In the News - Snow White Premiere

Leicester Square received a fairytale makeover for the world premiere of Snow White and the Huntsman last night. Stars of the film, including Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart, walked down an unconventional green carpet at the Empire, Leicester Square, with the square itself transformed into a woodland wonderland.

In the news

Snow White and the Huntsman premiere


Leicester Square received a fairytale makeover for the world premiere of Snow White and the Huntsman last night. Stars of the film, including Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart, walked down an unconventional green carpet at the Empire, Leicester Square, with the square itself transformed into a woodland wonderland. Snow White and the Huntsman twists the traditional Brothers Grimm tale by recasting the traditional damsel in distress as a courageous warrior. The huntsman sent to kill Snow White does not let her flee into the woods but instead becomes her protector and trains her for battle against the evil queen.

This film adaptation is certainly a modern version for a contemporary audience and elements of the story are far removed from the original Snow White myth. Despite this, it remains, in essence, a morality story about vanity and greed.



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