Adaptation #116: Cinderella, Dressed in Yellow

header116Our team geared up for the new live-action Cinderella by reading and watching an insanely large amount of versions of the classic tale, from the 7 BC Egyptian Rhodopis to the 2011 A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song. We get into themes of beauty and it’s worth, social status and neglect as well as why there are just SO many birds.

Make sure you let us know in the comments if there are any other versions we should pick up!

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For a similar discussions, check out our episodes on all the versions of Snow White, Into the Woods, Maleficent, Once Upon a Time, Starkid’s Twisted, and Frozen/The Snow Queen.


Music by DropVox

Upcoming Adaptations


-Mar 13 (US), Mar 27 (UK)

-Based on the fairytale

In the Heart of the Sea

-Mar 13 (US and UK)

-Based on In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick


-Begins March 17 on the CW

-Based on the comic series by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred

Main Discussion


-Collected by the Grimm Brothers

-Published in 1812, Germany

-3 nights, trees and birds, pitch on the stairs, cutting off parts of foot

-Revised in 1819 to include stepsisters eyes being pecked out

-By 1857: white bird granting wishes in tree

-Themes: good prevails, oppression/class, abuse/neglect, worth in beauty, fear of beauty (envy/vanity)

Versions from different countries

Cinderella (2015)

-Written by Chris Weitz

-Directed by Kenneth Branagh

-Starring Lily James, Helena Bonham Carter, Richard Madden and Cate Blanchett

-movie predictions

Next episode: Seventh Son (2014)
Previous episode: Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)

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