Thursday, October 1, 2009

Practically perfect in every way

Happy Birthday Julie Andrews! Just in time to feel all warm and comfy inside with the coming of fall, we can celebrate a wonderful performer's movies that will also make you feel warm and comfy inside: it's a perfect match! I have, luckily, seen more Julie Andrews movies than my last birthday person, Donald O'Connor. I've seen about 6 Julie Andrews movies, unless you count her voice acting, in which case I've seen 8. This summer, I rekindled my admiration and love for Julie Andrews when I introduced Mary Poppins (1964) and Sound of Music (1965) to my almost-two-year-old niece. This rekindling inspired me to revisit another movie that I hadn't liked the first time around, Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967), which I now love. I also watched Relative Values (2000) for the first time and fell in love with it. The Princess Diaries films (2001 and 2004) are also a good testament to how elegant, graceful, and sophisticated Julie Andrews is. Most people have seen at least one Julie Andrews movie, usually two or three or four so I probably don't need to review them. What is your favorite Julie Andrews role? Your favorite Julie Andrews film (if there's a difference in the two)? Your favorite Julie Andrews song? Your favorite Julie Andrews line? Did I miss any spectacular Julie Andrews movie that you recommend? I'm really trying to get more responses to this blog because I'd like to know who is reading it. If you all want to say is "Happy Birthday" then that's okay too! So, to get the ball rolling:

Favorite Julie Andrews role: Mary Poppins:

Favorite Julie Andrews film: I really hate to say the same movie twice so I'll change it up with Relative Values even though Mary Poppins is probably my favorite:

Favorite Julie Andrews song: Toss up between "Feed the Birds (Tuppence A Bag)," "Chim Chim Cheree" and "I Have Confidence."

Favorite Julie Andrews line: "Starting tomorrow, I'm going to be unspeakably fatal."

And Happy Birthday Julie Andrews! Yay!
(And Happy October too)


  1. Favorite movie: Mary Poppins!
    Favorite role: Millie! (Maria too!)
    Favorite line: That's a tough one... Love "rheumatism" and "Oh, God bless whatshisname."
    Favorite song: Feed the Birds and Lonely Goatherd and Favorite Things. I Have Confidence is wonderful too!

    Happy birthday, Julie Andrews!

  2. I love Relative is one of my favorite movies of all time. And, of course I love S.O.M. but only until the part where Maria and the Captain sing together...after that, not so much...I definately live by rose colored glasses!

  3. Dude! We have the same favorite movie/song! Mine is also "feed the birds" or "chim chim cheree." It might have also had summit to do with the fact that Dick Van Dyke was in the film.

  4. Lovely pictures !


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