nancylebov (nancylebov) wrote,

Friendly courtship from the movies?

I just watched the "Marianne the Librarian" clip

from The Music Man. I haven't seen the movie since I was a kid, and I didn't especially pay attention to the boring people stuff back then. I mostly remember the musical numbers as songs, and the marching band fantasy at the end.

Good God, that's courtship which is indistinguishable from bullying.

And there's the less politicized issue of assuming that introverts need to be broken down by extroverts.

The whole plot is pretty amazing. My mental filing system seems to be offline-- any other notable examples of trickster plots where everything which normally would have caused damage turns out to lead to a solidly happy ending?

Anyway, in the interests of washing that clip right out of my mind, would anyone care to recommend a clip or a whole movie that's about courtship which doesn't include either person squelching the other?

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