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Happy Birthday Star Wars

40 years ago today, Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, hit theaters.

It was more than the average movie. It is more than just a science fiction movie set in outer space. 128 more words


What does it take to make a great fairy tale?

In the post-Shrek age and with the dawn of Snow White and the Huntsman, can Hollywood even make good fairy tale movies anymore? It feels like nothing graces our screens except regurgitated Disney classics, spoof movies, or “the dark fairy tale.” What gives? 382 more words

Throwback Thursday

Rotten or Poisonous?

“You should see them, falling over themselves to satisfy my every whim.”
“I’ve got no doubt these hapless idiots would do anything for you. But what do you repay them with? 1,008 more words


A Summary and Analysis of ‘Hansel and Gretel’

The meaning of a classic fairy tale

Child abandonment, poverty, gingerbread houses, and an enterprising hero: the fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel has it all. 1,661 more words


Angela Carter Bookclub

I am excited to announce a new feature for Angela Carter Online: the Angela Carter Bookclub (ACB). 211 more words

Angela Carter

006 - Pan's Labyrinth!

This is it. The big one. Ollie and I tackle “Pan’s Labyrinth” a movie that makes you cringe and cry in equal measure. There’s so much to say about fascism, violence, fairy tales, chalk, innocence, war, nature . 16 more words


Top Ten Book Covers I'd Frame as Art

  1. The Fellowship of the Ring – J.R.R. Tolkien. Illustrated by Alan Lee, naturally. Look how gorgeous this Rivendell painting is! You can actually get prints of it, apparently, for the low, low price of £400.
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