One more thing lost
I’m watching The Pelican Brief (and I’m only 20 minutes in). Â Two things stand out. Â First of all, Cynthia Nixon played one of Julia Roberts’ law student friends, which is kind of hot. Â I guess she got her Sex and The City J.D. by having a part in this film.
Second, I loved — as I always do — the library scene where Julia Roberts rifles through countless dusty old law books, trying to figure out who might have killed the Supreme Court justices. Â You can feel the drama. Â Then I thought about it: in the digital age, there is no dramatic dusty old book scene. Â There’s just Julia Roberts, staring slackjawed at shitty old Westlaw. Â Hollywood is never going to put together any frantic iPad research sequence. Â (“Turn it to portrait orientation! Â Hurry!”) Â I hate the iPad and all it is doing to the death of print.