Mike White kindly invited me on to The Projection Booth to discuss Agnieszka Smoczynska’s The Lure / Corkí Dancingu (2015) as well as some other adaptations of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid” including Karel Kachňya’s The Little Mermaid / Malá morská víla (1975).
Released in the United States as The Lure , Agnieszka Smoczynska’s 2015 film Corki Dancingu is the story of two mermaids, Golden (Michalina Olszanska) and Silver (Marta Mazurek), who join the world of humans as singers at a dinner club. To say the least, the have a little trouble fitting in.
Carol Borden (The Cultural Gutter) and David Rodgers (Bingecast) join Mike to discuss this modern take on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid and Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué’s Ondine. Guests include John Athanason of Weeki Wachee State Park as well as a real life mermaid!
I really like The Lure. If you enjoy murderous mermaid musicals, The Lure is probably the one for you! And if you decide to get The Lure soundrack, make sure to get both of them–it’s easy to overlook Ballady I Romanse‘s Corki Dancingu album.
Do I work Tsui Hark’s Green Snake (1993) into the conversation? Listen and find out.