Thursday, 18 December 2008
Movie Melody - 1971 -
Melody (aka S.W.A.L.K. or Sealed With A Loving Kiss) is a British film released in 1971 . It is about "puppy love." Although initially a box office disappointment in both the United States and Britain it has over the years become a cult classic. The film turned out to be an enormous hit in Japan , and in some Latin American countries like Argentina. Two British first-year secondary school youngsters, (Daniel Lattimer) Mark Lester and (Melody Perkins) Tracy Hyde fall head over heels in love and announce to their parents that they want to get married. Not sometime
in the future, but now. However, the adults, parents and teachers alike try to dissuade them. Along with the help of their friend (Ornshaw) Jack Wild and their classmates the young couple are determined to go ahead with their plans. This romantic fantasy was unique in that it told the story through the viewpoint of the children in the story, the adults playing only supporting roles.