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Lily Wight

     Updated 03/06/2015

     If you enjoy a little “Scary Fairy” just click the pics to view an album of inspired images and why not send us a Facebook Friend request while you are there.  xx

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     There are some brand new images of Little Red Riding Hood available now at Lily Wight ~ The Arcade of Arts & Arcana Gallery.

     Here are a selected few to fire your imagination, click the link at the end for more…

View the full collection here

Browse the Gallery here

 

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     Regular visitors to Lily Wight ~ The Arcade Of Arts & Arcana can’t seem to get enough of marvellous French animator, Michel Ocelot.  If you like the look of Tales Of The Night you’ll probably appreciate this too…

     Click for previous Movies You Might Have Missed 🙂

     The Librarian: Quest For The Spear

     Virgin Territory

     Lotte Reiniger’s Fairy Tales

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     French animator Michel Ocelot may lack the marketing appeal of a certain mouse but his movies cast more enchantments than a month at Disneyland, Paris.

     Tales Of The Night is an anthology of  little known silhouette folktales, imagined by would-be moviemakers against a jewel bright backdrop of ancient and exotic locations.

     The roots of familiar stories lurk beneath the strange beauty of Ocelot’s shadow theatre in a primal and dangerous form; cunning and tenacity are worth more than might, princess brides are not what they seem, animals speak, werewolves roam and Happy Ever Afters have a high price.

     Children used to big-eyed cuteness and easy moralising will be entranced, while grown-ups will feel like children all over again.

Verdict ~ Lovely, hypnotic and bizarre.

If you enjoy silhouette animation click here to watch Lotte Reiniger’s Cinderella in full..

 

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     Here is a very special treat to close Stop Motion March, the chance to watch in full The Pied Piper (1986) by Czech animator Jiří Barta (Originally titled Krysař “The Rat Catcher”).

     Switch to full-screen, turn off the lights and prepare to be transported…

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     German animator Lotte Reiniger created the first surviving full-length animated feature, The Adventures Of Prince Achmed, back in 1926.

     An enchanting collection of Reiniger’s paper silhouette Fairy Tale adaptations is now available on DVD.

     You can watch Cinderella (1922) right here…

     Recommended…

     The Wonderful World Of Froud

     From Aliens To Vampires And Angels To Zombies

     Fantastic Fashion Fairy Tales

     Little Red Riding Hood With Christina Ricci

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     Fairies, Fey, Phaeries, Fay… call them what you will because we love them all at The Arcade of Arts & Arcana.

     Return To The Faerie Realm Of Lily Wight, first posted on 31st May, was this year’s top post; the one that featured a very alternative Alice and earned this blogger the nickname “Macabre Cutie”!

     Click the link for another peek and rummage through the May 2012 archives for more fairy treasures.

     https://lilywight.com/2012/05/31/return-to-the-fairie-realm-of-lily-wight/

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     Dark Fairy Tales & Faerie Lore enchanted everyone at The Arcade Of Arts & Arcana throughout 2012 https://lilywight.com/2012/04/01/the-wonderful-world-of-froud-aprils-magickal-thing/.

     Brew yourself something strong, sit back, put your feet up and enjoy the rare gems recommended in the posts Pitch Black & Fey On Film…

https://lilywight.com/2012/04/07/pitch-black-fey-on-film-beauty-the-beast-2-cannon-movie-tales-1987/

https://lilywight.com/2012/04/08/pitch-black-fey-on-film-beauty-the-beast-3-1976-with-george-c-scott/

https://lilywight.com/2012/04/09/pitch-black-fey-on-film-beauty-the-beast-4-hot-film-and-television-news/

https://lilywight.com/2012/04/11/pitch-black-fey-on-film-beauty-the-beast-5-have-you-seen/

https://lilywight.com/2012/04/13/pitch-black-fey-on-film-little-red-riding-hood-1-inspired-fan-trailer/

https://lilywight.com/2012/04/15/pitch-black-fey-on-film-little-red-riding-hood-2-scary-music/

https://lilywight.com/2012/04/18/pitch-black-fey-on-film-little-red-riding-hood-3-christina-ricci/

https://lilywight.com/2012/04/20/pitch-black-fey-on-film-4-little-girls-are-not-so-easy-to-fool-these-days/

https://lilywight.com/2012/04/22/pitch-black-fey-on-film-snow-white-1-a-tale-of-terror/

https://lilywight.com/2012/04/24/pitch-black-fey-on-film-snow-white-2-the-fairest-of-them-all/

https://lilywight.com/2012/04/29/pitch-black-fey-on-film-happy-ever-after/

 

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We must not look at goblin men,

We must not buy their fruits:

Who knows upon what soil they fed

Their hungry thirsty roots?

“Come buy,” call the goblins

Hobbling down the glen.

“Oh,” cried Lizzie, “Laura, Laura,

You should not peep at goblin men.”

Christina Rossetti (1830-1894), Goblin Market.

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     Find more Faerie Lore & Fairy Tale images here – https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.174334199353858.37043.100003318388415&type=3&l=b8e3716a99

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     Audrey Niffenegger, best known as the author of The Time Traveler’s Wife, spins a macabre yet enchanting novel in pictures.

     The Adventuress, an ethereal yet tenacious heroine, is created by an alchemist, has a love affair with Napoleon and gives birth to a cat in a quest of Fairy Tale subversions and surreal post-feminism.

     The text may tell us of wedding revelry and honeymoons but the fragile images betray subjugation and abuse as The Adventuress is repeatedly betrayed by the promises of love and motherhood.  This is a story in which transformation can lead to madness and happy-ever-afters may only be attained through cleansing fire or the release of death.

     Niffenegger’s images combine the uncanny distortions of German Expressionist cinema with  a sketchiness which invites universal interpretations.

     A truly beautiful, unique and inspiring work.

     < Click the pic for a book you might like.

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     Updated 03/06/2015

     If you enjoy a little “Scary Fairy” just click the pics to view an album of inspired images and why not send us a Facebook Friend request while you are there.  xx

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Gyb Farm

Now this sounds like my kind of read! Impressive research too. x

Uncanny UK

The reason I bought a Kindle a couple of weeks ago is that I’ve decided to start publishing on it! I’ve launched an imprint called Apparition, tying in with my app development work.

This first book is chock-full of some of the finest, scariest, most bizarre and fascinating true ghost encounters you’re ever likely to read. They all come from the works of George Frederick Lee, a pioneering paranornal researcher whose work is sadly neglected. There is a reason for this (as you’ll learn if you read on) but the result is that very few of his stories have gained wider currency. How the title story, about hideously transformed spirits clawing their way out of the ground to terrify an isolated farmhouse, has escaped attention before now escapes me. Most of the stories are from the UK but many are from the USA and beyond. One of my favourites comes from…

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     I thought you might enjoy this lovely little flash animation from Button Films 😉

     

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     An interesting little curio for you starring a young Christina Ricci …

     

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     Hello Blogsprites,

     Many of you may remember the Cannon Fairy Tale films.  Here is a little reminder for Dark Fairy Tale Month, the music accompanying the opening credits is enough to give you nightmares!

     While you are here don’t forget to check out April’s Magickal Thing with a link to Brian Froud in the sidebar. x

     

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     Few Fairy Tales are as dark and multifaceted as Little Red’s.

     Angela Carter wrote the screenplay for Neil Jordan’s lush and evocative adaptation of Carter’s own collected short writings and radio plays.

     This wonderful fan trailer for The Company of Wolves is by the talented Hedge Labyrinth with music from the Requiem For A Dream soundtrack.

     Thank heaven for little girls, they grow up in the most peculiar ways …

     Mo

 

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A brilliant little film, such exciting news about the new cache of Fairy Tales and LOADS more Fairy stuff on its way!

World Weaver Press

WWPSpecial fairy tale edition of our usual quick round-up of news and factoids, articles and more that struck our fancy, tickled our interest, and had us scratching our heads. For readers, writers, and genre fans of any form.

A cache of 500 folk tales were discovered in Germany recently, many of which have not been a part of our previously documented understanding of the folk tradition in Europe.  From that trove, the fabulous tale of the “Turnip Princess” — which could easily be retitled “The Tao of the Turnip” — the likes of which we’ve never seen before.

This amazing bit of animation is a beautiful, bloody, Red Riding Hood becomes an interesting twisted-origin story of folk lore’s favorite caped crusader.  The short film is titled simply “RED”:

RED from RED on Vimeo.

The film puts me in mind of one of Roald Dahl’s poemsLittle Red Riding…

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Fairies, Yeats, Ireland. What’s not to love 🙂

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Updated 05/03/2015

chezlah

I have a wonderful book that my mum gave me, it is about fairies and it was given to her by my grandad on his return from the 2nd world war.

It is an enormous thing measuring about 350mm x 465mm, more like a presentation than a book to be read at bed time but it is a thing of loveliness.

It sits on a shelf in our dining room and it was only when doing a little rearranging lately that I remembered it was there. I flicked through the pages and was reminded of just how interesting it is.

I decided to research it on the internet to discover that it is quite rare and may be of some value. It even has a you tube video showing the plates to music for those not fortunate to have a copy at their disposal.

The dust sheet is still in…

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