Sunday, January 17, 2010

Miracle on 34th Street

I was excited to watch this with my daughter, because she is about old enough to appreciate it. I was very surprised when she told me, "Daddy, I don't know if I will be able to understand it -- it's in black and white, and I've never seen a black and white movie before." That came as a bit of a shock -- but I assured her she'd be able to understand it. It really is a pleasant, charming movie that manages to be witty and sharp, and not as sappy as one might expect. I saw part of a recent remake, and it did not retain those qualities. Most of all, I like the message of this movie -- things can be believed into existence.

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