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Which sequence from Melody Time was your favorite?

Once Upon A Wintertime
1 (11.1%)
Bumble Boogie
0 (0%)
Johnny Appleseed
4 (44.4%)
Little Toot
0 (0%)
Trees
1 (11.1%)
Blame it on the Samba
0 (0%)
Pecos Bill
3 (33.3%)

Total Members Voted: 9

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Melody Time: Best Sequence
« on: July 04, 2009, 12:38:20 AM »
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I went with Pecos Bill.  I saw this film a year ago and it's the segment that stuck with me.

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Re: Melody Time: Best Sequence
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2009, 08:20:15 AM »
Johnny Appleseed. It's like you guys didn't even watch this one. Not only is it diabolical, a ton of fun, and a great short for Fourth of July time, but that final shot of all the apple tree clouds is majestic.

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Re: Melody Time: Best Sequence
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2009, 10:06:31 AM »
Appleseed would be my 2nd choice and that final shot is my favorite from the film.

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Re: Melody Time: Best Sequence
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2009, 12:11:06 PM »
Johnny Appleseed. It's like you guys didn't even watch this one. Not only is it diabolical, a ton of fun, and a great short for Fourth of July time, but that final shot of all the apple tree clouds is majestic.

Yeah, we disagree with something you say, so obviously it's like we didn't watch it.  ::)

I went with Trees, in as pedestrian and pedantic of a movie as you'll find, at least the animation tried fro something in that segment.

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Re: Melody Time: Best Sequence
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2009, 02:25:48 PM »
Considering neither review made mention of the segment at all and of the artistic merits that it clearly possesses then what other assumption am I to make aside from it having been simply glossed over?

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Re: Melody Time: Best Sequence
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2009, 02:35:24 PM »
Considering neither review made mention of the segment at all and of the artistic merits that it clearly possesses then what other assumption am I to make aside from it having been simply glossed over?

It doesn't do anything interesting artistically, it's boring and very pedestrian in its animation and storytelling methods.

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Re: Melody Time: Best Sequence
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2009, 02:36:16 PM »
Did you see that final shot? It's just as good as anything in Trees.

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Re: Melody Time: Best Sequence
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2009, 08:08:57 PM »
Did you see that final shot? It's just as good as anything in Trees.

Even better I'd say.  But taken as an entire segment is falls a little short.  After all, you wouldn't support The Incredibles just because of that awesome shot where the waterfall parts to allow Syndrome's vehicles in, would you?

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Re: Melody Time: Best Sequence
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2009, 08:15:39 PM »
I would not support that argument. Johnny Appleseed takes all the whimsy of a Disney cartoon, mixes in the musical mastery the studio is known for, and pairs it with some really beautiful sequences and shots along with one of the most interesting portrayals of death on screen that I've seen from any kids film. It's a nearly perfect segment.

I only faintly recall that shot, though the sequence where the family gets to the island is pretty decent I guess.

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Re: Melody Time: Best Sequence
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2009, 01:38:07 PM »
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