Hi again. I just wanted to tell you guys I'm glad some of you read and enjoyed my review. It was an interesting experiment to write for long hours when not at work. Difficult, but interesting. And I'd like to keep it up, if possible. (First NaNoWriMo, then I have an idea for starting a review series on this blog. Tentative title: "Is it Sexist?")
But anyhow, I wanted to share a few things I found during/recently related to the review.
- There is apparently a conservative commentator named Michael Malone
- I really love Sarah Vowell's PopHistory, and hoped I was doing some PopLitCrit with what I did, albeit on a MUCH smaller scale. While wasting time writing the article I peeped out this awesome video.
But I think this one
is a little bit more relevant to our interests.
- I feel a little bad that while all of the Alastair Sim and George C. Scott Christmas Carol
s I've seen on my research, I have fond memories of A Muppet Christmas Carol
. Norrie Epstein was really down on this movie in The Friendly Dickens
. She called Michael Caine working with Kermit the Frog "depressing." I guess, but then again we ARE talking about the guy who passed up picking up his statue for Hannah & Her Sisters
at the Oscars so he could be on the set of Jaws: The Revenge
. The guy either doesn't have much pride or he loves to work no matter what.
Besides, A Muppet Christmas Carol
is fascinating in that they REALLY seem to want to be as accurate to the spirit as possible. I mean, there's no Ignorance and Want and there are more jokes but ... sheesh, the songs are really "on" you know? This song actually really gets Scrooge's character
. I mean, it talks about him being "mean" but it also gets that he's a bitter person because he's lonely, you know? And who would think of putting this
in a comedy movie? It's like the religious/saccharine double-threat! ... But I admit I really like it and keep listening to it.
Not that it's all seriousness. Check this out.
- But I feel a little bad about inundating you with Christmas stuff on Halloween ... Eve. So have some Scary Silent Hill Nurses!