This week’s Watercooler Musical Interlude is a suite drawn from John Williams’ score for Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln because… because Lincoln, bitches!
There’s a certain loudmouth movie blogger who is on a mission to “take down” Lincoln in favor of Silver Linings Playbook because he likes Jennifer Lawrence’s tits and ass better than he likes Spielberg. I like the T&A as much as the next person and I liked a lot of other things about Silver Linings as well (including Lawrence’s actual performance and especially that most surprisingly of Bradley Cooper), but you have to be a very special kind of cretin to think, let alone loudly argue, that Lincoln is a lesser film. This is a movie that speaks to our history and it speaks to our present and it’s a movie that will still mean something in 10, 20, 30 years. Silver Linings is likable and entertaining in spite of its many flaws, but it’s almost entirely inconsequential.
So, who cares and why am I even bothering to compare the two since they’re totally different? I don’t know. I just felt the need to do my tiny part righting a wrong before it can be believed as truth.
Plus, Williams’ work is great to listen to.
That’s all from me this week. Now it’s your turn. Has anyone seen anything lately worth talking about? Anyone care to weigh in on the artificial Lincoln/Linings divide? Lay it on me.
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