Saturday, October 17, 2009



I first saw Jewel in the movie Ride with the Devil and was immediately smitten with her soft feminine looks. She plays Sue Lee Shelley, a woman that is involved with one of the minor characters in the film until later plot developments lead her and Tobey Maquire (Jake "Dutchie" Roedel) to marriage and their subsequent move from the horrors of the Civil War to the relative peace of California.

I thought she did a good job in this role and that it might lead to more films for her but sadly her career as an actress has not really developed for her.

Dealing with the movie Ride with the Devil I would recommend it. It was received with mixed reviews but as a student of history I found the film interesting in its portrayal of that aspect of the American Civil War that is relatively little know compared to the campaigns on the Eastern seaboard and along the Mississippi theaters of action. The movie is set in Missouri during the war and explores several themes regarding comradeship, slavery, and the cruelty of war and how it can not only diminish a person's humanity but accentuate it as well.

1 comment:

  1. I'm not a fan of her music, and I do think she's very beautiful!


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