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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Variation on a theme: All I Want for Christmas is You -and attention

BBC Radio 5 live's resident songsmith Dave Henson celebrates Christmas, with his take on the Mariah Carey classic


Olivia Olson - All I Want for Christmas is You (from "Love Actually").avi




Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You, with scenes from "Love Actually"






Though Love Actually is one of my favorite films of the past 15 years, and not just because the Prime Minister is named David -Hugh Grant- the original trailer,
with so many cliched songs running through it, nearly scared me off the first few times I saw it months before the film came out. http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi362021145/

Fortunately, the great cast and the talented people behind the film -writer and director Richard Curtis, who'd written Four Weddings and a Funeral nine years earlier- had done work I loved, so despite the fact that it might well be one of the worst film trailers ever made for a very good movie
, I've seen it about a dozen times, though it's too bad that USA Cable has to edit out some of the best dialogue of the film.


iJustine video from JD Lasica on Vimeo

Justine Ezarik, better known as iJustine, interviewed after first meeting of the Intel Insiders at Intel headquarters in San Jose, Calif., 2008

iJustine from http://vimeo.com/jdlasica

JD Lasica on http://vimeo.com/


Surprising observation: That by now, given the technology revolution and the sorts of ambitious and attractive women who are forever being attracted to South Florida, South Florida would have actually have an iJustine-like personality all its own, someone well-known for her efforts and promotions, i.e. making lots of amusing videos in locations throughout the region, yet there isn't one.
Why do you suppose that is?



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