17 March 2008

The Point

An innocent little movie from 1971, narrated by Ringo Starr, with music by Harry Nilsson, about a little boy, Oblio, and his dog Arrow, who are outcast. The movie is about acceptance and the inherent value in each person. The best part is the sweetness shown between boy and dog to the tune "Me and My Arrow". I liked it, but was a bit suprised that the kids liked it as much as they did. They keep wanting to re-watch it.


Chris S said...

Oh wow, talk about a blast from the past. I distinctly remember my parents showing me this when I was in first grade (circa 1980/81) and getting picked on by the kids at school.

Mark Miller said...

I remember loving that movie as a child; especially the song "Me and My Arrow". I sang it to myself for weeks.

TV commercials later oversaturated the airwaves with the song to promote the Plymouth Arrow. The catchy tune which previously elicited fond childhood memories of animated friendship became synonymous with a crappy car.

Somehow the old magic was ruined. and I shall never forgive them for it.

CityKin said...

^I hate when they do that.