Sunday, November 05, 2006
Watch it and Vote
I just watched this for the fourth time. It's a stunningly well-edited film short (about 4.5 minutes) that evokes a sense of seeing one's life flash before one's eyes when facing potential doom.
Only the images are of us, and it is America herself--the idea of her, the principles and soul of her--who confronts the abyss.
Or else Freedom.
Which is the film's title. It's gut-wrenching, then exhilarating. What's more, the images materialize in response to the song's lyrics, similar to the way pictures play in your mind when you listen to a favorite piece of music. Brilliant.
Watch it, share it (here's a permanent link), and of course, keep it in mind when you vote on Tuesday.
(A grand hat-tip to Shakespeare's Sister.)
Posted by Deborah Newell at 8:47 AM