Oliver Stone’s unusual and inescapably interesting “W.” feels like a rough draft of a film it might behoove him to remake in 10 or 15 years. The director’s third feature to hinge on a modern-era presidency, after “JFK” and “Nixon,” offers a clear and plausible take on the current chief executive’s psychological makeup and, considering Stone’s reputation and Bush’s vast unpopularity, a relatively even-handed, restrained treatment of recent politics. For a film that could have been either a scorching satire or an outright tragedy, “W.” is, if anything, overly conventional, especially stylistically. The picture possesses dramatic and entertainment value, but beyond serious filmgoers curious about how Stone deals with all this president’s men and women, it’s questionable how wide a public will pony up to immerse itself in a story that still lacks an ending.
Heavily researched but made very quickly – pic went before the cameras in May and is being rushed into release before the November election – “W.” has the benefit of filmmaking energy and good performances where they count, beginning with Josh Brolin’s arresting turn in the leading role. One can’t say Brolin is George W. Bush – the real one is still all too noticeably with us – but the actor offers a more than reasonable physical approximation and an interpretation that’s convincingly boisterous and determined. Aspects of the man unknown to the public are put forward that may or may not be true, but are sufficiently believable to make one go with them in a movie. Read more…
Could this movie be anymore on time? I have two questions though. Will we actually get a chance to see W. snorting coke and is part 2 a must due to the fact his doomed legacy has been lengthed by the current fiscal crisis.
Anyway Latino Review has obtained these fresh images and posters from the sure-to-be hit movie W. from Oliver Stone. On second thoughts who really wants to relive this hell we have endured for the last eight years.
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Okay this guy basically cripples America’s economy, pulls us into a bloody war in the Middle East, destroys the competition and he gets a movie out the deal.SMH.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) – Actors Josh Brolin and Jeffrey Wright, along with members of a crew filming an Oliver Stone movie, were arrested during a bar fight Saturday morning, police said.
Shreveport police Sgt. Willie Lewis said Brolin, Wright and five others were arrested just after 2 a.m. at a club called the Stray Cat bar.
A call to deal with a rowdy patron drew interference from other patrons, Lewis said.
Controversial filmaker Oliver Stone is tackling probably the worst president in the history of mankind in a biopic called ‘W’, detailing the presidency of George H.W Bush. Noted actor Josh Brolin pictured above has snagged the role Bush with the role of Dick(head) Cheney still not cast. Though a single frame has not been filmed yet, they are pushng for a October release during the presidential campaign(can’t be good for senior citizen McCain). More details below:
”Bush may turn out to be the worst president in history,” he declares as he peeks into room after room. ”I think history is going to be very tough on him. But that doesn’t mean he isn’t a great story. It’s almost Capra-esque, the story of a guy who had very limited talents in life, except for the ability to sell himself.
The fact that he had to overcome the shadow of his father and the weight of his family name — you have to admire his tenacity. There’s almost an Andy Griffith quality to him, from A Face in the Crowd. If Fitzgerald were alive today, he might be writing about him. He’s sort of a reverse Gatsby.”