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Sat Sep 5, 2015, 01:01 PM

4. Fascinating movie. I've seen it many times

There are all sorts of echoes of current events for political junkies.

That said, although Brosnan's character is obviously patterned after Blair in many respects, I think there's more than a little Bill and Hillary in the relationship between Adam and Ruth -- just as Charles Foster Kane was primarily based on William Randolph Hearst, but had more than a little Harold Fowler McCormick (chairman of the board of International Harvester) in him (McCormick was the man who tried to buy fame for his no-talent opera singer wife.)

Other tantalizing allusions include

  • Halliburtion
  • PNAC
  • David Kelly
  • Carlyle Group and even
  • Cindy Sheehan (although dramatically distorted)

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