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Ficus
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posted 01 July 2002 08:26 PM      Profile for Ficus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I saw the movie Bob Roberts a little while ago. It stars Tim Robbins as this neo-liberal folk singer, a kind of anti-Dylan who manipulates his way to power appealing to people's greed. The next day the CBC had this segment on Harper's "youthful appeal", and it struck me how much he acted and looked like the character in the movie. It was like someone had used Harper as a model for Bob Roberts. Anyway I was wondering if anyone else who's seen this movie has noticed this.
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Sine Ziegler
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posted 03 July 2002 05:33 PM      Profile for Sine Ziegler     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I saw the movie pretty recently. I have known Harper for nearly 10 years so I never noticed but I think it is a funny observation. You aren't too far off that is for sure.

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'lance
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posted 03 July 2002 06:29 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Ingenious comparison, that, though in truth I think Harper is Roberts without the charisma. Robbins managed to infuse Roberts with some of that we're-as-mad-as-hell righteousness. Harper just comes across as a big 'ol meanyhead.
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posted 03 July 2002 06:42 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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