At Bunk Films we're planning to shoot a script called _Santa's Last Stand_
in which two kids tie up their dad (apparently dressed as Santa Claus,
though I haven't read it) and interrogate him on the truth about
everything from Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny to the rhythm method.
I think the dad is to be played by Charles Taggart, and I know the
daughter is to be played by Andrea Emerson. I'm considering playing the
son, but I'll have to see the script to make sure. I think Tino Marquez
Jr. is going to direct it. It was written by someone named Toney (sic),
but I don't know him, or his last name. Just thought I'd mention this...
On Tue, 17 Nov 1998, kelly abbott wrote:
> On a lighter note...
> I've been writing a column on films for a comedic magazine. Soon we'll be
> producing a December marathon that includes a new article ever day of
> December. An advent calendar, actually. Anyway, I plan on making my
> regular Christmas reviews but also had an idea to write about Santa Claus in
> film throughout the years.
> What I'm asking screen-l, h-film all my friends and readers to help me with,
> is to compile a record of all the weirdest Santa Clause imagery they can
> remember form films past. Myself, I can only think of a few. The "Dream
> Santas" in The City of the Lost Children, the "Rude Santa" in A Christmas
> Story. But I'm drawing blanks after that. I seem to remember, a Terrorist
> Santa from Christmas past, and didn't Chevy Chase do Santa once. Was it SNL
> or the Vacation movie? Oh, and Gremlins featured Gremlin Santas. That's a
> prime example. See where I'm going?
> If you could forward your suggestions, so that I can fortify my article, I'd
> be grateful indeed. Also, feel free to write me personally about any
> memorable Chistmas film experiences. My editor mentioned that he kept his
> ticket stub from the Muppet Christmas Story from way back. When he looked
> through his albums recently he noticed that the stub had been torn just so,
> leaving "Muppet Christ" legible. "Now that's a movie I want to see!" he
> Get the picture?
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