Updated on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 5:47PM by Patrick Edmonds
Entries in Philadelphia (10)
This unknown story, superbly and subtly entwined into the film, reinforcing one of the movie’s many essential themes, in addition to many other rewarding aspects, makes The Social Network such a wonderfully crafted and written film and its loss of the Best Picture Oscar all the more absurd.
If there was any doubt before, I can now say with certainty that the bright promising days of the internet serving primarily as a tool for the high pursuit of knowlege are long gone. But at least the technology is getting cooler.
My wife and I decided on a gorgeous Sunday morning of a Thanksgiving weekend to forego the obvious temptation of staying in bed. Why not go to the museum? we thought. Why not indeed. Even the dog concurred. He saw us off and went about opening the haberdashery we believe he runs somewhere around town.
Now, while his backstory was never really fleshed out, you have to assume Rocky Balboa was born, raised and lived his entire life in the heart of Philly. Any person who was born and raised in a city that has a regional dialect like Boston, NY, Dallas, Chicago CANNOT avoid acquiring some sort of accent. So how is it that the character who has come to be identified so strongly with Philadelphia has an accent like he just stepped off the set of "The Lords of Flatbush"?