Into the Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales in a musical format that follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel-all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them.Written by
Originally, after Witch's Lament, there was a new song (which Stephen Sondheim wrote especially for Meryl Streep) called "She'll Be Back", that was recorded, shot, but ultimately cut from the film. The scene is available in the DVD and Blu-ray versions of the film. See more »
When the stepmother tosses the pail of lentils into the fireplace, the pail contains barely enough lentils to cover the bottom. When Cinderella and the birds have placed them back inside, the pail is full within a couple of inches of the top. And when Cinderella later presents the pail to her stepmother, it is again not very full. See more »
Little Red Riding Hood:
Do not put your faith in a cape and a hood, they will not protect you the way that they should. And take extra care with strangers, even flowers have their dangers, and though scary is exciting, nice is different than good.
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There are no opening credits. The title does not appear until the end of the film. See more »
Firstly I am very surprised Disney did this, as it is NOT for kids. Sondheim is my favourite composer and I think the film did justice to his lyrics and music. Those of you who could not understand it or follow it, cannot be a big lover on psychology and human behaviour. Sondheim is a psychologist! The woods represent the paths we choose in life, and how wishes cannot always lead to wonderful happy endings (true to life!) You go on your journey, and experience joys and pain and heartache, which you learn from. You finally discover yourself and your true purpose in life. Those of you who said their are no memorable songs in it are not listening to the deeper meaning of those lyrics. No One Is Alone. - You've lost your guide (mother) who meant everything in your world, but there are others out there in that World who are also guides. You just need to open your heart to them, and they will show you the way - put you on the right path.
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