Re: [Videolib] Democracy/Voting in movies

Gary Handman (
Wed, 11 Feb 2004 12:30:35 -0800

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At 11:33 AM 2/11/2004, you wrote:
>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
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Gary Handman
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley


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