Thursday, December 20, 2007

Miracle on Sami's Street

I am watching, for the umpteenth time, the 1994 remake of the 1947 classic "Miracle on 34th Street". While critical reviews of the remake were mixed, I'm with Roger Ebert's assessment - the movie is a "sweet, gentle, good-hearted film that stays true to the spirit of the original".

Any person has certain moments in a favourite movie which, for personal reasons, are absolute favourite moments - the scenes that affect you the very most emotionally, or which you enjoy enormously every time you watch them.

The past few years, the scene in the remake where Santa communicates with the little deaf girl, Sami, in (quite correct) ASL moves me nearly to tears, every single time. She is such a remarkable, dignified little character, and her pleasure at being able to communicate with Santa Claus is almost unbearable to watch.


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Blogger Abbie said...

I am patiently waiting for that movie to come on here! I want to be able to hear it!

9:57 p.m.  

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