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'The prophecy has come to pass; That there will come to us a chosen one and that he, having no child of his own, will love all children everywhere. And that he himself will be an artisan, a craftsman and a skilled maker of toys. From this day on, now and forever, you will bring our gifts to all the children in all the world, and all this will be done on Christmas Eve. Know this; time travels with you. an endless night for you until your mission is complete. This is your legacy, your gift, as is the gift of flight Henceforth you will be called Santa Claus.'
Ancient Elf, Santa Claus: The MovieSanta Claus: The Movie was the first film to explore the story of how Santa Claus came into being, and also is one of the cheesiest films of the 1980s. Ignoring all previous religious explanations for Christmas and containing no reference at all to Saint Nicholas, Santa Claus: The Movie reinvents the character of Santa Claus as a big hearted toymaker rewarded for his love of children by being transformed into the character of Santa Claus, in accordance with a prophecy held by elves.
PlotThe film has two distinct acts, the first of which deals exclusively with the origin of Santa Claus. The second half concentrates on the story of a corrupt toy manufacturer in New York over <a href=http://www.tiffanyoutlet-2014.com>tiffany outlet</a> the course of a year in the early 1980s.
Act I: North PoleThe film begins at Christmas at some point before the XIIIth Century in an unknown frozen land, quite possibly Lapland, though this is never actually confirmed. A pleasant present giving peasant named Claus is delivering toys he has made to the children of nearby villages, assisted by his wife Anya and in a sleigh pulled by his reindeer, Donner and Blitzen. However they are trapped in a snowstorm, freezing to death and when all hope is lost, find themselves transported to the North Pole, the Top of the World, surrounded by elves. The elves take them to their home where they learn from an Ancient Elf that Claus' coming has been prophesised, that he will live forever, give toys made by the elves to all the children of the world each Christmas night, and be known as Santa Claus.
Among the many elves that help Claus is one called Patch. An ambitious elf, he desires to do more than simply look after the reindeer and longs to prove himself.
Act II: New YorkPassing through New York on Christmas Eve in the early 1980s, Santa befriends a homeless boy named Joe, as well as a rich orphan called Cornelia, who lives with her uncle, crooked toy manufacturer BZ. BZ is interested in making money, not children happy, and his toys are made cheaply and lethally.
At the North Pole, Patch's attempts to mechanise Santa's workshop meet with disaster. Still hoping to prove his worth, he leaves the North Pole and heads to New York, where he visits a toyshop. He assumes that the BZ toys he sees are flying off the shelves due <a href=http://www.canadagoosejacket-outlet2015.com>black friday canada goose</a> to popularity, when in fact they have been recalled due to health risks. He seeks BZ out and proposes to make him something magical. Facing the ruin of his business, BZ agrees. Patch manufacturers a lollipop made from the same magical powder used to feed Santa's reindeer. This, when consumed, allows the eater to hover. He places one beneath every Christmas tree, hoping to impress Santa.
After Christmas, BZ is suddenly successful again and persuades Patch to make a more powerful version candy canes that will give the eater the power to fly. BZ's crony Towzer accidentally discovers that the stronger recipe is highly dangerous and explosive at high temperature. This secret is kept from Patch, but overheard by Cornelia. BZ plans to take over Christmas and launch a new holiday; Christmas II. With Joe and Patch's lives in danger, BZ likely to escape to South America rich, will Santa Claus be able to save the day? Can he bring Joy to the World, Peace on Earth and ensure a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year?John Lithgow is famous for being the voice of Lord Farquaad in the Shrek series, being in comedy series 3rd Rock from the Sun and had been twice Oscar nominated in 1982 and 1983. David Huddleston is best known for being Jeffrey the Big Lebowski in the Coen Brothers film The Big Lebowski. Judy Cornwell would later play Daisy in television series Keeping Up Appearances and was the cannibal Maddy in the Doctor Who story Paradise Towers, who sadly is killed before being able to eat annoying companion Mel, played by Bonnie Langford. Burgess Meredith had previously played Penguin in the 1960s Batman television series, Ammon in the original Clash of the Titan as well as being in the Rocky film series.
The Making Of Santa Claus: The MovieSanta Claus: The Movie was a film made by the Salkind Corporation; father and son team Alexander and Ilya Salkind, with their partner producer Pierre Spengler, a childhood friend of Alexander Salkind. They had previously produced the action adventure films The Three Musketeers and The Four Musketeers, directed by Richard Lester in 1973 and 1974, and had followed this up with the first three Superman films as well as Supergirl. The Salkinds then decided to make something different, but utilising the skills and techniques that they had developed for the Superman series.
Ilya Salkind decided that, having made audiences believe a man could fly, the techniques they had perfected would make audiences believe a man and eight reindeer could fly. The character of Santa Claus had world wide appeal and had only appeared in modest productions such as the original 1947 Miracle on 34th Street2. A film showing him travelling the world, flying behind his reindeer and delivering toys to every child in the world had not been attempted, and Ilya convinced his partners that they could be the first to succeed with such an ambitious task. Director Jeannot Szwarc, who had worked well with the Salkinds on Supergirl, unreleased when the project began, was re hired to direct.
Santa Claus: the <a href=http://www.tiffanyoutletstore1.co.uk>tiffany and co</a> Making of the MovieDuring the filming, the Salkinds produced a making of documentary entitled Santa Claus: the Making of the Movie. In this, David Huddleston stays in character as the real Santa Claus throughout, saying that this film was based on his life story. The film also reveals that in order to make the film, 20 reindeer from Norway were specially trained as a team at the 007 Soundstage at Pinewood Studios. The Making Of also draws attention to the incredible detail of the set and carved decoration on the sleigh. Many of these details appear only briefly in the film and the audience is not given a chance to appreciate the skilled crafting involved in making the film. A large focus is on the sophisticated animatronic reindeer used for close ups and scenes in snowstorms when the real reindeer could not be used.
In this, Alexander Salkind reveals that Santa Claus: The Movie cost $50,000,000 to make and that all the toys seen in the film were, after filming finished, donated to needy children. It's nice to think that some were carefully looked after and are now being played with by the children of the children who played with them after the film was released. Dudley Moore also reveals that the name of the character he plays, Patch, is the same as the nickname of his son Patrick.
Santa Claus or Santa Claus: The Movie?This film is both known as Santa Claus and Santa Claus: The Movie3. Although the on screen credit at the start <a href=http://www.cybermondaytiffanydeals.com>cyber monday tiffany</a> of the <a href=http://www.tiffanyblueaustralia.org>tiffany blue</a> film simply says Santa Claus, to date all VHS, DVD and Blu Ray releases of the film have Santa Claus: The Movie on the cover. This is because the Salkinds wished to make sure that people knew that their advertisements were advertising their film, and not Santa Claus as a whole. To ensure that this point was fully clear, their advertising campaign made a point of referring to Santa Claus: The Movie to distinguish it from any other Santa related subject. Similarly all film tie in material, such as the original soundtrack and the novelisation, has been labelled with Santa Claus: The Movie. After all, 'Santa Claus' cannot be trademarked, whereas Santa Claus: The Movie can be.
The Film's Interpretation of ChristmasThere is no doubt that Santa Claus: The Movie is based very strongly on American Christmas traditions. The main character, Santa Claus, is always referred to as Santa Claus and never by other names such as Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas etc. He also only dresses in the American tradition of bright red clothes, red hat, white linings and big white beard. At no point does he dress in a Bishop's clothes in accordance with many European traditions, ride a white horse or wear green or a bright Union Jack waistcoat, as frequently portrayed in Britain in the 18th and 19th Centuries. The only indication that Santa Claus visits any part of the world outside America after the vague opening of the film is a blink and you miss it shot of letters arriving at the North Pole written in many different languages.
One key influence is the poem A Visit from St Nick, better known by its opening line 'Twas The Night Before Christmas'. This can be seen in the name of Santa's reindeer, which match the names of the reindeer in the poem4. Another influence is Charles Dickens, who frequently wrote about Christmas in many of his novels, such as The Pickwick Papers, as well as most famously in A Christmas Carol. Dickens was born in 1812 during the period nicknamed the 'mini Ice Age', as London experienced a white Christmas every year between 1812 1820. Dickens' descriptions of white Christmases in his novels have since become a key part of Christmas tradition despite their increased scarcity; Britain only had four official white Christmases in the 20th Century. A lot of the greed and selfishness of Ebenezer Scrooge can be seen in BZ. As Scrooge had one living relative, a good hearted nephew who is unaffected by Scrooge's ways, BZ has a pure, innocent, caring niece. However, unlike Scrooge or the Haunted Man, BZ remains unrepentant.
ElvesIn the film Santa Claus lives at the North Pole with his elves, immortal beings who look like men. His magical home is hidden within the aurora borealis, and the coming of Christmas each year is marked by a special conjunction and alignment with the North Pole and North Star.
The elves live in a home which is very wooden, which is quite odd considering there are no trees at the North Pole5. Even in the 13th Century they have a fairly advanced technology. They understand pneumatic principals, as evidenced by their use of bellows, can construct complex optics, including for a giant telescope with which they can predict astronomical events to the second and utilise clockwork technology. By the 1980s they even have television6. Their economy appears based around toy manufacture, and after completing a toy they store them in a vast warehouse hidden behind King Kong like gates, known as the toy tunnel, waiting for Santa to deliver them.
Living at the North Pole they do not have the same day/night routine the rest of the world enjoys; they sleep in shifts with each bed used by different elves at different times of the day. There are large numbers of elves, all under 5 foot tall, and all apparently male; no female elves are seen at all during the film. We never learn how elves breed. This might explain why Patch is always feeling so frustrated.
As well as the elves, all of Santa's reindeer are also male. Although only female reindeer in the Northern Hemisphere have antlers at Christmas, Santa's reindeer, by living in a magical transdimensional realm, are clearly unaffected by Earth's seasons.
Many elves have beards, which they like to use as paint brushes when decorating their toys. Elves are also very fond of music and dancing, normally communal with people arranged in a giant circle. The head elf is Dooley. As well as Patch, who believes in progress, another key member of the elvin community is Puffy, a conservative who constantly <a href=http://www.tiffanyblueaustralia.org>tiffany rings australia</a> conflicts with Patch. Another elf is the Ancient Elf, who appears only once. His hobbies seem to be growing his enormous beard and spouting prophecy to anyone who will listen. Considering how no other elf ages at all between the 13th and 20th Centuries, it is unclear how he came to be of such an advanced age.
Similarity with SupermanAs well as the special effects techniques, Santa Claus: The Movie shares numerous themes, motifs and imagery with the Superman films. Considering the film was made by the producers of the first three Superman films and Supergirl, the director of Supergirl and the husband and wife writing team of David and Leslie Newman, who co wrote or were involved in developing the scripts for the first three Superman films, this is not entirely unsurprising. The films were also all filmed at the 007 Stage in Pinewood Studios, where the first three Superman films and Supergirl had all been made.
Just as Superman begins with an Origin storyline on Krypton and in Smallville before the second half is set in Metropolis, Santa Claus: The Movie begins in a small village and at the North Pole before the second half is set in New York.
Both Superman and Santa Claus have a secret home at the North Pole.
The character of BZ is based on Lex Luther.
Both involve immortal heroes who can fly, with similar flying sequences. Santa flies around the Statue of Liberty, which appears in all four Superman films starring Christopher Reeve.
Santa flies around New York with Joe just as Superman flew around Metropolis with Lois Lane7
The character of Joe plays a similar role to Ricky in Superman III or Jeremy in Superman IV: The Quest For Peace.
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