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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The characters of Sara's story, Prince Rama, his wife Sita, and the evil Ravana, all come from the ancient/epic Indian poem "The Ramayana." See more »
When the girls are trying to steal back Sara's locket, a box on the desk opens and closes between shots. However, since the girls are searching the office, it is reasonable to assume that one of the girls opened it to search the box for the locket, then closed it while the camera was focused elsewhere. See more »
Sara... why don't you tell your stories anymore?
They're just make-believe. They don't mean anything.
Oh, but they've always meant something to me. There were days I thought I would die, until I heard you talk about the magic.
There is no magic, Becky.
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Sonata in C Minor: Andantino expressivo
Written by Giovanni Pescetti (as Giovanni Battista Pescetti)
(performed by Miss Minchin during story hour and again in her study) See more »
A DEFINITIVE INSTANCE when the Academy, indeed the public, truly missed the mark...and indeed missed out
This film reminds you what life's all about. Emmanual Luzbeki's cinematography demands praise- it's so stunningly beautiful one wonders why he didn't win the oscar. Indeed, this film is flawlessly scripted, acted, and executed, it is perhaps the definitive example of how the Academy oftentimes nominates based on box-office receipts, and not based on merit. *&#$() braveheart, THIS movie was the best film of 1995. And should have been nominated. No other film makes me tear up or cry as much for its brutal honesty, it's uncliched tenderness, and heartfelt truth about those ultimately human truths- love, kindness, and the magic of believing. Rarely does a film so positively move one's heart. Seek this film out. Go now.
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