Includes the short films:
Traveling Light featuring the music of Van Morrison
Ironbound featuring the music of Joe Jackson
Francis Ford Coppola Presents William S. Burroughs' The Junky's Christmas
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(Nov 07, 2006)
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What makes "The Junk's Christmas" so special is the details. Although the characters are claymation and the sets miniatures, it captures a wintry Christmas day in New York City more vividly than any live action film ever could. And Burrough's writing and narration is perfection.
To all the people involved in the creation of this special - THANK YOU! I know a lot of people share my sentiment, and I'm hopeful that in time it will find it's audience.
it is on the list with 'it's a wonderful life', 'emmett otter's jugband christmas', and 'mr. mcgoo's a christmas carol'.
ok, ok, so i am a sap. i love that touchy feely stuff.
i like the raw edge to this one that is entirely missing from the others.
and that curmudgeonly voice, like a chainsaw being started, of burroughs is absolutely perfect...even though he reads without modulation or inflection, which normally is death to a read-aloud story...somehow perfectly reflects the emotional landscape of the junky life.
the ending makes me cry every time. (yeah? so what doesn't!!)
so glad this is now available on dvd.
As others have said, this a short claymation film of a 1952 William Burroughs' short story. The film is in B/W and has an occasional rock drum beat to highlight dramatic scenes. Burroughs narration is great, and he's usually the best to orate his stories. That slow droning voice of his, as if it originated from the grave, and his tactical pauses that draw your attention to what he just said or is about to say. Good choice, adds cynical pathos to the story. Poor old Danny is trying to score a fix during dry times. What kind of hustle is he going to have to engage in to alleviate his sickness? Watch the DVD to find out about the immaculate fix.
The other short films are experimental, and I thought they were OK. Ironbound is about a former submariner with an obsession with his past. Traveling Light I enjoyed because of the Van Morrison soundtrack along with Moreleigh Steinberg's interpretive dancing - nice legs too. The DVD is clean, no problems with it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
this was shown on VH-1 TV many years ago and was the oddest yet entrancing piece I'd ever seen, its done in black and white with marionettes and a strange monotone voiceover but... Read morePublished 1 day ago by see hearnow
3 different movies on one CD and none worth watching EVER!
Junky's Christmas: This has no plot, no story, no explanation and it's got raw language if you can even tell with... Read more
unfortunately I bought this because I *thought* it was about *Courtney love*. it's *NOT*.
but it should be.
This is a must for all Burroughs fans. The claymation is stunning! OLd bill reads like a pro!Published 3 months ago by Alan Barysh
Dvd works. But packaging was kinda poorly put together the case was shattered into bits but that's okay because it was a reasonable price and I love William's works so I can look... Read morePublished 8 months ago by courtney
Does your dark heart have room for a junkie? Of course it does! NOT FOR CHILDREN This claymation tale from William S. Burroughs is for fellow misanthropes and misfits. Read morePublished 19 months ago by comradeandlover
The movie "The Junky's Christmas" is great clocking in at only 20 mins. It is a must have for any Burroughs fan. Read morePublished on April 7, 2010 by Study Hall Panic