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Great reproduction - but beware the message
on 10 July 2012
This is a great reproduction of a fantastic movie . . .and Shirley Temple is amazing in it . . .also great features like colour/b/w viewing options and very impressive colour for the time.
However . . .something I hadnt realised previously is that the whole issue of race is a feature of Shirley Temple's Deep South movies . . .and for children who dont normally see/register colour or race in their contemporaries - I found myself struggling to explain to my daughter the divisions that were evident in the movie. 'Mummy, why is the other little girl not invited to the birthday party' . . .etc.
So . . .prepare yourself for a barrage of questions that are difficult to answer unless you want to do a full on lesson on slavery and the shameful politics and history of American Southern States . . .with your four year old.