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(Take 2) Six Degrees of Separation: A Few Good Patterns - the creative counselor
Wow, how is it that these two weeks are already at an end? And that Christmas is only a week away? Are you ready? I’m not quite, but I’m pretty close. Anyhoo, back to business! I have the unique privilege of both starting and ending the Sew the Show Six Degrees of Separation tour! If you haven’t already, head over to Maria’s blog and see her Footloose look before you read on. Go ahead, I’ll wait … Okay, now that you’ve seen her awesomeness, can you guess my movie? Any Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon tour must necessarily make its way back to the Baconator himself. Maria’s choice of Footloose made it easy for me — I could pick any Kevin Bacon movie I wanted. So naturally, I went with my personal favorite: A Few Good Men! I’ve loved this movie ever since it was released. I was nowhere near law school at the time, so maybe my lawyering was inevitable. The scene towards the end of the movie with Jack Nicholson on the stand having a heated exchange with Tom Cruise, starting with the in the infamous, “You can’t handle the truth” and ending with the case-making “You’re goddamn right I did!” Ah, I love it. And even though it’s dramatized for a movie, the acting and directing is so good that the tension builds in a natural way so that the end result isn’t comical. Unlike the old Perry Mason movies where the bad guy spills his guts on the stand with almost no provocation. Definitely a classic legal drama. But where does Kevin Bacon fall into all this? Oh you remember — he’s the Marine JAG officer who has the unenviable job of playing prosecutor to Tom Cruise’s Navy public defender. Actually he’s equally amazing in this movie, as are all of the actors, just without the …