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One liners and angles
on 27 December 2014
You’ve heard the songs and seen the scenes but this movie is so packed with gags, it is a celluloid show. And talk about colour! I got this blu ray for the music and songs and proper widescreen presentation on 100’ projection. What I found was something more.
Sure it can be straight from cornball central but boy is its heart in the right place. You see these days integrity is as rare as a long hot summer. The look on that General’s face is pure heart. But it played to a 1950s audience only just beginning to taste the non-stop meal of better times. The consumer age was truly in its infancy and people did not know what to do with it. I Wish I was Back in the Army is the penultimate song in this two hour festival of singing and dancing. For those who had ‘a good war.’
But mostly for the dour struggle to get on. The colour, the glamour, the clean living. The future without counting your blessings. You probably saw it on some digital channel over the holidays but its made for the big screen. Immaculate movie of a changing world. And the losses never mentioned. They hide.
Keep the subtitles on, those song lyrics say more than you think. And those legs! I love those legs!