Once upon a time, in deep winter, a queen was admiring the falling snow, when she saw a rose blooming in defiance of the cold. Reaching for it she pricked her finger and three drops of blood fell. And because the red seemed so alive against the white she thought, “If only I had a child as white as snow, lips as red as blood, hair as black as a raven’s wings, and all with the strength of that rose.” Soon after a daughter was born to the queen and was named Snow White.
(zhang xin yuan as snow white.)
I’m wishing, for the one I love, to find me today. I’m hoping and dreaming of, the nice things he’ll say.
What does that mean? Beautiful? I hate that. Beautiful. Do a person’s outsides have anything to do with them being kind or, or considerate or careful towards others? No. Or gentle, or generous? No. Or loving or giving or just or wise?
Snow White: The Fairest of Them All (Canada/USA, 2001)
Fairy Tales Recast: Snow White
Once upon a time in midwinter, when the snowflakes were falling like feathers from heaven, a queen sat sewing at her window, which had a frame of black ebony wood. As she sewed she looked up at the snow and pricked her finger with her needle. Three drops of blood fell into the snow. The red on the white looked so beautiful that she thought to herself, "If only I had a child as white as snow, as red as blood, and as black as the wood in this frame."
Soon afterward she had a little daughter who was as white as snow, as red as blood, and as black as ebony wood, and therefore they called her Little Snow-White.
as Snow White
Luke Pasqualino as Prince Charming
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…long may I reign.
Lily Collins - I Believe in Love from Mirror Mirror
"Lips red as blood, hair black as night, bring me your heart, my dear, dear Snow White."
fairy tale dreamcast → Adelaide Kane as Snow White
I really love your cloak. Can I have it? » Snow White’s (Mirror Mirror)
FAIRYTALE MEME: 9 Fairytales - [7/9] Snow White
“The huntsman obeyed and led her away, but when he had drawn his hunting knife and was about to pierce Snow White’s innocent heart, she began to weep, and said, ‘Oh, dear huntsman, spare my life. I shall run into the wild forest and never come home again.’”
(“Sněhurka”/”Schneewittchen und das Geheimnis der Zwerge”,
"Every wolf in the world now howled a prothalamion outside the window as she freely gave the kiss she owed him. What big teeth you have! She saw how his jaw began to slaver and the room was full of the clamor of the forest’s Liebestod, but the wise child never flinched, even when he answered: All the better to eat you with.The girl burst out laughing; she knew she was nobody’s meat.”
Blancanieves (dir. Pablo Berger, 2012)