Friday, March 05, 2010

You Know How Filmmakers Always Have Southern Churches Sing Amazing Grace?

Because it's the only hymn they know? But also because it's true; audiences know that  churches do sing Amazing Grace.
We just watched Whip It. There is a character whose life is a complete failure, not one of her dreams came true. What is cinematic shorthand for loser? The character, once she'd given up on her dreams, became a letter carrier.

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