Posted: November 27, 2001
Two tropical birds are in the process of building their lovenest grass hut when a troup of traveling jazz performers known as the Baltimore Orioles comes along. The female bird becomes hypnotized by the music, and the leader invites her to join his troupe. Attracted to the bright lights and glamor, the female bird leaves a farewell note, announcing that she is leaving to live a life of glamor in the north.
The male bird heads north, seeking his bride, flying around in an impressive scene showing the cold city at night. We see lights burning in the windows, with grayish brown buildings mantled with snow passing in the background. The bird looks down and sees what at first appears to be the form of his beloved that turns out to be only an automobile hood ornament.
In the meantime, the leader of the troupe is disgusted with the female bird, and throws her out into the snow. She begs to be taken back, but the leader only pushes her face into the snow.
Full of dispair, the female bird ties her wings together, and leaps off the building in an effort to commit suicide. But her fall is broken when she lands on her finace. They both return to the island, with a lesson to be learned regarding true love and happiness.
This entry conatins many beautiful settings and makes effective use of color to contrast the warm tropical Hawaiian settings with the cold harshness of the city. Well worth viewing.
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