The programming at Film Forum seems to be more and more disappointing lately. And a prime example being Millie as a morning matinee for the kids. Who makes these odd decisions? While I'm a big fan of the film and certainly can understand how something can seem funny in one era and not in another the film's racial insensitivity and light treatment of white slavery hardly make it a candidate for something you want to bring children to. And yes I know people bring children to far worse today but still. Another thing is I've always thought of Millie in terms of bright Technicolor and even Crowthers in his Times review noted it. It's been a while but I guess I need to re-see it. I guess the soft look and washed out colors of 70s films made Millie seem crisp and bright in comparison. Did she talk about the film being too long purposely stretched out and given the deluxe roadshow treatment by Ross Hunter when she and Hill wanted it to be a shorter continuous run movie?