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I’ve done a lot of dreaming with The Harvey Girls (1946)

George Sidney’s The Harvey Girls combines my most beloved film genre – the musical – with my most dreaded – the western. What results is a splendid woman centered story about dreams, romance, civilizing the west (ah), and finding your place in the great big world. The Santa Fe California Limited of the Atchinson, Topeka…… Continue reading I’ve done a lot of dreaming with The Harvey Girls (1946)

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Revisit: Two Girls and a Sailor (1944)

I read a blog post about Two Girls and the Sailor, where the author was underwhelmed by the film and disappointed that he had nothing to write about. It was just two hours of filler that he couldn’t adequately review. But for me, writing about this film doesn’t pose any problems at all. I love…… Continue reading Revisit: Two Girls and a Sailor (1944)

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The chosen one: Moana (2016)

I haven’t stopped thinking about Moana since I watched it over the Thanksgiving weekend. I also haven’t stopped listening to the film’s soundtrack. I loved it immensely, as I knew I would. This is the story of a brown girl who embarks on a grandiose hero’s journey to save the world. It resonated me with me…… Continue reading The chosen one: Moana (2016)

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Favorite films: Thousands Cheer (1943)

MGM’s extravagant, star filled musical is a tonic of good cheer that’s very close to my heart. I watched it one night after some miserable days. Musicals always brighten my mood, so I hoped Thousands Cheer would do the trick. It did, and then some. Although the plot leaves a lot to be desired, the…… Continue reading Favorite films: Thousands Cheer (1943)

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Month in Movies: August

August was a busy month movie wise. I watched 61 new to me films! 51 of those were part of TCM’s Summer Under the Stars, and I’m honestly surprised that I watched that many. I’ll write a separate post on the actors and films featured for SUTS later on. These are just a handful of the…… Continue reading Month in Movies: August

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Summer Under the Stars: Van Johnson in Two Girls and a Sailor (1944)

“What has Gable got for me? Or Mrs. Johnson’s blonde boy Van?” Once upon a time, these lyrics from “Prehistoric Man” in On the Town applied to me. I thought Van Johnson was about the most boring boy next door MGM ever imagined. But Van, reaching out from the grave, didn’t want me to merely change…… Continue reading Summer Under the Stars: Van Johnson in Two Girls and a Sailor (1944)