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Pretty unwatchable... the sound is really messed up. You can hear every squeek of a leather jacket in quiet scenes. And the music is bad as well.
2 years 2 months ago
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I was surprised by how modern the film seemed as I watched it on Netflix. The footage looked so clean, it looked like it could have been filmed yesterday. I’m still processing it in my head, but I loved that I was able to view a new Welles film. I feel like the film will definitely be a love it or hate it thing. Oh, and one other thing... that sex scene in the car looked amazing with all the different kinds of lighting and quick edits.
2 years 4 months ago
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The best part was the 80’s power ballad “Lost in the Woods” in the middle of the film. Reminded me instantly of Chicago’s “Hard to Say I’m Sorry.”
2 years 4 months ago
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I am a total sucker for dog movies. As much as I want to pretend I am some kind of cultured film connoisseur, I think I might love dogs more than any movie. And that rousing Henry V speech Willem Dafoe gives while crossing the sound while the ice cracks! So awesome!
2 years 4 months ago
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Not the first. That was The Living Desert, and before that they had made seven nature short subjects.
2 years 5 months ago
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This was Disney’s first completely live action film and they did a great job with it, but if we are being honest the real reason to watch is Robert Newton as Long John Silver. I think Newton was emulated by so many other actors after this movie came out and everyone that was going to play a pirate studied his performance, including Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow. Newton’s characterization is rich and complex and it helps that Silver is not written as being completely bad but has a big soft spot for Jim Hawkins. Hawkins is basically a stand-in for the target audience, meaning young boys and helps the story become theirs. Few of the live action Disney films reach the heights of this film. I’d probably give it a 9/10.
2 years 5 months ago
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After seven years, Disney had enough resources to make one of their Triple AAA efforts. There were many nice parts including the sequence with the fairy godmother and going to the ball. The stepmother and Lucifer the cat were perfectly evil. I didn’t enjoy the little talking mice as much as I did when I was young, but that part wasn’t for me. It was designed specifically for children which are the target audience of the film. So it isnt quite up to the heights of the early masterpieces that were the studio’s first five animated films. Where those were all perfect tens, this one is probably an 8.
2 years 5 months ago
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Fantastic anthology film. I have trouble choosing a favorite of the Disney package films. It’s between this one and The Three Caballeros. This is also the last one before Disney was able to scrounge up enough cash to put out another full length animated film with a quality level comparable to their pre-war films. Of the two cartoons shown, Ichabod edges over Mr. Toad but just barely. They’re both very charming and full of great characters but Ichabod has great music which makes it just a little more memorable.
2 years 5 months ago
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A little too cutesy but also holds your attention. Burl Ives and Beulah Bondi make the film worthwhile.
2 years 5 months ago
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Some really good shorts but i think the best is Johnny Appleseed. I think I prefer this one to Make Mine Music.
2 years 5 months ago
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This movie is ok but Edgar Bergen’s ventriloquism act makes this film seem older than the other Disney films released at this time.
2 years 5 months ago
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The movie is a little dull and a little too cutesy with the main child actors but the cartoons are pretty good. Also, the moment where Uncle Remus bursts into song for “Zip-a-dee-doo-dah” is pretty much pure Disney magic. Unfortunately, that feeling really only happens once for a 94 minute movie.
2 years 5 months ago
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Some of the shorts collected here hit and some miss. A real mixed bag but Johnny Fedora and Alice Blue Bonnet is probably the best of the bunch.
2 years 5 months ago
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I love how chaotic this film is plus how horny Donald is. Just like Saludos Amigos this film has great music and more Mary Blair style color design. A great movie!
2 years 5 months ago
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A war propaganda film made interesting by the fact it was done by the Disney studio. It’s fascinating that everyone came together to support the troops and military during this time. It would be hard to imagine this kind of thing happening again.
2 years 5 months ago
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I have a soft spot for this film. A lot of great music and a first really good look at the “Mary Blair” color style that came to define the look of the animated Disney films through the end of the 1950s.
2 years 5 months ago
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Ending the cycle of Disney films unhampered by the World War II with this final masterpiece. It would be another eight years before Disney had the resources to try something at the level of craft on display here. To be completely honest though, I don’t think the Disney company would ever reach the heights of these first five animated features ever again.
2 years 6 months ago
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Just beautiful. A simply told film with a short running time but is so masterful in its telling. I love this movie wholeheartedly, from the depths of my being. I am always reminded of the scene in 1941 where Robert Stack is watching this film with tears running down his face. I always feel the same way.
2 years 6 months ago
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A fascinating early look at the Disney studios and a not all together truthful look at the production of cartoons. It has more in common with the Disneyland TV show of the 50s than the other Disney features of the time.

Look closely and you will see miniatures of characters from Peter Pan on display which would not be made into a feature film for another 12 years.
2 years 6 months ago
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One of Walt Disney’s most ambitious projects and it paid off in my opinion. It won’t be loved by all, but to those it speaks to will love it. Whenever I watch it, I’m fascinated by a certain sequence and turned off by another, but my opinion will change on the next viewing depending on my mood. Regardless, I feel this is one of Disney’s greatest triumphs in filmmaking and will always cherish it.
2 years 6 months ago
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Another early masterpiece by Disney’s team. There are so many classic moments in this film and some really gorgeous animation. Some wonderful songs as well.
2 years 6 months ago
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A true masterpiece. The music is perfect and helps each scene flow into the next so effortlessly. The entire sequence with “someday my prince will come” into “i’m wishing” into “one song” is so perfect. There is a reason many of these songs have become jazz standards in the years after the films release. This will probably remain one of favorite Disney films.
2 years 6 months ago
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Wanted to check this but could only find Ingmar Bergman’s segment so I didn’t.
2 years 10 months ago
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Not just the worst Bergman film I have seen, but one of the worst films I have seen, period.
2 years 10 months ago
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Loved spending some time with old friends. I just wish it was an entire season like we got with Twin Peaks.
2 years 11 months ago

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