Mirror Mirror

Mirror Mirror

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Director: Tarsem Singh

Cast: Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, Armie Hammer

     
 

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The timeless fairy tale Snow White gets a dazzling makeover by visionary director Tarsem Singh in this fantasy adventure starring Oscar winner Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen and newcomer Lily Collins as the fair-skinned Princess Snow White. When handsome Prince AlcottSee more details below

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Overview

The timeless fairy tale Snow White gets a dazzling makeover by visionary director Tarsem Singh in this fantasy adventure starring Oscar winner Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen and newcomer Lily Collins as the fair-skinned Princess Snow White. When handsome Prince Alcott (Armie Hammer) falls for angelic Snow White, the jealous Evil Queen seizes control of a magical kingdom and casts the orphaned princess into exile. Meanwhile, as the diabolical queen schemes to win the heart of handsome Prince Alcott with the help of her bumbling servant Brighton (Nathan Lane), Snow White befriends a gang of pint-sized thieves who will help her to reclaim her rightful place on the throne and win back the man of her dreams.

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Mirror Mirror is a charming, lavish comedy-fantasy reimagining of the classic Brothers Grimm story of Snow White. Director Tarsem Singh sets a tongue-in-cheek tone and attempts to straddle the world of the fairy tale with a modern perspective. Singh channels the amazing visual stylings of some of his previous works and presents extraordinary set pieces, a vibrant color palate, and lavish costumes that all serve to add depth and richness to the film. Though the characters look like they're out of another time, the script has a contemporary tone, creating a fast-paced narrative that gently mocks the fairy-tale genre. After the mysterious disappearance of the king (Sean Bean), a wicked queen (Julia Roberts) keeps his daughter Snow White (Lily Collins) locked up in the castle as she schemes for control of the kingdom and the attention of the charming Prince Alcott (Armie Hammer). When Snow White's beauty wins the heart of the prince instead, the queen banishes her to the forest, where a terrifying man-eating beast hungrily awaits. Rescued by a band of diminutive highway robbers (the seven dwarves), Snow White grows into a fearless young woman determined to take back her realm from the treacherous queen. The film boasts an energetic cast, with Lily Collins leading the way as the beautiful and innocent Snow White, who learns how to fight during her exile in order to reclaim her kingdom and the throne that is rightfully hers. Armie Hammer is convincing as the prince and manages to add a self-deprecating comedic touch, as the film's humor is often at his expense -- he is captured by dwarves on accordion stilts and is toyed with by the queen -- but this is really Julia Roberts' vehicle. She plays the queen as domineering, shallow, and self-serving, using her authority to get what she wants. Roberts is incapable of distancing herself from being "Julia Roberts", but that may be part of the joke, and she seems to be having a good time playing an evil character, although she's still somewhat sympathetic. Screenwriters Marc Klein and Jason Keller (working from a story by Melissa Wallack) keep the core story intact, while at the same time injecting a more modern sensibility; however, not all of the elements mesh well together. The filmmakers changed some of the key plot points of the classic Snow White story, including the ending, and also added a few contemporary touches that at times seem jarringly out of place. We're never given the satisfaction of the mirror telling the queen that she is not "the fairest in the land," nor the infamous apple moment in which Snow White takes a bite and falls into a deep sleep. The storyline changes don't add much, but rather impede the film's momentum, and it all becomes a little bit too silly. Still, the movie is enjoyable to watch, especially with the filmmakers' astounding attention to detail, which adds significant weight to this oddball, yet charming and enchanted world.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/26/2012
UPC:
0024543806912
Original Release:
2012
Rating:
PG
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:46:00
Sales rank:
33,164

Special Features

Closed Caption; Looking through the mirror; Prince and puppies

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Julia Roberts The Queen
Lily Collins Snow White
Armie Hammer Prince Alcott
Nathan Lane Brighton
Jordan Prentice Napoleon
Mark Povinelli Half Pint
Joey Gnoffo Grub
Danny Woodburn Grimm
Sebastian Saraceno Wolf
Martin Klebba Butcher
Ronald Lee Clark Chuckles
Robert Emms Charles Renbock
Mare Winningham Baker Margaret
Michael Lerner Baron
Sean Bean The King
Bonnie Bentley Caroline (Poor Woman)
Arthur Holden Noble #1
Kwasi Songui Noble #2
Eric Davis Noble #3
Kathleen Fee Noble #4
Nadia Verrucci Servant
Dawn Ford Townswoman
Alex Ivanovici Town Magistrate
Richard Jutras Townsman
Melodie Simard Child
Adam Butcher Servant #2
Kimberly-Sue Murray Villager
Andre Lanthier Lord Waverly
Lisa Noto Magical Cottage Queen
William Calvert Door Guard #1
Nicholas Guest Door Guard #2
Frank Welker Mannequins/Beast

Technical Credits
Tarsem Singh Director
Frédéric Amblard Set Decoration/Design
Daniel Auclair Production Manager
Kerry Barden Casting
Paul Becker Choreography
Andy Berman Associate Producer
Bob Bowen Musical Direction/Supervision
Felicity Bowring Makeup
Robbie Brenner Executive Producer
John Cheng Executive Producer
Jason Colbeck Executive Producer
Louis Craig Special Effects Supervisor
Sabrina D'Avirro Set Decoration/Design
Richard Dean Makeup
Ajit Singh Dhandwar Co-producer
Robert Duffy Editor
Tom Foden Production Designer
Brendan Galvin Cinematographer
Bernie Goldmann Producer
Simon Guilbault Set Decoration/Design
Ken Halsband Co-producer
Ben Hibon Animator
Eiko Ishioka Costumes/Costume Designer
Ryan Kavanaugh Producer
Jason Keller Screenwriter
Marc Klein Screenwriter
Kaz Kobielski Special Effects Supervisor
Brent Lambert Set Decoration/Design
Jamie Marshall Asst. Director,Executive Producer
Alan Menken Score Composer
Kevin Misher Executive Producer
Nick Moore Editor
Jean-Pierre Paquet Art Director
Lucie Paquet Set Decoration/Design
Joshua Pate Executive Producer
Guy Pigeon Set Decoration/Design
Réal Proulx Art Director
Brett Ratner Producer
Paul Schnee Casting
Nico Soultanakis Co-producer
Tucker Tooley Executive Producer
Alex Touikan Set Decoration/Design
Lucie Tremblay Set Decoration/Design
Tommy Turtle Executive Producer
Melissa Wallack Original Story
Happy Walters Musical Direction/Supervision
Jeff G. Waxman Executive Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Mirror Mirror
1. Chapter 1 [3:51]
2. Chapter 2 [4:02]
3. Chapter 3 [3:44]
4. Chapter 4 [2:22]
5. Chapter 5 [4:42]
6. Chapter 6 [4:27]
7. Chapter 7 [3:13]
8. Chapter 8 [4:48]
9. Chapter 9 [3:25]
10. Chapter 10 [4:07]
11. Chapter 11 [6:14]
12. Chapter 12 [2:51]
13. Chapter 13 [3:02]
14. Chapter 14 [4:39]
15. Chapter 15 [3:24]
16. Chapter 16 [3:55]
17. Chapter 17 [4:51]
18. Chapter 18 [5:32]
19. Chapter 19 [3:12]
20. Chapter 20 [5:03]
21. Chapter 21 [4:45]
22. Chapter 22 [1:25]
23. Chapter 23 [3:47]
24. Chapter 24 [4:23]

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