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Obama: The Movie

Posted on Nov 7, 2008
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You’ve seen the buttons, the T-shirts, the Fridge for Change—now get ready for the definitive Barack Obama campaign documentary, brought to you (in part) by liberal thespian Edward Norton.

Hollywood Reporter via Yahoo News:

HBO has closed a seven-figure deal for U.S. rights to an untitled Barack Obama documentary produced by actor Edward Norton.

Norton’s Class 5 Films approached the Obama campaign in early 2006 about a documentary chronicling the new president elect’s history in politics. Directors Amy Rice and Alicia Sams were granted extensive access to film Obama before he launched his presidential run in 2007 and have continued their shoot through his historic victory this week.

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By Erroll, November 11, 2008 at 12:41 pm Link to this comment
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One wonders if this documentary of Obama will disclose how Obama was in the tank for the financial/real estate/pharmaceutical/insurance companies during the election and how these corporations will expect to be
handsomely rewarded for the millions of dollars that they gave to Obama’s campaign. Will the film makers have the honesty to point out that Obama is just as militant, if not more so, than Bush and McCain, as evidenced by the fact that Obama wishes to leave as many as 60,000 to 80,000 troops and 140,000 civilian contractors [which would include Blackwater] in Iraq even after his phased [as opposed to immediate] withdrawal plan] has been finally completed and wishes to escalate the war in Afghanistan by shifting American soldiers from Iraq to Afghanistan? In all likelihood this will not happen, as those facts will go against the false narrative that Obama somehow represents “hope” and “change”, despite all evidence to the contrary.

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By Jaded Prole, November 8, 2008 at 5:27 am Link to this comment

A little early for a movie considering the story has yet to unfold but the T-shirts are already out.

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By cyrena, November 7, 2008 at 10:57 pm Link to this comment

Wow. This sounds great. Norton puts together good stuff.

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