Saturday, April 28, 2012

1720 - Annie


This was Ephraim's movie night selection and, due to it's length, had to be split into two.  It's been a long time since I've seen this, probably not since I was in high school and we performed the musical.  This is a musical full of great songs, but the film version has some absolutely phenomenal choreography.  Anyone wanting to study a musical that makes ridiculously difficult dancing seem effortless, here's a great one.  And on top of that you've got a really stellar cast with Albert Finney, Carole Burnette, Bernadette Peters (bit of a crush on her, I have), and the always awesome Tim Curry (for extra fun make this a double feature with Rocky Horror!).
When we finished watching Ephraim turned to me and said, "Let's watch that one again some time.  It was a good one."  I have to agree.

1 comment:

Carechemist said...

One of the best and a must see film for a human in this life. The film is awesome, but seeing live (maybe at a local college) is always fun. I still remember our summer camp version of this musical. And when isn't Tim Curry awesome?

Being in plays is an excellent way to teach kids lessons about life. http://www.hobartshakespeareans.org/
Rafe's book changed the way I teach. Even in chemistry, we perform interactive plays to learn a concept or historical aspect. I think it is sad when I have a student who has never watched "Annie" or any other classic musicals, or has ever been to a play. Art is human expression, which is an imperative experience when growing up.