Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Subverting the dominant paradigm.

Watching Don Bluth's Thumbelina's expressive little face - it's that or worry about the rain coming back through the roof - I've suddenly realised she's played by Maggie from Love and Rockets, back when she was thinner of course, this is an American movie after all. This revelation has completely changed my experience of the movie for the better, her haphazard staggering from one inappropriate rescuer to another is no longer a generic sexism in folk tales but a flaw in Maggie's own character. I'm not sure if the prince is Hopey.


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