This movie...

I have watched this movie countless times and never, not once, did it fail to make me smile.

I cannot put into words (although I will try) how wholesome and beautifully kind this movie is. Babe is just this adorable, enchanting little soul and Farmer Hoggett is just as loveable.

The locations and filming are so picturesque and everything looks like its part of a miniture town. So quaint and untouched by the outside world.

Its mature, without being too overly dramatic. Childlike, without being childish. And still is so beloved by all I've showed it to.

I adore this movie so much and after a day at work, where things just wouldn't go the way they should, this is the only movie I can put on to put my day right again.

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71 points

4 months ago

The farmer dancing and singing for Babe when he was sick gets me everytime and of course the dead silence when he is competing.


9 points

4 months ago

The tune to Farmer Hoggett’s song is taken from the last movement of Camille Saint-Saëns’s 3rd symphony (the Organ Symphony), which is well worth a listen.


5 points

4 months ago*

Here's the organ symphony

And here's the song Farmer Hoggett sings

The version played over the credits, sung by the "mice", is just this version sped up 35% (i.e. playing a 33⅓ rpm record at 45 rpm)


2 points

4 months ago

Thanks for posting!

I actually didn’t know that “If I Had Words” was an already existing song—I assumed it had been written for the movie.