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March 16, 2009

Finian's Rainbow



I was excited to go to Ireland for two main reasons...which can be boiled down to one main artifact from the past: Finian's Rainbow. You see what I mean. My mom, the brilliant woman that she is, trained us in old film classics like this one and I still go around singing Look To The Rainbow thanks to her.

My memories from the film include Irishman Finian and his beautiful daughter, who have stolen a pot of gold and sing a whole lot about it, a mute girl who dances instead of talking, a guy who gets turned black, and of course, a leprechaun. Somehow, from my perspective now, I think there must have been a bit of political satire in this one, but as an 8 year-old, there was mostly just that dancing lady, Fred Astaire and the leprechaun.

Well, Finian's Rainbow made me dream about Ireland. This weekend I finally got to go and I asked the Irish people, "How are things in Glacca Morra. Is that little brook still leaping there?" Turns out it isn't a real place. But there are Killybegs, Kilkerry and Kildare.

You'll never grow old and you'll never grow poor if you look to the rainbow beyond the next moor.

3 comments:

D1Warbler said...

Thanks for the reminder of that great movie. I love that song, too. Sad to know that Gloca Mora doesn't exist, though.

BrightWhite Productions said...

I was also 8 when my parents took me to see Finian's Rainbow. Actually, it was my 8th birthday, and the first gift I opened was the sountrack album. Kind of a blah gift, I thought...until they took me to the movie that afternoon. I played that album to death, and I still go around singing Glacca Morra today. How about That Great Come and Get It Day and Old Devil Moon.... (sigh!) I've got to go see that movie again!!

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It was indeed a fantastic film, one of the best from that time.

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