Mack David and Jerry Livingston had asked Ilene Woods to sing on several demo recordings of the songs. They had previously known her from her eponymous radio show "The Ilene Woods Show" which was broadcast on ABC. The show featured fifteen minutes of music, in which David and Livingston had their music presented.[26] Two days later, Woods received a telephone call from Disney, with whom she immediately scheduled an interview. Woods recalled in an interview with the Los Angeles Times, "We met and talked for awhile, and he said, 'How would you like to be Cinderella?'," to which she agreed.[27]
However, the characterization of Cinderella received a mixed reception. Bosley Crowther of The New York Times wrote, "The beautiful Cinderella has a voluptuous face and form—not to mention an eager disposition—to compare with Al Capp's Daisy Mae." However, criticizing her role and personality, Crowther opined, "As a consequence, the situation in which they are mutually involved have the constraint and immobility of panel-expressed episodes. When Mr. Disney tries to make them behave like human beings, they're banal."[55] Similarly, Variety claimed the film found "more success in projecting the lower animals than in its central character, Cinderella, who is on the colorless, doll-faced side, as is the Prince Charming."[56]

Aschenputtel's relationship with her father in this version is ambiguous; Perrault's version states that the absent father is dominated by his second wife, explaining why he does not prevent the abuse of his daughter. However, the father in this tale plays an active role in several scenes, and it is not explained why he tolerates the mistreatment of his child. He also describes Aschenputtel as his "first wife's child" and not his own.

In 2008, between US$33 billion and $55 billion was spent annually in the US on weight-loss products and services, including medical procedures and pharmaceuticals, with weight-loss centers taking between 6 and 12 percent of total annual expenditure. Over $1.6 billion a year was spent on weight-loss supplements. About 70 percent of Americans' dieting attempts are of a self-help nature.[36][37]
The Venus Index Podcast is designed to motivate in order to reach your goal. This is an innovative instructional tool that enables you to connect mentally with other struggling women, who are going through the same phase of losing weight and achieving success with the Venus Factor system. This is a unique and quite powerful tool for Venus Factor users.
Ella and her parents live a humble but happy life until her mother falls ill. Ella promises to follow her mother's dying wish: to have courage and be kind. Years later, Ella's father marries Lady Tremaine, who has two unpleasant daughters, Drisella and Anastasia. Ella's father leaves on business, and Lady Tremaine reveals her cruel and jealous nature, pushing Ella to give up her bedroom to the stepsisters and move to the attic. When Ella's father unexpectedly dies, Lady Tremaine dismisses the household staff to save money and forces all their chores on Ella. Seeing Ella's face covered in cinders after sleeping by the fireplace, her step-family mockingly dubs her "Cinderella".
First off, the Venus Factor is a diet plan designed for women. The core strategy is to control Leptin levels; the hormone that affects metabolism. So, what’s in the box? You’ll receive an eBook/manual, the 12-week fat-loss system, access to a virtual nutritionist and an app to help you keep track food intake. There is also a community, which includes forums and blogs.
I have read the book Mastering Leptin by Byron Richards written in 2002. I have lived with the Leptin Monstor Nightmare. Venus Factor may be a new way and economically enhancing way of presenting Mr. Richards information. This may not be a bad thing as more people with learn about leptin. I am just giving Byron Richards some much deserved credit for leptin resistant diet basics.
Leptin is a human hormone that serves to protect your body against starvation. You see in the event of decreased food intake (like when your dieting), your body views your stored body fat as a way to get enough energy to keep you alive. It is normal for your body to store as much energy (fat) as possible to keep it available for warmth and energy which is also essential to keep you alive.

Although the story's title and main character's name change in different languages, in English-language folklore Cinderella is an archetypal name. The word Cinderella has, by analogy, come to mean one whose attributes were unrecognized: one who unexpectedly achieves recognition or success after a period of obscurity and neglect. The still-popular story of Cinderella continues to influence popular culture internationally, lending plot elements, allusions, and tropes to a wide variety of media. The Aarne–Thompson–Uther system classifies Cinderella as Tale Type 510A, Persecuted Heroine.[7]:24–26
For the glass slipper, Powell took inspiration from a 1950s shoe she saw in a museum. Since glass does not sparkle, they decided to use crystal instead. Swarovski partnered with Disney to make the famous shoe. Powell went directly to Swarovski headquarters in Austria to meet the product developers. It took 6 digital renderings of the shoes until they found the right one for the film. Swarovski made eight pairs of crystal shoes for the film, though none were actually wearable. Consequently, the leather shoes James wore on set had to be digitally altered into crystal. Alongside the slipper, Swarovski provided more than 7 million crystals that were used in costumes and 100 tiaras for the ball scene.[31]
Venus Factor is a weight loss system for women, which is based on the combinations of specific exercises and nutritional guidelines for women with the additional help of advanced software calculators for body and nutritional measurement accuracy. The system also includes women’s communities for feedback and help and extremely helpful psychological tools in avoiding staleness and encouraging motivation and ensuring optimal results.
The mind behind the program is a former SWAT member, Todd Lamb. He is an expert in the fitness world and has written many fitness guides for men and women. According to him, he gained a lot of weight after his wife died in a car accident. One day, he came up with a weight loss program in order to shed the extra pounds. He takes pride of this guidebook because it has helped many users in their goals to become slimmer and healthier.
Next comes the science part. Numerous questions are answered, including why weight loss is more difficult for women than men and how to minimize hunger while dieting. Luckily the Venus Factor is designed to optimize weight loss for women specifically. I’m not allowed to reveal all the secrets here, but let’s just say that the book explains how to overcome these biological disadvantages.
Cinderella's stepmother and stepsisters (in some versions just the stepsisters and, in some other versions, a stepfather and stepsisters) conspire to win the prince's hand for one of them. In the German telling, the first stepsister fits into the slipper by cutting off a toe, but the doves in the hazel tree alert the prince to the blood dripping from the slipper, and he returns the false bride to her mother. The second stepsister fits into the slipper by cutting off her heel, but the same doves give her away.
The story of "Cinderella" follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home. But, when Ella's father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother's dying words and to "have courage and be kind." She will not give in to despair nor despise those who mistreat her. And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an apprentice at the Palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul. It appears her fortunes may be about to change when the Palace sends out an open invitation for all maidens to attend a ball, raising Ella's hopes of once again encountering the charming Kit (Richard Madden). Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend and callously rips apart her dress. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand, and a kindly beggar woman (Helena Bonham-Carter) steps forward and -- armed with a pumpkin and a few mice -- changes Cinderella's life forever.
In the UK, up to 5% of the general population is underweight, but more than 10% of those with lung or gastrointestinal diseases and who have recently had surgery.[51] According to data in the UK using the Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool ('MUST'), which incorporates unintentional weight loss, more than 10% of the population over the age of 65 is at risk of malnutrition.[51] A high proportion (10–60%) of hospital patients are also at risk, along with a similar proportion in care homes.[51]
With a rapid speed of coming forth of the launched Apps into the internet connection nowadays, going along with that modern industry, The Venus factor eliminates the personal trainers’ cost applying, an introduction of new expansion of a handy app to easily access to automate various processes. The extra effects on The virtual nutritionist software app, you just fill in some figures of your body like height, weight, waist, age and so on, the listed calories on its own figure for indicating your reality health state in that present time. According to that figures, you can look at yourself some various things in your body, then, it is very easier for you to change your transferring to the ultimate goal (losing weight).
Along with the Flat Belly Fix, Todd Lamb made sure to give his users some extra weight loss bonuses. Users of the program also get the 7 Minute Flat Belly Protocol which is an eBook of a series of 7-minute exercises, focused on giving you a flat tummy. These exercises are mainly core and ab exercises which are focus on tightening your core. The great thing about these exercises is that they’re not intensive, yet, show results by tightening the ab muscles.
His formal education background is a degree in human biology and nutrition and a Masters In Human Biology and Nutrition also from the University of Guelph. He did further graduate research and taught exercise physiology at the University of Florida. He also has numerous personal training certifications including the NSCA CSCS, ACE PT, CSEP etc, and was also a certified kinesiologist. Impressed? I certainly am.
As mentioned earlier, the Venus Factor membership allows to you get all the support you need to accelerate your weight loss efforts. This is something completely different from other weight loss program as you get access to the community, where participants are giving valuable input. It gives you more motivation and support by answering all your questions.
Richard Corliss of Time magazine said that Branagh's Cinderella successfully updates and revitalizes Disney's "ill-conceived" animated film, and praised the empowered Ella, the visuals, and Blanchett's performance.[92] Katy Waldman of Slate similarly deemed the film a commendable and authentic upgrade that does not undermine its heroine while maintaining its classic splendor and charm.[93] Joe Morgenstern of The Wall Street Journal commended James' and Blanchett's performances, the sets, costumes and minimal digital effects, as well as Branagh's direction, stating he "set a tone of lushly sustainable fantasy that's often affecting, frequently witty, seldom cloying, nearly free of self-comment and entirely free of irony."[94] Likewise, Claudia Puig of USA Today complimented the performances along with Branagh and screenwriter Chris Weitz for "ground[ing] this romantic tale with sincerity amid the dazzle."[95] Los Angeles Times' Betsy Sharkey praised Blanchett's and James' performances and considered the film a "poetically, if not prophetically, imagined storybook fable" that succeeds because of its earnestness, humor, its lack of modern-day pretenses, and Branagh's "singular focus".[96] Lawrence Toppman of The Charlotte Observer proclaimed, "This version has more psychological depth than usual and answers questions we may always have had. Branagh's 'Cinderella' does something extraordinarily rare among fairy-tale adaptations: It leaves out nothing we want and adds nothing we don't."[97] Noting the religious themes and symbols of the film, cultural commentator Fr. Robert Barron writes that due to Branagh's traditional telling of the story, "he actually allows the spiritual -- indeed specifically Christian -- character of the tale to emerge."[98]

The number of balls varies, sometimes one, sometimes two, and sometimes three. The fairy godmother is Perrault's own addition to the tale.[26] The person who aided Cinderella (Aschenputtel) in the Grimms's version is her dead mother. Aschenputtel requests her aid by praying at her grave, on which a tree is growing. Helpful doves roosting in the tree shake down the clothing she needs for the ball. This motif is found in other variants of the tale as well, such as The Cinder Maid, collected by Joseph Jacobs, and the Finnish The Wonderful Birch. Playwright James Lapine incorporated this motif into the Cinderella plotline of the musical Into the Woods. Giambattista Basile's Cenerentola combined them; the Cinderella figure, Zezolla, asks her father to commend her to the Dove of Fairies and ask her to send her something, and she receives a tree that will provide her clothing. Other variants have her helped by talking animals, as in Katie Woodencloak, Rushen Coatie, Bawang Putih Bawang Merah, The Story of Tam and Cam, or The Sharp Grey Sheep—these animals often having some connection with her dead mother; in The Golden Slipper, a fish aids her after she puts it in water. In "The Anklet", it's a magical alabaster pot the girl purchased with her own money that brings her the gowns and the anklets she wears to the ball. Gioachino Rossini, having agreed to do an opera based on Cinderella if he could omit all magical elements, wrote La Cenerentola, in which she was aided by Alidoro, a philosopher and formerly the Prince's tutor.
It’s also worth mentioning that since the entire program is online, you have the freedom to do it whenever and wherever you are. You simply download the content onto your desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet, and access it when you’re ready to do some reading, workout or mix together a delicious smoothie. I really liked this because there are many times when I’m working out in a hotel or in my basement or in my backyard and then heading to the kitchen to make something to snack on. So, being able to take this program with you wherever life takes you is definitely a huge benefit. It also makes it easier to stick to the regime.
Memorable scenes include the "Nightingale" number, with Cinderella's reflection in the soap bubbles, the evil sisters tearing her dress to shreds, her arrival at the ball, and the trying-on of the slipper. Add to that some great numbers like "Bibbodi Bobbodi Boo", and the mice's "work song". A wonderful movie, that never loses its magic, no matter how old you are.
Yes, Flat Belly Fix is highly focused on military-style, muscle building, fat burning workouts but it also incorporates nutrition into their system which is definitely worth mentioning, since achieving sustainable weight loss is just as much about what you put in your body as it is what you do with your body. I’ll get into the nutritional side of this unique system in just a moment. First, let’s get into the details of the entire program.

After buying the Venus Factor, the program offers a membership and access to login to exclusive Venus Factor Community. This community will offer all the help and support that a participant requires during her weight loss journey. In the exclusive access to forum, blog and community, etc, you will get to know all the weight loss tips, research and development by John Barban for rapid weight loss.
In the traditional pantomime version the opening scene takes place in a forest with a hunt in progress; here Cinderella first meets Prince Charming and his "right-hand man" Dandini, whose name and character come from Gioachino Rossini's opera (La Cenerentola). Cinderella mistakes Dandini for the Prince and the Prince for Dandini. Her father, Baron Hardup, is under the thumb of his two stepdaughters, the Ugly sisters, and has a servant, Cinderella's friend Buttons. (Throughout the pantomime, the Baron is continually harassed by the Broker's Men (often named after current politicians) for outstanding rent.) The Fairy Godmother must magically create a coach (from a pumpkin), footmen (from mice), a coach driver (from a frog), and a beautiful dress (from rags) for Cinderella to go to the ball. However, she must return by midnight, as it is then that the spell ceases.

The Venus Factor weight loss diet and exercise program is designed only for women. The secret to losing weight lies in the fact it addresses a hormone called leptin. But does the Venus Factor diet really work? Without question, it has worked for thousands of women from all over the world. You see the truth about the Venus Factor is that it works better than any other diet because it is not just a diet, it is a lifestyle transformation.


Cinderella had its world premiere on February 13, 2015, at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival and was released theatrically in the United States on March 13, 2015, and in the United Kingdom on March 27 in standard and IMAX formats by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It grossed over $542 million worldwide, becoming Branagh's highest-grossing film to date as a director. The film received generally positive reviews from critics, with many praising the performances (particularly James, Blanchett, and Bonham Carter), Branagh's direction, musical score, costume design, production values, and faithfulness to the original animated film. It received a nomination at the 88th Academy Awards, 21st Critics' Choice Awards and 69th British Academy Film Awards, all for costume design.
As the sisters depart to the ball, Cinderella cries in despair. Her Fairy Godmother magically appears and immediately begins to transform Cinderella from house servant to the young lady she was by birth, all in the effort to get Cinderella to the ball. She turns a pumpkin into a golden carriage, mice into horses, a rat into a coachman, and lizards into footmen. She then turns Cinderella's rags into a beautiful jeweled gown, complete with a delicate pair of glass slippers. The Godmother tells her to enjoy the ball, but warns her that she must return before midnight, when the spells will be broken.
Instead, the Flat Belly Fix is more like a selection of strategies and tips to help you lose weight as quickly and as effectively as possible. Within a short period of time, the program will help you lose a significant amount of weight, targeting your weight loss goals. People you have used the program have stated in testimonials that they’ve lost on average half to one whole pound every day throughout the 21-day program.
I’ve got to say, I’m really impressed with the workout system provided by the Venus Factor. The plan is built around a variety of basic strength-building moves. You need to do these three times a week for the duration of the program. Nothing too intense – don’t worry, you’re not going to end up looking like a female Arnold Schwarzenegger with this program (unless you want to – you’re free to up the intensity!).
In a world where many people desire to be slim and healthy, lots of weight loss programs are available on the market. However, it becomes quite hard to choose which one is really safe and effective. If you are in search of an efficient way to shed extra pounds, you might want to get to know more about a program called The Flat Belly Fix. It claims to be a weight loss guidebook for those who want to lose weight without relying on expensive pills and surgeries. To know more about it, read The Flat Belly Fix review.
This was a nice review. Everytime I looked to find a decent review, it was actually someone promoting the system which really annoyed me. Also, the discussion on Yahoo.Answers were deleted which bothers me. If the program is that good, why be afraid of public discussion? I hate censorship. I would rather like to gather all the information and then make an informed decision. Even though this is a third party review, it still had a plug for the diet in which you can purchase the program. So its not a great review, but your opinions seemed truthful. I will take this into account.
The midnight curfew is also absent in many versions; Cinderella leaves the ball to get home before her stepmother and stepsisters, or she is simply tired. In the Grimms' version, Aschenputtel slips away when she is tired, hiding on her father's estate in a tree, and then the pigeon coop, to elude her pursuers; her father tries to catch her by chopping them down, but she escapes.[27]
The Venus Factor works by reducing the leptin resistance and reverse it to a greater extent. This will involve certain life style changes including 12 week Venus Factor diet and exercise plan (workouts). The system itself is not lengthy compared to the results it delivers. 12 Weeks of Undulating Metabolic Override is a powerful diet plan that helps to reset your body metabolism in order to burn fat naturally. This helps you to get the required toned physique desired by most women.
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I look to it as comfort, as a distraction or as a reward. The truth is food is simply there to nourish you, not to be your relief in difficult situations or your joy in life. Does anyone else have this problem? Just because you eat the right portions of healthy food for three days of the week, doesn’t mean you mean you can binge for the four remaining days of the week. Also not eating anything and just drinking water and black coffee with no sugar for your “detox days” have not benefited you.
By making just some of the dietary cutbacks mentioned and starting some moderate exercise, this individual can easily "save" the 3,500 calories per week needed for a 1-pound weight loss, leading to a healthy rate of weight loss without extreme denial or deprivation. Furthermore, her changes in diet and lifestyle are small and gradual, modifications that she can maintain over time.
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