Old Hollywood
Cinema
1900-1979

Nostalgia is a seductive liar - George Wildman Ball
via the Beethoven sequence from A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969, dir. Bill Melendez), which can be seen here.
"The centerpiece of the film from a visual standpoint is the scene where Schroeder plays Beethoven’s sonata Pathetique. We are treated to an extraordinary visual collage which borders on the psychedelic, a collage which aptly suggests how music might really come alive inside the creative mind.
The swirling colors, quick glimpses of real locations and personalities, and heady rhythmic editing all make for a rather breathtaking sequence, reminding one that, although largely forgotten now, A Boy Named Charlie Brown was considered a popular “head film” of its day. This sequence alone certainly suggests that the film might have been enjoyed by anyone of a certain higher mind, along with films such as Yellow Submarine.” (via)

via the Beethoven sequence from A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969, dir. Bill Melendez), which can be seen here.

"The centerpiece of the film from a visual standpoint is the scene where Schroeder plays Beethoven’s sonata Pathetique. We are treated to an extraordinary visual collage which borders on the psychedelic, a collage which aptly suggests how music might really come alive inside the creative mind.

The swirling colors, quick glimpses of real locations and personalities, and heady rhythmic editing all make for a rather breathtaking sequence, reminding one that, although largely forgotten now, A Boy Named Charlie Brown was considered a popular “head film” of its day. This sequence alone certainly suggests that the film might have been enjoyed by anyone of a certain higher mind, along with films such as Yellow Submarine.” (via)

A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969, dir. Bill Melendez)
"Sometimes I lie awake at night and I ask: ‘Why me?’ Then a voice answers: ‘Nothing personal, your name just happened to come up.’"

A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969, dir. Bill Melendez)

"Sometimes I lie awake at night and I ask: ‘Why me?’ Then a voice answers: ‘Nothing personal, your name just happened to come up.’"

Vince Guaraldi - Baseball Theme (A Boy Named Charlie Brown: The Original Soundtrack Recording)

A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969, dir. Bill Melendez)

A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969, dir. Bill Melendez)

via A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969, dir. Bill Melendez)
”You can’t create humor out of happiness. I’m astonished at the number of people who write to me saying, ‘Why  can’t you create happy stories for us? Why does Charlie Brown always  have to lose? Why can’t you let him kick the football?’ Well, there is  nothing funny about the person who gets to kick the football.”
-Charles Schulz, Charlie Brown, Snoopy and Me

via A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969, dir. Bill Melendez)

”You can’t create humor out of happiness. I’m astonished at the number of people who write to me saying, ‘Why can’t you create happy stories for us? Why does Charlie Brown always have to lose? Why can’t you let him kick the football?’ Well, there is nothing funny about the person who gets to kick the football.”

-Charles Schulz, Charlie Brown, Snoopy and Me

A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965, dir. Bill Melendez)

A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965, dir. Bill Melendez)

Vince Guaraldi Trio - Linus and Lucy (A Boy Named Charlie Brown: The Original Sound Track Recording)

A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969, dir. Bill Melendez)
"Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, ‘Where have I gone wrong?’Then a voice says to me, ‘This is going to take more than one night.’”

A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969, dir. Bill Melendez)

"Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, ‘Where have I gone wrong?’
Then a voice says to me, ‘This is going to take more than one night.’”

Vince Guaraldi Great Pumpkin Waltz (It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966, dir. Bill Melendez)
"Each year, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that he thinks is the most sincere. He’s gotta pick this one. He’s got to. I don’t see how a pumpkin patch can be more sincere than this one. You can look around and there’s not a sign of hypocrisy. Nothing but sincerity as far as the eye can see."

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966, dir. Bill Melendez)

"Each year, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that he thinks is the most sincere. He’s gotta pick this one. He’s got to. I don’t see how a pumpkin patch can be more sincere than this one. You can look around and there’s not a sign of hypocrisy. Nothing but sincerity as far as the eye can see."

Vince Guaraldi Be My Valentine (Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Piano: David Benoit

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966, dir. Bill Melendez)

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966, dir. Bill Melendez)

Vince Guaraldi Skating (A Charlie Brown Christmas: Original Soundtrack Recording of the CBS Television Special)

Vince Guaraldi Greensleeves (A Charlie Brown Christmas: Original Soundtrack Recording of the CBS Television Special)