Musical Monday: Feed the Birds

Mar 29, 2010 13:35

It is now today and not yesterday; I plead spring break for the time warp.

Today we visit one of my favoritest movies ever, Mary Poppins. There are a number of fun, rowsing numbers like "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" and "Fly a Kite," but my personal favorite (and the one I learned to play on the harmonica) is this one: "Feed the Birds." ( Read more... )

entry: linkage, in my world everyone bursts into song

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riccadonna March 29 2010, 22:26:15 UTC
I was going to fight you to death because you didn't mention the chimney sweepers, but then I realize that that is more a dance than a song, so relax, we're both safe!

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snickfic March 29 2010, 23:36:17 UTC
Oh, that was my very favorite bit when I was little. Well, that and the carousel horses, because they were so pretty and each one matched its rider so well. I always thought about which one I would want to ride - I don't think I ever managed to make up my mind. :)

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penny_lane_42 March 29 2010, 23:32:52 UTC
Okay, you're going to be majorly disappointed in me, but: my sister and I hated this song when we were little. We always fast-forwarded through it because it was slow and kind of creepy (or so we thought), and we couldn't wait to get past it. Of course, we also always fast-forwarded through the scene in the bank because it freaked us out. So we were very selective in what we did and didn't watch (in related news: my sister is terrified of Oompa-Loompas, so we always fast-forwarded through the scenes where they sang. Also, she's scared of squirrels. True story).

Now that I'm older, I can appreciate JA's gorgeous voice and I even like the melancholiness. But when I was young? HATED it. :)

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snickfic March 30 2010, 00:39:25 UTC
Well, since the almost-creepiness is part of what I like about it, I can hardly be disappointed in you. And I didn't mind the oompa-loompas (and hey, there ain't nothing in the Gene Wilder version that can hold a candle to the sheer disorienting insanity of the Johnny Depp version), but I couldn't deal with the ferry ride through the tunnel. In fact, I've only seen it once - it scared me so bad that when we copied the VHS, we fast-forwarded through and didn't record that part.

Also, now you really need to check the horror!Poppins link I put up there.

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penny_lane_42 March 30 2010, 00:43:57 UTC
THE FERRY RIDE IS TERRIFYING. I always closed my eyes at that part. Seriously, it's the greatest scary thing ever. And I personally hate Tim Burton's version. He likes to be weird for the sake of weirdness, and I hate that. It's so pretentious.

I've seen it before! I think it's brilliant! As brilliant as the one for The Shining that makes it look like a heartwarming family film!

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snickfic March 30 2010, 14:46:49 UTC
I've never seen The Shining - I'm actually not much good for horror movies. I really liked the book, though...

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goldenusagi March 30 2010, 00:21:34 UTC
I love the horror film trailer!

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snickfic March 30 2010, 14:27:28 UTC
Isn't it great? And now suddenly it's giving me Yuletide ideas. Hmm...

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gigi_tastic March 30 2010, 01:16:54 UTC
OH MY HOLY SQUEE!! I LOVE MARRY POPPINS!! i have this vintage album of the music and in it theres this little story book its awesome.guh someone must make this movie!horror poppins rocks!

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snickfic March 30 2010, 14:27:05 UTC
Isn't the trailer great? I doubt someone could cobble together an entire narrative from movie footage the way they put together the trailer, but I sure wouldn't mind seeing some fanfic about it (which, hey, gives me a great idea for Yuletide this year...).

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random commenter rowanda380 March 30 2010, 15:13:34 UTC
I always loved feed the birds too, it is erie yet beautiful :0)

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Re: random commenter snickfic March 30 2010, 17:13:14 UTC
Yes, it's the eeriness I love best, I think. Just gorgeous.

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