Snapshots - #37: It, Breathe, Mark Felt – The Man Who Brought Down the White House

It (2017), (♦♦♦♦): Four inseparable friends in middle school bond with other three newcomers. They all have in common that they are bullied by the same people. Over the course of one summer they'll fend off bullies and face a centuries-old demon in the form of a clown, named Pennywise, whom has been disappearing kids and terrorizing the town of Derry, Maine, every twenty-seven years since the town was founded.
Based on Stephen King's novel of the same title, It is a movie with a smart script and a sympathetic ensemble of nerds that deliver light humor, and deep thrills. It doesn't hurt that each and every character has his or her own arc, thus one gets to know their motivations and fears before Pennywise enters head on into the picture.
In a nod to 1980s movie classics such as The Goonies, and the Brat Pack ensemble, the newest adaptation of It takes place at the end of that decade, when it seems, at least from the Hollywood perspective, that every kid harbored a genius insi…

Fantasia (♦♦♦♦)

Fantasia is a fusion of classical music and animation, where the characters dance away at the sound of music. The Philadelphia Orchestra interprets pieces such as Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, which in this film depicts the origin and evolution of life on Earth up to the disappearance of the dinosaurs. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice shows Mickey Mouse as the apprentice who wears his master’s hat and causes chaos. During Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, fairies and fallen leaves dance away to the tune, while the seasons go by. During Beethoven’s Pastoral, fauns, centaurs and Pegasus party in Mount Olympus.

I enjoyed this motion picture very much. I liked the coordination of the animated characters with the music I’m so fond of. This is a true classic!
Fantasia (Special 60th Anniversary Edition)