Charity showing of the iconic film Miracle on 34th Street on behalf of
Cllr Alan Robins, Mayor of Brighton and the 5 Mayor's CharitiesAbout this EventA special Christmas charity screening of the 1947 classic movie 'Miracle on 34th Street'December 10th 2021 7pmAll Saints Church, The Drive, Hove BN3 3QE
Miracle on 34th Street is a 1947 American Christmas comedy-drama film released by 20th Century Fox, written and directed by George Seaton and based on a story by Valentine Davies. It stars Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Natalie Wood, and Edmund Gwenn. The story takes place between Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day in New York City, and focuses on the effect of a department store Santa Claus who claims to be the real Santa. The film has become a perennial Christmas favorite.
Miracle on 34th Street won three Academy Awards: Gwenn for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Valentine Davies for Best Writing, Original Story, and George Seaton for Best Writing, Screenplay. The film was nominated for Best Picture, losing to Gentleman's Agreement. In 2005, the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant". The Academy Film Archive preserved Miracle on 34th Street in 2009.Reviews
Bosley Crowther of The New York Times said: "For all those blasé skeptics who do not believe in Santa Claus—and likewise for all those natives who have grown cynical about New York—but most especially for all those patrons who have grown weary of the monotonies of the screen, let us heartily recommend the Roxy's new picture, Miracle on 34th Street. As a matter of fact, let's go further: let's catch its spirit and heartily proclaim that it is the freshest little picture in a long time, and maybe even the best comedy of this year." Today, it is considered by many to be one of the best films of 1947.
The film won Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Edmund Gwenn), Best Writing, Original Story (Valentine Davies) and Best Writing, Screenplay. It was also nominated for Best Picture, losing to Gentleman's Agreement.
It was ranked ninth by the American Film Institute on 1 was listed as the fifth best film in the fantasy genre in the American Film Institute'00 Years... 100 Cheers, a list of America's most inspiring films. Miracle on 34th Streets "Ten top Ten" lists in 2008.
In 2005, Miracle on 34th Street was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".Ten Favourite Quotes from the film:
- Susan Walker: I believe... I believe... It's silly, but I believe.
- Fred Gailey: Faith is believing when common sense tells you not to. Don't you see? It's not just Kris that's on trial, it's everything he stands for. It's kindness and joy and love and all the other intangibles.
- Kris Kringle: You know what the imagination is? Susan Walker: Oh, sure. That's when you see things, but they're not really there. Kris Kringle: Well, that can be caused by other things, too.
- Kris Kringle: No, but don't you see, dear? Some children wish for things they couldn't possibly use like real locomotives or B-29s.
- Kris Kringle: Oh, Christmas isn't just a day, it's a frame of mind, and that's what's been changing. That's why I'm glad I'm here, maybe I can do something about it.
- Kris Kringle: You've been drinking. Drunken Santa Claus: Well, it's cold outside. A man's gotta do something to keep warm.
- Kris Kringle: You see, Mrs. Walker, this is quite an opportunity for me. For the past 50 years or so I've been getting more and more worried about Christmas. Seems we're all so busy trying to beat the other fellow in making things go faster and look shinier and cost less that Christmas and I are sort of getting lost in the shuffle.
- Kris Kringle: If that's normal, I don't want it!
- Fred Gailey: Your name? Mr. R. H. Macy: R.H. Macy. Fred Gailey: You are the owner of one of the biggest department stores in New York? Mr. R. H. Macy: The biggest. Fred Gailey: Would you identify the defendant?Mr. R. H. Macy: Kris Kringle. Fred Gailey: Your employee, is he ? Mr. R. H. Macy: Yes. Fred Gailey: Do you believe him to be truthful? Mr. R. H. Macy: Yes. Fred Gailey: Do you believe him to be of sound mind? Mr. R. H. Macy: I certainly do.
- Alfred: Yeah, there's a lot of bad 'isms' floating around this world, but one of the worst is commercialism. Make a buck, make a buck. Even in Brooklyn, it's the same - don't care what Christmas stands for, just make a buck, make a buck.
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