Monday, January 21, 2008

Bush Biography Film To Be Directed By...

Oliver Stone.

Not that a biography of George W. Bush should be particularly complimentary, but come on, was Michael Moore too busy to direct?

Stone, who has been highly critical of the president, told the entertainment industry trade paper the film would be "a fair, true portrait of the man", examining areas such as his relationship with his father, President George H.W. Bush, his youth, and conversion to Christianity.

It would tackle questions such as "how did Bush go from an alcoholic bum to the most powerful figure in the world?" Stone told Variety. And it would look at the president's "belief that God personally chose him to be president of the United States and his coming into his own with the stunning, pre-emptive attack on Iraq", he added.

"It will contain surprises for Bush supporters and his detractors," said the director, who has spent his career tackling controversial subjects such as the Vietnam War, the Watergate scandal and Salvador Dali.
I predict a huge box office flop but the flick will get rave reviews and numerous glitzy awards.

But the film will be fair. And by fair I mean it will be as fair as a movie can possibly be when the subject matter is a drug addled warmongering Hitler loving Christian Republican Islamophobe. That eats babies. But fair. Very fair.


It appears that Josh Brolin will be the actor who plays W. (That would be the son of actor James Brolin and step-son of Barbra Streisand, outspoken critics of the President.) Which, fairly I suppose, means that any Bill Clinton biography will have Kenneth Starr's son playing the lead role.

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