Directed by Pablo Berger
Usually when I am watching a silent movie, I am conscious the entire time of its style, but I found myself forgetting this time. We are familiar enough with the story of Snow White that we didn't really need extensive dialogue to know what was going on. It was almost like flipping through a picture book, a picture book that features sexy Spaniards (my favorite kind).
So like I said, we all know the beats of this plot. This one distinguishes itself by having Snow White's father be a bullfighter, and the dwarves take part in this horrific activity as well. Sorry, I just read The Plumed Serpent by D.H. Lawrence and I'm still pretty raw from the disgusting descriptions of bullfighting. So much bowel spillage.
It's always nice to get swept up in a fairy tale, especially with a movie as beautifully shot as this one. Even some of the sillier decisions felt right, since this is such an over the top story. And the evil stepmother was perfection.
So in the end, a gorgeous and entertaining movie that I think most people would click with if they cared to check it out.
Shot in color and desaturated in post production.