WHY THE GRINCH WAS MORE APPLICABLE AT 22 THAN 12

It was a cold December night in Metro Detroit; I was doing some last minute shopping at Partridge Creek Mall, an outdoor mall known for it’s creative Christmas lights and music. I took one step out of my car and the cold winter wind shredded through me like a knife.

With my coat collar flipped up against the wind, my face going numb, and the snow melting on my glasses I begrudgingly walked into the mall, and like someone’s idea of a sick joke I hear: “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!”

Then it happened.

As I fought through crowds of annoyingly happy people, the song slowly faded out, and what takes it’s place?

“You’re a mean one Mr. Grinch!” I had quite the sobering moment.

“Oh no.” I thought, “I’m the Grinch!”

Since then I’ve made more of an effort to get into the spirit of things, but that’s how the popular movie The Grinch became a life lesson for someone in their 20s.

Tags:

  • While a great many would see him as a hero, there are some that would prefer the term vigilante. Gregory is an aspiring filmmaker who loves writing, directing, coffee and long walks on the beach.

    Ads

    You May Also Like

    This Video Made Me Want To Go To Iceland

    Thanks to the creative youtube vloggers MangoStreet I now want to jump on a ...

    66,000 Cups Creates A Work Of Art You Need To See

    Without any words or explanation, this video shows the making of the most creative ...

    Quarantine Level: Midnight

    The Office is the perfect show to watch when you’re stuck at home. Comprising ...

    As Long As it Takes: When to Use Long Takes

    Anyone who’s gone to see a few popular movies over the past few years ...

    How To Hook The Audience In The Opening Scene

    Check out this creative breakdown of the opening scene of Baby Driver for how ...

    How to Avoid Accidentally Writing A Dramatic Script

    A common question most scriptwriters face when learning how to make movies is, “how ...

    Don't want to miss a thing?

    Subscribe and join our creative community to keep updated with our weekly-ish* Newsletter from The Independent Initiative.

    *We're filmmakers, sometimes we're out filming something, on those weeks the newsletters might be more irregular. Follow The Initiative Production Company (theInitiativePro) on your favorite social media to stay the most up to date on our current productions