Here we are again, with another installment of my Holiday-a-thon, and this time we’ll be taking a loot at a certain miracle. The Miracle on 34th Street, that is.
The absolutely delightful film is directed by Les Mayfield, but that doesn’t take away the fact that it is written And produced by the miracle worker himself, John Hughes. Richard Attenborough gives one spectacular performance as Kris Kringle and even though we’re never in the entirety of the film really shown that he actually IS Santa Clause, I fully believe that he was. Which is kinda what I think this movie is all about, believing. I don’t know about you, but after watching this film, I kinda like Christmas a lot more. It touched my inner child and I am surely glad that I’ve seen it. My on.ly concern now, is to track down the original (and two other remakes) to compare.
As you probably already have figured out, this is more than a contender for my Top5, and it’s definitely well deserved. There wasn’t a single cast out of place, every actor and actress in this production played their parts with absolute perfection. Even the musical scoring was top notch. There is something Hughes’ penmanship partnered with Mayfield’s directing brings to the table that just… oozes Christmas. If you haven’t seen it, I highly suggest that you do, or you’ll be missing out!
That’s it for now, but if you tune in later tonight, I’ll be dropping some thoughts on the Swedish classic In Bed with Santa, but until then……