Those directing tips I promised yesterday from Garry Marshall will have to wait until Monday. I just came across an interview with Garry Marshall and loved the simplicity of the following quote so much I snuck it into the post Writing & Rewriting Pretty Woman (Part 2). But I also thought it needed its own post:
“It is true that I look for the Cinderella aspect when I am making a film. Most good stories are Cinderella. Audiences like to watch characters whose lives change for the better.”
Interview with Leslie Elizabeth Kreiner
Today I learned that just two days ago Disney released for the first time a Blu-ray of their 1950 version of Cinderella.
P.S. According to Wikipedia, “Thousands of variants [of Cinderella] are known throughout the world. The title character is a young woman living in unfortunate circumstances that are suddenly changed to remarkable fortune. The story was first published by Charles Perrault in Histoires ou contes du temps passe in 1697.” Anothers say that the fairy tale collection The Penranerone—which included the story Cenerentola—by Italian Giambattista Basile was published in 1634.
But regardless if its published origins are from France or Italy, the folk story itself I imagine is much older than 400 years old.