Why you need to watch the Spanish Snow White movie Blancanieves.
Snow White’s mother dies in childbirth, leaving her father, a paralysed former bullfighter, alone with a predatory nurse — the Evil Stepmother. But rather than growing up to be a flamenco dancer like her mother and grandmother, Snow White becomes a bullfighter. A BULLFIGHTER.
This is THE PERFECT Snow White i have ever watched in a really, really long time. It’s a black-and-white silent film about matadors! AND THE COSTUMES!! If that doesn’t convince you enough, its on Netflix right now.
Adventures in Babysitting had one of the biggest impacts on my childhood.
I never saw girls my age reading comics anywhere, especially in film. It was always just a boy thing. So when i saw Sara being completely obsessed with comics and Thor i stopped feeling like the black sheep of the world. I shoved my dad into the couch and made him watch the entire movie while i belted out, “LOOK DAD! A GIRL READING COMICS!! SHE LOVES THOR!!!” I was so stoked you guys, seriously. Here i was, this little girl obsessed with Batman that would get taunted by boys and men for reading comics smiling from ear to ear because FINALLY, i knew i wasn’t alone.
I can go on and on about how Wonder Woman needs her own movie, that women can open a blockbuster film. That women in comics DO EXIST and we are proving that every single day. Especially on tumblr. But i just want to thank this film for saving my life, and my comic collection.
Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos photographed by Mikael Jansson for Interview Magazine, December 2013