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'lance
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posted 08 October 2004 05:37 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Don't ask me why, but I find this fascinating.

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Last night, Turner Classic Movies kicked off a monthlong series called "Party Politics and the Movies," in which senators are invited to choose and introduce their favorite films. John Edwards was the inaugural guest, and his selection was almost shockingly bold: Dr. Strangelove.... Edwards was bashful about drawing parallels, but host Ben Mankiewicz finally baited the hook for him: "Is there any message you would like President Bush or Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist to get from this movie?" Edwards' answer, delivered in his usual courtly drawl, was a quiet little knife in the president's ribs: "Human beings are fallible. They make mistakes ... That's why it's so important to have somebody at the top of the civilian government who understands what's happening and has good sound judgment."

Next Thursday night, John McCain will introduce another Kubrick film, Paths of Glory, that's one of the most virulently antiwar movies of all time. How he'll manage to spin that one in Bush's favor should make for some fun watching. But what doesn't these days?


I wonder what George Bush's favourite movie is, or Dick Cheney's. I suspect Karl Rove's might be something like Dr. No, except that in his reading of it, the roles of hero and villain would be reversed.


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Screaming Lord Byron
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posted 08 October 2004 05:41 PM      Profile for Screaming Lord Byron     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I suspect George Bush's favourite movie is Animal House, in the mistaken belief that it is a documentary.
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posted 09 October 2004 02:12 AM      Profile for voice of the damned     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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Next Thursday night, John McCain will introduce another Kubrick film, Paths of Glory, that's one of the most virulently antiwar movies of all time.

I share McCain's enthusiasm for the particular film. The final scene is the only thing in Kubrick's entire body of work that has ever brought tears to my eyes.

Of course, the portrayals of military officers are little more than one-dimensional cartoon figures, but what do you expect, it's Kubrick.


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Fidel
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posted 09 October 2004 11:45 AM      Profile for Fidel     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Dr. Strangelove: Deterrence is the art of producing, in the mind of the enemy, the fear to attack!

Dr. Strangelove: Mein Führer, I can walk!

So the senator has a sense of humour. ha ha


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