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34. I Actually Think it Represents How Children See Authority Figures
or at least did at the time. That was the special's audience and it played to its audience well.

Psychologically, it's right on for a children's movie. Many children feel different, rejected, misunderstood by authority figures. The Rudolph special showed a small human experiencing troubles, finding allies and friends, and using his particular difference (interest in dentistry) to defang the monster.

I think that's why it's become a classic and some other holiday films haven't.
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     - Clarice's father falls into a-hole category as well (racism?)  Mike Daniels   Dec-02-04 11:56 AM   #28 
        - I Actually Think it Represents How Children See Authority Figures  ribofunk   Dec-02-04 01:02 PM   #34 
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     - I know, I about died  Not_Giving_Up   Dec-02-04 10:49 AM   #22 
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  - It better be!  redqueen   Dec-02-04 10:34 AM   #12 
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  - & isn't Clarice a bit young for false eyelashes?  elehhhhna   Dec-02-04 10:33 AM   #9 
  - they looked real to me  StopTheMorans   Dec-02-04 10:34 AM   #11 
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  - Thanks for the notice  redqueen   Dec-02-04 10:35 AM   #13 
  - I think it's available on DVD n/t  classicfilmfan   Dec-02-04 10:35 AM   #14 
     - I saw the set  Not_Giving_Up   Dec-02-04 10:50 AM   #23 
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  - I got it on DVD  48percenter   Dec-02-04 01:08 PM   #37 

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