Apple Tesla Is A Fairy Tale With A Twist
Amazing Stories was developed by Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, creators of the ABC show Once Upon a Time. While it's hard to gauge the entire series having seen just one of its five episodes, judging by The Cellar, Amazing Stories seems to share a few ingredients with it. It feels like the kind of wholesome fare more common in network TV -- sex happens off-screen, language is clean, and there are clear good characters and villains. The Cellar also has an almost fairy tale quality to it.
Apple Tesla is a fairy tale with a twist
"William will not understand your perverse taste in music," Mrs. Porter (Sasha Alexander) tells her music-loving daughter, Evelyn (Victoria Pedretti), about the well-heeled fiancé she's found for her. With that single line, you know William is bad news. There's not much space or time for the nuances of flawed characters in an episode that works with clear contrasts. The Cellar needs to tell a tale in a limited amount of time.
After waiting with bated breath for a Tesla go-private announcement only to see Musk do a 180-degree swivel and decide to keep the company public after all, Wall Street is busying itself with a fairy tale: what if Apple buys or invests in Tesla?
Candice Bergen: One of a kind Watch VideoBorn to Hollywood royalty, the actress and model Candice Bergen found her greatest talent in comedy, as the Oscar-nominated star of "Starting Over" and a five-time Emmy-winner for "Murphy Brown." Candice Bergen talked with "Sunday Morning" anchor Jane Pauley about finding new wellsprings of confidence at age 75, as well as the privilege of being a doting grandmother.
THEATRE: Mo Rocca stars in the Off-Broadway comedy "Fairycakes" Watch VideoDouglas Carter Beane's comic romp mixes the stories and messages of fairytales (such as Cinderella and Pinocchio) with Shakespeare's "Midsummer Night's Dream," and features "Sunday Morning" correspondent Mo Rocca as Geppetto. Rocca offers us a backstage pass.
FOOD: Martha Stewart's pink applesauce tart Watch VideoIt's apple-picking season, and multimedia lifestyle entrepreneur Martha Stewart demonstrates how to put this season's harvest to good use, with a tempting pink applesauce tart.
BROADWAY: "Diana": Three acts in the life of a musical Watch VideoIn 2016 composer David Bryan and script writer Joe De Pietro began writing a new musical based on the life of Princess Diana. That production was headed to New York when Broadway shut down in March 2020. Finally, "Diana: The Musical" will open on Broadway this fall, but with a twist: it will make its debut not on the Great White Way, but on Netflix. Correspondent David Pogue looks at the history of the show that rewrote the rules during a pandemic.
MUSIC: The Big Apple returns in "New York State of Mind" Watch VideoWhen COVID shut down New York, musical artists found a way to perform anyway, lifting our spirits from the depths of our lockdowns. Now, with performers returning to the stage, "Sunday Morning" debuts a short film from the organization NYCNext that honors the city, with a performance of Billy Joel's "New York State of Mind" by such talents as Sara Bareilles, Idina Menzel, Cautious Clay, Anais Reno and Brian Stokes Mitchell.
SUNDAY PROFILE: Geena Davis on increasing opportunities for women on screen Watch VideoThirty years after the Oscar-winning actress starred in the transcendent tale of female friendship "Thelma & Louise," Geena Davis is still fighting to improve opportunities for women in the film industry. She talked with correspondent Tracy Smith about seeking change in front of, and behind, the camera; playing an athlete (and becoming one); and what she'd like her headstone to read.
COVER STORY: As American as apple pie Watch Video"Sunday Morning" dishes up a slice of Americana: pie, as sweet and diverse as these 50 United States. Contributor Kelefa Sanneh talks with Stacey Mei Yan Fong (whose "50 Pies/50 States" project has created edible tributes to the nation), and with Sarah Sanneh (proprietor of the Brooklyn restaurant Pies 'n' Thighs) about the perfect pie for the Fourth of July.
Worlds come in one of two flavors: "cute" and "punky," which, besides being asinine terms, capture their essence: one is fairytale; the other akin to a Tim Burton movie. The twist is that the fairytale world is where punky Giana resides, and the Tim Burton-esque world is where her cute half calls home.
Sleeping Beauty was released in 1959. Due to a mixed reception and a poor performance at the box office, this was the last adaptation of a fairy tale until 1989 and the release of The Little Mermaid.
After taking pains to set Jodie Whittaker's 13th Doctor apart in his first stint as Doctor Who showrunner, Chris Chibnall took a different tack with series 12, upping the stakes and giving us more of the classic tropes that have made this long-running series so enduringly appealing. The season included the revival of a well-known nemesis and a classic monster, plus an entertaining cameo by a former ally. And the finale dove deep into Whovian lore to give us a pretty big final twist.
"Fugitive of the Judoon" gave us this season's first big twist along with hints of the broader arc to come. We've met the intergalactic police force-for-hire, the Judoon, before in the series three episode "Smith and Jones," when they were hunting a blood-sucking, shape-shifting Plasmavore. Here, they are supposedly hunting a man who lives in Gloucester with his wife, Ruth (Jo Martin). But we soon discover their true target when Ruth recovers lost memories and declares herself to be the Doctor, with her own buried blue police box TARDIS.
From Catriona Ward, author of THE LAST HOUSE ON NEEDLESS STREET, comes another mind-bending and cleverly crafted tale about a group of friends struggling to come to terms with the horrors of their past.
Whatever After by Sarah MlynowskiFANTASY / HUMOROnce upon a time, a regular girl and her brother accidentally are transported into a fairy tale story. And mess it all up. (Whoops.) Now they have to fix the story before the ending gets changed. My kids and I love all the books in this series!
Sigrid eventually goes to Al-A-Nur and enters the Tower of Saint Sigrid, an order of women seafarers who all take the name of their saint, which naturally leads to the Tale of Saint Sigrid. Born in Ajanabh with the curious deformity of three breasts, at sixteen Sigrid is kidnapped by pirate women and taken aboard The Maidenhead, a ship that literally grew from a tree in a wood. She likes life at sea with Tomomo, the fox-woman captain who crews the ship with only women, including a satyr named Eshkol. Eshkol introduces Sigrid to their passenger, Oluwakim, the king of the Arimaspian Oculos, who have chartered The Maidenhead to hunt a legendary griffin. This leads to the tale of Chayim, a Monopod.
As The Maidenhead sails to the Boiling Sea to hunt the griffin, Eshkol tells Sigrid her own tale, the Tale of the Satyr and the Selkie, how she lived in the forest and met Ghassen, the skin-peddler. He tempts her with a rubbery gray skin and offers to trade it for a strip or two of bark from Grandfather Yew, a tree. Later, a young man named Shroud approaches Eshkol, asking her for the skin, for he is a selkie whose skin was stolen by the peddler. But Eshkol tells him he must stay with her as her lover until he can get his skin back. The two fall in love, together for seven years and seven days, when Eshkol finally gives Shroud his skin back and he leaves. Eventually Eshkol leaves, too, wandering until she signs on as a crew member to sail on The Maidenhead.
While all three of these Beauty and the Beast adaptations have fantastic qualities, my heart belongs to the superior 1946 adaptation. Still, this gothic fairy tale is worth watching in almost every incarnation.
Why You Should Watch: An entertaining historical mystery with a talented British cast (including a young Jamie Bamber) based on the 1862 sensation novel, there are enough gothic elements to include this one on the list!
Why You Should Watch: The Miniaturist is a gothic-influenced period drama with a feminist twist. Set in 17th-century Amsterdam, the story follows a young woman who has been married off to a wealthy merchant.
Why You Should Watch: Surprisingly, this romantic fairy tale film does take place in this world and not a fantasy one. According to an interview with the Director, the film takes place in 1480 during the Middle Ages.
Amber works as a writer and digital publisher full-time and fell in love with stories and imagination at an early age. She has a Humanities and Film Degree from BYU, co-created The Silver Petticoat Review, contributed as a writer to various magazines, and has an MS in Publishing from Pace University, where she received the Publishing Award of Excellence and wrote her thesis on transmedia, Jane Austen, and the romance genre. Her ultimate dreams are publishing books, writing and producing movies, traveling around the world, and forming a creative village of talented storytellers trying to change the world through art. 350c69d7ab