Monday, December 01, 2008

Film Scenes That Matter: A Christmas Story

"Fra-gi-lay...It must be Italian."

There's no better scene to start the Christmas season off right.


Barbie Girl said...

Oh my gosh! That is probably my favorite part of the whole movie!

crystal dawn said...

I laugh my butt off every time the mother dresses the younger one up so much that he's so bloated he can barely walk. He falls down on the snow when the bullies attack. "He laid there like a slug - it was his only defense."

Great movie. Seems to never get old.

Scott Farcas said...

Can we all just move on please. This stirs up alot of memories I don't want to relive.

Spike Nesmith said...

Uh, Scott... check your birth certificate. It's "Scut Farkus". ;)

Do yourselves a favour next time you break out the DVD, check out Melinda Dillon's performance. Make her your focal point in every scene she's in - you won't be disappointed. She puts in an incredibly subtle wee performance, filled with little glances and motions. I don't think she gets enough credit.

RedZeppelin said...

I was just telling Spike the other day that I almost cried the day Darrin McGavin died. It was almost like losing a member of the family.

And I second Spike's kudos for Dillon's performance in the movie. She's always on, even when she isn't the focus of the shot.