Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Another total package

We very rarely recommend a film, but after three days of sweltering heat – at least sweltering for Bellingham with steady highs reaching the mid-80s – we had a chance to stream Chasing Ice, a movie documenting environmental photographer James Balog’s incredible assignment for National Geographic to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate.

The film is a must-see, but the Academy Award-nominated song Before My Time, performed by Scarlett Johansson, is captivating still. I haven't been surprised by a voice like this since Michelle Pfeiffer in The Fabulous Baker Boys. Just listen, and while you're at it, check out the amazing photography that rolled during the credits.


  1. Wow. She does have a great voice for this song. I have been a fan of Scarlett's since Lost in Translation. If you haven't seen Girl with the pearl earring, I recommend it, she's superb.
    The photography looks wonderful - I'll look out the film.
    Thanks for the heads up.

  2. And Match Point. Isn't this haunting? I was really surprised.
    Thinking of Boris. Hope he's having a good day, Craig.