Saturday, August 16, 2008

Early Lessons on Free Will and Causality

3 comments:

The Aesthetic Capitalist said...

Thanks LB!

I seem to remember the redheaded character, so I must have seen the movie at least once.

But I certainly do not recall the song nor that Fred Astaire and Mickey Rooney where the primary voices for 'Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town'.

Wow! Thanks for the smile.

Do you recommend the movie as a whole?

LB said...

I really can't say if I'd recommend it as a whole - I haven't seen it a while. It has lots of memorable moments that's for sure.

I also remember thinking that the young red-headed school teacher, Jessica, who becomes Mrs. Kris Kringle, was the paragon of stop-action beauty (human beauty, that is - otherwise Clarice from Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer would win).

And while I'm expounding on the virtues of old Rankin/Bass gems, The Little Drummer Boy is the one that still haunts me. They took that off the air a long time ago, but not before it damaged my psyche! Man, it's scary - bad men kill his parents and paint a smile on his face and force him to play the drums! His pet gets killed and is reanimated because he plays the drums for baby Jesus. Crikey!

But enough about that. Glad you enjoyed the video.

Fiddler said...

I knew I hadn't let my kids watch "The Little Drummer Boy" for a reason--but I must have repressed that damage to the psyche.

Everybody now, "Put one foot in front of the other. . ."

(I sense a chorus song in the making.)