Friday, December 22, 2006

ENTERTAINMENT DROPPINGS: Slate On The Rocky Montage


Riding the wave of ROCKYMANIA sweeping the nation due to the imminent release of Rocky Balboa, today's edition of Slate.com has posted a brilliant piece of cinematic analysis, The Power and Glory of the Rocky Montage (tipped by Shady), featuring video clips of no less than eight majestic Rocky montages.

My personal favorite has to be clip number 3 (from Rocky II) wherein Rocky once again ascends the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum, this time followed by a group of schoolchildren who manage to run up after him (slightly tarnishing the amazing symbolic feat of strength and endurance Rocky has just accomplished) and join him in jumping up and down while chanting "Ro-cky, Ro-cky" until the inevitable slo-mo. However, keep going at least until you get to clip number 6 (from Rocky IV) which features a meta-montage of clips from previous Rocky montages. Priceless!

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