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Date Posted: 15:06:08 11/11/18 Sun
Author: Christy
Subject: America The Beautiful
In reply to: kgp 's message, "Season 4: Episode 1" on 17:15:22 11/05/18 Mon

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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