Thursday, July 05, 2007

Revisit: 1776

A Columbia Pictures release 1972

Directed by Peter H. Hunt

Written by Sherman Edwards & Peter Stone (also play)

A musical outlining the birth of the Declaration of Independence.

Before he was roaming the halls as Mr. Fenie in Boy Meets World, William Daniels portrayed John Adams in this musical interpretation of the events that led to the birth of the United States. The film, based on the Broadway musical of the same name, is fairly straight-forward, unflashy, and lacks any real memorable numbers. However, if you're a history buff, or if the thought of seeing our fore-fathers parading around while singing songs about voting and Congress piques your interest, this may be the film for you.