Monday, December 21, 2009

christmas move countdown #6

Patrick Stewart is the best Ebenezer Scrooge ever. this is the version that is the most based off of the book that i have ever seen.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Christmas Move Countdown #7

a Charley Brown Christmas!

Does anyone know what Christmas is all about?????

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Christmas Move Countdown #8

who doesn't love the Muppets when they are portraying classical literature? this is just a good fun time to sit and watch miss piggy, Kermit, Fozzie bear, Gonzo and the rest walking around London as if they were there and always have been a part of the world. I tip my at to the wonderful imagination of Jim Henson.

Friday, December 11, 2009

christmas move countdown #9

Straight from the imagination of Chris Van Allsburg comes the wonder-us story of a magical train to the north pole. it is a story about belief and considering I still believe in Santa Claus i find this a wonderful Christmas treat. granted the graphics, wail a great example of motion capture technology, are not the greatest (and at times a little freaky) but i think they captured the imagination of Allsburg well.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

christmas move countdown #10

it is a musical, about snow with Bing Crosby, is there any more to say? ho and yes because I am now living in the "south" I do dream for a white Christmas. Can't wait to get back to Wyoming!

Monday, December 07, 2009

christmas move countdown #11

Did you know this movie was actually basted off of the Bible? Yeah the part where after the passover Mary and Joesph head home and Jesus isn't with him but they figure he is with the rest of the family so it is all okay. then when they realize that he isn't with them they go running back to Jerusalem.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

christmas move countdown #12

This year for Christmas on my blog i have decided to do something completely different. a Christmas move count down to count down my favorite 12 Christmas movies. and so here at number tweleve is....
The stingiest man in Town
I love musicals and i love this musical rendition of the Christmas carol by Charles Dickens. the animation i know is hooky but it was created by the same animator team as the animated hobbit and return of the king...

any way the reason i love it is mostly because of two songs (though i enjoy most of the songs in this one what can i say i like musicals). the first song is sung by Tiny Tim's oldest sister and is called "Yes There is a Santa Clause." which i love because yes i may be almost 26 but i still believe in Santa Clause!

the second song is sung by the narrator and is call the "Birthday Party of the King." in this song the creative team bring in to their movie the real reason for the season. yes we can debate all day about the fact that most of the symbols that have become iconic with Christmas are pagan but is it really worth it to not be celebration of the birth of Christ even if Christ wasn't born on the 25th of December? the point is that the reason I celebrate Christmas is because of the mystery of the God of the universe who created all things becoming man. that is a mystery beyond my comprehension.

on a whole this musical is a very artful way of telling retelling the story of Ebeneser Scrooge and his coming to understand that his business is not to make the most money but that Man kind should be his business. and that he learn to hear and help his fellow man.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

and the day after.....

well it is December first...
and all threw the house everything was quiet.
there are dirty plates in the sink
and empty sprite cans on the coffee table
a few empty bags of popcorn.... Okay I know non of that really rhythms so I will just stop now. (this is of course why I don't write poetry)

after some well erned rest i have to say even though i do not have the honor of reaching the goal of 50,000 words I consider myself to have gain my own goal of sorts. the story i wrote has a beginning, an end, and a completed plot movement. (though i am not so confident in my skills to not take into account that there are probably several plot wholes and at least two characters who changed names half way threw the story.) however it cam to a nice neat end with a wonderous loose end that will work wonderfully for a sequel next year.

and now my I offer my great congratulations to those noble souls who were able to beat thier keyboards, pens, and or notebooks into submission and made it to 50,000 words. to you I raise my glass and salute you.