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#1 Bulldog

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 11:25 PM

Gabriel Range’s faux-documentary “Death of a President” came out in a few movie theater recently. With such a wide range of opinion here on BC, I was wonder what some of those thaought are.

Mine.....one definition of treason is the crime of disloyalty to one's nation or state. High treason, broadly defined, is an action which is grossly disloyal to one's country or sovereign.

Pretty Simple.
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Posted 17 November 2006 - 12:19 PM

So what is your point? The movie is treasonous?

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 02:04 PM

Haven't seen the movie, nor do i want to.

If it's simple political commentary, i really don't think it could be considered treasonous. It's someone speaking his mind (aka: free speech), and he's fully entitled to criticize whatever he wants.

But, not seeing the movie, i'm not exactly sure what takes place. If (for some freaky reason), he actually unveils a good plan to assissinate the president, THEN he should be arrested and muted...

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 04:53 PM

Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president.

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 04:55 PM

A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 08:56 PM

i think its a waste of time , why would you do that. when i got to a movie or play a game i want to be entertained, seeing bush die, or any american president die, doesnt entertain me.
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Posted 17 November 2006 - 10:07 PM

So what is your point? The movie is treasonous?


Well you could say what is my point or what is my opinion. Its not like they use a person that doesn't resemble the president, as everyone here knows about technology, (what Ive heard) it is the presidents face showing not the best of circumstance to see our current president in.

The definition of treason is being disloyal to your contry......I guess some opinions are you can be loyal by showing our president being shot.

This is my opinion. I wont be seeing the movie for sure. If others choose to thats fine. And if others thinks the movie is pefectly fine, thats O.K.

ussr1943, I agree, I dont call that entertainment or in the relm of a political commentary.

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 11:30 PM

I am of the opinion that, whatever the warts and frailties of our country and our government. The alternative is unacceptable. The mere fact that a dialog of this sort is possible without fear of government or state sanctioned retribution, is one that I am thankful for.

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 12:33 AM

Politics aside, gracious, imagine how you or I would feel if someone created a movie depicting us being murdered. I can only imagine how the President and First Lady must feel as surely they live in fear of assassination at the best of times.
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Posted 18 November 2006 - 09:49 AM

indeed, the president has the toughest job in the world. he decides what economic and political policies to make, at the same time, not matter what he does, if he kills kittens or he kills terrorists he will always be second guessed by people wanting to get in power. its a tough job, but someone has to do it. i'm glad bush is president.
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Posted 19 November 2006 - 10:59 AM

Good point Mara! I certainly wouldn't like seeing a movie about me or any of my family being killed. :thumbsup:
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Posted 19 November 2006 - 11:25 AM

To make a movie like this,President or anybody else while they are still alive is in poor taste.IMO.

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 01:00 AM

I agree. I think it is disgusting that anyone would find this entertaining or educational. You may not like the Presidents decisions; however, he is still a man, with a family regardless of the decisions he makes.

I find it somewhat humerous that all of the sudden everybody and thier cousin seems to think they could make better decisions, economical, diplomatic, etc. than the President of the United States. Hello.

I wonder what the reaction would be if they made a movie about the assanation of Jessie Jackson???

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 01:34 AM

I agree. I think it is disgusting that anyone would find this entertaining or educational. You may not like the Presidents decisions; however, he is still a man, with a family regardless of the decisions he makes.

I find it somewhat humerous that all of the sudden everybody and thier cousin seems to think they could make better decisions, economical, diplomatic, etc. than the President of the United States. Hello.

I wonder what the reaction would be if they made a movie about the assanation of Jessie Jackson???

One can only hope that your President and our PrimeMinister are always acting in our best interests.
What people forget,they are privy to confidential information,which we have no knowledge of.
Therefore we shouldn't be so hasty to condemn,till we are made aware of all the facts in each decision
they make.I,for one believe we should be more informed.After all,we put them there.

As far as making a movie about Jessie Jackson's murder, while he is still alive, all hell would break loose.IMHO.

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 11:57 AM

I think it is ignorant and very tasteless. But I guess his right to do so, including the right to distribute it.
Isn't the film maker from Britain? Wonder why he didn't make one of Blair?
Would that of created the impact that this one of President Bush did? Or did he think that would of been to close for comfort? Although President Bush is the worlds largest target (metaphorically speaking that is).

Who knows..
Reviews of those who have critiqued it: http://www.deathofapresident.com/reviews/index.html

Reviews of those who have yet to view it: http://www.deathofapresident.com/reviews/unseen.html

Q: What are your thoughts about the controversy surrounding this film?

Gabriel Range: There may be some people who find the idea of having made this film offensive. But I think the provocation is justified. I think it's absolutely right for art to be outrageous or for film to be outrageous and to be provocative. I think the fact that we're talking about the film here today is a good sign that people will want to satisfy their own curiosity and judge it for themselves.
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I think I'll pass just the same. Or at the very least wait for it to be released on cable. :thumbsup:
Because I sure am not going to paying to see it. lol
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