Okay, so, I might as well face it: Walt Disney's Cinderella has one of my favorite scenes in cinematography. I know, loopy. But with all the girls in the house, I'm up to my neck in pink - just thank your lucky stars I'm not talking about a Barbie movie again (and there it is - Blast!).
Go on, mock me.
[as Cinderella prepares to try on the slipper]
Grand Duke: Come, my child.
[beckons to the Page Boy, who runs carrying the slipper. The Stepmother sticks out her cane and trips him, causing the slipper to shatter into pieces]
Grand Duke: Oh, no! Oh, no, no, no, no. Oh, this is terrible. The King! What will he say?
Grand Duke: What will he DO?
Cinderella: But, perhaps, if it would help . . .
Grand Duke: [sobbing] No, no, nothing can help now. Nothing!
Cinderella: But, you see, I have the other slipper.
I catch my breath every time I see it: All hope is gone. And then it isn't.