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Mycroft_
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posted 25 October 2003 02:31 AM      Profile for Mycroft_     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
CBS to air Reagan miniseries
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Actress Judy Davis's portrayal of Nancy Reagan appears to be inspired by the Joan Crawford camp biopic MOMMIE DEAREST; wild mood swings, dramatic lighting, and tart-mouth insults are hysterically delivered by Davis.
[The showcase line "Ketchup is a vegetable! It is not a meat, right? So IT IS a vegetable" is likely to become the "No wire hangers ever!" camp highlight of the season.]
One camp scene shows Nancy and Ron both standing nude [wrapped in towels] when they first learn from NBC's John Chancellor they have won the election.
Pages 32, 33 of script:
INT. REAGANS' HOUSE -- PACIFIC PALISADES -- DAY
A FILM CREW is swarming all over the living room, setting up lights, cameras, etc. Reagan sits in the middle, putting on his own make-up.
INT. UPSTAIRS -- PATTI'S BEDROOM
Nancy arguing with Patti, (age 5), who won't come down.
NANCY: Come on, Patti. They're all set to go.
PATTI: No. I won't. I want to stay up here and play.
Nancy grits her teeth, and takes Patti by the wrist.
NANCY: No arguing. We're going down, right now.
PATTI: No! No! No! No! NO! NO!
Nancy reaches out, and slaps Patti. Patti reels, holding her cheek. Nancy
freezes.
*** Nancy is shown talking with her own mother in one flashback.
Page 16 of script:
NANCY'S STEP-FATHER: Nancy, I don't know what you see in Hollywood. As far as I can tell, it's nothing but Communists and drug addicts.
NANCY: It didn't used to be this bad -- did it, Mother?
NANCY'S MOTHER, EDITH: Hell, no. When I was here, it was just wall-to-wall Jews and queers.
****
President Reagan, played by James Brolin, is shown cursing his staff during one Oval Office meeting.
Pages. 152 of script:
REAGAN: "Rank amateur"! Who does that sonofabitch think he is? I'm the goddam President of the United States, I'm his boss!
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Briguy
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posted 05 November 2003 11:34 AM      Profile for Briguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Some letters from Reagan to friends and colleagues
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clockwork
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posted 07 November 2003 10:54 AM      Profile for clockwork     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I can't beleieve anyone would consider this guy their hero. I keep forgeting about the gem's Reagan has said (He's just as bad as Dubya):

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A few months ago I told the American people I did not trade arms for hostages. My heart and my best intentions still tell me that's true, but the facts and the evidence tell me it is not.

Saint Ronald, Part 2


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Lard Tunderin' Jeezus
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posted 07 November 2003 06:00 PM      Profile for Lard Tunderin' Jeezus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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Forgive me for retching. It's just that this process of turning Reagan into a saint is something I've watched with bewilderment for years now. Reagan was a president who lacked basic knowledge of current events; the former actor who accelerated the transformation of the presidency into the most cynical kind of political theater; a foreign policy daredevil who promoted civil war in Central America at the expense of the U.S. constitution but is now bogusly credited with "winning" the Cold War; a destroyer of all the environment except that which he owned; a man who claimed to have nothing against homosexuals but wasn't willing to expend an ounce of political capital to keep them from dying of AIDS; a leader whose economic policies allowed the wealthy to feast at the government trough while contributing to massively increased poverty and homelessness in America's cities.

Reagan Revised

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