Thursday, February 19, 2009

Springsteen's The Wrestler video

First, he was snubbed by the Oscars for what might be the very best song, ever, written for a movie. Then, that song was left off the soundtrack to The Wrestler in favour of some Whitesnake tune from 1986. But try watching this video and then shaking the song from your head. This is not only the best song ever written for a movie (having seen the movie puts it in much more poignant context), this video is also the best trailer for a movie, ever, and it's a really good promotional video for "Mickey Rourke as Best Actor".

Personally, I'm still pulling for Richard Jenkins for Best Actor. But nothing I've seen has made me think about changing my mind quite as much as that video. A reminder of what an amazing movie that is, and what an amazing songwriter Springsteen is. And now I have to pull for M.I.A. to win Best Song for "O Saya".

1 comment:

  1. Eric thank you for this! That was an amazing video. I haven't seen the movie yet, but Bruce is at his finest. He just keeps getting better and better and better!