that only the heel is glass.)
2. SLIPPER AND THE ROSEWhen one of the words in the title of this movie is "slipper" they darn well better have a beautiful shoe for their Cinderella. Luckily they did not drop the ball. It looks like shoe fit for a snow queen! A Let It Go singing one..
3. CINDERELLA (1950)
I always loved the little sparkle that constantly gathered around the shoe to look like a giant magically sparkling buckle. Something about this shoe made it seem that, even though, the ball was long finished, the magic still lived on... which when you think about it.. why DOES the shoe survive the magic and nothing else??
4. INTO THE WOODS
No this ain't no glass slipper. Instead, it's a slipper as pure as gold! In a sea of glass slippers. this golden one kind of becomes refreshing! Still... it doesn't quite fit your iconic imagery of what the shoe should be, but a gorgeous shoe in its own right.
5. CINDERELLA (2015)
Like the animated version, these seemed to always have some magic about them. But there's no way they look comfortable despite what the Fairy Godmother says. Way too angular for that. Also, I'm not sure I approve of all the butterflies in her outfit. If I were Cinderella I'd tell the Fairy Godmother "thanks but I'm not 6 years old."
Worst: Rodgers and Hammerstein's '65. Glass slippers and colored stockings? Someone call the Fashion Police!
1. CINDERELLA (2015)
Wow what a dream! If she didn't already like the Prince prior to this, this palace is totally capable of that "Pemberley" moment to make you like any man who owns the place (or soon will.) The gardens are lovely and any place that has a secret one has to win the competition.
2. EVER AFTER
This was SO hard! This almost edged out the new Cinderella.. because I just LOVE the French style castles from this period (thank you Loire Valley for making me obsessed..) but I have to say the new film's castle made more of an impression. But look, this is a gorgeous castle and worthy of any Cinderella princess (maybe not Drew but we'll get there.)
3. INTO THE WOODS
The castle of Prince Charming in Into the Woods is more medieval style and thus one wonders how nice inside. Mainly I'm wondering what the bathroom situation is like. Shudder. But it's pretty grand all things considered.
4. CINDERELLA (1950)
How come the castle at Disneyland that's supposed to be "her" castle looks nothing like this? I love how tall and skinny it is. And of course they had some very fine gardens of their own.
5. SLIPPER AND THE ROSE
I guess this castle is kind of cool. But the people that live in it sure are stuffy. Too many rules and too much singing. I'd always be visiting the grave yards too.
Worst: Cindy. A Cinderella Story.. by default. But they still managed to find a really pretty place for a dance.
1. CINDERELLA (2015)
The perfect balance between resembling a pumpkin and being completely elegant. A very hard feat to pull off. Well done production design team!
2. TIE: THE SLIPPER AND THE ROSE, FAERIE TALE THEATRE
Okay these ones don't resemble their pumpkin heritage at all... but they're prettier coaches than the ones that do and they're oh so glamorous.
3. CINDERELLA (1950)
How can I not include this one? It's so iconic. But yeah it probably wouldn't be one of my top choices to be taken to the ball in. Looks too much like a pumpkin...but the white helps. Unlike the color of the next ones..
4. RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S 1965
She's lucky no one saw her carriage to ask.. um why does it resemble a pumpkin so much. Still the interior is nice at least.
5. RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S 1997
That's it for this installment. Come back Monday to discuss best and worst FAIRY GODMOTHERS. Bippity boppity BOO.
Orange and gold? Blech! I probably should have chosen A Cinderella Story over this.. but it just depresses me too much that the car gets ruined for no reason. Instead this ugly pumpkin carriage deserves to disappear at the stroke of midnight.
WORST: CINDY. Pretty sure she just gets a cab.