• I love you, Miss Hannigan

    Today I watched Annie (1982): yes, the musical. I’m not sure what prompted me. Curiosity, perhaps. I have an unfocused childhood memory of the film, and I figured since John Huston directed the film, and it featured a strong cast, it was worth a second glance. It had its moments, but I felt rather discomforted by the weird undertones about race and class in the film. Annie (Aileen Quinn – of course she’s of Irish descent with that carrot-top) had that slightly shrieky voice and dimply face that I associate with precocious child stage actors. Still, it’s a tough role to play. Annie is optimistic in the face of rejection…