Monday, December 7, 2015

Grand New Year's Party Reveal!


So... what say you all to ringing in the New Year with a Cinderella party? :)

It'll be a combination party/blogathon and I'd be thrilled to have you join me! Starting January 4, there'll be a short tag, some super exciting giveaways (here on The Brandywine and elsewhere), and lots of other fun Cinderella-ish posts. :)

Now here's for the blogathon part. Below, I've included a list of books and films you can pick from to review on your own blog during the party week! (Note: I'll be filling in and highlighting various titles, but I left my own name off so as not to be confusing.)

But first (since I know you've all been most eagerly awaiting them ;)), here's for our sparkly, swirly, deliciously blue buttons! Pick your favorites and use them on your sidebar, in posts... wherever you like. :) In short, have lots of fun with them!!







Film Titles for the Blogathon


We can most DEFINITELY have multiple reviews for each title if several people want to do one, but it would be really nice to have at least one for each film. Also, I've seen about half of these. To the best of my knowledge/according to my research, the ones I haven't seen are all pretty family friendly content-wise, but if you run across anything absolutely horrendous, do let me know! ;P 


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Aschenputtel (2010 German Cinderella)
I've only seen bits of this, but what I saw was absolutely delightful!
(It's available in full HERE and with English subtitles HERE.

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(Apparently, this one's available inexpensively for streaming on Amazon.)

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La Cenerentola - 2011
(This contemporary, Italian version of Rossini's opera 
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available HERE with English subtitles.)

Anna S. @ A Glass Star in an Iron Galaxy

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Cinderella with Mary Pickford - 1914

(You have to Google this... Seriously, look at her dress. Just LOOK at it! :D)

Hamlette @ Hamlette's Soliloquy

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Abigail @ Castles in the Air
Natalie @ Raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens

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(PG)

Abigail @ Castles in the Air
Naomi @ Wonderland Creek
Natalie @ Raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens
Melody @ Regency Delight

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Awdur @ The Pen of Awdur

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Cordy @ Write On, Cordy

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Broadway version

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Carissa @ Musings of an Introvert

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Cinderfella 1960

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(PG)

Jenelle @ Jenelle Schmidt
Olivia @ Meanwhile in Rivendell...

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(PG-13)

Anna S. @ A Glass Star in an Iron Galaxy
Natalie @ Raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens

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Éowyn @ High Noon

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Poor Cinderella 1934 - Betty Boop cartoon

Faith @ Just Way Too Boss

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(PG)

Olivia @ Meanwhile in Rivendell...

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Faith @ Just Way Too Boss

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(NR, but I'd say similar intensity to Ever After)

Éowyn @ High Noon

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Cordy @ Write On, Cordy

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Three Wishes (aka Three Nuts) for Cinderella
(A European classic, I've seen most all of this and wow it has 
an unusual and beautiful setting!)


It's available HERE on Youtube with English subtitles

Rose @ An Old Fashioned Girl

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What a Girl Wants 2003 - PG

Faith @ Just Way Too Boss

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And... do you have any other wonderful suggestions?


Note, as Cinderella can delightfully cover a huge spectrum (part of the deep running splendor of the story!), here are a few guidelines for any nominations for our particular event: 

First, any PG/PG13 titles must be notated as such and no R-rated content.

And (for our current purposes), I'm defining a Cinderella adaptation proper as:

1. The relationship between the Prince and Cinderella has to be central to the story
2. They have to come from different "worlds," so to speak
3. Over the course of the story they meet each other, lose each other, and are reunited
4. There needs to be a ball scene involving some sort of iconic moment (i.e. her coming down a staircase and/or her lost slipper, etc.)


Book Titles ~ allowing for a little wider/metaphorical interpretation

(Again, I haven't read ALL of these, so let me know if you run across anything iffy. :) And this is a starter list, so feel free to suggest lots more titles!)



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Ekaterina

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Olivia @ Meanwhile in Rivendell...

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Blessing Counter @ Counting Your Blessings One by One
Livia Rachelle @ Rose Petals and Faerie Dust

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Jessica Prescott

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Livia Rachelle @ Rose Petals and Faerie Dust

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Naomi @ Wonderland Creek

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Hamlette @ The Edge of the Precipice

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(available here)

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(Various favorite Cinderella picture books)

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You can leave the title/s you'd like to review in the comments (along with the name of the blog you'll be reviewing on) and I'll officially put you down for them on the post here. 


Now remember to grab some buttons and -- if you're able to share about the party (which would be marvelous!) -- just make sure to include a link back to this post somewhere in yours. :) I can't wait to hear what you all think!


88 comments:

  1. Oooh, fun! I definitely want to participate! Hmmm, I'd love to take the movie version of Ella Enchanted... as I believe I haven't actually reviewed that one before. Or Ever After, because it's my favorite. Whichever one you need reviewed... really.

    As far as books go... how about A Wish Made of Glass by Ashlee Willis? I haven't read it yet, but I know lots of people have and liked it, and I know she writes family-friendly.

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    1. Jenelle,
      Yay! And thanks so much! I've put you down for Ella Enchanted (the film) as that one's definitely needing a review. (Btw, though, I'd really love to hear your thoughts on Ever After sometime, too, as it's a top favorite of mine as well. :))

      And thank you for the book recommendation! I've added it. :)

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  2. Oh, this sounds like SO much fun! I'll see if I'm able to do some reviews, (have to check my crazy schedule :P ) but if there is a possibility of doing it, I'd probably end up doing either Cinderella or Ever After (which is seriously an amazing and beautiful adaption on Cinderella, dontcha think? ;))

    Wow, Julie Andrews was in a Cinderella adaption? Never knew that!!

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    1. Blessing Counter,
      Thank you, I'd love to see your reviews!! :) And I thoroughly understand about crazy schedules... :P so just let me know as soon as you can. Just to clarify, were you referencing one of the Disney adaptations as your first choice? And YES, Ever After -- I. LOVE. THAT. MOVIE!!! :) (You probably remember my review for it earlier this summer, but it's actually like my third favorite movie of all time. ;))

      Yes, she was -- the original -- and it's quite sweet!

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    2. Okay, this is like a suuuppper belated reply, so sorry about that! ;) For the Cinderella movie, I meant the one that came out 2015, but since there are several people doing that one already, I'm totally fine not doing it ;)

      Oh, and if no one is doing Mara, Daughter of the Nile, MAY I do it? Pretty please? It's one of my favourite books of all time! :D

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    3. Blessing Counter,
      Oh, no worries and splendid! I've officially put you down for Mara and I'm looking forward to your post. :) Also, the more the merrier, so you can absolutely do Cinderella 2015, too, if you like. Just let me know. :)

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  3. An Ordinary Princess by MM Kaye. It is juvenile fiction but absolutely darling.

    Princess of Glass is cute.

    I think that Mara, Daughter of the Nile could count as well. And Cinder (scifi and story is unfinished), a few questionable things are mentioned though.

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    1. Livia Rachelle,
      Thanks so much for all the book recommendations! Is 'An Ordinary Princess' a Cinderella retelling? I was reading up on it and ordered it from the library. And I ordered "Mara." My mom read that book years ago and Egyptology is one of my greatest loves, so thank you for the reminder! I added that one as well as 'Princess of Glass' to the list.

      Were you interested in reviewing any of them?

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    2. An Ordinary Princess is awesome... but not really a Cinderella retelling. (They appear to have used the song from it for the newest Cinderella movie... but other than that, no real resemblance)

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    3. Jenelle,
      Thank you! Yes, that's the general impression I got too from reading the summary, but it does look fun (almost a bit like the fairy tale 'Catskin'?) and I'm looking forward to reading it!

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    4. Yes, I guess it is not. I need to reread The Ordinary Princess again, obviously. I would like to review both of the other books though.

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    5. Livia Rachelle,
      Happy coincidence, I was on updating the post just as your comment popped up! So just to verify, I've put you down for Mara and Princess of Glass -- did I get that right??

      And thanks so much for sharing the button on your sidebar! ;)

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  4. YES YES YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, but the terrible problem is... how can I choose a blog button when there are THREE I want to use? Sigh.

    Okay, so I know that I said I would review Ever After, but I also know it's readily available and lots of people love it, so I see that the Mary Pickford version is on YouTube, and I really dig silent movies, so put me down for that one! (Also, since I just wrote a whole article about Ever After, I'm feeling like I might just be repeating myself on that one.) Is that okay?

    And I'll definitely be holding a giveaway!!!

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    1. Hamlette,
      YES!!! And I am terribly sorry about that... ;D

      That's absolutely okay -- in fact it's splendid. The Mary Pickford one needed a review, so it'll be great. :) And along those lines, I didn't miss your EA post, did I? (I.e. are you still planning to post it during the party week?) I'd really love it. :)

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    2. Ahhhh, yes, well... that would be because I totally forgot to post about that issue of Femnista being out. It's out now! You can read it here. My EA article is on page 10. And I realized after writing it that I' not sure I have a whole review of it in me right now -- and I don't think I'll have time to do more than one post for the blogathon. Since it looks like there's no shortage of interest in that one, when I saw that I could see the Mary Pickford version on You Tube, I thot I'd switch it.

      I will review it another time, I'm sure, when I won't be saying the same thing over and over that I just wrote.

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    3. (Sorry for the typos. My right ring finger is all bandaged up right now and typing is awkward and painful but I'm doing it anyway because... typing is my life, lol.)

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    4. Hamlette,
      Oh, good. That makes sense! ;) You did a great job -- I LOVE your EA thoughts!! ;D And the Mary Pickford review'll be fantastic.

      No worries about the typos... I'm off to reply to your email. :)

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    5. Put me down for a book review too! I just read The Mistletoe Promise by Richard Paul Evans, and it is TOTALLY a Cinderella retelling. It's also a Christmasy book, but I will save my review for your party :-)

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    6. Hamlette,
      Yay! And ohhh, I haven't seen that one and it looks good. I've added it, so you're officially on! :D

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  5. YAY!!!!!!! I'm SO excited, I've made sure to already start some of my posts so I can join in a LOT. :D This is going to be so much fun!

    Ohh, I LOVE the titles Eowyn chose to review! I have seen the Deanna Durbin movie (so sweet!) but I didn't know there was a movie for The Inheritance!! I can't wait for her review on that one.

    I'm wondering....would it be ok for my "review" post to highlight my three favorite Cinderella adaptions? Instead of just one movie?
    My three choices would be the two Disney adaptions of Cinderella (2015 and the animated movie) and Ever After.

    Persuasion counts as a Cinderella story? I SUPPOSE I can see that....
    (Or perhaps you just included it because it's one of your favorites heehee ;))

    I'm so looking forward to this! :D

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    1. Natalie,
      Yay!!! I'm so looking forward to all your mysterious posts! ;D

      Yes, combining the three qualifies perfectly. (And Ever After makes your list?!?!? I'm soooo happily pleased about that! ;D)

      Persuasion. *coughs* Yes, it DOES! ;D (I admit I do bring it up upon any and all feasible occasions, but... really. Can you see me doing that? ;)) No, seriously, it really is a Cinderella type story. :)

      And thank you, dear, I'm so thrilled you're excited!

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    2. :D Yay, sounds good! And yes, Ever After! I thought you'd be happy about that. ;)

      Hmm, I guess it is when I think about it. And oh! No, of COURSE I couldn't REALLY see you doing that....;)

      Anyways, I'm very excited! There are a few books I MAY want to review as well, so I'll pop back in if that works out. :)

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    3. Natalie --
      Hee! I KNEW you'd give me the benefit of the doubt. ;D

      And yay! Book reviews would be utterly lovely so (if it looks like they'll work out, of course) just let me know anytime!

      (Btw, I most emphatically DO have an email that should be coming your way soon....)

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  6. Oh, I am so excited! I have visited your blog a few times but I have never left a comment...I know, very shameful and I apologize! But, I'm far to excited not to leave a comment now. If it's alright, I would love to do one on Slipper and the Rose! It's one of my favorites! And if you can't find anyone else I can also do the Whitney Houston one. But the Slipper and the Rose one would really be a treat! This is such a wonderful idea! A Cinderella Party?!?! Wahoo!

    And, you said leave a name and blog: Cordy, at "Write on, Cordy".

    Nice to meet you, and I am so looking forward to this!

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    1. Cordy,
      I'm so happy to hear you've enjoyed visiting and delighted to get your comment! :) Wonderful and I'm so glad you're excited! A review for Slipper and the Rose would be fantastic. (It's another favorite of mine.) And thank you so much for your offer on the Whitney Houston one as well. Do you mind if I put you down for both/does that sound like what you were thinking? :)

      So pleased to meet you, too!

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    2. I can do both movies!
      This will be something to look forward to after Christmas! I am always a little bummed when Christmas is over and the year ends but this blog party will make things easier. :)
      Thanks Heidi!

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  7. Yayyy! :-) I'm afraid I haven't seen ANY of those movies, though. *hides* Oh no, wait, I have seen 'The Inheritance.' I never thought of it as a Cinderella story, though. And of course I've read the Blue Castle. I could do something on that. :-)

    ~ Naomi

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    1. NAOMI,
      Oh dear. You sad, sad girl... What shall we do with you? :P *teasing of course* (Mostly. ;D) I DO sooooo want you to see the 2015, though. Sometime soon. I can't wait to hear what you think and (hopefully) have some squealy happy dances/conversations-in-exclamation-points about it together. :) :)

      And a review (or anything else you like!) for TBC would be simply marvelous so I put you down for it. Does that sound good?

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  8. Oh, Heidi--what a MARVELOUSSSSSSSSS idea! I'm so excited! I love Cinderella--this is going to be so much fun!!!!!

    You even have Persuasion on your list! *does happy dance* It's my favorite JA novel, but I never realized before that it's a Cinderella story . . . Of course it IS, most definitely, now I think about it! It's got the girl and boy from different "worlds," they meet, lose each other, meet again . . . and then there's The Letter and everything ends happily ever after. Gorgeousness.

    Livia Rachelle mentioned "The Ordinary Princess"--I'd LOVE to see that one included! It's such a wonderful, wonderful Cinderella story and the illustrations are PERFECTION. It was one of my favorite books as a little girl.

    Can't wait for the party!! :)

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    1. jessica,
      Yay, I'm SO happy you're excited!!

      And Persuasion, yes -- yes, indeed. :) I actually touched on the Cinderella theme a little when I did a book review for it here last year. Along with absolutely everything you mentioned, it also has a step-mother figure in Lady Russell (well-meaning, but still misjudging and quite effectively separating Anne and CW) and two pairs of "step-sisters" -- Anne's immediate sisters who undervalue her and the Musgrove sisters who come between her and her prince! :) It's all pretty exciting stuff. ;D

      Would you like to do a book review of Persuasion for the party? On the technicality end, I'd be happy to have you do a guest post if you like. :) Just let me know!

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    2. *blushes* Oh, Heidi--that's such an honor! I would LOVE to do a guest post on "Persuasion," if you'd like to have me. Just let me know when you'll need it written by :)

      I do love that story so much . . .

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    3. jessica,
      Lovely! I'm so glad you'd like to do it! And oh, it's my pleasure. :) Does having it to me by Dec 27th sound feasible? And do you still have my email? (It's also at the bottom of my sidebar here if you need it. ;))

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    4. Absolutely--exams finish today (the 10th) and so I'll have plenty of time to send it to you before the 27th. And I still have your email, also. Thanks so much! :)

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    5. jessica,
      Perfect! That sounds great. :) Thank you!!

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  9. Oh I can't wait for this part!!! Cinderella! What a cool theme! I never really realized that Persuasion was a Cinderella story. But it makes sense, now that I think about it :)

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    1. Rosie,
      I'm so very happy you're excited!! And thank you!!!

      (Yes, that's me. I love finding fairy tale themes in classic stories. ;))

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  10. Ooh! People have been requesting I review Cinderella 2015, so I might just do that! :) You can put me down and I'll try my best to get it done.

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    1. Melody,
      Lovely! I put you down and really hope you're able to do it!! :)

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  11. Hi! I'm new to your blog, but I just love your idea of a Cinderella party/blogathon, and thought I'd suggest a few of my favourite Cinderella films I didn't see on your list:

    1. A Princess for Christmas (A wonderfully romantic Hallmark film)
    2. Rags (A musical, gender-swapped version which is very sweet and catchy)
    3. A Cinderella Story, or Another Cinderella Story

    Even if none of these movies get chosen to be reviewed, I would strongly recommend them to anybody with a love for Cinderella :)

    God Bless
    Eleanor Rose

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    1. Eleanor Rose,
      I'm so glad you're excited and thank you for commenting! :)

      I actually just recently saw A Princess for Christmas and it is quite sweet. I hadn't heard of Rags, but I did run across Another Cinderella Story awhile ago -- it looks like it could be a lot of fun. So thank you for the recommendations and if I end up having anyone asking to do reviews I'll add them to the list!

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  12. What a wonderful idea for a party!!!
    I would love to review 3 nuts for Cinderella. It is one of my favourite childhood movies, and I've been wanting to mention it on my blog for a while.

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    1. Rose,
      Thank you and yay! Perfect. I've officially put your name down and I'm looking forward to your review! :)

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  13. Oh, this sounds splendid, Heidi! (And your blog buttons are GORGEOUS!!!) I'd love to help you out with a review, but I'm not real confident in my ability to get it done on time. You see, I've been meaning to write a review on Cinderella 2015 ever since July, and I STILL haven't gotten around to it. :/

    Anyway, I'll enjoy seeing what everyone else comes up with. :) I never realized there were so many Cinderella stories out there!

    ~Miss March

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    1. Miss March,
      THANK YOU!! And don't worry, I quite understand. :) I'd definitely love to read a review anytime you have one, though. And if you are able to fit something in for the party you're always most welcome. I can add your link anytime! Just let me know. :D

      Either way, I'm greatly looking forward to having you along during the party!

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  14. This is such a great idea for a party! Those buttons are beautiful. :D I haven't even seen the new Cinderella yet, nor did I know there was a 1914 version. THAT'S OVER A CENTURY AGO! :)

    (Also, I didn't know you had another blog! I follow you over where you host the Inklings event.) :)

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    1. Jillian,
      Thank you -- I'm so glad you like it (and the buttons)! The new Cinderella's a top favorite of mine... it's just gorgeous. I hope you can see it soon!

      Isn't that 1914 one incredible? I'm really looking forward to hearing more about it.

      *smiles* Yes, I recognize you! Welcome and I'm so glad you popped over here, too! FYI, StJ is my author blog/website and The Brandywine here is for things like... oh, Cinderella parties and L.M. Montgomery tags. ;) (*coughs* Speaking of the Inklings, I apologize for being a little late this month. The main difficulty has been in making up my own mind between two options, but I'm figuring it out and very much hoping to post tomorrow. Looking forward to it! ;))

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    2. I've got mine linked! You chose an excellent topic. :D

      I'm looking forward to hearing about the 1914 film too! I'm actually reading a Chaplin biography right now. I love the silent era. Merry Christmas, Heidi!

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    3. Jillian,
      Yay! I'm looking at the Inklings post next, so you'll be hearing from me shortly. ;D

      Yes, I haven't seen many silent films thus far (I think about two??), but I thoroughly enjoyed them. :) Thank you and a very Merry Christmas to you too!!

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  15. This is soooo awesome!! I'm totally a Cinderella (and any fairytale, hehe) fanatic! So glad you dropped by my blog, Heidi, and invited me to join in. :D

    I'd love to do a review of The Glass Slipper (1955), What a Girl Wants (rated PG) with Amanda Bynes, and Poor Cinderella (1934) a Betty Boop cartoon.

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    1. Faith,
      Thank you!! And oh, you're most welcome... I'm so glad you're excited and joining in!

      Wow, three titles! Thank you! :) I added and put you down for TGS and 'Poor Cinderella.' I just had a quick question on 'What a Girl Wants'. I haven't seen it so I was reading up on it and wondering if it's clearly a Cinderella story? It sounds like it very much could be... Are Cinderella and her "prince" (i.e. her romantic interest) central in the story conflict??

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    2. Thanks Heidi! Excited to join in for the fun!

      That's a good question. It's definitely more of a loose retelling. What A Girl Wants is a movie about an American girl, Daphne, who goes to meet her biological father, a British lord. She has to deal with his fiancee and fiancee's daughter (the step-mother/step-daughter figures). There's a ball involved where Daphne fixes up an "ugly" dress her "almost-step-mom" gives her. Romance wise, she falls in love with a sweet guy, Ian, along the way. The romance is a good part of the story, but the central plot mainly revolves around Daphne connecting with her dad. She does get "separated" from Ian when she decides to leave the "blueblood" life and then reunited at the end. It's totally cool if we can't use this one; I've got two other titles after all. ;)

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    3. Faith,
      Well, What a Girl Wants does sound sweet with an intriguing spin on the story, so I'd say to go for it. :) I've added it to the list with your name underneath!

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  16. Oh my word! This party is going to be amazing! This is one of the times I wish I had a blog.
    It's actually kind of scary to me how many adaptations I have watched, and I definitely need to read more retellings. What amazes me is that there are so many other Cinderella adaptations and one retelling that I can think of that you did not mention, and you made a huge list. It really shows how this fairy tale has been beloved by everyone for centuries.

    I have to watch that Mary Pickford Cinderella it looks so interesting. Is Hamlette going to do a review of it? I saw here name underneath it but there is also a question mark.

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    1. Ekaterina,
      Oh, good -- I'm thrilled you're excited! And I wish you had a blog, too.

      YES. The number of retellings and adaptations are mind-boggling. I ended up having to stop searching for new titles myself as there was no way I could get ALL of them out there/available! ;D It's incredible. What were the other titles you thought of?

      And yes! Hamlette is going to review the Mary Pickford version. (I just have the question mark in case someone else desperately wants to do it, too... :))

      Since you don't have a blog, would you be interested in guest posting during the party here on the Brandywine? I'm not comfortable having guest movie reviews at the moment, but if there's a Cinderella story/book you'd like to review I'd love to have you. Just send me an email if you're interested!

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    2. I was thinking of Rossini's opera of Cerentola and Before Midnight by Cameron Dokey. There is a modern Italian version, also called Cerentola I think, but the girl plays the piano, which I love. There are also very many different German adaptations of Cinderella. There was this one YouTube channel that use to have a ton of different German adaptations, but I'm not sure if it's there anymore.

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    3. Ekaterina,
      Thank you!! I added Before Midnight to the post and -- since my sister loves Belle (Dokey's version of Beauty and the Beast) -- I also immediately tried to place a hold on Before Midnight at our library, but unfortunately our current hold list is maxed out. Soon though! ;P

      And I haven't navigated many operas... Do you have an online link for one of those specific favorites you mentioned?

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    4. I love Dokey's version of Beauty and the Beast too. I have loved all of Dokey's fairy tale retellings that I've read so far. I think she had another retelling published this year, but I haven't looked into it.

      Here is a link to the 2011 Cenerentola. It's the modern Italian version of Cinderella.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4KFczA5EeI

      Here is a German version. There used to be more on this YouTube channel, but this is the only one I can find right now.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=co5Y_2J-Vg0

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    5. Ekaterina,
      I'm really looking forward to seeing her take on Cinderella.

      And thank you for the links! I briefly skipped through them on YouTube and both look most intriguing. I particularly hope to see the German (2010) version in full sometime as it looks just adorable. :) I added both of them to the post!

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  17. Oh! Oh! *clutches at heart*

    I DO hope I can participate in this. Those days are going to be a bit busy for me, but I REALLY hope I can make it work, because this sounds positively DELIGHTFUL.

    Oooh, can I review Ella Enchanted, both the book and the movie? It'd make a fun comparison post :) If so, I guess I'd be doing just those two: Olivia @ Meanwhile, in Rivendell…!

    Thanks! This sounds like it will be positively LOVELY :)

    (Would it be bad of me to admit that I'm SUPER excited to see what exciting giveaways open up?? :D)

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    1. Olivia,
      *grinning all over* I was SO hoping you'd like to join in!! ;D

      And I hope the week of the party works out all right, too. I've put you down for Ella Enchanted (book and movie) and a comparison post would be great. (Btw, I keep meaning to ask: does your blog title have an exclamation point at the end? I've noticed sometimes you write it with one when linking etc., but then your header doesn't always have it so I just want to make sure I'm doing it right...)

      Yay and thank you!!! :)

      (And no, it wouldn't be bad at all. Honestly, I'm thrilled about those giveaways... we've got some pretty exciting secrets hiding away! ;D)

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    2. YAYSIES!!! :D Okay, so, about my title: Nope, it doesn't have an exclamation mark at the end--I'm sorry, I'm not dreadfully clear about that, am I? ;) The thing is, it DOES have the ellipsis-three-dot thingy, and often people don't include that, so sometimes I include the exclamation mark to try and remind them. Not a great system xD

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    3. Oh, that header is beautiful :)

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    4. Olivia,
      Wow, we're on at the same time -- that was easy! ;) And that makes perfect sense on the exclamation point. (I adjusted what I had in the post.)

      Thank you -- I'm so glad you like it!! :)

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    5. Awesome, thank you! :)

      You're welcome! :D

      Now…I know you REALLY don't need any more titles for the party, but…could I also review the 1995 remake of the Sabrina movie? It's a Cinderella-ish tale, and while it has a leetle bit of content, I'd explain all that in the review (caveats, y'know). Anywho, would that work?

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    6. Olivia,
      Hee. Oh, dear me no... ;) We can ALWAYS use more titles! ;D

      But yes, if you highlight any of those iffy bits, that sounds just fine. I've got you down for it!! :)

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  18. Heidi, hello! My name is Carissa, also a fellow Christian blogger, and just found you through Lois Johnson's blog. This sounds like such a fun blog party! So I'd love to participate!

    But I'm going to choose the "Faerie Tale Theatre" version of Cinderella with Matthew Broderick that I love so very much even though it's not on your list that I could see. I kind of grew up watching that show, and Broderick is still my favorite version of Cinderella's prince. :)

    Oh, and my blog is Musings of an Introvert.

    I think I'll have to start following your blog!

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    1. (I love it when bloggers I love find blogs I love!)

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    2. Carissa,
      Hi! I'm laughing... I was going to say I think we have some mutual blogging friends and then Hamlette beat me to it! ;) But welcome -- it's so lovely to have you!!

      And I've actually seen the Faerie Tale Theatre version of Cinderella! (That is, I whizzed through it once upon a time.) I've added it to the post here and put your name down for it. Thank you! And incidentally -- speaking of Matthew Broderick -- have you seen him in the 2003 version of the The Music Man? That version is one of my all time favorite films. :)

      Thanks so much for the follow and I hope you're having a lovely evening!

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    3. Heidi, yes indeed we do have some mutual blogging friends. Hamlette, good to hear from you!

      I've never seen Broderick's The Music Man but will now have to add it to my list! That musical is loads of fun. I saw it live once and loved it.

      I'm excited to write my post so I'd best start pondering what to say on an entirely delightful and zany version of Cinderella. :)

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    4. Carissa,
      I do hope you can see Broderick's Music Man soon -- I can't wait to hear if you like it. ;D

      And yes, indeed, I'm looking forward to your Cinderella post!

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  19. Hello there! Awdur here. I found this blog through Naomi Bennet's button and thought a Cinderella week sounded fun. ;) If no one else has volunteered, I'd be happy to review the Cinderella movie with Leslie Ann Warren.

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    1. Awdur,
      Welcome -- I'm so happy to have you along! And yay, I've officially put you down for the 1965 version. ;)

      Thanks tremendously for sharing the button, too! :)

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  20. Hi Heidi, I'm new to your blog, so hi!

    I would love to participate, and could review the films: Ever After, Live Action Cinderella, Disney's Original Cinderella, or Ella Enchanted.

    I'm looking forward to this week!
    Blessings, Abigail

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    1. Hi Abigail and welcome -- I'm so happy to meet you!! :)

      Oh, most lovely! Those four films are all pretty much equally available, so I'd say it's totally up to you. Are you feeling inspired for one in particular? Or you could feel free to do mini-reviews (OR full length) reviews for several... We're totally flexible here. Just let me know and I'll add you to the post! ;)

      And oohhh, I'm so glad... :) Looking forward to having you along!!

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    2. I'll most definetly do the live action Cinderella, and original Disney one; I could do them in a comparison type post, just to switch it up.

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    3. Abigail,
      Yay, I've put you down for both -- and thanks so much for sharing the button! ;)

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    4. Not a problem!! I'm so excited! I've made several Cinderella themed headers for this week... I'm counting down the days!!

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  21. Ooh, this looks exciting. Though I'm a bit late, could i still join up? And also (if possible), how could I add the button to my sidebar?

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    1. Anna S.,
      You can absolutely join up! ;) Is there a certain title popping out that you'd like to review?

      And the button: you can save one of them to your computer and then going into "Layout" upload it as an image to your sidebar. It should also give an option where you can put in a link back here. Let me know if that doesn't make sense!

      And thanks so much for the follow!! :)

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    2. Thank you! And yes, there is a title sticking out. I was so pleased to see La Cenerentola on your list. It seems so unknown. I'm excited to write a review on it. You're welcome for the follow, and I'll try to put the button on the side of my blog. :)

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    3. Also, I'll probably try to review Ever After as well. I love that version so much!!

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    4. Anna S.,
      Splendid! And I've officially added you. :)

      I hope the button works out!

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  22. YUSSSS! I feel like I've waited my entire life for this blog party (I heard about it through Melody from Regency Delight)... I love LOVE Cinderella stories! Slipper and the Rose has been on of my favorite movies, ever since I brought it home from the library when I was seven.

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    1. Caroline L.,
      Yay! *laughing* I'm so glad it's arrived then! ;) YES, S&TR is absolutely beautiful... definitely a favorite. :)

      And thanks so much for the follow!!

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      Yay! I can't wait to read it! And... I'm super sorry about this :P, but I can't seem to get your link to work... Is there something missing on my end?!? :/

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  24. Hello Heidi! Here are the links to my tag and my two posts. I hope you enjoy them. Thank you so much, once again, for hosting this awesome blog party and letting me be apart of it!

    http://cowgirlandadream.blogspot.com/2016/01/cinderella-blog-party-ever-after-review.html
    http://cowgirlandadream.blogspot.com/2016/01/cinderella-blog-party-la-cenerentola.html
    http://cowgirlandadream.blogspot.com/2016/01/cinderella-tag-hosted-by-heidi-peterson.html

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    1. Anna S.,
      Awwww, you're so welcome... Again, I'm so happy to have had you and all your links are most definitely up! ;)

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