Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey is a documentary on the life and career of Kevin Clash, the magic behind Elmo. The film chronicles his career from schoolboy to executive of Sesame Street. Watching a piece of cloth and foam — infused with the love of a artist — become one of the most beloved characters in the world reminds us of the depth of compassion in the human heart and the amazing power of dreams.
I recommend Brian Helgeland’s A Knight’s Tale because sometimes a movie should just be fun, and what could be more fun than awesome scenes of jousting accompanied by 1970s rock music? The onscreen chemistry between Ledger, Tudyk, Addy, and Bettany is electric, and the choice of music may well inspire you to dance a Farandole like they do in Gelderland, with some differences, of course.
- Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey (USA) 2011, New Video Group
- List price: $29.95
- A Knight’s Tale (USA) 2001, Sony Pictures
- List price: $14.99
— Victor Ciccarelli, marketing video director/producer, quixana.com