Viewed – 20 January 2011 Blu-ray
45th Anniversary Edition
The mere mention of Rogers & Hammerstein’s timeless musical favourite conjours up memories of sitting slouched in front of the TV at Christmas, too much turkey & stuffing in our bellies, wondering just how long this thing is on for and whose eaten all the Christmas pud? Yet as the movie is one of the most over played films of the Christmas (or any holiday) season, some look on it with disdain brought on from over familiarity. Which is a real shame, as this was probably the last really good musical of old Hollywood, the kind that you just don’t get to see anymore, and having watched it again, many years later – it’s grand sing-a-long wonder, thought-provoking drama and touching love story has aged very well indeed.