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The Junky's Christmas (1993)

| Animation, Short
Burroughs takes down a book and reads us the story of Danny the Carwiper, who spends Christmas Day trying to score a fix, but finds the Christmas spirit instead.
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Burroughs takes down a book and reads us the story of Danny the Carwiper, who spends Christmas Day trying to score a fix, but finds the Christmas spirit instead. Written by Kathy Li

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The Burroughs Sensibility Shines Here
28 December 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Mind you, if you hate Burroughs and his life, you might hate this. But I've yet to see an animated or clay animation feature that captures the spirit of Christ and Christmas more than this, and that of course was Burroughs', and Matthew's, point. Jesus and Mary were low- lives, carrying an illegitimate child, with no place to stay for the night. Burrgoughs draws the parallels very clearly with Danny the Car Wiper's own quest. The technical execution of the clay animation is a treat and the hip hop soundtrack succeeds in creating the urban atmosphere. I have looked all over the world to find this on DVD or a new VHS, with no luck. Why has it not been re-released?!


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