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    Obama Movie on HBO

    By Kyle | April 14, 2009

    The 2008 campaign is slated to become an HBO movie, but my guess is that campaign books and movies are pretty much dead. Last November already seems like ancient history; why read up on what was happening when there are a thousand good blogs to tell you what is happening? Political movies have a habit of a) telling you a lot of things you already know and b) distracting you with the casting…you spend the whole movie thinking, “That guy looks just like him!” Or “What did they do to him…prosthetic nose?” Writers are much more interested in writing about campaigns after the fact than people are about reading about them or seeing movies about them.

    Topics: Barack Obama, Books, John McCain, Movies, News, Politics, TV | 6 Comments »

    6 Responses to “Obama Movie on HBO”

    1. K Says:
      April 14th, 2009 at 12:16 pm

      Obama hasn’t had his “PT-109” yet.

    2. KS Says:
      April 14th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

      Yawn. At least it isn’t more about GWB.

    3. Christian Toto Says:
      April 15th, 2009 at 1:33 am

      Rotten idea … feels like those exploitation flicks TV used to make … like the three films on Amy Fisher.

      At least HBO’s “Recount” had the good sense to wait 8 years before hitting the small screen.

    4. JohnFNWayne Says:
      April 15th, 2009 at 1:23 pm

      Maybe they can sign up that pornstar who impersonates Sarah Palin. I expect her treatment to be as reasoned and even-handed as that of MSNBC’s.

    5. Richard Rescigno Says:
      April 15th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

      Maybe they can tell the story in flashbacks which seems to be all the rage
      these days. It could start in the future when all Americans will be slaves to the Chinese in an attempt to pay back our $100 trillion dollar national debt.

    6. Richard Rescigno Says:
      April 15th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

      Maybe they can tell the story in flashbacks which seems to be all the rage
      these days. It could start in the future when all Americans will be slaves to the Chinese in an attempt to pay back our $100 trillion dollar national debt. Then they could work they’re way back to the point where America decided to put a community organizer with no executive experience in charge of all the major industries of our once great nation.

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