Today marks the release of Clint Eastwood’s latest
mediocrity movie, Richard Jewell. It tells the story of Richard Jewell and how he was falsely accused of bombing the 1996 Olympics. There’s been a bunch of criticism of the film for its… tenuous relationship to the truth in regards to Cathy Scruggs but I wanted to focus on the real Richard Jewell. Though he was (justly) hurt by the false accusations and the media storm, he had a sense of humor about it and appeared on a now legendary SNL skit where he poked fun at the hysteria.
I can’t find it on YouTube, so here’s a link to NBC’s website: https://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/cast/richard-jewell-38541
I don’t know if this is mentioned in the movie (I was busy seeing the Black Christmas remake today) but I kind of hope it is.
Hope you all have fun posting here tonight and have a great night.