I suddenly regret my statement.
Wow. That does sound like a lovely movie! So many things to want to read and watch now LOL!While the movie versions are not always up to snuff, the movie for this one is highly recommended. If ever you've found yourself having a hard time coping in a crazy, changing world, this one will give you some perspective. Dealing with the instabilities of overwhelming change is the whole theme of the story. it starts out viewing change good naturedly, but gradually becomes dead-serious.
The MC is a father in a Jewish village, in Tsarist Russia, just a little bit before the Communists would stage their revolt. (We know it's coming; he does not see it in the story timeline...) In spite of all that happens, he's the picture of warm, kindheartedness, accepting his lot with good humor, rather than dismay, or bitterness.
It reminds us that whatever insanity we may have had to endure, others throughout history would likely have been glad to trade places with us in a heartbeat, and it would be the happiest day of their lives. (Even the story title is a metaphor for persisting in a very unstable, uncertain place...) In spite of the darker direction it takes, it leaves you feeling optimistic, and humming a huge load of wonderful tunes...
My daughters got in the habit of taking lines from musicals to interject them in everyday conversation for effect. One time, I confused my youngest daughter with a not so well thought out request. To which she smiled and giggled, “Max, sometimes I think I don’t know you.” Now let the “Sound of Music” fans decipher that. And of course, their being half-Latin ensures their frankness.
I couldn't have put it better."I should love musicals. It takes two of my favourite things, music and film, and puts them together. But I'm not a glutton - I don't want ice cream lobbed on my medium rare steak. Some things are best left as far from each other as possible." -Gavin Burke (Entertainment.ie), 2014
Now that is witty! I haven't done that with musicals, but perhaps I should...My daughters got in the habit of taking lines from musicals to interject them in everyday conversation for effect. One time, I confused my youngest daughter with a not so well thought out request. To which she smiled and giggled, “Max, sometimes I think I don’t know you.” Now let the “Sound of Music” fans decipher that. And of course, their being half-Latin ensures their frankness.
When wanting to change an uncomfortable subject, I'm fond of, "Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!" (Said in as resonant a tone as I can manage... Doesn't usually work...)
Now that sounds really cool! That's a very clever idea, and sounds similar (in either story or structure) to some movies I've really enjoyed. What was the name of the British TV series?I have a slightly off-topic recommendation, but thought I'd wait 'till this thread "went dormant." Looks like it's about there, so maybe it's time...
For those who watch stage plays in addition to seeing movies, there's a set of (non-musical) plays that really surprised me. It's a comedy trilogy of plays, about the same six people, all set in the same vacation cottage, and all happening on the same summer weekend. Each play occurs in a different room of the cottage.
It doesn't matter which order you see them in because they happen simultaneously. That is, when a character leaves the room in one play, they're usually entering the room in a different play. Each play is its own separate story, so you can easily see only one, or any two, or all three. Each play has its own gags, of course, but there are additional gags that you will only spot if you see more than one play, because some gags extend from one play into another.
Now, the stories themselves are amusing enough (nothing earthshaking...) but from a writer's perspective, there's something really clever about writing three sufficiently separate stories that can nonetheless intertwine, forming one larger story if you want it, but being perfectly fine on their own. The three plays are:
Table Manners (In the dining room)
Living Together (In the living room)
Round and Round the Garden (Outside, in the garden)
The "main character," of sorts, is a womanizing fellow named Norman, and the offbeat title of the trilogy is Norman Conquests. A version can be found on YouTube (very poor sound quality) and there also appears to have been a British TV series made (also partly on YouTube) that might be loosely related to the plays. Or not. Just thought you'd like to know...
It appears to have the same name: The Norman Conquests. If you type the title into YouTube's search bar, and then ignore the numerous results that refer to the Battle of Hastings and its aftermath, you'll find results referring either to the plays, or a TV series that looks suspiciously similar (though it has more than the original six characters).
Absolutely correct. My point though was that back then, she was just one more "child actor," with no particular indication she would become "a name." 'Course, the start of her recognition came almost simultaneous with this movie, from her rather disturbing role in Taxi Driver. I would not recommend that one, though...