31 Dec 2003 00:52:06
Gary Jacobson
XC in movie, "In America"

I cringed when I saw yellow Solomon boots on the feet of an "extra" dressed
in street clothes during a winter scene in the movie "In America".
What abomination was I going to see? Passgang with skate boots?
My tension was relieved when the actor took a few effortless pushes and
slithered off the scene.

The movie was by no means about xc skiing, yet the New York City winter
scenes and emotions evoked by winter served to tilt the mood of the movie
towards hope. I want to assume that the ski scene was there for a reason and
represented something of importance to the writer of this
semiautobiographical story.

Worth seeing

Gary Jacobson
Rosendale, NY