Monday, April 4, 2011

Red Riding Hood

I was going to do a post today about Camelot, as in that famous Arthurian castle, because, as some of you may know, this weekend marked the premiere of Starz new show with the infinitely creative title, Camelot. However, I haven’t yet had a chance to watch the double episode premiere and am thus postponing (teehee postponing) to Wednesday, when if I haven’t watched it by then I’ll be curled up in a foetal position in the corner of my bathroom and unable to post anything at all. So fingers crossed I get it watched.

The reason I failed to watch two hours of Arthurian goodness? What else, social commitments! And part of those social commitments involved seeing a certain movie. What movie? I hear you ask. Why, Red Riding Hood (Catherine Hardwicke, 2011) of course… Can you see where I’m going with this?
That’s right today’s post is on that oh so creepy fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood or Little Red Cap or whatever you want to call it. I swear the older the story the more titles it has.

Of course in Red Riding Hood they dropped the little ‘cause Amanda Seyfried’s all grown up and I would say so is this version but the ending ruined it for. I was going with it. I could have been a little bit jumpier a little bit edgier but I was happily going along for the ride. If someone asked me what I thought I would have said ‘yeah it was good’ but then it finished and I went away disappointed.  Bu that’s all the review you’re going to get out of me let’s move on to those pretty pretty pictures.

Red Riding Hood by Sir John Everett Millais (1865).

Little Red Riding Hood in Bed with the Wolf by Gustave Doré (1832-33).

Poster by Kenneth Whitley (Sept. 7 1939).

From a fashion editorial shot by Eugenio Recuenco, all photographs in this spread were inspired by different fairy tales.

This one, also by Eugenio Recuenco, is not a part of the group of fairy tale photos but clearly has Red Riding Hood inspired motifs.

Little Red Riding Hood by Adrienne Segur.
Illustration from Il était une fois ... vieux contes français aka As it was once… old French Tales (1951).

Red Riding Hood by Warwick Goble.
Illustration from The Fairy Book (Macmillan & Co., 1913).

For various written versions of the well known tale visit;

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