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10 Great Seconds – Enchanted

October 23, 2011

Another 10 Great Seconds – this is the last bit of the big musical number in “Enchanted.” This movie is about 100 times better than the premise has the right to be. It’s a really fun script and the performances are spot on. But this musical number that breaks out in Central Park spontaneously, because that’s what happens around Disney Princesses, is beyond great. After we finished the movie, I went back and made Kat watch it again. It’s just such an explosion of happiness. I’ll get to “Make em Laugh” from “Singin in the Rain” eventually, but this is on par with that.

The music is by Alan Menken and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. This is perfect Schwartz material – it’s slightly a parody, so it lets him use his cynicism for good, instead of just being depressing. Same as he did with “Wicked.”

What to look for: Amy Adam’s hands – they never leave that Disney Princess position. She must have had carpal tunnel when they wrapped. And then watch everything. This is all the people they met during the course of the song, all now coming together for the big finish. There’s some new fun thing to watch every time I look at it, but I always come back to the old people doing their moves in half time, and their ending position. It just makes me happy.

You should watch this one in full screen, by the way.

  1. October 23, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    “watch ti again” is a drastic understatement. I believe we watched it 5 times and then a few months later watched it multiple times again. Not the entire movie just this musical number! When are you planning on sharing it with Emma?

    • October 25, 2011 at 12:24 am

      “Planning on sharing” suggests that she and I don’t watch it when you’re not around…

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