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What’s that little ditty people used to write in year-books? Ah, yes—

Good luck for the future / As years go by / And may the Blue Bird of Happiness/ Poop in your eye…

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THE BLUE BIRD (1976)

The first ever US-Soviet co-production, this children’s film is intended to convey a message about being thankful for what you have, but instead leaves the audience feeling suicidally depressed. Starring some sloppily painted doves, an embarrassed supporting cast in second-rate pantomime costumes, and Liz Taylor in four roles.

Hmph. Give me the first ever US-Japanese co-production any day!

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