Fairy-Tale Files, published once weekly, feature three variations of a fairy tale chosen by one of Fairy Tale Review’s Assistant Editors.
What begins as a quest for the low-hanging moon’s precious milk escalates to an unrequited love affair in Italo Calvino’s “The Distance of the Moon.”
Minimal and haunting, Moon stars Sam Rockwell as a lunar miner whose sole companion—so he believes—is the deadpan computer GERTY (Kevin Spacey).
As in the 1857 Grimm tale, Leonid Tishkov’s photographs feature a private moon that can be fetched and transplanted on a whim.
This edition of Fairy-Tale Files is brought to you by Fairy Tale Review Managing Editor Laura I. Miller.