Welcome back! When you have a moment during your busy weekend holiday schedule, and you want a break from all the shopping and baking and addressing of Christmas cards, take a moment to peruse today's offerings: they come from a blog entry called 'The Strange Customs of Scandinavian Christmas TV' ... the author had me at "One of the few children's movies to contain a semi-nude prostitute ..." (never saw THAT in any Christmas special!), it also features to perennial favorite DINNER FOR ONE (seen at left). It is usually shown on New Year's Eve throughout Europe, not Christmas, and has become an annual viewing tradition for a number of families. For more on the background and history of this short, see here:
Walter von Bosau has worked for the Krasker Film and Video Services at Boston University since 1986. He has a lifelong interest in world cinema and has collected movies in all formats over the years, starting with a Super 8mm projector and films in 1973. He has written film-related articles for the magazines TIDES, HARVEST and OBSIDIAN, as well as articles for local Boston papers. He also taught a very well received twelve-part course on the History of Film at the Boston Center For Adult Education. In addition to the Conjure Cinema blog, he also contributes film reviews on the Krasker blog (at http://blogs.bu.edu/kraskerfilm/) and ran a Conjure Cinema Film Series for a number of years. One of his favorite hobbies is to subject his wife Laura and son Justin to new cinematic experiences every chance he gets.