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Game Change

28 Mar

TV Film Release Date: Unknown (Set for 2011)
Directed By: Jay Roach
Starring: Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson and Ed Harris
TV plot:

This TV movie is about the 2008 presidential election race. Despite the the huge media coverage of this election, there are some behind the scenes secrets that never surfaced until now.

Book Release Date: January 11, 2010
Originally Published as: Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime
Written By: John Heilemann and Mark Halperin
Book Description:

In 2008 , the presidential election became blockbuster entertainment. Everyone was watching as the race for the White House unfolded like something from the realm of fiction. The meteoric rise and historic triumph of Barack Obama. The shocking fall of the House of Clinton and the improbable resurrection of Hillary as Obama’s partner and America’s face to the world. The mercurial performance of John McCain and the mesmerizing emergence of Sarah Palin. But despite the wall-to-wall media coverage of this spellbinding drama, remarkably little of the real story behind the headlines had been told until now.

In Game Change, John Heilemann and Mark Halperin pull back the curtains on the Obama, Clinton, McCain, and Palin campaigns. Based on hundreds of interviews with the people who lived the story, Game Change is a reportorial tour de force that reads like a fast-paced novel. – From ”HarperCollins’ book jacket

Difference between the movie and the book:

  • I haven’t seen the movie yet, but when I do I will post it here!

Interesting facts about the book and/or movie:

  • HBO optioned this book in January 2010 and is being shot in Maryland.
  • In the book, it states that Sarah Palin fails to understand basic facts like why North and South Korea are separate countries and believed that Hussein was responsible for the September 11 terrorist attacks.

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In My Opinion…..

I recommend watching these:

  • “King’s Speech” (Film – 2010)
  • “Fahrenheit 9/11” (Documentary – 2004)
  • “Recount” (TV Movie – 2008)
  • “Good Night and Good Luck” (Film – 2005)
  • “Bobby” (Film – 2006)
  • “The Special Relationship”  (TV Movie – 2010)

I recommend these books:

  • “Going Rogue:  An American Life” (Sarah Palin)
  • “Decision Points” (George W. Bush)
  • The Way To Win: Clinton, Bush, Rove, and How to Take the White House in 2008 (Mark Halperin, John F. Harris)
  • “American Wife” (Curtis Sittenfeld)
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