Posted by Jean Jessup on Saturday, April 16, 2011,
This stop-motion animated short faithfully retells O'Henry's story
of the Gift of the Magi. This classic story is about a very poor
couple. The wife has beautiful long hair and the husband has a gold
watch. The husband sells his gold watch for a beautiful accessory
for her hair and she sells her hair for a nice chain for his watch.
I loved the detail on the animated set pieces. But I found the
animation at times choppy or non-existent and at other times very
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This was a gentle, funny, charming film about an ex-punk-rocker,
Jonen, who became a Buddhist priest. Jonen's wife is relieved that
he has left his Punk lifestyle. But Jonen soon realizes that he
cannot separate himself from his music. So, much to his wife's
chagrin, he is compelled to stage a punk rock concert for the small
town where his Buddhist temple sits.