Re: [Videolib] Democracy/Voting in movies

Meghann R Matwichuk (mtwchk@UDel.Edu)
Wed, 11 Feb 2004 15:44:54 -0500 (EST)

Medium Cool (Haskell Wexler's pseudo-doc coverage of the '68 Democratic
Nat'l Convention in Chicago)

-- Meghann Matwichuk

On Wed, 11 Feb 2004, John Muller 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
> here...
>
> 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
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