Saturday, September 13, 2014
FYS Week 3
The original tale of Hansel and Gretel is a story of growing up. The children are abandoned, captured by an evil witch, and must think logically to escape. The MGM version keeps the basic motifs, but takes a few liberties of it's own. They share any qualities actually; the characters and plot are kept consistent from the original, but the film altered the ending slightly and added its own quirks. SONGS WERE EVERYWHERE IN THE FILM. The filmmakers probably added these to reach out to children. Many family films have songs and this would keep it competitive with the rest of the films coming out around the same time. The altered ending and plot points were added because the writers wanted to create their own version of the classic fairy tale.