#ruined by kings and now ruiner of kings #honestly do you know how much potential this film would have had as a real examination of queenship/femininity in a patriarchal world? #the answer is a lot #it could have been utterly breathtaking and amazing and ridiculously on point #if they had used beauty as a repeated motif - because yes yes ravenna is right #because queens are figureheads who rarely get to rule; because women are judged on what they look like #and so in a world like that - to take power; to take true power #you have to use your weakness and fashion it into your strength #so yes yes beauty is power #cosmetics and physical appearance as an extension of the will #’as strong as an arm’ #and beauty is how ravenna conquers but faith is how snow conquers #it could have been amazing as an examination of the two different forms of queenship #ravenna who uses her very self as a weapon against the world and snow #who had been forged by the world and comes back in armour with no pretensions to feminine beauty or tradition #to take the throne #two methods of conquest and both succeed. and in time the throne will rest as heavily on snow as it did on ravenna #jesus christ you deserved a better script
Q:So apparently SWATH was rushed in production because that OTHER Snow White movie got green light and they wanted to get SWATH out asap. Now they are talking about a sequel. Do you think, with more time, it will be better? And maybe William will have a point?
Yes, I heard this!
I think more time would do them a world of good. I mean, William certainly couldn’t have LESS of a point.
Q:Hey, long time lurker who has major SWATH feels. Recently read one theory as to why the Huntsman's kiss worked to revive SW: " it is generally accepted that the Huntsman was thinking of his wife when he kissed Snow White awake, and that was what made the kiss proportionate to one of true love " This kinda bothers me. You always have the best spin on things. Would love to hear your thoughts- pls, pls, pls? xxx, Anon.
i don’t really bother to spin~ in response to readings that are utterly ridiculous…
oh and the queen’s brother would have a less terrible haircut
yes that’s costuming and not script doctoring
i don’t care
i would write it in the script
“FINN: [CREEPILY BUT WITH A PERFECTLY REASONABLE AND NORMAL HAIRCUT WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU?!?!?!] I WATCH YOU WHILE YOU SLEEP.”
this is what i do for fun… i guess?
@anygoddamnedcolleen commented that SWATH is a film that makes one consider how good a script doctor they would be! and i agreed 100% and then whoops i made a mistake and outlined my script-doctoring?
Q:TELL ME ABOUT YOUR SWATHOUGHTS & FEELS
I am still percolating them! But at this moment my main occupations seem to be:
- rolling around on the floor in a puddle of tears about SNOW and RAVENNA and how the wicked world made ravenna a monster so snow feels only sorrow for her and weeps at her death even though it was necessary because she could not allow ravenna to consume the world in her rage
- flailing forever about snow and her huntsman whom she brought back from the depths of despair as he led her through the dark places of the world and how he would follow her anywhere, do anything for her, even if he doesn’t think he deserves to be near her, but he’ll stay because she wants him there