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Catchfire
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posted 10 May 2008 07:17 AM      Profile for Catchfire   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
JFK, Nixon and...

George W. Bush

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Director Oliver Stone has landed a distribution deal with independent studio Lionsgate to get an upcoming film about President George W. Bush into U.S. theaters in October, shortly before the presidential election.

The political biography, to be called "W" and featuring "No Country for Old Men" star Josh Brolin as Bush, is slated to begin shooting in Louisiana on Monday, Lionsgate said on Friday.


I'm speechless...

[ 10 May 2008: Message edited by: Catchfire ]


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ghoris
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posted 19 May 2008 01:26 PM      Profile for ghoris     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Why's that?

I think this could be a great movie. Really, JFK was not about JFK, it was a good old-fashioned conspiracy flick about the assassination and the aftermath. Nixon was a meditation on a deeply-flawed human being.

I think most people are expecting W to be a hatchet job but I'm not so sure. W is not nearly as interesting a character as Nixon, so I don't think the 'character study' would work. What would work, I think, is a film about how a weak president can be manipulated by those around him (ie Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rove).


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posted 19 May 2008 04:08 PM      Profile for CMOT Dibbler     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
"No Country for Old Men" star Josh Brolin...

Not bad for a guy who played a goonie.

I'm a bit perplexed as to why Stone is making this movie. Everybody already knows that The Shrub is a corrupt, brainless dippshit who couldn't find his ass if it was stapled to his face, so a film demonizing him would be derivitive and dull.

On the other hand, he could be making a film that portrays dubya in a sympethetic light...


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Sineed
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posted 19 May 2008 06:13 PM      Profile for Sineed     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I recently, finally saw, for the 1st time, "Scarface." During the opening credits, when it said, "directed by Brian De Palma...written by Oliver Stone," I thought, this is going to be a subtle, nuanced character study of the sort exceeded only by the films of Ang Lee.

So at the end of the movie, when the assassin finally gets Tony and he falls off the balcony into his pool in a hail of bullets and a great upsplashing of blood (I'm not spoiling this, am I? Surely everybody else in the world has seen this movie), I thought, if anybody deserves the Oliver Stone treatment, it's George W. Bush.

Do you think he'll have Dubya doing the face-plant into a pile of cocaine?


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