If you’ve been a reader of this blog for long, you might already know this clip is something of an off and on Thanksgiving tradition around here. I can’t help it. It will always remind me of this, the most gluttonous of holidays.

Thanks to all of you who have been checking in to Living in Cinema, whether you’re a regular commenter or a lurker. It wouldn’t work without you.

12 Responses to “Happy Thanksgiving Everyone”

  1. Better to go out with a bang than a whimper.

  2. I always enjoy this clip, Craig. LIC needs holiday traditions, this is great one. This year I thought I’d post one of my favorite fictional Thanksgiving moments, from season 2, episode 8 (“Shibboleth”) of The West Wing. This scene of witty banter includes this gem:

    Bartlett: What the hell is going on?

    CJ: They sent me two turkeys. The more photo-friendly one gets a presidential pardon and a full life at a children’s zoo. The runner-up gets eaten.

    Bartlett: If the Oscars were like that, I’d watch.

    Forgive the subtitles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcCgmjqDA7k

  3. Happy Thanksgiving to Craig and all the LiCers!

  4. hahaha “if the Oscars were like that, I’d watch.”

    That should be the LiC motto…

  5. Happy Thanksgiving LiCers. I’m not American but I give thanks for LiC, its host, and all the fine thread posters.

  6. As I’ve stated in the past, this clip is also a personal favorite of mine (and now my kids) and we use it for a hearty belly laugh!

    We were away as per our normal Thanksgiving Day tradition yesterday, so I never saw this post until now. Trust everyone controled themselves yesterday! Ha!

  7. Sartre, I know you have much to be thankful for in the last year so even if this isn’t your holiday (do the Kiwis have one celebrating the oppression of the Maori? :) I hope you had a good one.

    Sam, I’m glad you were able to pull yourself away from the computer for a day. I hope you had a great time with family.

  8. Thanks Craig.

    We have spent the last 17 Thanksgivings in a row at the rural mansion-sized home of Lucille’s sister, (in thew mountainous town of Butler, 50 minutes away by car to the northwest) where there are always 60 people or so in attendance. Its always a glorious time. For that day the PC is a no-no, but wouldn’t you know I still caught a 10:15 P.M. showing late last night in a seemingly deserted Manhattan of A DANGEROUS METHOD.

    Yet again, I am impressed with a late-season film, but this was different than anything the director has done.

    I’m thinking 4 1/2.

    Tonight, it’s A WEEK WITH MARILYN and THE ARTIST, the latter a planned sneak-in at the Angelika where both are playing with only five minutes in between them.

  9. That sounds lovely, Sam. A far cry from a morning at the cinema and an early evening at Greenblatt’s Deli for turkey and a glass of Pinot which is my holiday in a nutshell.

    I still need to review A Dangerous Method. Been struggling with it all week. Will likely review Marilyn first as I was surprisingly taken with it despite its flaws.

  10. “do the Kiwis have one celebrating the oppression of the Maori? :)”

    We don’t limit such joyous celebration to any one day :-)

  11. I actually like that type of Thanksgiving with the turkey at Greenbladt’s!!!

    I can understand the Cronenberg being a problem to review. God, I won’t even attempt it.

    sartre: BTW , thanks very much for your kind words at the Watercooler thread concerning TREE OF LIFE.

  12. Thank you both for your part in the stimulating discussion on a great film!

    Sam, I don’t think Method is necessarily challenging, I’m just having a hard time putting together my take on it. Sometimes these things click right away and they just flow, other times they’re like pulling teeth.

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