Tangled (2010). "Best Day Ever!"
Updated: Nov 15, 2021
Join us for this week's episode "Tangled". We talk cradle robbing, parental grief, the gravitational power of guilt, hot criminals, and the two undefeated forces of nature; gravity and father time. Does this movie have us sliding out of the tower jumping for joy or would we rather jump face first? Find out now!
Storyline :After receiving the healing powers from a magical flower, the baby Princess Rapunzel is kidnapped from the palace in the middle of the night by Mother Gothel. Mother Gothel knows that the flower's magical powers are now growing within the golden hair of Rapunzel, and to stay young, she must lock Rapunzel in her hidden tower. Rapunzel is now a teenager and her hair has grown to a length of 70-feet. The beautiful Rapunzel has been in the tower her entire life, and she is curious of the outside world. One day, the bandit Flynn Ryder scales the tower and is taken captive by Rapunzel. Rapunzel strikes a deal with the charming thief to act as her guide to travel to the place where the floating lights come from that she has seen every year on her birthday. Rapunzel is about to have the most exciting and magnificent journey of her life.
Directors: Nathan Greno & Byron Howard
Writers: Dan Fogelman, Jacob Grimm & Wilhelm Grimm
Stars: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy & Ron Perlman
Awards: Winner : Best Song Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television. Nominee: Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures
Film Budget: $260,000,000
Gross Worldwide: $592,462,816
With a few good numbers this film feels like a return to classic disney animated movies. More Please! #bestdayever
Don't Get Tangled Up with these Facts
Rapunzel's parents have no spoken dialogue in the movie.
In the marketplace, when Rapunzel looks at the mosaic of herself, the camera cuts from her eyes to the tile eyes of the picture and, very briefly, there is a clarinet musical motif that is exactly the same as the motif in Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), when Cameron is looking at the pointillist painting and the camera cuts between Cameron's eyes, and that of the child in the painting. The moment is just a fraction of a second; just after that, Rapunzel looks at the clarinet player walking behind her, and smiles.
In the tower, Gothel's bedroom has a door while Rapunzel's bedroom doesn't; only curtains. This means that Rapunzel can never shut Gothel out while Gothel always has the option.
"You Are My Forever" was a deleted song that was meant to be sung to Rapunzel, at different times in the film. Originally, it was to be sung by Mother Gothel in a maternal way. Flynn would later reprise the song in a romantic way. "You Are My Forever" was eventually replaced with the songs "Mother Knows Best" and "I See the Light."
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