December 10, 2011

25 Days: The Snowman

The Snowman (1982)

Based on the children’s book by English author Raymond Briggs, The Snowman has no dialogue, and yet it is the Christmas movie most likely to make me cry every year. Like the very best silent films, it achieves through music and facial expressions nuances of emotion that other films can’t do with a full script.

The plot is a simple one. A young boy builds a snowman. At midnight the snowman comes to life and the two of them explore the boy’s house before flying off together to attend a snowman party with Santa. Read the rest of this entry »

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