Admittedly, today’s installment of Great Movie Scenes is a bit on the nose since today is June 1st. But can you blame us? Is there a more stirring movie musical salute to the beginning of the summer season than Rodgers and Hammerstein‘s “June Is Bustin’ Out All Over” from Carousel? Watching this scene is like emerging from a cocoon of blandness and suddenly being surrounded by the sights, sounds, colors and promise of the months ahead. It’s the magic of cinema, front and center…not to mention yet another example of the considerable pleasures that musicals from the Golden Age of Hollywood offered viewers — then and now!
Previously on MovieFanFare: Open Thread: Tell Us About Your Favorite Classic Musical!