I went to see Beauty & The Beast 3D last weekend! It was my favorite movie when I was a kid, so I was incredibly (maybe overly) excited to see it in theaters again, and it was even better than I imagined. I kept hearing people say how disgusted they were that it's in 3D, but seriously the effects are so subtle you hardly even notice! It's like the animation has multiple layers. Nothing pops out at you.. it's not gimmicky, just really pretty, especially the forest scenes! I'm really not a big fan of the 3D phenomenon, but getting a chance to see one of my all time favorite movies in a theater was something I couldn't pass up, and I definitely wasn't disappointed!
Anyway, the reason I bring this up on my classic movie blog (since I'm 25 I'm not going to let 1991 count as classic just yet, lest I feel too old) is because I realized for the first time that the Be Our Guest number is a tribute to Busby Berkeley! Once it hits you, it's so obvious!
By the by, today marks my 3rd Silents & Talkies anniversary (whoa!) ... it's been a bumpy road and I've shuttered the doors numerous times in fits of "nobody reads this, why do I bother?!" hysteria, but I want to say "thank you!" to everyone who has stuck around, to the few people who have encouraged me to keep writing, and to my dear friends that I've met through blogging. I can't even imagine my life without some of you, and to think we wouldn't have even met if I hadn't started Silents & Talkies... it's just mind-boggling.