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Old 09-10-2006, 15:15   #1
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death of a president

couldnt see another thread about this so...

http://www.channel4.com/more4/drama/...president.html

it's on tonight on More4 @ 9pm and looks pretty good.
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Old 09-10-2006, 15:31   #2
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Apparently some US cinemas have refused to show it, predictably
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Old 09-10-2006, 15:32   #3
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yes - beyond the hype from what i have read it is an interesting and thought provoking drama. fingers x
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this been bumped for banus?
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The preview in yesterday's Independent said it is very good.

I hope this thread can actually discuss the programme otherwise it will surely go the same way as the previous, now closed, thread. I will post my own opinions on it later in the week as I doubt I 'll get a chance to watch it tonight.
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this been bumped for banus?

whats it about ?
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Old 09-10-2006, 18:57   #7
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whats it about ?
thought you had it on your "must watch before i make a decision" list?

or did you take the Mary Whitehouse "don't need to see it, i've been told it's wrong" viewpoint?
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Old 09-10-2006, 19:11   #8
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thought you had it on your "must watch before i make a decision" list?

or did you take the Mary Whitehouse "don't need to see it, i've been told it's wrong" viewpoint?


only kidding, of course I will be recording it to watch tomorrow.

The last thread was not about the actual programme as no one had seen it - the discussion was about the criticism of the entire concept, ie that many legitimately believe it to be of poor taste, borne of political bias.

Having made that point in the previous thread, I am happy to see and judge the programme for itself once I have seen it.

I have read today that this is being banned from thousands of US cinema screens, but then again probably so would a similar film featuring the current QE2.

Bring it On !
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apparently, Chicago hates bush ... i had no idea
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Enjoying this so far (as a piece of fiction and not wish-fulfilment). Very atmospheric.
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Reminds me a bit of Time Trumpet, I keep expecting Tesco's to invade.
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its over half way through and we still haven't 'learned' anything new.....this does appear to be a masturbatory exercise rather than anything of any real value so far.

Oh look ......now they are picking on the poor Muslim chap.........pathetic and predictable so far.
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I am guessing the muslim guy didn't do it......just a guess, but it wouldn't be PC would it ? lets see......
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I am guessing the muslim guy didn't do it......just a guess, but it wouldn't be PC would it ? lets see......
I'm waiting for them to blame N.Korea.......
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maybe not ...
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Think the West Wing episode Isaac and Ishmael did the 'don't blame the nearest muslim' thread far better, assuming he didn't do it.

First half very real feeling, but starting to drag now were at the persecuting muslim phase (which started off very good, with a critique of Bush's regime, but now is getting a bit predictable) May end with an ambiguous ending.
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Cheney did it.

Well, it wouldn't be the first time he shot a man.
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argh i missed this as my wife was recording spooks and the contender. is there a repeat date at all?
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who wrote this ? Michael Moore ?
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why are american judges on TV always black ?
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