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The Roy Faires Collection, no. 33 - Interview with Richard Donner and Movie Reviews (1988)

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  •  Interview with director Richard Donner about his film Scrooged (1988) 
  •  Donner discusses what drew him to the project 
  •  Roy Faires asks Donner about his approach to turning a beloved story like “A Christmas Carol” into a comedy 
  •  The gamble of movie-making 
  •  Cocoon: The Return (1988) lacks the originality of its predecessor 
  •  Faires gives Scrooged two-and-a-half stars 
  •  One lucky viewer wins free plane tickets at the sneak preview of Cocoon: The Return 
 
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In these two edited segments from 24 Action News broadcasts for Austin’s KVUE-TV, Roy Faires spotlights the film Scrooged (1988). The first segment features his interview with director Richard Donner. Donner talks about the difficulty in turning a beloved holiday classic like “A Christmas Story” into a comedy. In the second segment, Faires delivers his movie reviews of Scrooged and Cocoon: The Return (1988), finding both films enjoyable but flawed. Faires worked as a special project director and entertainment critic/reporter at KVUE-TV, Austin’s ABC affiliate, from 1976-1989.
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