Monday, April 19, 2010

Monday Movie Meme: Politics

Let's talk about movies that revolve around politics this Monday. This topic is suggest by Susan of Bear Swamp Reflections. Join us and share your thoughts on politics in movies...

My Fellow Americans
They used to run the country. Now they're running for their lives! Two on-the-lam former Presidents of the United States. Framed in a scandal by the current President and pursued by armed agents, the two squabbling political foes plunge into a desperately frantic search for the evidence that will establish their innocence. As the scramble through the real America, they get an unexpected crash course in how their policies affected the citizens.

All The King's Men
In the 50's, in Louisiana, the smart populist, manipulative and wolf hick Willie Stark is elected governor with the support of the lower social classes. He joins a team composed of his bodyguard and friend Sugar Boy; the journalist from an aristocratic family Jack Burden; the lobbyist Tiny Duffy; and his mistress Sadie Burke, to face the opposition of the upper classes. When the influential Judge Irwin supports a group of politicians in their request of impeachment, Stark assigns Jack to find some dirtiness along the life of Irwin, leading to a tragedy in the end.


The Bumbles said...

I haven't seen that Sean Penn movie. And it reminds me of another one he just did - Milk - that is also in the political category. Good choices!

*♥Shydub♥* said...

Nalingaw jd ko nag tan aw ani nga movies fellow americans lulu. sus unsaon nlng ug true to life to. ka way pulos sa mga president hehehe

Susan said...

Hi Lulu!

Those are great choices! Being older, I immediately thought of the original 'All the King's Men' starring Broderick Crawford. It was nominated for 7 Oscars and won Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actress. It also won 5 Golden Globes and a slew of other awards. The book by Robert Penn Warren was wonderful and won the Pulitzer Prize!

Susan (Bear Swamp Reflections)

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