For this weeks Music Monday I chose the intro to the 1961 Parent Trap, staring the incomparable Hayley Mills. I must have watched this movie every single day, from about 6th grade until 8th grade, and probably once a month since that time. I absolute LOVE this movie, every single inch of it. I can quote it frontwards and backwards, tell you about each and every outfit, all of the sets, and every little mistake there might be. But, one of my favorite parts of the entire movie... has got to be the opening credits. I really feel that it had a huge impact on me as a kid. I remember thinking that I wanted to create little figures and dioramas just like those in the intro. I truly believe that is why I love to make little dolls and animals. I owe it all to the opening credits of the parent trap.:-) Plus the song(The Parent Trap), sung by two of the original Mouseketeers, Tommy Kirk and Annette Funnicello, is quite a catchy little tune.;-) I wish they still made Disney movies like they use to. I also wish the Disney Channel would actually play some of their old movies like they use to.
So, if you have a hankering for nostalgia and wonderful sets(her dad's California ranch is just to die for), costumes, the adorable Hayley Mills, and the utterly gorgeous Maureen O'Hara(seriously, in my humble opinion, she is hands down one of the most beautiful actresses, EVER!), pop in The Parent Trap. No matter how many times you see it, it's always a joy and a treat. I have worn out two videos, and we(so glad my little one is starting to love the Hayley Mills movies as well) are on our second DVD already.
I guess this kind of turned into more of a movie Monday post than a music Monday post, but it all started with the music.
Some new stills for the new Tim Burton "Alice in Wonderland" movie were just released, and to say I am excited would be a HUGE understatement. If you are at all interested in this movie there is a great article here with amazing high resolution photos and concept art. You must check it out.
Helena Bonham Carter as the Queen of Hearts. Don't you just love the make-up!?!
Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter. All I can say is Aaaahmazing!!!
I must admit I am not a huge Ann Hathaway fan, but she looks really beautiful here as the White Queen.
Anyhoo, I just had to share my excitement with everyone. I don't know how I am going to be able to wait until March 5, 2010. The official website just went live as well, so go and sign up for updates.