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Old 01-21-2020, 05:09 AM
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I think part of the appeal of the movie is because it isn't heavy and dramatic. It's fluffy and sweet and there's a certain audience for that because not everyone wants to watch super hero movies or deep intricate plots about relationships that practically require you to take notes or dystopian worlds or ... well, anything dark.

The 1960's had a lot of bad stuff going on, I think part of the initial appeal was escaping contemporary reality. Rather like the lavish musicals of the 1930's - the world was going to hell, let's watch something that's superficial fun to get away from all the grimdark.