Ice Harvester Anna
Let’s get down to business
to defeat THE HANS !
OH MY GOD
PRECIOUS BABY NO
ARE WE NOT GOING TO DISCUSS HOW SHE FOLDED HER HIJABS TO LOOK LIKE THE HAIR OF THE CHARACTER, THAT IS SUCH A LOVELY AND GREAT IDEA. OHMYGOD
This is so cool
Chess Pieces: The Princess Pawn and the Fallen Queen
Have you noticed that in the scene when Hans and Anna are alone, then when Olaf saves her, there is a chess set in the background?
When Hans reveals his true colors, he explains his scheme to take control of Arendelle. He only pretended to love Anna and hoped to marry her in order to make sure he could become king. This exploits her as the pawn he used and manipulated in order to carry out his plan. When he extinguishes the candle, you can see a couple of white pawn chess pieces.
Then later, when Olaf is with Anna, the blizzard makes a strong gust of wind burst the window open. When that happens, the white queen chess piece falls down. This symbolizes the upcoming figurative and literal “fall” of Elsa, when Hans lies to her about Anna, then attempts to murder her.
Interestingly enough, the colors of the chess pieces are commonly used to represent good (white) and evil (black). Elsa is a good person, which is why the white queen piece falls, and you can see the black king piece, which symbolizes Hans’s evil nature and goal to become the king of Arendelle.
From Coloring Book to Final Film: Hans’s Downfall
In this analysis, I had discussed a scene that appeared in the novelization and jumbo coloring book, but was deleted from the theatrical version of Frozen, where Hans does not get knocked out by the impact of his sword hitting against Anna’s frozen body. He tries to attack Elsa as she mourns for Anna, but Kristoff manages to step in in time and hit Hans, which then puts him into an unconscious state.
I had previously explained that the moment of Kristoff stopping Hans was removed because it took away the dramatic moment of Elsa mourning for Anna, which was considered far more important. That makes a lot of sense to me, since the heart of the film is their relationship, and now Elsa is in deep grief over losing the person she loves most in the world. Not to mention that when Elsa starts crying over Anna, everything around her falls silent, so it seems that it would be wrong to interrupt that, especially with a brief moment of fighting action.
And since I first made the original post, I have done some further thinking and can make sense of another reason on why it is better that Hans was knocked out by hitting Anna’s body rather than it not happening and having Kristoff intervene and fight Hans.
Remember that Anna saving Elsa was an act of true love. And it wasn’t just an act that saved her own life, but Elsa as well. The way I see it, Hans getting knocked out after hitting Anna’s frozen body showed that she symbolically defeated him because of the love she has for her sister. Once he was out cold, the danger was over and Elsa was safe.
So if Hans didn’t get knocked out like it was originally planned, that seems to imply that Anna’s act only partially worked. When Elsa begins to mourn for Anna, she is not completely safe from Hans. And this meant that help was needed, which is why Kristoff interferes and knocks down Hans once and for all.
Make any sense?
And on a minor note, the fact that Kristoff was originally was supposed to knock Hans down suggests that this film was another fairy tale in which a man faced off the villain and saved the princess (or queen, in this case). But by removing it from the final film, it shows that Elsa and Anna didn’t need a man at all to stop the villain from killing them.
So I have here the two coloring book pages that show the original scene in contrast with two gifs from the same moment in the final film. Given all that I have said, which version of this scene makes more sense to you? ;)
“I was on my honeymoon on Magnetic Island when I got the audition,” she told AAP. “Obviously it’s a lot harder to organise putting down an audition when you’re on a remote island with your new husband.”
“But he very kindly agreed to play a princess and read with me.” When the first audition was well-received, the groom had to once again stand in the role of Princess Anna when the two were holidaying at Port Douglas. Thankfully, the effort paid off.
OMG, casting was done in an Elsanna way!
YES! YES! YES!!!!!
So no-escape-from-the-storm-inside came up with a really cool idea today.
(Pun intended, yes, shut up.)
So one thing everyone pretty much agrees on is that Georgina Haig and Elizabeth Lail are pretty spot-on casting, right?
And they’re not there for long. And this is Elizabeth’s very first…
During For The First Time In Forever, it is Anna’s voice that’s more audible when Elsa is more silent. The song revolves around Anna’s feelings and it shows more that summer-y, fun feeling of her. When in For the First Time in Forever Reprise the song revolves around Elsa’s feelings and her voice louder and it’s also snowing.
Yes, exactly! I have noticed the same things, that the original version is more about Anna, while the reprise is about Elsa, and that is represented by who sings with the stronger voice when they sing at the same time.
A Hair-Raising Experience
Who would have thought that details such as Anna and Elsa’s hairstyles could represent something about their personalities? ;)
Notice during the movie, that while Elsa wears her hair in one braid, Anna wears her hair in two braids. This seems to be a reference the fact that Elsa is the oldest and first-born princess of Arendelle, while Anna is the youngest and second-born princess.
- As a child, Elsa wears her hair in one braid, which symbolizes her carefree and playful demeanor. While growing up, Elsa continues to wear a braid until after she is twelve, which is when she refrains from touching anyone or being touched.
- By the time she is eighteen, she regularly wears her hair in a bun, which, like her clothes, represent her confinement and isolation. She maintains this hairstyle and wardrobe up to the point when she becomes queen.
- However, when Elsa embraces her powers again after she runs away, she returns to wearing her hair in a braid. She keeps this look for the remainder of the film, and by the end, it fits her, because she has become happy and playful once again.
- As a young child, Anna has her short hair pulled back in two small pigtails. As she grows up, she regularly wears her hair in two braids.
- In almost complete contrast to Elsa, Anna rarely wears her hair in a different style, which makes sense, since she is almost always playful and happy-go-lucky. It is possible, though, that she wears her hair in a bun at the coronation in order to attract the attention of people, especially a man.
- And quite humorously, unlike many past Disney princesses, Anna wakes up with her hair all a mess…though one of the best parts about this moment is that it shows realism in the film, since few people actually wake up with neat hair. ;)