Oliver Stone’s “W.”

10/22/2008:

Has anyone seen Oliver Stone’s latest movie “W.” yet? Do you plan to?

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It apparently did semi-ok at the box office (not great), and was released just in time for the November 4th Presidential Election.

Some review snippits:

  • “Stone’s research has proved, to him, that W. is not anti-Bush. It is the story of a fortunate man caught in a very unfortunate position.”
  • “W. does not depict the story of the 43rd President of the United States. It is merely a film about a man who happened to become the 43rd President of the United States.”
  • “This isn’t a movie for Liberals. It isn’t a movie for Conservatives. It’s a movie that explores, in compressed form, what happens when the wheels come off the political cart, and why, and how.”
  • “It is a sad tale of a man who ends up somewhere he never wanted to be and finds himself trusting people he never should have listened to. It is a story of a lost soul.”

As I always like movie trailers better than the actual movie most of the time – here’s a preview:

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43 Comments on "Oliver Stone’s “W.”"

King of Rock
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King of Rock

Stone’s last couple of movies have been crap, why would this one be any different?

ron mexico2
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ron mexico2

Coincidentally I was flipping through a mag while getting my hair cut and came across an interview with Oliver Stone and he said that Christian Bale was originally slated to play W but he backed out.

Write your own “American Psycho” joke….

Katie_Scarlett
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[quote comment=”113899″][quote comment=”113714″]I find it to be disrespectful to the office of President to make and release this film while he’s in office.[/quote]
You know what’s really disrespectful to the “office of the President”? The sorry fact that our Constitution permits morons like you to have a hand in determining its occupant. God forbid an artist makes a statement about a catastrophic presidency before its final (gasp!) day. Nobody’s been more “disrespectful to the office” (whatever the eff that phrase means) than the dimwit in that very office right now.
Five Words: Associate Justice Hillary Rodham Clinton. Choke on that, Dog.[/quote]
Yes, this post definitely makes clear the vast array of reasons that you’re qualified to judge anyone – except not.

beamrider9
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beamrider9

[quote comment=”113933″]except in this instance, it’s movie talk – about casting a better actor/headliner to rake in the higher dollar (nothing to do with politics).[/quote]

Except for, y’know, the actual movie itself. Moving on…

[quote comment=”113933″]It’s almost like an ambulance chaser. Smell something you think might be, could be, but not really, an opportunity to market your higher-than-thou political emergency rescue team into action, and there you are “Ah ha!”.[/quote]

Boy, you’ve got me pegged. I have a little list of reasons I visit H411, and wouldn’t you know it, #1 on the list is “higher-than-thou self-marketing”. I’m not sure what that means, but sure enough, it’s there on the list.

MidnightRacer
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[quote comment=”113899″][quote comment=”113714″]I find it to be disrespectful to the office of President to make and release this film while he’s in office.[/quote]
You know what’s really disrespectful to the “office of the President”? The sorry fact that our Constitution permits morons like you to have a hand in determining its occupant.[/quote]

Never knew you hated the Nineteenth Amendment

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