Archive for December 20, 2012

Weapons of Christmas Destruction

Posted in FILM, Politics, Television with tags , , , , , on December 20, 2012 by dcairns


This week’s festive edition of The Forgotten, as promised deals with the long-unscreened Carol for Another Christmas. Script by Rod Serling in full nicotine-stained prophet mode, direction by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, bouncing back from CLEOPATRA with a tight, simple piece that focuses on performance rather than columns and sphinxes and stuff. And we get to see Peter Sellers invent the Tea Party.

It’s tempting to suppose, based on this and DR STRANGELOVE and BEING THERE that any film in which Sellers attains high political office is going to be good, yet THE PRISONER OF ZENDA exists to stand as an awful exception to this rule.