Ella enchanted is an adaptation of the fairy tale cinderella. Ella is given the gift of obedience by her fairy godmother vivica a. In the film, he is the only son of the deceased king and nephew of sir edgar. A wild ride of a cinderella story, ella enchanted is based on the book by gail carson levine. Or does the cynicism of grownup life take off some of the shine of this beloved classic. He enslaves his kingdom, forcing giants to work for him, forcing elves to be nothing but entertainers and he kills chars father to seize power. It would have been better if they had stayed true to the book, with out adding anything that hadnt been in the book in the first place.
The story is a retelling of cinderella featuring various mythical creatures including fairies, elves, ogres, gnomes, and giants. Ella enchanted, by gail levine, tells the story of an ordinary girl struggling under the weight of an extraordinary curse. Her mother knew about the spell and did not use it to hurt ella. Ella has learned to delay things as an act of rebellion. But ella is against him because she does not like chars uncles ruling and she. Ella enchanted the newbery honor novel is an extremely popular middle grade retelling of the cinderella story, with the twist that ella has received a terrifying gift from a fairy named lucinda.
Hell soon be replacing his uncle, sir edgar cary elwes, who now sits on the throne and has made many enemies among the elves, giants and ogres of the adjacent lands. Ella enchanted film ella enchanted is a 2004 fantasy romantic comedy film directed by tommy ohaver and written by karen mccullah lutz and kirsten smith loosely based on gail carson levines 1997 novel of the same name. Whether you love the movie or hate it, here are some of the things youll only notice in ella enchanted if you watch it as an adult. Anne hathaway, the delightful star of the princess diaries, is ella in the charming fairy tale adventure ella enchanted.
Rose, with a talking book as her guide, leaves home to find idris and return her unwanted gift. In the film adaptation, ella goes on that very adventure and must save her kingdom from prince chars evil uncle edgar. Ella enchanted is a fantasy romantic comedy, a kind of cinderellaesque fairy tale, with a great ensemble cast, including anne hathaway, hugh dancy, aidan mcardle, cary elwes, minnie driver, eric idle, steve coogan, joanna lumley, vivica a. Ella uses her charm to help prince charmont hugh dancy discover his true duty to the kingdom and free the fairy tale creatures under edgars rule. Ella enchanted, the 1997 book by gail carson levine, is by all accounts a classy, nimbly written satire of fairy tales that serves as an exemplary fairy tale itself. It was a shift that served the plot of the film, with prince charmonts evil uncle being the real antagonist that ella has to defeat to save char. Anne hathaway looks a little to old for being a 15yr old, and the total evil uncle thing is destroying the books image. On the day of her birth, ella is given a gift by her fairy godmother the gift of obedience, which is also a curse. Anne hathaway and hugh dancy in ella enchanted 2004 anne hathaway in ella. If it were in the book, ella would probably have just fallen on the ground in that position. Ella enchanted is a 2004 film loosely based on the novel of the same name by gail carson levine the basic premise is the same as in the novel. Ella enchanted uncle edgar i hated him when i was little but now i love him cary elwes as uncle edgar the king from ella enchanted.
There are two villains who make life hell for ella. Starring anne hathaway and hugh dancy, the film plays with the usual fairy tale genre. Ella must obey any orders that are given to her by anyone. A persons worst nightmare is carried out in the hilarious and musical film and book ella enchanted by gail carson levine 1997. Based on gail carson levines award winning novel, this is the story of ella, a young. One difference in the book, ella enchanted by gail carson levine, there is not an evil uncle edgar character seeking to take the throne from prince charmont, but in the movie he is played by cary elwes. Ella accepts prince chars hand in marriage, and they both live happily ever after. Sir edgar is the villain in the miramax film ella enchanted.
Prince charmont, or char, is the heir to kyrria and a close friend of ellas. Knowing his nephew is in love with her, edgar orders ella her to murder char at midnight. Differences between ella enchanted book vs movie page 3. Trivia sir edgar shares similarities with scar from the. About the book ella enchanted by gail carson levine. Ella confronts char about it and he claims he had no idea about it. Heston is sir edgars talking pet snake and the secondary antagonist of the 2004 film ella enchanted. This lesson will focus on the characters and summary of ella enchanted. Ella enchanted inspired dog names popular male and. Cary elwes as uncle edgar ella enchanted uncle edgar i hated him when i was little but now i love him see more. Sir edgar uncle edgar ella enchanted hayley williams. Ella of frell anne hathaway is a freethinking teen that was placed under a curse to be obedient.
Ella enchanted is a 2004 american fantasy romantic comedy film directed by tommy ohaver. In fact, it so doesnt take itself seriously that it has a negative impact on the film. In the mean time, char tries to talk to edgar about the giant enslavement and how the elves arent allowed to do anything but sing and dance slannen wants to be a lawyer. At last readers get a reasonable explanation for cinderellas meek behavior. You get the basics, but there are completely new characters such as prince chars uncle, and his pet snake yes i said snake heston.
Published on may 1, 2015 in this scene, king edgar uses ellas gift against her, which ultimately leads to him revealing his dastardly deed to kill his nephew, prince char and having ella carry. Under no circumstances can ella refuse anything she is asked to do, no matter how wicked it may be. This beloved newbery honorwinning story celebrates its twentieth anniversary with additional bonus material, and is sure to enchant readers both old and new. In 2006, levine went on to write fairest, a retelling of the story of snow white, set in the same world as ella enchanted. I hadnt loved him as long perhaps, but now i loved him equally well, or better. Ella enchanted is about a girl named ella who is extremely close with her mother. Sir edgar is the main antagonist of the 2004 film ella enchanted. Als sein onkel erfahrt, dass char ella einen heiratsantrag machen will, befiehlt er ella, seinen neffen zu erdolchen. The are a few notable differences from the movie adaptation and the book. He seeks to become king of his kingdom by killing prince charmont and murdered prince charmonts father the former king. She is forced to obey every direct order given to her, no matter what. Ella is introduced to edgar and then she goes off to the library with benny.
Friendship is magic, mandy tinker bell peter pan, lucinda perriweather queen clarion tinker bell, areida belle beauty and the beast, nish. Cary elwes as sir edgar, the princes evil uncle and king regent who wants the. I loved his laugh, his handwriting, his steady gaze, his honorableness, his freckles, his appreciation of my jokes, his hands, his determination that i should know the worst of him. Adapted from author gail carson levines awardwinning childrens book of the same name, the miramaxfinanced modern fantasy ella enchanted is directed by tommy ohaver and stars the princess diaries alumna anne hathaway.
Ella enchanted is a modernday cinderella fairy tale staring anne hathaway. Ella enchanted the boyfriend book hd anne hathaway. She published her first childrens book in 1997, ella enchanted, and won the. Ella is 14 almost 15 at beginning of book and is 16 when the book ends. Ella enchanted is a newbery honor book written by gail carson levine and published in 1997. She is portrayed by anne hathaway, who later voiced red puckett in hoodwinked and jewel in the rio films. Ella isnt impressed by char as his groupies refer to him, or the fact that hell soon be crowned king.
This change also denies ella independence, which is part of how she breaks the curse in the book. She is given the gift of obedience by a misguided and obnoxious fairy called lucinda. They go to the giants wedding, because ella is looking for lucinda. Whats the difference between ella enchanted the book and. Ella enchanted by tommy ohaver anne hathaway, hugh dancy. The father is an evil man and gives any young child the chills to think how unfair he can be. Ella is under a spell to be constantly obedient, a fact she must hide from her new stepfamily in order. Never says the 16 part but you can do the math ella is probably 19 or 20 in the movie and it takes place over a couple weeks. Ella enchanted the movie is an overcalculated fusion of shrek and the princess bride with all the smarts replaced by smartass. Gail carson levines first book for children, ella enchanted, was a newbery honor book. Ella enchanted is a rich and imaginative retelling of the cinderella story as a young adult novel. Ella enchanted by gail carson levine, paperback barnes. This simple errand soon turns into an amazing journey filled with ogres, giants, wicked stepsisters, elves, and. Ogres, elves, and fairies are all in ella enchanted.
In the kingdom of frell, a baby girl named ella is born to sir peter and his wife lady eleanor. King edgar, the uncle of prince char and his snake heston. In this scene, king edgar uses ellas gift against her, which ultimately leads to him revealing his dastardly deed to kill his nephew, prince char and having ella carry out the deed. He is first seen riding in a carriage with his uncle edgar and edgars pet snake, heston.
Ruth myers with her talking book this is a really cute movie. I loved ella enchanted and gail carson levines other book the two princesses of bamarre. I should warn anyone who has read the book ella enchanted by gail carson levine, that this movie is very different. Ella hathaway lives in a magical world in which each child, at the moment of their birth, is given a virtuous gift from a fairy godmother. Ella of frell is the beautiful princess and the main protagonist of the bestselling book ella enchanted and the 2004 film adaptation. Ella enchanted, the novel on which the film is based. When he confronts his uncle edgar, edgar says he was the one to start treating the giants this way. Prince charmont is the son of king jerrold and queen daria, the older brother of cecilia, and husband of ella. Dame olga is a fat and somewhat rich woman with two nasty daughters. She has to work really hard to be able to obey all her finishing school orders. Abeiscool40s movie spoof of ella enchanted cast ella ariel the little mermaid, prince char charmont prince eric the little mermaid, sir edgar jafar aladdin, heston kaa the jungle book 1967, slannen spike my little pony. The story follows the sweet and witty cinderella, or ella, as she goes about her daily life. At her birth, ella of frell receives a foolish fairys giftthe gift of obedience.
In the movie but definitely not in the book she seems really inept. Prince charmont rescues ella and slannen from being eaten by ogres. At night, ella reads her fairy tale book and sees letters from hattie and olive to their mother, dame olga. In the land of kyrria, ella is born into a noble family. Ella enchanted really doesnt take itself seriously. Ella enchanted is a lot of fun for kids, but is it as magical for adults. Why did we need a talking snake and an evil uncle and a fan group for the prince. At birth, ella anne hathaway, the protagonist, is given the gift of obedience by lucinda, a fairy. Ella and char run away and they meet chars uncle edgar and his pet snake. Although ellas internal conflict over her curse is still at the center of the movie, there is also the external conflict of the evil uncle sir edgar trying to kill char to consolidate power and expand his nebulous colonialism.
A romantic fairy tale with a contempo pop culture sensibility, ella enchanted draws from the well of everything from the princess bride to ever after, from shrek to a knights tale in. At the palace, ellas stepsisters explain to edgar, the princes uncle, that ella. This turns out to be more of a curse, as it forces ella to do. Ella must obey any order, whether its to hop on one foot for a day and a half, or to chop off her own head. In the book, its shown that being ordered to do something doesnt automatically make ella able to do it. Ella enchanted the boyfriend book hd anne hathaway, minnie driver miramax. In this scene, king edgar uses ellas gift against her, which ultimately leads to him revealing his dastardly deed to kill his nephew, prince char. To help ella anne hathaway find her fiary godmother lucinda, mandy. He reveals why he killed prince chars father and why he apparently wasnt fit to wear the crown he had poisoned. The film is loosely based on the book of the same name by gail carson levine.853 1561 440 599 1373 716 843 602 1420 1064 1559 607 882 1572 502 1201 529 1230 1267 194 1114 1227 471 575 1295 402 828 1478 1129 251 279 267 870 1304 356 64 616 1299