Monday, September 20, 2010

Another Movie Recommendation

After the Razorback game and more SEC football, we watched The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. We had both already seen it once, but it had been awhile. We forgot what an awesome movie it is. Casey Affleck and Brad Bitt are both very convincing. Affleck received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. The cinematography is extremely unique. I love a nice movie score and this one is particularly beautiful. It is even, perhaps, haunting at times. The composers are Nick Cave and Warren Ellis for those of you who love movie scores. A quote from wikipedia says "This film is considered as one of the most historically accurate portrayals of Jesse James and Robert Ford, even by James' descendants, who found both performances more realistic and true to history than dozens before them." Check it out if you haven't seen it!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Movie Night

We watched Apocalypse Now the other night. Wow. I understand a bit more about Vietnam veterans and what they went through, even though this was just a movie. Two of Brook's uncles were in Vietnam. If you haven't seen it, I recommend you watch it.