I’ve always been terrified of Leonardo
-Holy shit this score!
-The guy playing Freder is acting his ass off. On the other hand, Joh Frederson & the Thin Man are masterfully playing subtle characters in a film style where subtlety could be easily seen as inactive.
-Brigitte Helm steals the show however. Playing multiple parts including two different versions of Maria, nailing both subtlety & extravagance. Also having to be in that robot suit which was surely hell. I’m sending an academy award into the past…
-I think every 8th-9th grader should watch this, it feels essential in the “growing up” canon.
- love all the kids haphazardly running through traffic, something 8th grade me did a lot for some reason.
-I wish John Denver lived to see this. If hanging with the Muppets are any indication, he would’ve been immensely charmed to see his song portrayed so lovingly.
-The “Country Roads” jam sesh was beautiful, movie magic.