Ep. 24 - Carl Zittrer & Paul Zaza's 'A Christmas Story'
Film Music Fridays • Documentary, Music, 13-Dec-2019
Justin discusses Carl Zittrer & Paul Zaza’s fun, emotional, and timeless score to the 1983 American Christmas comedy cult-hit, A Christmas Story. Directed by Bob Clark, this film is considered by some to be one of the best films of 1983 and maintains its status as a holiday perennial as one of the all-time best Christmas movies. The film has also been selected by the Library of Congress to be preserved in the National Film Registry for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.
Where to watch: https://letterboxd.com/film/a-christmas-story-1983/
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