Three Wishes for Cinderella: Fitting a Czech shoe to a Norwegian foot



Year of publication 2021
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Journal of Scandinavian Cinema
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

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Keywords Christmas film; Cinderella; biological adaptation; cultural adaptation; film; voice-over
Description The article outline arguments explaining the lasting success of the Czechoslovak and East German film Three Wishes for Cinderella (1973). Drawing on newer theories of adaptation, the article addresses the following questions: what mutation did the Cinderella narrative undergo and how did it influence the acceptance of the film adaptation in the Czech and Norwegian context? Are there any non-adaptive explanations for changes in the narrative that can be perceived as a ‘random drift’? How is the persistence of this particular adaptation supported in various cultural contexts? Can we speak about cross-cultural indigenization in the case of Three Wishes for Cinderella?

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