Ok, I am a little late, but it is still Wednesday on the West Coast!!
Today I share my favorite clip from the movie, “Miracle on 34th Street” (1994 Version). It’s actually my second favorite scene, but I can’t find a clip just of my favorite scene. My favorite would be the scene just before the ruling in the Court, where Susan (played by Mara Wilson) approaches the bench, and says this to the judge:
“Would it please the court if i gave you your Christmas card? I probably won’t see you again unless I get arrested, which is very unlikely, since it’s Christmas eve and I’m going to bed uncharacteristically early.”
Judge: “Thank you very much, young lady.”
“You’re entirely welcome.”
This, then, is my second favorite scene, where Santa signs for a deaf girl. They say Richard Attenborough learned sign language just for this part.
You might want to turn up the volume a bit. No pun intended here, but this clip has a low volume to it. The part of the girl is played by Bianca Rose Pucci, about whom there seems to be almost no information. This is the only movie with which she is credited. There is no bio listed, and no pictures. There is an attorney in Chicago by this name, but I don’t know if it is the same person.
Why do I love this movie so much? Well, it isn’t the fact that there is a little girl as a main character and she has dresses I would SO love to have copies of …… okay, maybe that is it a little. But the movie dives pretty deep into the making of a person’s identity. Some would say that Kita Sparkles does not exist – that she’s just a part played by a middle-aged man that they believe has “emotional problems”. But I am more than that. I DO exist. And while it is not in a body that I so much prefer, it is my spirit that makes all the difference. That spirit is fully integrated with the male, 40+ year old side … I am not a multiple personality or identity. I am Kita, and I am real.