Re: [Videolib] Democracy/Voting in movies

www.richardcohenfilms.com (rbc24@earthlink.net)
Wed, 11 Feb 2004 14:16:09 -0800

Taylor's Campaign a documentary about a homeless ex-truck driver
running for a spot on the city council in Santa Monica.

>
>> 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
>> Sonoma State University Library
>> Jean & Charles Schulz Information Center
>> Multimedia Department - Room 2012F
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