THING -Chitty Chitty Bang Bang …an in-depth look #4

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Here we continue to examine just what is so great about this film.
If you haven’t already, read from the start.

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Now, the most bizarre scene in a kids’ movie!
The Baron is clearly excited as he approaches and recalls the memories they had together.

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…but each of his attempts to kill her are foiled.
Note the Baroness’s look. She knows, but is too frightened to broach the matter with her husband. Her only weapon is her guile and to keep her husband distracted.

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“AH HA HA HAAAA!”

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Now surely she’d make (another) song & dance about this? But instead she merely continues singing.

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Foiled again!

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Look at all that (royal) purple. Another beautifully-shot crowd scene. This crowd is full of top-notch actors.

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Again, the costumes and set speak volumes, but also each of these characters is playing a stormer.

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You get the feeling that all of these characters are worthy of sub-plots of their own, yet none of them have a speaking role.

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Still, they don’t need to say a word to convey everything we need to know about them.

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Activities abound, but the Baron is bored…

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…which deeply worries the Baronness. Look at her anguish as she hopes her husband is pleased with her gift.

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And here is that gift. Truly Scrumptious I would say!

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More non-speaking parts. They just don’t give good extras the juicy roles that they used to.

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The puppet strings have been removed for the dvd releases -alas in my opinion. I think I prefer to see those strings for some reason.

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Again, the Baron is overjoyed, but the Baronness is still nervous -is he really happy? Can she relax?

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The bright-coloured ‘toys’ divide the court.

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Truly can’t resist giving Professor Potts a knock on the head. This distracts the Baron and causes him to suspect something is not right.

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Come the revolution, the guy with the net is netted himself.

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Look at that kid in the foreground, lifting the head of the soldier, then letting it flop as he hits him. This happens repeatedly as the scene continues.

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Chaos abounds, but again, nothing escapes the watching eye (of the director I assume?)

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Even these people aren’t stunted or self-conscious in front of the camera. Some of them are even acting.

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Once more, return home to safety. Awww. 🙂

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Now I ask you… given the loving care, attention, style and details that were obviously LAVISHED on this film, is the afore-mentioned theory really that far-fetched?

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