From the song, "Tomorrowland"
I watch very little television, but recently I searched TV channels to find something to fill up a bit of extra time. To my delight, I came upon the last half hour or so of the 1957 movie, An Affair to Remember. I believe the movie has been remade, and, in fact, this 1957 movie is a remake of the 1939 movie of the same name. But only Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr could play the parts of Terry and Nickie with such appeal.
If you haven’t seen the movie, here’s a summary: “Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr, high-profile types both engaged to be married to other people, meet and fall in love during an ocean voyage. To test the depth of their commitment to each other, Grant and Kerr promise that, if they're still in love at the end of six months, they will meet again at the top of the Empire State Building.”
I’d love to write more, but that would spoil the movie for those who may not have seen it. However, the last spoken line is somewhat of an extension of the lyrics of a song that children sing in the movie. I’ll leave you with those hopeful and inspiring lyrics and my urging that if you haven’t seen the 1957 version of the sweet, clean movie, An Affair to Remember, please do so.
There's a wonderful place called tomorrowland
And it's only a dream away
And the moment you get to tomorrowland
You'll forget about today.
You'll be walking on clouds,
You'll forget every care,
And your troubles, like bubbles, will vanish in air
Ask me how do you get to tomorrowland
Close you eyes, make a wish and you're there.
Music: Harry Warren
Lyrics: Harold Adamson & Leo McCarey
© 1957 Twentieth Century Music Corporation Rights controlled by Leo Feist, Inc.
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Thanks for reading my blog! My next novel in the West Virginia Mountains Series is titled Promise Me. Look for it this spring.