A young British girl born and raised in India loses her neglectful parents in an earthquake. She is returned to England to live at her uncle's estate. Her uncle is very distant due to the ... See full summary »
A little girl discovers dreams do come true if you really believe. Six-year-old Susan has doubts about childhood's most enduring miracle - Santa Claus. Her mother told her the "secret" ... See full summary »
An adaptation of Maurice Sendak's classic children's story, where Max, a disobedient little boy sent to bed without his supper, creates his own world--a forest inhabited by ferocious wild creatures that crown Max as their ruler.
When her father enlists to fight for the British in WWI, young Sara Crewe goes to New York to attend the same boarding school her late mother attended. She soon clashes with the severe headmistress, Miss Minchin, who attempts to stifle Sara's creativity and sense of self-worth. Sara's belief that "every girl's a princess" is tested to the limit, however, when word comes that her father was killed in action and his estate has been seized by the British government. Written by
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As Sarah rides down the street at the film's conclusion, the name of one of the stores on the street is A.C. Blomquist & Co. Alan C. Blomquist was the Executive Producer of the film. See more »
Across the foyer from the sitting room in the school, we can see a music room that has two windows, but from the outside there are no windows. Also, it's impossible for there to be a room to the right of the foyer because on the outside there is not enough room. See more »
[at Sara's birthday party, Sara blows out the candles on her cake]
[happily jumping up and down]
I want a big piece!
Oh hush up, Lottie! I'm sure Princess Sara will give everyone a fair share. Right, Princess?
I told her that's what you were.
Well, not just me, all girls are princesses. Even snotty, two-face bullies like you, Lavinia!
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Radiant, emotional, and beautifully designed! MUST see!
This film transcends the "Children's Films" genre, to become a lovely miniature masterpiece. This director is fabulous! He is a master of mood and ambiance and a real artist with his compositions! (Just go see his Great Expectations modern remake for further proof!) The cast excels with the familiar material, Eleanor Bron is letter perfect as the wicked headmistress of the school, never descending into caricature, but still making her mark as a the villianous Miss Minchin. Liesel Matthews is a surprising delight as the title character, the other little girls are stereotypical but miraculously wonderful in their individual parts!
Rarely does a film completely draw you into it's world and grab hold of your emotions like this one. The imagery and design elements are remarkable. The passages from India are mystical and powerful, the use of green throughout the design elements is inspired and helps create this world of wonder seen through a child's eyes. Even though, we can guess the ending, it still manages to wring you dry of tears before the final lovely "silent movie" fade-out.
A pure delight from beginning to end! (this must be seen on DVD to fully appreciate the design elements)
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