It’s been a while since I saw anything inspiring enough to interrupt my current crazy life, but this short film is too awesome to skip a post. And this is something else. Beautiful art, fabulous story.
I ain’t promising I’ll be more regular than the occasional dip in here, but take the 4:05 minutes and watch.
Don’t get me wrong. I loved the movie MOANA so much I saw it twice in theaters, and I will own the Blu-ray version as soon as I can get my hands on it. That said, Honest Trailers is not wrong, as usual.
Stay all the way to the end. As with other movies, there’s a pay-off that’s spit-take worthy. Trust me on this. Swallow first.
For the better part of my life, Mary Tyler Moore was a hero for women like me, born during the Liberation movement of the 1960s. She was just about the same age as my parents, and in our household the TV was always on, so her presence was a near constant for my childhood.
Funny, cool (for the most part) under pressure, and talented as hell, she provided a glimpse into a life that I could attain as an adult woman. Her production company, MTM Enterprises, put out almost a dozen TV shows that I watched faithfully growing up, including The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970-1977), The Bob Newhart Show (1972-1978), Rhoda (1974-1978), Phyllis (1975-1977), WKRP in Cincinnati (1978-1982), Hill Street Blues (1981-1987), and St. Elsewhere (1982-1988).
She was a classy lady, truly deserving of the respect and applause, and all that laughter. Click through the links and learn more, if you haven’t paid attention or you were too young to know. And make sure you’ve swallowed the drink.
Thanks for the memories, Mary. Glad you were here.