What is it?
The 1954 American Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer CinemaScope and Metrocolor musical Brigadoon.
This was another movie and musical that was recommended by my female coworker JB, if it were not for her I probably would not have known about this movie, and so I decided to watch it; I watched this movie in parts over the course of several weeks until I finally finished it.
The set design was impressive, and the songs & dance fit better than they did in the movie Newsies in my opinion.
When I watched the first part of the movie the first day that I started it, it lifted my mood, maybe that & an episode of His Dark Materials (Season 2), and so that was nice.
This was also a movie that my mom had seen before and she said that she liked it, and so my mom & JB are the only other people I know who have seen this movie.
The musical parts of this movie, especially the dancing, worked better than in Newsies overall in my opinion; but Newsies worked better as a movie than Brigadoon, I wish that Brigadoon would have had more story, and so overall to my surprise I liked Newsies better because I usually prefer more movie than musical it seems.
I also do not like how the camera was often zoomed out too much so you often could not see many of the actors & actresses faces well enough to get an idea of who they were & what they really looked like, but I imagine that did that to show off the impressive set & to get a wider view of the dancing.
My favorite character was Fiona Campbell, and I wish that the movie could have given more time to building up the romance between her & Tommy Albright; and my second favorite character was probably Jeff Douglas with his funny responses.
I wish that the movie would have started off by showing the modern world so that you could have had a better comparison between it & the world / town of Brigadoon instead of it just being shown at the end of the movie; I think that would have also made the movie better, and that combined with more time on building the romance would have made it work better as a movie to balance it better with the musical aspects.
I would rate this movie a 5 – 6, which is not bad, and so none of JB’s recommendations have been bad yet still.