There has been a disturbing trend recently to dismiss as "Imaginary" the individual known to us in North America as "Santa Claus." Some children have of course been disturbed by this incorrect and scientifically invalid position.
For those of you who have children that simply want the hard facts, here they are:
1) Santa has been granted a special privilege of eternal life.
2) He lives at the North Pole in a secret complex shielded from any type of radar or satelite imaging. The various Nations of the world know this but have determined after thirty -seven different Top Secret closed-door UN meetings that he poses no threat. (Check the records on this)
3) He possesses technology that enables him to slow/stop time.(This is why it has been virtually impossible to photograph him or capture him on video.
4) He does in fact keep detailed behavior records(ie: The List) but word has it that he is notoriously lax in this regard and has never left coal. (The 1930's Kentucky incident has been proven to be false.)
5) He is in fact helped in his work by a virtual army of what we call "Elves."(Who are actually smaller statured denzens from a planet (They pronounce it "Xylpho") in the next solar-system-considered by over Two hundred and six advanced civilizations to be the most brilliant Toy and Amusement designers and builders in the universe. (Unfortunately this information will not become public knowledge until the year 2346.)
Here are some other links that prove his existence:
All of a sudden my film "Monday Wednesday, Friday" became a Featured Film on YouTube- Thank you all for watching and all your kind and supportive comments for this decidedly less than kind character. Later, Paul Parducci
Or maybe the question is: Why am I an Artist? Or more particularly why am I a Filmmaker?
After two decades of professional creative endeavor I am still both energized and vexed by the constant drive to do certain things: to make films, to write screenplays and to learn more about presenting my ideas and stories visually.
I was walking through a bookstore last night and I wondered, why don't I want to write books but I want to make films? Why this type of Storytelling and not others? Why do it at all? It would be better and certainly "easier" not to make them. I could focus on acting alone, an area I have done pretty well in.)
This drive to create Cinema has been called the "Silver Addiction,"(because of the silver salts on film stock) and I can understand why. Sometimes it feels like one. But it's no different I suspect from other Artists driven to create what they have to create.
In many respects Creativity itself is still a mystery, here is an excellent overview of the subject.
I absolutely loved this movie as a kid-the dinosaur, the crystal cave! It seemed to play on local television at least twice a year in the Tri-state area and I watched it almost every time. Fox Movie Channel just ran it and it brought back great memories. Later, Paul Parducci