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» Tuesday, March 24, 2009Left Turns at Albequerque
If you get turner Classic Movies on your cable/satellite and are a Chuck Jones fan, tune in tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern for a Chuck Jones festival! There will be a new half-hour documentary, "Memories of Childhood" (review on Boston.com), followed by animated shortsincluding my favorites "Duck Amuck" and "The Dot and the Line," plus "One Froggy Evening" and the classic "What's Opera, Doc?"and then a repeat of "Memories of Childhood" until eleven. At eleven they will be showing the animated version of The Phantom Tollbooth, which is nowhere as good as the Norton Juster book, but has its moments and a couple of catchy songs. Then the whole shebang repeats again into the wee hours of the morning.
(What? you haven't read The Phantom Tollbooth? Yikes! One of the best books ever, especially if you love words.
Some various excerpts.
Manchester Guardian review.
And a whole cool Norton Juster interview!)