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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 01:49 AM

I am watching the movie "W."

And it is reminding me of who's who list in that.

Some of those players are the ones that are pushing for Syria. We are getting pushed into another war with questionable proof again. Certain people are not wanting to get the world together on it, again.

This is a movie I do NOT want to relive. So I am hitting the phone and the e-mails again, I would ask for you to as well. Let the elected officials know we don't like reruns.

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Reply I am watching the movie "W." (Original post)
Lady Freedom Returns Apr 2013 OP
elleng Apr 2013 #1
Hekate Apr 2013 #2
geckosfeet Apr 2013 #3
Lady Freedom Returns Apr 2013 #8
JNelson6563 Apr 2013 #4
gulliver Apr 2013 #5
Bluenorthwest Apr 2013 #6
Johonny Apr 2013 #7
Whisp Apr 2013 #10
blogslut Apr 2013 #11
Name removed Apr 2013 #9

Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 01:55 AM

1. Seems as if President Obama agrees with you.

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 02:25 AM

2. Intelligent man, that.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 07:53 AM

3. (W)hy?

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Response to geckosfeet (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 12:39 PM

8. My SO...

He like to watch it so he can do a "Mystery Science Theater" thing with it. He gets rid of pinned up stress by sling insults at Bush and his life.

I don't understand it myself, but it makes him happy and some of the zingers he comes up with makes me laugh.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 08:49 AM

4. Well said!

As an aside, I enjoy your posts.

Julie

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 09:27 AM

5. Stone blew it badly with "W"

It needs to be done by someone much better than Stone. We still haven't seen the definitive movie about Junior.

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Response to gulliver (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 10:06 AM

6. I loved it, but I did not expect it to be JKF.

 

I thought W was very well realized, that is accomplished all it set out to do.
Many people were expecting a different film from Stone with his World Trade Center film, they expected some big do connecting theory of how, when the film was a very tightly focused story of the 'what' about specific people with a known and recorded history, trapped in the rubble and unaware of the nature of the events that trapped them.

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Response to gulliver (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 10:27 AM

7. It is not Stone's fault W is a very dull person

its the bio of an uninteresting person that is surrounded by fascinatingly horrible people. Everyone else in the movie is vastly more interesting than the lead character. He got what he wanted the fame of being president, but had no clue what to do after getting that. Who finds himself at the end completely lost in left field. Which basically harbingers the complete collapse of bullshit mountain in Bushes 2nd term. When the wars, the economy, housing, tax income,... all fell apart and Bush simply had no clue what to do. If Bush doesn't make a truly interesting character study its because unlike say Nixon deep down Bush is not a very interesting person. Which I think Stone captures perfectly. He's shallow, easily bored, vain, easily buys into people that know how to work him, and has some emotional weakness which when put under pressure leads to him eventually completely falling apart from the pressure of the problems he caused. All of that pretty much captured by Stone. The dude is painting Dogs now using art therapy, because he has nothing left. His own party doesn't want him at their convention. You could imagine the lead character in that movie ending up that way too.

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Response to Johonny (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 05:05 PM

10. well said. n/t

 

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Response to gulliver (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 05:08 PM

11. I disagree

At the end of the film I came away with the impression that this was the tale of a man who was given every opportunity and the greatest power and chose to waste all of it. A wasted life. A small man, placed high, who failed and fell.

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