The King and I

PhotobucketPhotobucketSimply put, a perfect adaptation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musical about Anna and the King of Siam. The sets are stunning, the costumes are superb, Deborah Kerr is glorious and Yul Brynner is iconic. What can you say about a film that presents the transcendent ballet, “Small House of Uncle Thomas” within the story, and actually tops itself. The entire film was shot in an extreme widescreen CinemaScope format. The actors practically leap off the screen in one memorable dance sequence. Bold, colorful, breathtaking and unforgettable. A cinematic achievement that deserves to take it’s place among the greatest musicals ever produced.

3 Responses to “The King and I”

  1. YES!!!

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  2. I recently saw this movie for the first time, and I loved it!

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  3. Good job, Deborah Kerr, Marni Nixon and the other people involved in making the film; great job, Yul Brynner and Richard Rodgers.

    Not quite the top rank of musicals, in my opinion, mostly because of the script. Hammerstein’s fatal proclivity for being preachy leaves us with a schoolteacher too snooty and a king too easily intimidated.

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