Thursday, April 05, 2007

A Christmas Story Director Killed

When I saw this story last night I almost posted it, but decided to wait. The reason was so I could really do it justice with some clips and other things that show a slice of Robert Clark's career. I also knew I would go off on the drunk driver and thought I might say something I would regret later. I just don't understand why people don't take cabs or get someone else to drive them. The two deaths to Clark and his son, and the injury to the drunk driver's passenger all could have been avoided if he had done the smart thing. Always encourage your friends to call you if they need a ride, no matter the time of night. OK, enough time on the soapbox.

As you may remember from Christmas, I'm a little tired of A Christmas Story and think it is overplayed. BUT, that doesn't mean I don't like the movie. I do like it and think it's a classic.
I enjoyed the Porky's movies to some extent, but I was just a little too young, and they were a little too dark. I actually loved Turk 182! and because of that can excuse his participation in Rhinestone.

Here are a few scenes from A Christmas Story and an interview with a man who bought the house and now sells leg lamps.







3 comments:

Vienna Mom said...

The Christmas Story is a year-round tradition in our home. We've worn out copies of the tape and DVD.

Such a sad ending for someone who brought a lot of joy to many people.

Our heartfelt condolences to the Clark family.

Stacy said...

My heart goes out to his wife, to lose a husband and son in one day is unimaginable. I bet the ass who killed them gets a slap on the wrist, the justice system in this country is totally effed up.

Anonymous said...

Stacy:

The piece of subhuman excrement who killed him will not even get a slap on the wrist. He will jump back over the border to Mexico to avoid charges and creep back over later with a new (stolen) identity.

Fucking scumbag illegals.