Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy Fourth!

I was going to give you a top ten list of movies to watch on the 4th of July, but then decided against it. Other websites have better lists and better explanations. Instead, I'll tell you to go watch Glory. Go watch Independence Day, Forrest Gump, The Longest Day, The Music Man, or any number of vaguely patriotic movies. While one isn't necessarily as good as another, different movies work for different people. You might prefer a war movie over a summer blockbuster, or a musical over a war movie. That's how it's always been.

For my money, the best movie to watch on the 4th of July has always been Jaws. Sure, it kickstarted the whole summer movie season trend. But it's also a great movie about small-town America, manifest destiny, and a modern Moby Dick tale all rolled into one. Plus, it's just one hell of a fun movie.

So instead of all that, here are a few music videos to enjoy.

Jimi Hendrix's "The Star Spangled Banner"

The 1812 Overture

AC/DC's "For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)"

Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World"

Happy 4th, everybody!

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