Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A few thoughts on Cinderella.

Anyone who knows me, knows I have quite a collection of films, both live action and animated and everywhere in between. I also collect a number of TV shows, and anime series. And I have to wonder about some of the odd things I sometimes notice in the shows I watch. As I sat back today and watched an advertisement for the release of Cinderella on DVD, it occurs to me that I never realized until now that physically speaking, glass does not make for a good material for footwear. I mean sure, I get that it's a folk tale and it's a cartoon and all, but at the same time, I find myself having a disconnect intellectually at the idea that Cinderella's body weight alone doesn't just shatter the slippers altogether. To say nothing of the physical damage she would incur. I guess it's only explainable by the old adage of 'it's magic', but at the same time, I have a hard time figuring out the rules by which that magic actually works. Particularly since it's supposed to wear off at midnight. Shouldn't the slipper left behind have vanished?