Monday, 27 March 2017

Musical Monday #128

So to round off this month's 'MOTHERS' theme, here is a musical number that always makes me cry, ever since I was a tiny amoeba person (although not for the song, but the images/what is going on in the story).

Baby Mine from Dumbo

Dumbo might be short and contain a random drug trip sequence, but it's the only good thing to come out of Disney during the war years.  A baby is abused for being different, his mother is locked up unjustly for protecting him, he is ostracized, eventually discovering that what makes him different is what makes him special and strong and he takes revenge on those who have abused him.  All we need now is for all the animals in that circus to take revenge on their human abusers and escape... but maybe in the remake.

So, what I have learned from the Mothers theme this month, (apart from that mothers are disturbingly underrepresented in films/musicals because for some reason everyone is obsessed with their fathers instead) is that mothers of females are evil, controlling monsters and mothers of males are loving, nurturing angels.  So... Freud is alive and well in Hollywood.

What theme shall I use next month?

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