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Ronald Reagan Biopic Planned
The Hollywood Reporter ^ | September 7, 2010 | Paul Bond

Posted on 09/07/2010 8:24:48 PM PDT by MovieRepublic

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1 posted on 09/07/2010 8:24:51 PM PDT by MovieRepublic
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“I was of the opinion that at best he was a bad actor and at worst a clown,” McCord said.”

Well, this looks like another hatchet job. I recall the last Reagan biopic starred Mr. Barbra Streisand as Ron. History will look kindly on Ron despite the hundreds of millions of dollars that Hollywood spends desperately trying to convince otherwise. McCord sounds like just another petty little man.


2 posted on 09/07/2010 8:31:57 PM PDT by purplelobster
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To: MovieRepublic

So I guess Gingrich and his wife’s little movie wasn’t the last word?


3 posted on 09/07/2010 8:35:08 PM PDT by bigbob
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“Looks like another hatchet job”

You took the words right out of my mouth.


4 posted on 09/07/2010 8:39:09 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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"Only in Hollywood could you make an insulting, condescending movie about a much-loved historical figure, hire an actor who loathes the man, watch it flop and then somehow conclude that Americans don't want to see a movie about him," Joseph said. "I watched Americans line up and wait for 10 hours for the simple privilege of passing by his closed casket. They love this man."

Sounds like this Joseph guy might be alright.
5 posted on 09/07/2010 8:45:17 PM PDT by kb2614 (Cheer up, for the worst is yet to come!)
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To: MovieRepublic

You signed-up to post this.

What’s your opinion on the proposed film?

Have you seen the script?

This McCord’s quote seems to be in the past tense “was”.

He “was” of the opiniion.


6 posted on 09/07/2010 8:47:25 PM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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That’s my thinking too.


7 posted on 09/07/2010 8:49:01 PM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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McCord describes Reagan's childhood as "a surreal Norman Rockwell painting with his alcoholic Catholic father, devout Christian mother, Catholic brother and ever-changing boarders the family took in." That's not remotely "surreal". Hollywood somehow can't portray a normal average upbringing or family as just that. His parents were Christians, like most people, and his Dad was an alcoholic - everyone knows an alcoholic or two in their family.
8 posted on 09/07/2010 8:53:20 PM PDT by skintight buffoonery
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And we waited over an hour in a line that nearly snaked out of the precinct just to VOTE for him in 1980! In a BLUE COLLAR neighborhood, in a UAW town! Reagan was loved!


9 posted on 09/07/2010 8:59:14 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ( VIVA la SB 1070!)
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By the time they’re done with him, Ronald Reagan will have been a drug addict, homophobe, racist, etc. etc.


10 posted on 09/07/2010 9:02:45 PM PDT by exist
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Until I hear different from someone I trust, I'm going with "hatchet job".

I could be wrong, but over 95% of Hollywood is driven by libs, so it's a likely outcome.

11 posted on 09/07/2010 9:14:35 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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If the producers want to make money, they’ll do it right.
One bad review and they’re sunk. We’re already sour on Marxist Hollywood.


12 posted on 09/07/2010 9:16:22 PM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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Oh, I just can imagine this now......


13 posted on 09/07/2010 9:17:41 PM PDT by correctthought ("Communism is a temporary setback, on the road to freedom" - Liberty Prime)
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To: onyx
Perhaps, but I think not yet.

Most reviewers are still libs, and one or two bad ones won't hurt if all the rest are saying how great a movie it is......subtext: Reagan is a warmongering moron.......

14 posted on 09/07/2010 9:18:59 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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WHY THE HELL AREN'T WE DOING THIS FILM? WE CAN'T RAISE $30 MILLION? MARK LEVIN SHOULD SPEARHEAD SUCH AN EFFORT. WHO NEEDS HOLLYWOOD?
15 posted on 09/07/2010 9:23:01 PM PDT by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: Lakeshark

One review from one of our people or Rush and the film goes down in flames.


16 posted on 09/07/2010 9:30:39 PM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: exist

The liberals and gay activists blame Reagan for the spread of AIDS. They say he didn’t do enough to fight AIDS. So they already think he’s homophobic and racist and sexist and everything.


17 posted on 09/07/2010 10:01:15 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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They will make it another 50/50 good/bad so that the new generation of nitwits who have not lived through those great years will have false half truths to slander him with. More progressive BS lying garbage from the same industry that brought you Che, Green Zone, The Mask II, JFK, Fahrenheit 911, Flashdance...


18 posted on 09/07/2010 10:11:35 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA
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If it is based on Paul Kengor’s books, it would be nearly impossible to make it a bad or unflattering movie. Kengor is the best Reagan biographer out there-—and he is not, strictly speaking, a biographer. I use his “The Crusader” in all my modern U.S. history classes.


19 posted on 09/08/2010 4:21:10 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: onyx
Not to beat a dead horse, but Mikey Moore does pretty well without us.

Avatar is a good example of a recent moveie panned by several conservatives that was a block buster.

I don't think conservatives have a lot of sway with the box office yet.

20 posted on 09/08/2010 5:12:09 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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