Monday, March 21, 2011

Inherit The Wind

The boy and I spent some quality time together this evening, seeing as the wife is in Africa.  We watched one of my favorite movies of all time "Inherit The Wind".  The boy is very into evolution and has been wanting to watch the movie which is based on the Scopes Monkey Trial for a while now.  It really is a superb movie and I haven't seen it for a few years.  Spencer Tracy does one of the best acting jobs I have ever seen.  And even though the defendant (modeled on Scopes) is actually Darren from Bewitched and the judge is Colonel Potter from MASH, the movie is so good you can look past these small inconveniences. What is amazing is that it was nominated for four Academy Awards and never won a single one. If you haven't seen it recently, do yourself a favor, it's worth it even though it is in B+W. It is another of the good things brought to you by the year 1960.

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