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By anonimouse (Sat Mar 28, 2015 at 09:40:19 AM EST) films, theatre (all tags)
Cinderella (Disney)

View from the Bridge (Young Vic)

Cinderella, directed by Kenneth Brannagh, is a verrry traditional rendering of the story onto film. The bad people weren't really bad enough and the contrast with "Into the Woods" is stark. Sure, its aimed at a U certificate audience, but c'mon. Shallow and deeply disappointing.

A View from the Bridge, an Arthur Miller play, a Young Vic theatre performance shown live at cinemas round the country was, on the other hand, very impressive. Mark Strong, playing Eddie Carbone, is a huge presence on the stage, and the narration by the lawyer Mr Alfieri is the sort of telling that is perhaps equal to Kevin Spacey delivering monologues in House of Cards, but perhaps with a more weary twist. Some of the other characters have either accents that could be improved on, but all in all a highly enjoyable experience. To a certain extent, this play is about a loss of power and control, and I wasn't sure that Emun Eliot had quite the build to be Marco, but I'll let that one pass.
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Just what is it you're expecting from CINDERELLA? by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #1 Sat Mar 28, 2015 at 10:48:06 PM EST
It's CINDERELLA, for God's sake.

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With a good director by anonimouse (2.00 / 0) #2 Sun Mar 29, 2015 at 03:16:07 AM EST
I'm expecting a reinterpretation or reimagination of the story, not an almost literal translation of the story/book/cartoon into video.

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