NOOOOOOO!!!!!

2 comments April 4th, 2007at 09:25pm Posted by Eli

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Anb_uTIBXDM

Goddammit.

Film director Robert Clark, best known for the holiday classic ”A Christmas Story,” was killed with his son Wednesday in a head-on crash with a vehicle steered into the wrong lane by a drunken driver, police and the filmmaker’s assistant said.

Clark, 67, and son Ariel Hanrath-Clark, 22, were killed in the accident in Pacific Palisades, said Lyne Leavy, Clark’s personal assistant.

The two men were in an Infiniti that collided head-on with a GMC Yukon around 2:30 a.m. PDT, said Lt. Paul Vernon, a police spokesman. The driver of the other car was under the influence of alcohol and was driving without a license, Vernon said.

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In Clark’s most famous film, all 9-year-old Ralphie Parker wants for Christmas is an official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot range model air rifle.

His mother, teacher and Santa Claus all warn: ”You’ll shoot your eye out, kid.”

A school bully named Scut Farkus, a leg lamp, a freezing flagpole mishap and some four-letter defiance helped the movie become a seasonal fixture with ”It’s A Wonderful Life” and ”Miracle on 34th Street.”

Scott Schwartz, who played Flick in ”A Christmas Story” and kept in touch with Clark, called Clark one of the ”nicest, sweetest guys that you’d ever want to come in contact with.”

”It’s a tragic day for all of us who knew and loved Bob Clark,” Schwartz said. ”Bob was a fun-loving, jelly-roll kind of guy who will be sorely missed.”

Clark specialized in horror movies and thrillers early in his career, directing such 1970s flicks as ”Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things,” ”Murder by Decree,” ”Breaking Point” and ”Black Christmas,” which was remade last year.

His breakout success came with 1981’s sex farce ”Porky’s,” a coming-of-age romp that he followed two years later with ”Porky’s II: The Next Day.”

We’ll just overlook that last part…

Entry Filed under: Movies

2 Comments

  • 1. elmo  |  April 5th, 2007 at 1:26 am

    It’s a great loss. My wife is partial to The Christmas story, I’m partial to Porky’s.

  • 2. karmicjay  |  April 5th, 2007 at 7:39 am

    RIP


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