I hated, hated, hated to hear that director Bob Clark and his 22 year old son were killed by a drunk driver yesterday.  He directed stuff like Porky’s (a Mr. Smiff favorite.  Shocker) and some forgettable things,but, what I love him for is A Christmas Story.

I got the dvd this past Christmas, replacing the VHS tape, and Bob is on the commentary with Peter Billingsley and it is absolutely wonderful hearing him tell about each scene. 

We can forgive Bob Clark for thinking it would be a good idea to cast Sylvester Stallone as a country singer in Rhinestone completely.  He got everything right in A Christmas Story.