[Videolib] Democracy/Voting in movies

John Muller (john.muller@SONOMA.EDU)
Wed, 11 Feb 2004 11:33:27 -0800

Creative time, folks.

We're piecing together a little list of scenes, situations, quotes, snippets
and whatnot from motion pictures and/or documentaries that deal with
elections, voting, and the democratic process in general.

Some obvious choices would be from "The Candidate", "Election", "The Best
Man", "Bullworth", "All the King's Men", "Bob Roberts", "Raye makhfi [Secret
Ballot]", "The Last Hurrah", etc., but we can also be a little more creative

The anarchist syndicate commune speech from "Monty Python and the Holy
Grail", mob acquittal of Maximus from "Gladiator", jury counts from "12
Angry Men", Palpatine's I love The Republic speech in "Attack of the
Clones", McMurphy's vote to watch the World Series in "One Flew Over the
Cuckoo's Nest", tribal council from "Survivor", from "Gangs of New York",
Boss Tweed: "Remember the first rule of politics. The ballots don't make the
results, the counters make the results!" etc...

A variety of viewpoints are encouraged, even the darker vision of mob rule
like "The Ox-Bow Incident" or the Big Brother scenario from "1984".

Have fun with this and thanksabunch.

John F. Müller
Sonoma State University Library
Jean & Charles Schulz Information Center
Multimedia Department - Room 2012F
1801 East Cotati Ave.
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Phone:  (707) 664-2590
FAX:    (707) 664-2090 

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