THE PEANUTS MOVIE (2016): An Allegory
The Peanuts Movie opens with a homage to the iconic Vince Guaraldi music of the 60s and 70s (presented by composer Christophe Beck), the classic, whimsical tunes that have been a staple of the gang’s antics given to us by Charles Schulz long ago (in a creative galaxy far away?) before anyone reading this, presumably, was even born. The film itself is a commemoration of the series’ 65th anniversary, bringing back the famous threadbare storytelling style characterized by brevity and minimalism, yet packed with more take away value than some 300+ page novels.
|“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” –Winston Churchill, in a private conversation with Linus’ blanket|
|“Keaton always said, ‘I don’t believe in Sandiego, but I’m afraid of her.’|
|“You are not the contents of your wallet. You are not the black zigzagging stripe on your cowardly yellow shirt.”|