Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Smile Before

I was twelve years old when this movie came out. It will always be important to me. This scene is my favorite moment in cinematic history. Well, a part of it is. That walk up the hill is it. From the hug to the last steps, it still gives me goosebumps. Every time I watch it I still feel like that little girl in the big theatre, wanting that feeling.

It all comes down to the smile before the roar, for me. Those few seconds, those are the best. There is nothing more powerful that the feeling of decision. This isn't related to a farm, but that moment is how I got mine.

9 Comments:

Blogger Megan, Rudy's mom said...

Mine is Beauty and the Beast, if I'm feeling blue or scared I pop in that movie or listen to the music and all is right in world. I didn't see it in the movies when I was little so when it was just rereleased in 3D I was like kid. I always cry during the ball room scene and the very end. Something about classic Disney that makes us believe the impossible is possible.

January 10, 2013 at 9:12 PM  
Blogger Kristine Fox said...

Burst into tears every time (and each time for a different reason, but also for a deeper abiding reason: being the right you in the right place at the right time is Real Happiness). We must be around the same age... ;)

January 10, 2013 at 11:23 PM  
Blogger Anja said...

so true, I love this movie too, just watched it about 2 weeks ago and still get all emotional about like the first time I saw it

January 11, 2013 at 4:18 AM  
Blogger Linnea said...

I was nineteen when that movie came out. I watched it four times in the theater, three of them with my university buddies. That movie was special, everyone from the smallest kids to the grownups loved it. Today I am a lot less starry eyed over Disney movies, but the Lion King is still special. I liked Beauty and the Beast too, but Lion King? Everything in it fit perfectly together. I still bawl my eyes out just hearing the title music.

January 11, 2013 at 4:59 AM  
Blogger Linnea said...

I was nineteen when that movie came out. I watched it four times in the theater, three of them with my university buddies. That movie was special, everyone from the smallest kids to the grownups loved it. Today I am a lot less starry eyed over Disney movies, but the Lion King is still special. I liked Beauty and the Beast too, but Lion King? Everything in it fit perfectly together. I still bawl my eyes out just hearing the title music.

January 11, 2013 at 4:59 AM  
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January 11, 2013 at 6:12 AM  
Blogger Stephen Andrew said...

I planted a willow about five minutes after I closed on my house, her name obviously is Grandmother Willow. I've been known to paint a face on her from time to time :-) Disney movies of those time are solid gold.

January 11, 2013 at 10:41 AM  
Blogger Debra Fox said...

I loved the movie and also saw the play. After 9/11 many NY families like ours, bought theater tickets because Broadway really suffered from a lack of tourists. I was ill with an arthritis flare, and wasn't going to go, so glad I did. When the giraffes and other animals walked out, I was just stunned by the beauty of the scene and utterly transported.

January 11, 2013 at 1:14 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

I too was 12 when this movie came out. And I am assuming I was watching it the same time as you when it was recently on tv. I'm glad I'm not the only one who has goosebumps! :)

January 11, 2013 at 7:27 PM  

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