"I hassled the old jews...my work here is done."
So, I'm watching HBO's Recount at the moment, and I have a few thoughts:
+ Tom Wilkinson has become the go-to over-40 character actor. His work as James Baker is a little overwrought, but he seems to capture the man rather well.
+ Casting for this film was pretty wonderful. Just saying.
+ Everything you've heard about Laura Dern's performance is true. Her Katherine Karris is too, too wonderful. It's a work of strange art. What an underused talent she is. (Her makeup at the first press conference is just marvelous.)
+ It's really sad when Kevin Spacey talks about how the recount has reinvigorated Gore. I noticed it at the time, and it's just sad to think of what could have been. I'm sad he's disappeared during primary season. I wonder what he would have done.
+ I have a friend working for William Daley these days. Just wanted to say.