Tonight, after the barbecue and fireworks, it’s the perfect time to curl up with a movie that celebrates America. (Although, if you’re a movie fan like me, you’ve got Fourth of July movies playing all day!) Here are some of my favorite Americana films:
– “The Music Man” – The trouble with a capital T begins on the Fourth of July, when swindler Harold Hill breezes in to raise a ruckus in River City, Iowa. I watch this 1962 musical every Fourth of July. I love the costumes, the cleverness, the toe-tapping music and the laugh-out-loud moments in this movie. It’s a glimpse of small-town American life at the turn of the 20th century, and it’s fun from start to finish.
Watch the original movie trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbiBx5T2uX0