Julie Andrews on TCM Cohosting A Salute to Julie Andrews 10/29

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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?
 

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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?
In 2017 I caught a screening of “Millie” as part of a ‘Best of ‘67’ series at the Music Box theater in Chicago. It was an 11am weekend screening as well. The ( very enthusiastic) audience was comprised of Julie fans who obviously love the film, but was exclusively adults, no kids to be seen anywhere in the large house. The Film Forum screening surprises me as well.
 
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She is a world treasure. THE SOUND OF MUSIC is my favorite film. Why is it so good? Julie Andrews.
Not my favourite musical-especially when I had to see it every day for 42 weeks where I worked. Our 60ft curved TODD-AO screen was very impressive, however.

Most people only think of Julie Andrews as an actor. She also directed the stage version of MY FAIR LADY at Sydney's Opera House a couple of years ago.
 
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