A Knievel Christmas

Well, I was going to type  my Happy Christmas post last night, but alas I got sidetracked by Evel Knievel’s early 70s masterpiece, ‘Viva Knievel’. What to say about a film that begins with orphans casting their crutches aside and thanking EK for healing with them, moves on to showcase a berserk anti-drugs plot delivered by a clearly completely stoned cast, and climaxes by teaming Evel with Gene Kelly (yup, that Gene Kelly) to go head to head with Leslie Neilsen and sundry 70s TV staples in a nutty Porsche’n’motorbike chase around a mountain, some roads and (for no apparent reason) a Mexican restaurant. Well, it made my Christmas.

But alas I don’t have time to pontificate on it properly, as I’ve got to hop in the car and drive to Devon – and I haven’t even packed yet! So I’m off to sort that out. In the meantime, have a Very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year! And see you in 2008…

One thought on “A Knievel Christmas

  1. All the best for the new year, Al. Hope you have a great Christmas.

    I keep meaning to re-read your last post properly – where does the time go?!? Will be back for that one.

    We’ll get you cross-posting to LiveJournal in the new year too…

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