December 25, 2013
FROM THE ARCHIVES : THEN AGAIN...:
THE BEST NATIVITY SCENERenoir's Grand Illusion (1937) is difficult to beat. Two French PoWs have escaped from their camp and found sanctuary on the farm of a German widow. On Christmas Eve they surprise her by building a manger from wood and cardboard and sculpting Jesus, Mary and Joseph from potatoes. One of the escapees is a gruff Jew. 'Baby Jesus, my blood brother, ' he observes.
...there is no bad time of year for a conservative to watch Grand Illusion again.
[originally posted : 12/25/12]Posted by Orrin Judd at December 25, 2013 5:16 AM
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