Thursday, May 08, 2008

Oliver Stone does George W Bush.

This was the first I had heard about Oliver Stone's biopic W, which will chonincal the life and presidency of Dubbya.

I just don't get it. According to Just Jared (don't you love who my sources are: salicious gossip sites...*sigh*):
Bush is reportedly portrayed in the film as a foul-mouthed, reformed drunk obsessed with baseball, Saddam Hussein and the conflicted relationship with his dad.

Why would Stone waste his time and (other people's) money producing a film like that? I don't see how this is going to be a big money maker or even an influential movie. Yes, there are loads of people who loathe Bush...but are they going to pay $10+ to watch a movie about someone they "put up with" for the last 8 years? Why? Also, unlike say Fahrenheit 911, this movie isn't going to really have any possible effect on the upcoming elections. Also, it's not like people are obsessed with Bush. They have other things on their minds right now: two possible Democratic nominees for President. They are working towards a brighter future, in their opinion. Why would they want to revisit something that is so recent in their memories? It would be such a waste of time. Preaching to the converted.

And the people who like Bush...well, they certainly won't be paying $10 to go see him trashed.

I just don't get how someone who is filled with such hate for a living person, could possibly produce a good film about them.

However, as a total compliment for Condi Rice: they cast hawtie ex-Bond girl Thandie Newton to play the National Security Advisor.


Blogger airforcewife said...

But for many people, the "brighter tomorrow" is based on their hatred of today.

And no matter what the truth of the movie is, what they take away will be the gospel truth, like the aftermath of the movie JFK.

6:48 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

I see that the always lovely "Daily Kos" couldn't leave Jenna Bush alone. Ugh.

6:07 PM  

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