The first musical I ever watched was Wizard of Oz. I remember being so small and watching it on my Gramma’s old T.V. because we didn’t have one. It was recorded at some time in the late 70s when VCRs became more affordable and were mass-marketed to homes so it is pretty unique for the time period. I was so enthralled with Dorothy and with the way the film went from sepia-colored to Technicolor, it made it all seem so magical. I even sing the title song from the musical, Over the Rainbow, to my son before bed and his older brother before him. Great musicals stay with you through the years and in many ways give color to your hopes, or so I believe.
I’m really delighted to see that the Best of Warner Bros. 20 Film Collection Musicals will be released just before Valentine’s Day on February 12th! It is the perfect gift for film lovers! Inside its beautiful violet box are some of the greatest classics of all time.
Most of the films were before my time, but the history fascinates me. Did you know that The Broadway Melody (1929) was the very first sound film to ever win an Academy Award for Best Picture? That in 2005 The Music Man (1962) was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”? Or that The Jazz Singer (1929) ringed in the innovation of spoken movies and the decline of silent film?
This Collection is so much more than just a group of great musicals, it is a compaction of history. An incredibly preserved, remastered, look into film from 1929 to 1988.
I chose this collection as Best Movie Pick for Couples and Families for Valentine’s Day because musicals speak to our hearts. They open wide our imagination, our hopes and dreams and entrap us in the great warmth of happiness. What better way to say I Love You than to give a piece of once-upon-a-time childhood, to cuddle up and remember those days when you saw your first musical or you sang your first movie tune. The ability to share the same movies that you may have grown up with, or admired if you hadn’t, with the generations that follow.
It doesn’t matter that The Wizard of Oz is over 70 years old, children still love the story. They still look out for rainbows and imagine the yellow brick road that will lead them to courage, to intelligence, to their hearts and home again.
The Best of Warner Bros. 20 Film Collection Musicals can be purchased in their shop. You can pre-order today to ensure it will be shipped on 2/12!
I did not receive anything for this promotion. As you can see, I’m quite passionate about the classics.