RE: [Videolib] Democracy/Voting in movies

Mike Tribby (mike.tribby@quality-books.com)
Wed, 11 Feb 2004 15:24:49 -0600

Also, if you can find it, the Yippies (Youth International Party) put out a
movie ca. 1968 called It Can't Happen Here, in which just plain folks were
interviewed about a false news story that President Johnson had called off
the 1968 presidential election because of "national security" issues. A
disturbing number of interviewees thought that was just fine.

Mike Tribby
Senior Cataloger
Quality Books Inc.
The Best of America's Independent Presses

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-----Original Message-----
From: John Muller [mailto:john.muller@SONOMA.EDU]
Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2004 1:33 PM
To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu
Subject: [Videolib] Democracy/Voting in movies

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.

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John F. Müller
Sonoma State University Library
Jean & Charles Schulz Information Center
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1801 East Cotati Ave.
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
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