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Cormac McCarthy's Grinch

As you prepare to do whatever it is that you do to your Gardein Stuffed Veggie Turkey Roast tomorrow, the impending Christmas season is only a day away. This means is time to dust off those old holiday favorites like How the Grinch Stole Christmas. In this slightly old NY Times piece, Rachel Getting Married screenwriter Jenny Lumet offers three reasons why the 1966 classic is the most subversive American film ever made:

1) The Grinch is a character in a Cormac McCarthy novel. Let’s think for a minute. How come there’s only one Grinch? No girlfriend, no cousins, no shrink. And what is he doing in Whoville? Why isn’t there a Grinchville? If I were the only one of my kind, eking out a miserable existence in a post-apocalyptic cave with my dog without the benefit of any medication, I’d hang myself from the nearest tree, provided it had tinsel.

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