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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:14 am 
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You should stop reading this thread, EDG ... ;)

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:52 pm 
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Jame Rowe wrote:
I borrowed the movie from the library a few years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Then the little girl died, which ruined the movie for me. So I see where EDG's coming from (I remember another scene with a pistol-whipping).


I felt the ending was a bit more ambiguous than you did apparently. Yes, her body died, but did her soul (the soul of the princess) go back home? Since no one interacted with the fantasy creatures except the little girl, you don't really know if it was all in her imagination or if she was really interacting with the world of Faerie. I LIKED that ambiguity.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:05 pm 
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The ending was almost exactly that of the "The Little Matchgirl" by Hans Christian Andersen. As she dies, she sees the hereafter and this gives her comfort in her last moments.

She unquestionably dies. She is rewarded in the hereafter for her virtue and unrecognised, in the violent "real" world, heritage. She is relieved of the unber

The story is classic pre-Disney bowdlerised fairytale. I am not saying that people can't find other meanings in the story, but I just could not see any ambiguity.

I found the movie to be both terrifying and beautiful at the same time. Magical and gut wrenchingly real.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:59 am 
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EDG wrote:
That's the part I'd rather banish from my mind forever.


I apologize for reminding you of it. I agree.

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