Bleepcracker

Wife: “Look, there are eight different versions of the Nutcracker this year! Surely you’ll like one of them.”

Me: “You are so missing the point.” I don’t think she was including the ones being broadcast on PBS and the local access channels.

Is there any version of the Nutcracker that I would enjoy? Not sure. Maybe if it used characters from E.E. “Doc” Smith galaxy-bashers, or perhaps really dark fantasy (the Nyrlathotepcracker?). Or, if animated, if many, many smurfs were annilhilated. But on the whole, I think that traditional stories like this should get the Disney treatment from time to time: Be put on the shelf for thirty years, then brought back as nostalgia pieces and indoctrination for new crops of kids.

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  1. the wife says:

    Actually the only Nutcracker I’ve seen (live) is Mark Morris’ Hard Nut which was really funny. That’s the one you would like.

    review link:
    http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/entertainment/columnists/anita_amirrezvani/7511151.htm