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swiss family robinson

Sometimes I turn on my TV just to have some background noise going on. This morning I settled on the Hallmark Channel. They were running some kind of show about some people on deserted islands that was kind of boring. It seemed to me like the cast was made up more of models than actors that can genuniely evoke emotion.

But right after that, Walt Disney’s classic Swiss Family Robinson was on. I really like that movie, but I haven’t seen it all the way through until today. About 10 minutes into it, I remembered I had it on DVD, and so I popped it in and watched it in glorious widescreen (scope, even).

The movie is comfortably long (a little over 2 hours) and entertaining all the way. They briefly cover in the beginning how they got shipwrecked (and not very well, I thought … I should read the book sometime) and soon they are moving to the island and making a new life there. Great movie, good stuff. I love the classics.