Tonight we watched “The Music Man.” (Public TV -- no commercials, the whole movie uncut!)
I know the story, we have the LP of the sound track and I’ve seen the movie a few times. I still like it.
It is a story of a film flam salesman who set out to take advantage of people by selling band instruments to young boys on the premise of a band. His habit was to get the money and run. That worked until he met the gorgeous unmarried Librarian, and all things changed.
It has good music and a weak plot, I suppose.
But the premise off the fake Professor Harold Hill’s system what he called “The Think System.” You think the notes and out they come. Having played a brass instrument since I was 10, I know it is not that easy.
Still, there is a lot to be said for the premise. If you think evil it affects your head. If you think good it also affects your head and your view of others.
In the final scene, the boys band, boys who have never played an instrument and it was not hard to tell, imagined of themselves as a real band, and it happened, if only in their head.
The wise man said that as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he. If it was true then it is true now, Professor Harold Hill notwithstanding!
But a band with 76 trombones! That is a lot of brass.
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