Weirdly, this isn’t something that’s ever really shown on British TV, and it’s not a beloved staple here like it seems to be across the pond, so this is the first time I’ve seen it. I love and miss hand drawn animation, and this gets extra points for Boris Karloff performing the Grinch’s noises. Sweet, short and deservedly a classic.
Vera Ellen and Danny Kaye are insanely watchable. It’s so satisfying watching dancers work who are that talented, especially dancers who are so in sync with each other. The music itself is tad forgettable, and I’m never going to care for Bing Crosby, but it’s a charming and gorgeously executed movie with an infectious spirit.
People who don't know Scott Aukerman: This special makes no sense
People who do know Scott Aukerman: This special makes perfect sense
Re-watched this one for a uni essay. While the testimony from Family and friends of jumpers, and even a survivor, is undoubtedly moving, it's really hard for me not to see this as a manipulative and voyeuristic documentary that crassly and disturbingly turns real people's torment and suicide into a suspenseful narrative.
The director filmed a real person (among others) named Gene for over an hour, before he jumped to his death. Keep in mind, the director went to this…