Soon, I am going to start ‘Five Fridays’, where I will list favourites from a whole range of categories and topics, but decided to kick things off early with films that I adored as a child – and still do!
Writing this on a Sunday (it was Sunday when I started this) is very fitting as it would be a Sunday I would watch these films at my grandparent’s house.
Granny and Grandad taped this off the TV for us and we wrecked the videotape from watching to so much! To this day I still love the songs and after Archie was born, would sing them to him. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious for making him laugh, A Spoon Full of Sugar while keeping him distracted and Feed the Birds when trying to soothe him. The song that alway got the best response from him though was Let’s Go Fly A Kite.
Another film, taped off the TV and film which had a great soundtrack. I enjoyed many hours singing along to the songs and copying the routines for songs such as Just Blew in from the Windy City and I Can Do Without You.
I hate that this is not available on DVD! This is such a great film for children. I know now as an adult that there was, and is much controversy around this film, but as a child when I watched this movie, all I saw was wonderful characters, and heard and sang along to fun catchy songs. Life is so much simpler through a child’s eyes.
My Granny introduced us to Danny Kaye films, and I am so grateful that she did. Hours of laughter at his antics and physical comedy and wishing that I could dance like Vera-Ellen and sing like Virginia Mayo.
Ahh…Buttons and Bows, need I saw more?