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Sat Mar 24, 2012, 07:06 AM

One of the best and realistic looks at the goings on in the world of politics is a movie

called Advise and Consent.

It's a great show of how things are done and how things can become muddled and murky at the twist of the wind.

Some great folks are in it, Henry Fonda, Charles Laughton (my personal favorite), Walter Pidgeon, Lew Ayers, Burgess Meridith, Betty White, Will Geer and Peter Lawford. It was made in 1962 from a book published in the late 50's.

It brings in sex, the nomination process for Secretary of State, the give and take, the jockeying on and off the floor.

I've seen the process work out close at hand, al biet on the state and local level.

Catch it if you can. It doesn't have all the zing and bang of a modern movie, hell it's filmed in Black and White.

But I highly recommend one of the best political movies of all time, right up there with All the Presidents Men and the TV series The Boss

I forgot to mention that it has to be one of the first mainstream movie to show a homosexual club even if the players was being black mailed for an affair during the war over in Hawaii.

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CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2012 #1

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Mon Mar 26, 2012, 05:42 PM

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