Project 313 – Post No. 167

The movie Seven Brothers for Seven Brides is one of the very few musicals (I can’t right now think of another) that I like (I often sing a few of the songs . . . but I make up my own words).

And, it is mostly the music that carries the movie because the plot is . . . well, not exactly cerebral. 

The movie still carries a pretty high rating but . . . I wonder how it plays to modern audiences?

Yes, it’s a romantic comedy . . . if you look at romance as men kidnapping women so that said women will eventually acquiesce and fall in love said men; how many cartoons have we seen of cavemen with a club and a woman in tow being dragged by her hair? Heck, the idea is even celebrated by one of the songs in the movie, a catchy little tune that serves as the template for the subsequent action. 

Yes, the women have a little agency, but the message is clear to every stalker out there; kidnap them and they will eventually fall in love with you.

Not exactly a PC kind of message in any way you look at it. 

Still, a number of decent songs in the movie, so I guess that makes it alright. 

On a side note, not a movie and not related to the above, but I like this from Celestial Navigations . . . Intervention.  

Hmm . . . perhaps I’m a Neanderthal after all. But, I so want to write stories like this one. Our favorite of theirs is Ice.  You don’t have to, of course, but if you have 12 minutes, give it a listen. 

And now, the photo:

Project 313 167

A quick break from the car logos with a variation of the Pineapple Quilt.

The world is getting complicated and Mr. Boffo is here to help explain it . . .

. . . there; now you know. 

After careful consideration, I concluded that . . . If you could see smells they would look like these emotions.

If you could see smells they would look like these emotions

And . . . that’s it

Some of these posts will likely be longer as the mood hits me, but most will be thus; short, uninteresting, bland, and relentless.

You can read about Project 313 HERE.

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9 Responses to Project 313 – Post No. 167

  1. The plot is an old Italian /Roman folk story, so I suppose you are right saying it’s not exactly cerebral, considering that heritage, ‘The Rape of the Sabine Women”, deep down you’re probably ashamed of your ancestry.


    • disperser says:

      Not ashamed of much and especially not an accident of birth. On the other hand, I’m also not particularly proud . . . basically, unlike most people, I have no particular allegiance to any place. I certainly don’t hang on to imagined past glory of a given place and claim it as my own even though I ran away from it.

      I suppose I’m more a man of this world . . . wishing I were on a different world, preferably with better educated, less nationalistic, and more civil-minded people (or, whatever lives there).


  2. I prefer the Magnificent 7!


  3. I always liked that movie. I guess between the kidnapping and the pass clearing of snow the kidnap-ees fell in love with the kidnap-ers.

    PHOTO: Bright and cheery and when I’m done typing this I want to go eat some pineapple I have in the ‘frig’!
    CARTOON: Yeah, heck, if they did that then what about all the “fun” tests and acky meds they like to inflict on a person. ;-)
    DOODLE: I’m smelling and tasting sherbet!
    HUGS!!! :-)


    • disperser says:

      It is a fun movie and, like I said, a couple of songs that have stuck with me for many years.

      I suppose the redeeming features might be that 1) they seemed like simpletons (as in not deep thinkers and not knowing any better) but basically nice guys and, 2) they didn’t force themselves on the women. In that respect, the kidnapping allowed for the opportunity for love to blossom.

      Still, the kidnapping thing . . . but I supposed that’s not much different than many of the romance tropes and the movie is probably tracking a combination of a few of them:

      There were some things that annoyed me, though . . . conveniently, no two people were attracted to the same person. Meaning, the math worked out great and that’s rare even when three people are involved, let alone fourteen. The forced marriage was also a bit of a stretch . . . the families had to buy into not knowing which of the women — all with 22-inch waists — had given birth within the last few weeks. Boy, they must have felt foolish once the truth was discovered.

      But, OK; it’s a movie. A musical, even, so we’re not starting with any basis in reality to begin with.

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