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Francis Ford Coppola Presents William S. Burroughs' The Junky's Christmas
Francis Ford Coppola Presents William S Burroughs' The Junky's Christmas
Actors: William S. Burroughs, Susan Ashline, Dayton Bard, Jon Blumb, Jennifer Brosseau
Directors: Jane Aaron, Melodie McDaniel, Mitchell Walker, Morleigh Steinberg, Nick Donkin
Genres: Drama, Animation
NR     2006     1hr 8min

Part claymation and part live action, The Junky?s Christmas, depicts a story by William S. Burroughs written in 1952. Danny the car wiper, a desperate character who has just been released from jail on the upper west side o...  more »

     
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Actors: William S. Burroughs, Susan Ashline, Dayton Bard, Jon Blumb, Jennifer Brosseau
Directors: Jane Aaron, Melodie McDaniel, Mitchell Walker, Morleigh Steinberg, Nick Donkin
Creators: William S. Burroughs, James Grauerholz, Mitchell Walker
Genres: Drama, Animation
Sub-Genres: Drama, Animation
Studio: KOCH VISION
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 11/07/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 8min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Christmas magic...of a sort
goatgirl | santa rosa, ca United States | 12/22/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"this is my all time favorite holiday story.
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."
A Classic
S. Martin | Norfolk, VA | 10/31/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have a ritual between Thanksgiving and Christmas, where I wait for a really cold evening or afternoon, when all is toasty inside, and put "The Junky's Christmas" on my DVD player. I've had a bootleg of it for years and I'm thrilled that it's finally available for the general public. I first caught it when it ran on VH1, for one night only, back on Christmas Eve of 1993. I remember not having any interest in it the first two times it aired that evening, but luckily, with nothing else on, I forced myself to get through an entire showing, and it stuck with me for the many years that followed. Every year I would check listings on Christmas Eve in hopes that it would resurface, to no avail.
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.

"
Ridiculous
S. L. Leitch | New York | 01/09/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is of course for fans William S. Burroughs only, a claymation short starring a warm-hearted junkie. Familiar Burroughs lines will have viewers cracking up during this little heart-warming vignette from the seedier side."
How did I miss this?
Regent T. St Claire | Culver City, CA | 05/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Burroughs narrates his odd little gem himself, initially on-camera. The other shorts are quite good as well, quite different from the first, and all from each other."