For your viewing pleasure

We have watched a few movies over the Christmas break. I asked the children if they had any favourites they would like to see again and then I reserved them at the library. It is tricky finding movies suitable for everyone and one solution to this problem is some old classics.

We have recently watched:
Holiday Inn
Charlie Brown Christmas
Horse in the Grey Flannel Suit
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
My Fair Lady

I know some of you are thinking we might be unaware that new movies have been made in the last thirty years. We know that and we do watch some of them, but we like the old ones, and yes, we like musicals! This is never more evident than in the days after watching a musical or listening to a soundtrack. The house is filled with “musical theatre voices” switching almost seamlessly from Seussical the Musical to Phantom and then to My Fair Lady or Joseph and his Dreamcoat!

If you have some favourite family movies let us know by leaving a comment.

1 thought on “For your viewing pleasure

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    We, too, have been viewing a DVD or two during the summer break, but not without the occasional problem. The first DVD, recommended by H, would not function so we returned it to the video store. They found a large thumb print on the surface. They did not test my print, but I don’t think I was the culprit. I watched their technique for cleaning the DVD and we now hope to view later in the week.

    Last night we watched another, Fahrenheit 9/11. Before putting the DVD in the machine, I copied their cleaning technique. Unfortunately, our watching was interrupted at several points and I later discovered a couple of scratches on the surface. Such are the problems of hiring DVDs.

    Fahrenheit 9/11 may warrant a comment. I have heard of this film, having previously watched Bowling for Columbine, and wanted to view it. I also read last year a book written about Michael Moore’s production of this film. It was not a sympathetic critique. The author states that Moore claimed that his film would ensure that Georg W was not re-elected and he shows some pleasure in indicating that Moore failed in that claim.

    Moore has the style of a cartoonist and his selective use of images of George W is far from flattering on many occasions. However, like all good cartoonists, through what some may regard as exaggeration, he draws attention to the character of the man and highlights the flaws in the administration.

    Sadly, the situation in Iraq has gone further downhill in the time since the film was made. I pray that this administration may yet be held to account.


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