Friday, March 29, 2019
Princess Cinderella (1941)
Done in a pantomime style with stylized make-up and sets the film is a trippy film the likes of which we don’t see any more. It kind of reminds me of the Red Riding/Big Bad Wolf films that K Gordon Murray imported in the 1960’s except more surreal and possessing a wicked sense of humor. The jokes in the English dub are quite good and it adds to the madness of the proceedings. Interestingly the version of the film I saw would slip back into Italian for the songs. Its an odd touch but somehow works.
I honestly don’t know what I think of the film. I loved seeing a film that was off the beaten path and lost comic film. I loved the take on what happens after “they lived happily ever after” . I was a little less thrilled with some of the style of the telling but I still liked it.
Ultimately if you want to see a one of a kind film that is truly off the beaten path track this film down.