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Date Posted: 14:19:17 11/10/18 Sat
Author: Kathy in PA
Subject: I loved it but am so glad I’ve read the books first. I think I would have been confused about a lot of what was going on if I hadn’t. Although jarring I did appreciate using America the Beautiful at the end. It made me cry over the stupid, unnecessary, vile evil that exists in man in spite of all the beauty and wonder we are blessed with. How such honest efforts to carve a place in the new world could be so quickly shattered.
In reply to: kgp 's message, "Season 4: Episode 1" on 17:15:22 11/05/18 Mon


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[> America The Beautiful -- Christy, 15:06:08 11/11/18 Sun

I have to agree with you about the playing of Ray Charles’ America The Beautiful over the evil scenes portrayed at the end of this episode. It was jarring and IMHO a pretty cheap shot. Perhaps, when one lives in the UK one cannot understand how cherished this song is to the average American. I found it in bad taste. Something akin to playing God Save The Queen or Land Of Hope & Glory over footage of IRA violence in the 1970’s or footage of the car crash in the Alma Tunnel in Paris in 1997.

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[> [> I can see that. The Ray Charles version is well known here and the song has been suggested as a national anthem instead of our current one as it's less marshal and more about the virtues of the country. Also easier to sing 😜 . An instrumental version would have been less of an interruption for me though an original bit of music or something not so anachronistic would have been preferable over the violent montage. -- kgp, 09:45:29 11/13/18 Tue

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