Monday, March 28, 2011

Movie Monday: The Moon-Spinners

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To Europe With Kids presents Movie Monday as a weekly feature to recommend films that might expose children and their families to any small bit of European history, folklore, scenery, or animated imagery as entertainment, perhaps new knowledge, or just a couple of hours of electronic babysitting.
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This one's a little overly dramatic - might I even say schmaltzy - but it's a typical 1960s genre Hayley Mills Disney movie.  In The Moon-Spinners, Mills plays a young English girl visiting Greece, which is why I'm recommending it to you and your family.  The movie was shot entirely on location on the Mediterranean island of Crete.  While Mills' character, Nikky, gets involved in a mysterious crime and the ensuing adventures, you can enjoy the scenery in the film.  Crete is the largest of the Greek islands, with sandy beaches, rocky coastline, and characteristic white-washed buildings.  Watch the trailer to see if you think this film is right for your family movie night!


Nikky's view from The Moon-Spinner Hotel.















5 comments:

  1. How have I missed that movie all these years? Better question, how have I missed GREECE?
    On the list of 50 things to do before I am 50...
    looking forward to it!

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