Monday, July 28, 2008

First "W." Movie Trailer

By: Harry Waisbren

The first trailer for "W.", the upcoming Oliver Stone Bush biopic, is embedded below and I highly recommend checking it out. The movie stars Josh Brolin as the second President Bush, Elizabeth Banks as Laura, and Richard Dreyfuss as Vice President/Supreme Overlord Cheney (via Huffington Post):

Despite the rush to release the film before the presidential election, Oliver Stone denies the charges that he is making a political hit piece:

''Bush may turn out to be the worst president in history,'' he declares as he peeks into room after room. ''I think history is going to be very tough on him. But that doesn't mean he isn't a great story. It's almost Capra-esque, the story of a guy who had very limited talents in life, except for the ability to sell himself. The fact that he had to overcome the shadow of his father and the weight of his family name — you have to admire his tenacity. There's almost an Andy Griffith quality to him, from A Face in the Crowd. If Fitzgerald were alive today, he might be writing about him. He's sort of a reverse Gatsby.''

Stone is creating quite the hard hitting portrait of our president with a focus on how his relationship with his father affected his presidency. It will also have some of the none too flattering depictions of his problem drinking that have been disappeared by our press corps, giving focus to the issues that should have been covered since the beginning and making the movie quite the fitting capstone to the most disasterous presidency our country has ever seen.

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