biting commentary on society, politics, and "the man"
>>By Sponng (Wednesday, 18 Dec 2002 04:54)
>>By jksdah (Wednesday, 9 Apr 2003 06:23)
looking for movie stills and a soundtrack!!! any info?
>>By Pfuscher (Friday, 18 Apr 2003 17:36)
A MOVIE BY HOLLY WOOD LIBRALS TOE BASH THE RIGHT. TIM ROBBINS SAID THE MOVIE WS NOT INTENDED TO BE A PATISIAN THING SEN ROBERTS COULD HAVE BEEN AN ASS OR A REPUBLICAN. BULLSHIT LET HIS LIFE ACTIONS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES
>>By SHIBBY (Tuesday, 29 Apr 2003 03:30)
SHIBBY IS RETARDED I DON'T THING HE MADE IT PAST THE FIFTH GRADE
>>By ZIGGY (Tuesday, 29 Apr 2003 03:32)
I think that Bob Roberts overdid it when it comes to the media. It seams Robbins is trying to make it look like a conservative republican media, which, although you give that argument, I believe that it's just not true.
There is definately a "liberal" slant, if you want to call it that, but it is an important movie that, unfortunately, is more right than it is wrong.
I think that some points are very important, such as:
The willingness of candidates to lie, cheat and steal to get in office, even if it means completely decieving your supporters. The fear that many newspapers have of covering important stories that relate to people in power. The hypocracy of many politicians. The hyperactive approval of celebrity and the unwillingness to question the integrity of them. The blatent ignorance of many voters. Dirty tricks by politicians to make the other candidate look bad at very specific times during the election process. And on and on.
Robbins is portraying the political/media arena as it really is: Ignorant and corrupt. It pissed me off, just like real politics. Although definately a hyperboli (an exageration), It was so realistic, it's scary. Not only do I think that this kind of thing is possible, but I worse has allready happpened.
>>By socratesOne (Thursday, 15 May 2003 18:42)
Don't watch this film wothout first watching "Don't Look Back", DA Pennebaker's film about Bob Dylan's 1965 tour of Britain. A great many of the homages in it will be lost otherwise.
Politics aside I adore this film as a truly brilliant satire full of excellent performances, notably Robbins himself and Alan Rickman. Robbins has the same talent as Chris Morris for presenting realism with unexpected moments of excess that are laugh out loud funny, look at Rickman's TV interview after Roberts is shot or the "video" for "I Want to Live". Wonderfully subtle and a joy to watch.
>>By Lupetta (Monday, 14 Nov 2005 15:18)
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