Happy Friday everyone!
I have been listening to a lot of Sam Cooke lately. Currently on my reading list (once I get though the backlog of books) is his biography. I have always been fascinated by his tragically short life. So I am really looking forward to digging into the book when the time comes.
What you may ask does this have to do with the world of cinema?
Well, this week as I was making my journey to work, waiting on the subway platform for the express train, an underground troubadour began to sing Cooke’s classic Wonderful World. And whenever I think about that song, I am transported to this film:
Granted this is not Mr. Cooke’s version of the song (rather it is a cover version by Greg Chapman), but I forever associate his vocals whenever I think about this song …
In case you were curious, here is the Sam Cooke version of the song:
Now back to Witness I absolutely love this film. I will refrain from making this a full on recap/review of the film but the juxtaposing of the two worlds is so wonderfully done, my words cannot do it justice. All I can say is that if you have not seen this film – Forshame! JK, but seriously, Witness is well worth the time to catch this one (and yes that is a very young Viggo Mortensen behind Harrison Ford).