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(Mental Floss)   Watching TBS's endless loop of "A Christmas Story" today? If so, here are 25 things to watch for to make your holiday obsession even more obsessive. Oh fuuuuuuuuudge   (mentalfloss.com) divider line 20
    More: Spiffy, A Christmas Story, TNT, Little Orphan Annie, Ralphie, Jean Shepherd, Red Ryder, screenplays, running time  
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2013-12-25 12:30:23 PM
5 votes:
People with short attention spans won't like it. period.


Those who grew up playing PC games HALO. W.OW....etc....
....and watching Michael Bay type films will no way get it.


Those of us who had childhoods where we went outside more and actually EXPERIENCED REAL LIFE will greatly appreciate this wonderful film. Myself and others like me respond to films that show genuine warmth and atmosphere and have a balanced sense of nostalgia. sorry....no CGI. No obnoxious fast edits and pointless action sequences with zero character development. This film makes me think of my dad and my grandparents. (did you hear that? ....this film makes me THINK!)

cheers,
Merry Christmas
2013-12-25 12:32:05 PM
4 votes:
My explanation for the anachronisms is that the story is being told from the point of view of a middle aged Ralphie, and the anachronisms are simply him misremembering the details.
2013-12-25 12:07:30 PM
3 votes:
You know what? It's not that good a movie.
2013-12-25 01:49:28 PM
2 votes:
Just the dad is worth it. McGavin was perfect all the way down to when he turns his head and rubs his chin when the bartering begins for the tree.
2013-12-25 11:56:22 AM
2 votes:
Jesus Christ, just watch and enjoy the movie.
2013-12-26 11:34:27 AM
1 votes:

frepnog: szyska: Jack Nicholson was the dad.

it would have sucked, it would have made him the focus of the film, and the character would have suffered because it wouldn't have been "Ralphie's dad", it would have been Jack.


mcgavin did a perfect job with a lot of little gestures and looks. The mannerisms of a lot of our fathers
2013-12-25 04:49:13 PM
1 votes:
To save the curious a little time ("Melinda Dillon" in "Slap Shot"):

http://d2rights.blogspot.com/2011/08/yes-more-nude-scenes-by-quirky. ht ml

NSFW, and you'll have to scroll through plenty of [other] topless screen caps, but I hope you won't mind too much.
2013-12-25 04:08:25 PM
1 votes:

Winterlight: dccc: lifeboat: Winterlight: E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: best xmas movie, evar,
Melinda Dillon was so hot

She was much hotter in Close Encounters.

/getoffmylawn.jpg

Huh.  I never knew that was her.  Cool.

Yes, but she was hottest in Slap Shot, or at least she was most naked in Slap Shot.

Like a pair of pencil erasers.

/bunk time


You'll poke your eye out kid.
2013-12-25 03:38:29 PM
1 votes:

lifeboat: Winterlight: E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: best xmas movie, evar,
Melinda Dillon was so hot

She was much hotter in Close Encounters.

/getoffmylawn.jpg

Huh.  I never knew that was her.  Cool.


Yes, but she was hottest in Slap Shot, or at least she was most naked in Slap Shot
2013-12-25 01:41:40 PM
1 votes:
It's one of the best Christmas movies of all time.

Deal with it.

/.GIF of the Unskewed Polls guy with sunglasses.
2013-12-25 01:21:09 PM
1 votes:

Dee Snarl: LeroyBourne: Dee Snarl: I think my comment in the previous thread was stillborn, so I'll paraphrase. Watched it for the second time last night, suspicions confirmed: LAME. Corny, cloying, cutesy. Worst of all, not funny.

You didn't laugh when his bundled up lil bro fell over and couldn't get up?

No. That was stupid. Pretty much all the jokes are unbearably obvious. The whole enterprise makes Erma Bombeck look edgy. Also, I'm 43, and have Attention Surplus Disorder. But y'all keep on liking what I don't like. I'm just sayin....

/and no, I don't worship edginess in my entertainment
//but for the love of god


I'm 44, and it's my opinion that you should go stick you head in a pig.
2013-12-25 01:02:02 PM
1 votes:

LeroyBourne: Dee Snarl: LeroyBourne: Dee Snarl: I think my comment in the previous thread was stillborn, so I'll paraphrase. Watched it for the second time last night, suspicions confirmed: LAME. Corny, cloying, cutesy. Worst of all, not funny.

You didn't laugh when his bundled up lil bro fell over and couldn't get up?

No. That was stupid. Pretty much all the jokes are unbearably obvious. The whole enterprise makes Erma Bombeck look edgy. Also, I'm 43, and have Attention Surplus Disorder. But y'all keep on liking what I don't like. I'm just sayin....

/and no, I don't worship edginess in my entertainment
//but for the love of god

Ehh, when I was a kid I laughed at it.  I wouldn't say its' aged well, but I'll just say it's quirky and mildly entertaining.  It's for the kids I think.
/when we were young my lil sister cried when the old man slammed the door in the dog's ear.  we all laughed and explained to her that it wasn't a dog's ear in that door.


No. It was the dog's tail.
2013-12-25 12:47:15 PM
1 votes:
"If the voice of the man who brusquely informs Ralphie and Randy that the line to sit on Santa's lap begins about two miles further back than they had anticipated, that's because it's the voice of the narrator, a.k.a. Adult Ralphie, who also happens to be Jean Shepherd, the man upon whose short stories the film itself is based. The woman behind Shepherd is his wife, Leigh Brown."

If....what?

Despite this article's author inability to complete a thought, the movie is great, and anyone who says otherwise had no soul.
2013-12-25 12:40:46 PM
1 votes:
I am under 35 and grew up playing video games and I enjoy the movie more so than any other Christmas movie.

/Stop generalizing my generation.
2013-12-25 12:36:22 PM
1 votes:

LeroyBourne: Dee Snarl: I think my comment in the previous thread was stillborn, so I'll paraphrase. Watched it for the second time last night, suspicions confirmed: LAME. Corny, cloying, cutesy. Worst of all, not funny.

You didn't laugh when his bundled up lil bro fell over and couldn't get up?


No. That was stupid. Pretty much all the jokes are unbearably obvious. The whole enterprise makes Erma Bombeck look edgy. Also, I'm 43, and have Attention Surplus Disorder. But y'all keep on liking what I don't like. I'm just sayin....

/and no, I don't worship edginess in my entertainment
//but for the love of god
2013-12-25 12:32:48 PM
1 votes:
A Christmas Story is the perfect American holiday film for the modern age:

-It takes place in the 1940s, back when America was great (have you hugged a baby boomer today?)

-It has sex, violence, foul language... but not really. So you can still enjoy thinking about the sex and foul language, and watching the violence, but you don't have to bear the shame of doing it out in the open.

-It has a moral lesson: authority is always right (you really WILL shoot your eye out, kid)

-There's JUST enough minorities. Not too few. Not too many. Still majority white.

-Product placement!

-The penultimate Christmas gift? A gun! Just like the founding fathers intended.

See? Perfect.
2013-12-25 12:20:18 PM
1 votes:

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: Liking that movie very much depends on how old you are.  I doubt if anybody under the age of 35 has any resonance with it at all.


blogs.studentlife.utoronto.ca
2013-12-25 12:15:12 PM
1 votes:
Liking that movie very much depends on how old you are.  I doubt if anybody under the age of 35 has any resonance with it at all.
2013-12-25 12:13:19 PM
1 votes:

To The Escape Zeppelin!: You know what? It's not that good a movie.


Dee Snarl: I think my comment in the previous thread was stillborn, so I'll paraphrase. Watched it for the second time last night, suspicions confirmed: LAME. Corny, cloying, cutesy. Worst of all, not funny.


HEATHENS!
2013-12-25 12:12:21 PM
1 votes:
I think my comment in the previous thread was stillborn, so I'll paraphrase. Watched it for the second time last night, suspicions confirmed: LAME. Corny, cloying, cutesy. Worst of all, not funny.
 
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