Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Heads Up for a Disney Classic
I wound up looking that up once... and then wound up describing the outfit in detail on the page. No, I didn't decide to do a version of Sleepy Hollow... rather I liked the character so much that I borrowed him to pit against Jeremy in a scene within What If It's a Trick Question? which culminates on Halloween night. I put my own twist on it, of course, and I've been told by a few people they rather like the scene. It's one person's favorite in the whole book.
I also want to point out that aside from Disney's flaming pumpkin, this is another tale that years of retellings have embellished to the point of people often thinking certain parts are in fact in part of the original - such as Brom actually dressing up like the Headless Horseman to scare Ichabod [prior the real Horseman showing up later.]
And last night, while watching, something else struck me in Disney's - the colors of the clothes. As if back in the day they had such vibrant and excessive pigments on each article of clothing. Sure, it's possible, but it's also the cartoon trying to be visually engaging. This probably only came to mind since I recently looked into the clothing of that era in regards to research for the new novel I'm developing.
I guess you can gather that The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is one of my favorite tales. And how great that it's a bonafide folktale... in a real place! Spooky.
Some points I've made are clarified in the comments... especially regarding the 'interpretation' of Irving's actual narrative elements that would otherwise appear as if I 'missed the point.'