S. Worthen (owlfish) wrote,
S. Worthen

Meet Me in Saint Louis

I watched Meet Me in Saint Louis for the first time last night, and suddenly, part of the plot line from the last month's worth of The Order of the Stick makes so much more sense. (If you haven't read OOTS before, start at the beginning!) Tootie's morbid obsessions make the reference all the more appropriate - one of her dolls has four fatal diseases, and many of her earlier ones have died and been buried in her cemetary.

Favorite line: (About the newfangled telephone the Smith family has in their house.) "Personally, I wouldn't marry a man who proposed to me over an invention."

By and large, it's a fun, frothy, happy movie. As someone who's a fan of musicals, I've seen remarkably few of the movie musicals from the heyday of that genre. Seeing it also made me glad I'd been to Saint Louis. I went a few years ago to visit marzapane when she lived there, and saw parts and pieces still left over from the "Louisiana Purchase Exposition".

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