How many Snow White movies does it take for me to be interested in Snow White? Hollywood hopes it’s two.
This one is Snow White and the Huntsman… it’s dramatic and scary. See…
Reasons to watch it:
1. The intro music in the beginning tells me it’s going to be a serious movie… with a lot of bass.
2. Swimming in milk. (No longer does Britney Spears monopolize the whole weird dairy thing.)
3. Kristin Stewart is the “fairest in the land”. And they aren’t using fair, in the archaic way.. she’s just really honest and unbiased. She kind of wants to be a Supreme Court Justice when she grows up.
4. The mirror isn’t actually a mirror, it’s Charlize Theron’s iphone. “Siri, find me someone who doesn’t fear the dark forest” “I have found a number of huntsman in your area… one of them is fairly close to you.”
Then there is Mirror, Mirror. It has Julia Roberts and Julia Roberts. See…
When I saw this, I thought about That Summer in Paris by Morley Callaghan, a memoir about Morley’s friendships with Hemingway and Fitzgerald in the summer of 1929.. in Paris. I was thinking that Shakespeare and Company was the bookstore that is refers to multiple times. So instead of looking in the book that was right next to me, I googled it.
And I found a blog which cited a bunch of sources on the topic of Paris in the 1920’s. The Phd that has the blog even does presentations on the topic.
So I was pretty sad when I read her annotation of That Summer in Paris, “Morley Callaghan. That Summer in Paris. New York: Coward-McCann, 1963. Callaghan was the timekeeper for the famous Hemingway-Fitzgerald boxing match, and he’s dined out on that story for years. A lovely memoir of a memorable summer.”
I underlined all the things that are wrong in that paragraph. Callaghan and Hemingway were the ones boxing together and they did so quiet often. Fitzgerald only accompanied them once as a timekeeper (and not a really good one.) I do have to agree that it is a lovely memoir on a memorable summer.