Re: witchie movies

From: Ken Bawcom (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Aug 22 2006 - 16:43:56 PDT

The Fleischer Bros. cartoon "Betty Boop's Snow White," predating the
Disney film, has a very active, morphing witch. I don't think she has a
lot of lines, but they are pithy ones... I think that is PD now.

Ken B.

Quoting Jason Cortlund <email suppressed>:

> Not sure if you're looking for scary witches, campy witches, or children's
> story witches. A little tonal context might help.
> These are the most memorable witches off the top of my head:
> Polanski did a version of "Macbeth" (1971)--which bridges two of the
> previous suggestions.
> There's a lively witch "love" scene in "Conan the Barbarian".
> There's a really frightening witch in both "Evil Dead" and "Evil Dead
> II"--the thing that keeps saying 'I'll swallow your soul!'. At least I
> think that was a witch.
> Sid and Marty Kroft's Witchiepoo (from HR Pufnstuff)...
> Hansel & Gretel, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and other more obscure
> Brothers Grimm adaptations. I've seen some old non-Disney-fied versions
> that are pretty dark, scary, and fun.
> Hope that helps,
> Jason Cortlund
> Austin TX US
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