Sunday, November 11, 2007

Gimme shelter

Something to contemplate on Veterans Day, via Robert N. Going: Julie Andrews reminisces to Dick Van Dyke about life in British bomb shelters during World War II and sings the Vera Lynn hit that became indelibly identified with those waiting for their loved ones to return. If you only know "We'll Meet Again" from the final scenes of "Dr. Strangelove" (or from the Byrds' ironic version, here's a chance to hear it with appropriate context.

I also like seeing how Andrews and her former "Mary Poppins" co-star seem chastely to be very fond of one another. It's not often that one sees that kind of philia on TV.