Princess to Prince-less: How Disney has Reshaped its Animated Female Leads (Post 4)

August 20

I altered and evolved my plan for analyzing song lyrics since I last posted.  My original vision was to compare male characters’ lyrics to female characters’ lyrics within each film.  However, after thoroughly reading numerous songs, I changed my mind in favor of a more longitudinal approach: I compared the lyrics of the princesses’ main sung soliloquy from each film.  The songs I believed best fit that label were “Belle” from Beauty and the Beast, “Just Around the Riverbend” from Pocahontas, “Let it Go” from Frozen, and “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana.

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Unknown, Unkissed, and Lost Part 6: Reflections & Conclusions

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 07: Director Charlie Kaufman attends Apple Store Soho Presents Meet The Filmmaker: Charlie Kaufman And Duke Johnson, "Anomalisa" at Apple Store Soho on March 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images) [Read more…]

Unknown, Unkissed, and Lost Part 5: Kierkegaard & Kaufman


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Unknown, Unkissed, and Lost Part 4: Beckett & Kaufman


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