By Mike Ellis
Hello everyone, and welcome to a new post series I’m calling #FlashbackFriday! Obviously, though, #FlashbackFriday is only new to me, as thousands of people join the ranks each Friday and share something on Friday from the past. Well, today being Friday, I’m writing about a movie we watched last night that I had never seen before…Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Of course, I’ve known a lot of the music for this movie for years. The music was written and performed by the legendary Sherman Brothers, so any Disney fan knows the music. However, I had never seen the movie, although I certainly knew about it. For whatever reason I just never got around to seeing it until last night. I’ve got to tell you, though, I absolutely loved it! It was so incredibly cool, sappy, funny, musical, and even sad at times. In watching it, I caught a lot of similarities between this movie and one of my all time favorites — Mary Poppins.
When we were watching Dick Van Dyke’s character, Caractacus, dancing at the carnival with the other men, Sophie remarked to me how it reminded her of the …read more