Source of Pride

New Line Cinema, 2009.  Directed by Stephen Earnhart, Starring Edward Norton, Jon Voight, Gavin O’Connor, Greg O’Connor.

Source of Pride is a “making of” documentary included on the DVD for Pride and Glory. Unlike the usual hagiography of a marketing department, this was a sincere chronicle of the production and a look at the filmmakers’ quest for authenticity in their interaction with the residents of Washington Heights.   Several DVD reviewers said that the documentary was much more compelling and dramatic than the film itself.

Much of the music reflects the Dominican culture of the Heights. The cue “Pride and Football” is for a scene of Irish cops playing football on a freezing winter night, so it’s both very Irish and very macho.

Featured Cue: Barbershop Casting