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When In Doubt, Call ... John Williams? Hans Zimmer? Oh, and Denzel!

Tell 'em, Coach: Denzel Washington is the sum of all metaphorical things. Walt Disney Pictures hide caption

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Aaaaaand the post-election film geekery begins in 3, 2 ... no, wait, it started hours ago.

Both Slashfilm and the MTV Movies blog weighed in this morning — earrrrrrrly this morning, for MTV Movies' Shawn Adler — about the music the McCain and Obama campaigns used to play their principals off the stage after their big speeches last night.

There's some it-wasn't-that-it-was-this sass in the comments at Slashfilm, but the verdict seems to be: themes from Crimson Tide and Remember the Titans.

The long version — plus an analysis that ends with the observation "This confirms what many of us already suspected: Denzel Washington embodies every politically compelling narrative known to man" — over here and here.