Thursday, August 23, 2012
What did I think of it? I liked it. Times were different back then, and its reflected in the movie. There's an innocence about it that's nice to see. The female dancers danced suggestively using mainly their shoulders as the primary body part other than their legs...meaning no gyrating torso movement. There was laugh-out-loud comedy, thank you Donald O'Connor, and lots of singing and dancing. I do have to say though the movie also reflects the era in that there were no ethnic performers. Well, unless you count one scene depicting the white actors in blackface makeup. I'm used to seeing the diversity of today's movies, and when one or two scenes scanned the audience, it was a sea of white faces. Again, a sign of the times.
This one-day presentation was put on by Fathom Events. Go to their website and check out what's on the schedule. I'm looking forward to the 50th anniversary showing of The Birds in September. Will it be as suspenseful and scary as it was back in the 60's? I hope so!