If you haven’t seen 1776 yet, I highly recommend it. Two warnings, though:
- It’s very long.
- It’s very addictive.
What’s not to like about beautiful, stirring speeches, hot-blooded quarrels, and rum?
Okay, I’ll tell you what’s not to like, IMO: Blythe Danner in her pre-Boniva days singing the only song we consistently fast-forward through. But, other than that, what’s not to like?
You got your William Daniels as John Adams, you got your Ben Franklin waking up for the drinking and whoring, you got your hugely tall Thomas Jefferson being intimidated into writing the Declaration by diminutive Mr. Adams (Adams: “I’m obnoxious and disliked.” Jefferson: “Yes, I know.”), you got your John Cullum before he was Holling on Northern Exposure and way before he was Big Mike on The Middle.
Lest you think it’s just holiday fluff, I give you this clip and plenty to think about:
See you tomorrow.
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character must choose between two deeply desired outcomes.