A girl who cannot become a princess is doomed to become a witch.
-Revolutionary Girl Utena.
Just marathoned this masterpiece; a postmodern fairy tale about altruism, femininity and breaking the cycles of abuse and learned helplessness.
Heartbreaking and empowering.
Deliver Us. Prince of Egypt (1998).
River, oh river, flow gently for me,
Such precious cargo you bear!
Do you know somewhere, he can live free?
River, deliver him there…
Words cannot describe the beauty and perfection of this score..
I don’t really care what your views are on religion/historical stories like the flood and shit, but everyone should watch this movie. It was so boss.
Haha man if someone doesn’t watch this movie just because they don’t believe in the Christian/Jewish mythos then they are being a dumbass and missing out because of it 8|
As someone who isn’t religious, I can attest to how well this movie is put together. It’s told in a way that someone who isn’t a Christian or Jew can entirely enjoy it - like if you were to sit down to a film about Hercules. It’s a very well adapted story.
So, this is for Bracha, because I know how much you like Ofra Haza. :3
I DO love Ofra Haza, haha! This movie actually is hella more Judaic than Christian, even in the English version the songs had Hebrew excerpts in them, no one was whitewashed, Tzipporah (wife of Moses) was BLACK as she SHOULD BE and is noted in the Torah, but conveniently forgotten everywhere else, and Jewish guys were involved in making this movie, so yeah.
I liked it.
Also, I first watched this movie in Hebrew, so I get snooty when I can’t find the Hebrew dubs of all the songs, ahaha, I am lame~