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Thoughts About SPRING (Date: March 26, 2021)

spring | Definition, Dates, & Facts | BritannicaSPRING.  Perhaps my favorite season.  Symbolic of rebirth and renewal.  That brown grass turns green.  Bare trees produce new leaves.  Perennial plants, bushes and flowers bloom again.  Color returns to life.  There’s more hours of daylight.  Warmer weather.

Movies have provided various images of Springtime.  Here’s a few examples that immediately sprang to my mind.  Some are pertinent representations.  Some…reflective.  Some…meaningless references.

IT HAPPENS EVERY SPRING (1949). A chemistry professor creates a game-changing baseball.

COME NEXT SPRING (1956). A booze-fueled wanderer returns to his family after a 9 year absence—cold sober.

A Tale of Springtime (1990) - Éric Rohmer | Review | AllMovieSPRING BREAKERS (2013).  A rowdy vision of the Spring ritual in Florida.

PALM SPRINGS WEEKEND (1963).  20 something actors are portraying teenagers on a spree in California..

A TALE OF SPRINGTIME (1990).  One of French filmmaker Eric Rohmer’s TALES OF THE FOUR SEASONS—opening virtually via Red River on April 2.

SPRINGTIME IN THE ROCKIES (1937).  Western star Gene Autry deals with action-packed situations (in black & white)..

SPRINGTIME IN THE SIERRAS (1947).  Western star Roy Rogers deals with action packed situations (in TruColor).

Many titles don’t openly reveal a connection with Spring. Ferris Bueller's Day Off: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia  Sara, Jeffrey Jones, Jennifer Grey, Cindy Pickett, Lyman Ward, Edie  McClurg, Charlie Sheen, Ben Stein, Del Close, Virginia Capers, Tak  Fujimoto, JohnFERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF (1980).  Teenage adventures…while cutting classes.

WENT THE DAY WELL? (1942).  During WW2 a rural British community thwarts a German invasion.

THE SECRET GARDEN (1993).  A 10-year-old orphan restores a neglected garden.

BAMBI (1942).  The Prince of the Forest and his friends.

What films do you associate with Spring?  Please respond to Red River’s Facebook post on March 23 and share your thoughts!

That’s the way I see it.

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