Monday, May 30, 2005

Leonardo da Vinci and Cinderella

Dear mouse,

Well, that was one movie where Da Vinci was depicted as Cupid and was actually the Fairy Godmother of Cinderella. I am talking about EVER AFTER featuring Drew Barrymore.

And this drawing of his entitled LEDA

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was supposed to be Cinderella who married the Prince despite the manueverings of the Wicked Stepmother portrayed by Anjelica Huston.

What was funny in the movie was when Da Vinci helped the other servants to free Cinderella/Danielle when she was locked up by the stepmother so she would not be able to attend the ball.

While he was removing the bolts, he uttered, I will go down in history as the Man who opened the door. Funny and prophetic.

This time Cinderella was presented without magic, without the beautiful carriage and horsemen from the rats. But still with the glass slippers and the wings given to her by Da Vinci.

It was not her beauty that captivated the prince but her brain,a peasant who discussed issues with the prince according to what she read from the book THE PRINCE and other scientific books that his father hoarded for her when she was just a little girl. It was her love for books that gave her the confidence to criticize the prince for being coward to admit the obligations of a privileged royalty.

Intellectual approach of presentation of the fairy tale but I still love the romance element-a love story that ended happily ever after. And if the fiction is to be believed, the University where the portrait hung was the brainchild of Cinderella.

It is a fairy tale where there is no fairy and for adults who love to read history.

By the way the setting is France, where Da Vinci was invited by the King to be the resident painter of the Palace when he left Italy.

The Ca t


At 12:40 AM, Blogger Geejay said...

Yes. I actually like this version of the Cinderella story. I thought making Da Vinci a part of the story was very clever and funny, too. :)

At 2:04 AM, Blogger sachiko said...

hello ca t..was here yesterday too..bilis mong mag update!
miss waiting for you at berks..

At 3:31 AM, Blogger Abe said...

Wala po ba kayong natatanggap na email? All 3 tickets have been replied to since early this morning. Pa check na lang po. Thanks.

At 5:00 AM, Blogger cathcath said...

wala akong natatangap na e-mail ni isa.

At 5:01 AM, Blogger cathcath said...

yep, i like the dialogues too.

At 5:02 AM, Blogger cathcath said...


i see to it that i update my blog regularly. tenks for visiting.

At 5:30 AM, Anonymous AnP said...

like ko to.

At 12:37 PM, Blogger cathcath said...

ko rin Anp kahit 3 to 4 hours siya.

At 3:01 PM, Anonymous yuga said...

Pa check na alng po sa Spam box ng Gmail nyo at baka dun napunta. I would also suggest you check the 3 tickets in total that you submitted which had been replied to in the Client Center (with time stamps). If you also have another email account, you can add it in the Profile section.

At 6:17 PM, Anonymous Apol said...

gustong-gusto din namin ni setsu yang ever after na yan. hindi ko na mabilang kung ilang beses namin napanood yan. hehe

At 9:46 PM, Blogger Ederic said...

gusto rin namin ni mhay 'yang "ever after". asteeg ang cinderella nariyan: bagamat kailangan rin niya ng mapagkalingang mga bisig, malampa man ang prinsipe’y kaya niya itong alalayan. pinanood daw nila sa history class nila at halatang paborito rin ng prof nilang tatay ng katrabaho ko. :)

At 4:00 AM, Blogger cathcath said...

wala saspam but i received a mail from ploghost. it is more of an advisory that it can't send email?

At 4:02 AM, Blogger cathcath said...

nakita ko na ito noon pa pero inisnob ko. only a part of the movie actually so i sad another one of those love and cinderella stories.

At 4:07 AM, Blogger cathcath said...


but this time, nakita ko buo and i recognized the painting (drawing) of da vinci. and i was listening to the conversations of danielle/nicolette/cinderella and the prince, sabi ko may utak ang movie.

At 4:12 AM, Blogger cathcath said...

thanks for the visit.
maganda nga sa history class ito kasi kung alam nila ang Renanissance painters and writers, maappreciate nila ang pinag-uusapan.

I also likeit when they said that Michaengelo was stuck in the ceiling of the chapel. hahaha


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