Friday, January 04, 2008

Ed Crane's Cage Match?

Sometimes you come across a sentence in a newspaper article that is simply jarring.

Here's a sentence that would be unexpected in any newspaper article, but especially so in a movie review:

When Plainview and Sunday engage in a brief and amusingly sloppy bout of fisticuffs, it's like watching the head of the Cato Institute go mano-a-mano with Jimmy Swaggart.
That comes from Ann Hornaday's review in the Style section of Friday's Washington Post of There Will Be Blood, the new film directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, Magnolia) and starring Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis (My Beautiful Laundrette, Gangs of New York) and up-and-comer Paul Dano (L.I.E., Little Miss Sunshine).

I had planned to see There Will Be Blood in any case, but the vivid image of Ed Crane and Jimmy Swaggart pummeling each other makes going to see the film even more compelling.

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