Friday, April 06, 2007

Robert Clark

As we begin to celebrate Easter, let's take a moment to celebrate the life of a man who made Christmas a little bit happier for all of us.

On Wednesday, flimmaker Robert Clark was driving with his son in Pacific Palisades, CA when they were struck head on by another car. Both of them were killed. The other driver is being investigated for driving under the influence. (full story)

Robert Clark was was the director who gave us the now-classic holiday film, A CHRISTMAS STORY.

He also directed PORKY'S and PORKY'S 2 and I love him for those two films as well.

Don't knock 'em till you've seen 'em.

And if you haven't seen
'em for 15 years, see 'em again. They're friggin' hilarious.

Mr. Clark also directed Dolly Parton and Sly Stallone's film, RHINESTONE.

Again, I love it and again, don't knock it till you've seen it.

So, here's a little piece of A CHRISTMAS STORY with Ralphie in his bunny costume - - a little something that says "Happy Easter" and "Thank you" to Mr. Clark for his incredible films.

"He looks like a deranged Easter Bunny. He does, too! He looks like a pink nightmare!"


whimsicalnbrainpan said...

I so love A CHRISTMAS STORY. It is my favorite Christmas movie of all time! What a loss.

Stephen Rader said...

Whim - I absolutely agree! A CHRISTMAS STORY is my favorite Christmas movie - - probably because I WAS Ralphie and when I asked for a bb gun from Santa Claus, everyone on the planet told me over and over, "You'll shoot your eye out!"

Robert Clark will be missed.

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

Happy Easter!

psycho-therapist said...

i'd never seen a christmas story until after i started dating the grown-up spitting image of ralphie. it became a christmas tradition that carries on to this day. we will all miss robert clark.

Stephen Rader said...

psycho-therapist - You dated Ralphie!?!?!? I would TOTALLY date a Peter Billingsley look-alike IN A HEARTBEAT.

A bb gun-carrying love of LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE who says "fudge" in front of his parents - - what's not to love?!?!?!

David said...

Stupid drunk drivers.