Love Is An Open Door

I've been *slightly* obsessed with "Frozen" for a couple of months now. "Let It Go," a very good song, is up for an Oscar tonight, but I absolutely adore "Love Is An Open Door," both for lyrics and the sequence's direction.

Actors tend to get a lot of love, as they should -- adulation is practically oxygen to Wilfair's Prior Yates -- but I want to thank Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, the film's songcrafters, for writing this exchange in "Love Is An Open Door":

Hans: I mean it's crazy!
Anna: What?
Hans: We finish each others'--
Anna: Sandwiches!
Hans: That's what I was gonna say!

Perfect writing. The secret to humor is surprise, the tiny twist at the end. Applause applause applause.

"Frozen," by the by, and "Get a Horse!," the short that preceded it in theaters, both had female directors. Cheers to Jenny Lee and Lauren MacMullen!

And am I into the idea that the film's main guy is an easygoing working man -- Kristoff the Ice Cutter -- and the film's main lady is royalty -- Princess Anna?

I wouldn't be into that particular dynamic at all. 

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! THE BEST.

5 comments:

Ginny said...

We are obsessed with Frozen too! Jake and I listen to the soundtrack every morning while we get my classroom ready for the day! :) Did you realize that exchange about the sandwiches seems to be a nod to a similar joke in Arrested Development? There was also some chicken dancing during the ball too!

bess said...

Ginny- I was going to ask if it was a reference to the Arrested joke too and the inclusion of chicken dancing seems to suggest it.

That One English Teacher said...

I've seen this movie a ridiculous number of times, and every time I love it more. When I was in Boston a few weeks ago with my extra-curricular kids, we kept singing "Do You Want to Build a Snowman" over and over. I think we annoyed everyone in Boston.

Wilfair Book said...

Ginny: No! Didn't know the "Arrested Development" reference. I will have to go back and look at that episode.

That One English Teacher: That's the one song that if I get in my head, it remains in my head through dinnertime. Which it now will. :)

Nikki said...

It hits blu-ray in two weeks; guaranteed, it'll be on repeat once we own it, and we don't even have kids in the house! The songs are fantastic ("Let it Go" won last night!) but I especially love Anna's songs. They're a little silly and a little awkward and a lot of earnest and just plain awesome.

 
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