Reviews

Third Man on the Mountain (1959)

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The Matterhorn Bobsleds are a pair of beloved roller coasters at Disneyland, so much so that many are saddened at its current closure due to refurbishment. Some may not know though that the ride was inspired by the live-action Disney film, Third Man on the Mountain. Let’s take a look at the movie today, shall we?

And remember, SPOILERS AHEAD!

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Swiss Family Robinson (1960)

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In 1812, author Johann David Wyss, published Der Schweizerische Robinson (The Swiss Family Robinson), a novel about a Swiss family who were shipwrecked Robinson Crusoe-style. The first film adaptation of this novel was in 1940 and after having watched it, Walt Disney decided to make his own film version 20 years later. Directed by Ken Annakin, the Disney film has since been beloved by many and its legacy is present in the Swiss Family Treehouse attraction found in multiple Disney parks. What do I think of the film? Read on to find out!

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Kidnapped (1960)

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Having previously made a film adaptation based on a novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, it wasn’t long after for the Disney Studios to try it again. This brings us to the little-known 1960 film, Kidnapped!

Coincidentally, no relation!

Is this a hidden gem or should this film be forgotten? Read on to find out what I think!

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The Light in the Forest (1958)

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Prejudice, especially that which is due to skin color or religious beliefs, is a dangerous and disgusting societal evil that every generation bears witness to. In recent events, we have witnessed what African Americans in this country go through on a daily basis. The Jews have gone through this for hundreds of years. And since 2001, Muslims like myself, are no stranger to the word, “Islamophobia”.

If only things like this would get more media coverage!
If only things like this would get more media coverage!

How do people address the issue of prejudice? Many people use various mediums, including film. The Disney Studios themselves addressed this topic in a film entitled The Light in the Forest. Although dealing with prejudice between white men and the American Indians, the film is extremely relevant in our era and applicable to any one of us.

And remember, SPOILERS AHEAD!

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