When I stepped out of the shower this morning, I called out to the sitting room, asking “Boo” what his brother was up to and if he himself was dressed. He came running to me and said “I have put on this film. It is my best film” meaning his favourite. I was upset that they had put on a film when it was time to leave in just ten minutes but I had to smile. So I went out and got dressed in front of the film since, yes, it is one of my “best” films too. I watched it the first time around “Boo’s” age, long before video and DVD days, and I fell totally in love with the film. I had the worse crush on Howard Keel for years. Later when I became a teenager, I preferred “Adam’s” brother “Benjamin” that I thought more than gorgeous.
I bought the CD with the music when I lived in the US so I know all the songs by heart. And wonderful songs they are! And the dancing! Wonderful dancing! No wonder all children love this film. Both boys and girls!!! Why don’t they make films like this anymore? Wholesome, fun… I am just SO glad that someone out there has understood that there still is a market and that one still can buy these films on DVD, so this era doesn’t disappear. I had to turn the film off but I am sure the boys will turn it on again when they get home this afternoon. And I do not blame them. I do have a surprise in store for them this summer, as well. I have bought “Anchor’s Away” and “Meet me in St. Louis” for rainy summer days. And I am wrecking my mind to remember other wonderful films for them to get to see. It should be part of one’s growing up, to see old classics like this! Pity that a lot of them have become very expensive to get hold of though.