Saturday, June 02, 2018

Danielle Teller's "All the Ever Afters," the movie

Featured at My Book, The Movie: All the Ever Afters: The Untold Story of Cinderella’s Stepmother by Danielle Teller.

The entry begins:
All the Ever Afters is a reimagining of Cinderella from the stepmother’s perspective. The characters inhabit a realistic medieval setting; elements of the fairy tale are rendered as real life events. In the movie version of my book, I imagine Kate Winslet as the “evil” stepmother, who is strong in both body and spirit and possesses the sort of innate intelligence that shines through in Ms. Winslet’s performances. While not a classic unreliable narrator, the stepmother filters events through her own perceptions, emotional needs and preconceived notions (as do we all!). It would be important for the actor who plays her character to convey what is unspoken, and Kate Winslet has an incredible gift for communicating complex emotions through facial expressions and body language.

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