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Little Red Riding Hood (1997)

A black comedy version of the classic tale.

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A black comedy version of the classic tale.

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A Vingança do Chapeuzinho  »

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The little cat: A slut is she who eats the flesh of her granny.
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Prélude à l'Aprés-Midi d'un Faun
By Claude Debussy
Provided by The Sound Patrol, Ltd.
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Wonderful retelling of the traditional tale
1 September 2002 | by (NYC/FL) – See all my reviews

As soon as Quentin Crisp begins the narration of this retelling of the Little Red Riding hood story, one knows that this is NOT to be the bowdlerized version that one heard as a child.

Somehow that dry aristocratic voice with its overtones of sophisticated debauchery fits this version of the story perfectly.

Here we see a story more like what must have originally been intended. But here also we see a "little girl" that is not the helpless maiden to be saved as in more current versions of the story.

Just as the narrative had an edgy "bent", the use of the music from "Afternoon of the Faun" leant an interesting perspective as well.

Overall a wonderful short. It's short films like this that keep me watching and hoping during a shorts program.


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