Wednesday, October 13, 2004
I just saw Going Upriver - The Long War of John Kerry, and now I'm really excited about voting for him. His dedication and bravery, his intelligence and dignity as a soldier and a protestor completely bowled me over. I had read portions of his testimony before the Senate committee, but hearing the whole thing was incredibly powerful. So were the shots of all the vets tossing their medals over the fence. But what really got me was a photo of John Kerry sitting on the grass after tossing his medals, weeping with his wife. He cares so much for his country, knows so much, and has so much heart and bravery, we could not ever pick a better president.
The music was really good, including original scoring by Philip Glass. This weekend we watched Farenheit 9/11. It had some powerful moments, also some funny ones. The best insidious use of film music ever came with a transition to George Bush's youth (while John Kerry was in Vietnam). Just four measures of instrumental rock-n-roll accompanied the transition, no words to clue you in. The little snippet? The intro to Eric Clapton's "Cocaine."