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HBO producing Scorsese-directed Bill Clinton documentary
The Hill ^

Posted on 12/17/2012 11:27:11 AM PST by Sub-Driver

HBO producing Scorsese-directed Bill Clinton documentary By Daniel Strauss - 12/17/12 01:52 PM ET

HBO is producing a documentary about former President Bill Clinton by Oscar winning director Martin Scorsese.

The channel announced Monday that Clinton had given Scorsese full cooperation for the movie.

"I am pleased that legendary director Martin Scorsese and HBO have agreed to do this film," Clinton said in a statement. "I look forward to sharing my perspective on my years as president, and my work in the years since, with HBO’s audience."

HBO officials said the documentary will give Clinton a new chance to reflect on his presidency.

"This documentary, under Marty’s gifted direction, creates a unique opportunity for the president to reflect on myriad issues that have consumed his attention and passion throughout both his presidency and post-presidency," HBO CEO Richard Plepler and programming president Michael Lombardo said in a statement.

Scorsese called Clinton a "towering figure" who "continues to shape the political dialogue both here and around the world" in a statement.

"Through intimate conversations, I hope to provide greater insight into this transcendent figure," Scorsese said.

A title and date for the movie's premiere has not been announced yet, according to The New York Times.


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Remind me to miss it........
1 posted on 12/17/2012 11:27:17 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Interesting. Who will play Juanita Broaddrick’s part?


2 posted on 12/17/2012 11:29:10 AM PST by Obadiah (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Rape, adultry, extortion, murder, herpes infection and worse... oh no... martin the anti American pos commie producer will never mention anything but how blo job walked on water.

LLS


3 posted on 12/17/2012 11:29:27 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (A child is born in Bethlehem KING of KINGS)
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To: LibLieSlayer

martin the anti American pos commie producer

I have never heard anyone say that. Did you see The Departed? I think you must be thinking of some other director.


4 posted on 12/17/2012 11:31:29 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: LibLieSlayer

Don’t leave out the Chinese kickback for the Loral Space deal.


5 posted on 12/17/2012 11:33:43 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: Sub-Driver
"I am pleased that legendary director Martin Scorsese and HBO have agreed to do this film," Clinton said in a statement.

I wonder how much Slick had to pay them to get them to agree to do it.

I haven't watched HBO in years. Probably sometime back in the 80s.

6 posted on 12/17/2012 11:35:27 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's not about the guns. It's about the control.)
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To: Sub-Driver

history revision


7 posted on 12/17/2012 11:37:49 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: napscoordinator
How does directing ‘The Departed’ give him credibility for anything pro American? Also, in the past didn't you excoriate Adele for having a ‘potty mouth’? Am I wrong or are you now somehow applauding a movie full of swearing, sex, drugs, and violence?
8 posted on 12/17/2012 11:39:46 AM PST by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: LibLieSlayer; All

Hmmmm ..?? Looks like this is just an attempt to make Bubba look palatable to the public .. so Hillary can run for office.

GOOD LUCK!! You’ll need it.


9 posted on 12/17/2012 11:41:39 AM PST by CyberAnt ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth".)
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To: bramps

Oh know....my words come back to haunt me. lol. I am not saying his is pro-American, but not calling him anti-American either. Perhaps he is just a producer period.


10 posted on 12/17/2012 11:42:12 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Right on... gore and ‘toon made the chicoms a space nation.

LLS


11 posted on 12/17/2012 11:45:59 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (A child is born in Bethlehem KING of KINGS)
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To: Sub-Driver

There was recently an excellent profile of George H. W. Bush on TV. I think it may have been shown on CNN.


12 posted on 12/17/2012 11:48:34 AM PST by wideminded
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To: Sub-Driver

Could be the start of a new genre: Docuporno.


13 posted on 12/17/2012 11:49:20 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: napscoordinator

http://topics.dailycaller.com/directors/martin-scorsese.htm

“The director has given a total of $28,000 to Obama, the DNC and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Martin Scorsese”

http://politicalhollywood.wordpress.com/tag/martin-scorsese/

“The list of actors, directors and producers that donated least $5,000 include: Cameron Crowe, Will Ferrell, Ron Howard, Scarlett Johansson, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Eddie Murphy, George Clooney, J.J. Abrams, Ellen DeGeneres, Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert Downey Jr., Jamie Foxx, Brian Grazer, Adrian Grenier, Tom Hanks, Mariska Hargitay, Will Smith, Aaron Sorkin, Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand, Quentin Tarantino, Marlo Thomas, Sam Waterston, Ben Stiller, Oprah Winfrey, Kirk Douglas, Hilary Duff, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, Jack Black, Anne Hathaway, Bette Midler, Tobey Maguire and Rita Wilson.

Other celebrities who donated less than $5,000 include Susan Sarandon, Zach Braff, David Arquette, Martin Scorsese, Don Cheadle and Chevy Chase.”

http://www.rightwingbob.com/item/trouble.htm

“A brief example of Martin Scorsese’s politics can be found in this Reuters story from January 2003, quoting him on the Iraq war:

“One hopes that this kind of war can be done diplomatically, with intelligence rather than wiping out a lot of innocent civilians,” Scorsese told BBC radio. ...

“There are a lot of Americans who also feel that a lot of this (war talk) is economic,” he said in London where he attended the premier of “Gangs.” “Part of this has to do with the oil.”

Scorsese also appeared to suggest that the U.S. was heavy-handed in the way it approached other cultures.

“I think it really has to come down to respecting how other people live,” he said. “There’s got to be ways this can be worked out diplomatically, there simply has to be.”

(I would allow that we fell a little short in terms of respecting how Uday, Qusay and Saddam lived, and might have been a bit heavy handed with regard to their culture of mass rape, torture and murder.)


14 posted on 12/17/2012 11:59:35 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (A child is born in Bethlehem KING of KINGS)
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To: LibLieSlayer
Yeah, can't wait to see how they handle the rape of Juanita Broaddrick, the rape of Eileen Wellstone, the rape of Elizabeth Ward Gracen, the groping of Kathleen Willey, and the putting of his pud in front of Paula Jones's face, plus a whole slue of sexual attacks (http://www.alamo-girl.com/0262.htm).

That'll take a lot of time in the film, I'm sure.

Plus, don't forget, his meeting Hitlery when they were dating the same girl. Could be a blockbuster.

15 posted on 12/17/2012 12:01:02 PM PST by laweeks
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To: CyberAnt

hildebeast may be in prison by 2016.

LLS


16 posted on 12/17/2012 12:02:05 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (A child is born in Bethlehem KING of KINGS)
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To: Sub-Driver

Working title: “Crouching Intern, Hidden Cigar”


17 posted on 12/17/2012 12:03:24 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: laweeks
martin scarhead will NEVER present anything but Messianic ideals about blo job clintoon.

LLS

18 posted on 12/17/2012 12:08:13 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (A child is born in Bethlehem KING of KINGS)
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To: SERKIT

Which reminds me——did Clinton ever make the cover of
CIGAR AFICIANADO magazine?
I think that would be the time I’ve start to find ways to
leave the country.


19 posted on 12/17/2012 12:28:07 PM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: Sub-Driver

Mr. Scorsese, Click on my name “Slyfox.” You might find some good ideas to round out your presentation.


20 posted on 12/17/2012 12:28:38 PM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - V. Lenin)
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To: Sub-Driver

Are they going to show him tossing off in the Oval Office sink?


21 posted on 12/17/2012 12:34:57 PM PST by glorgau
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To: SERKIT

BJ and the Boar?


22 posted on 12/17/2012 12:39:26 PM PST by enraged
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To: Sub-Driver

It will be his biggest crap.


23 posted on 12/17/2012 12:48:00 PM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: Sub-Driver

Exactly. He must have found more lies because that is all Clinton is about.


24 posted on 12/17/2012 1:01:32 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Obadiah

good question
the next quesion
if wjk was such a great presdient why did he lose
52 seats in the house, 9 in the senate and 10 governorships in 1994?? If a democrat can answer that question, I will eat my hat.


25 posted on 12/17/2012 1:13:04 PM PST by genghis
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To: Sub-Driver

While I was on the set building crew of the pilot for “Boardwalk Empire”, directed by Scorcese, “Marty” came down to the location one day to see the set and we were told we had to stop working, and we were not allowed to look at him.

This is who this numbnuts is.


26 posted on 12/17/2012 1:17:16 PM PST by 4buttons
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To: Sub-Driver

Is it x-rated?

Rosie O’Donnell as Monica?
Rosanne Barr as Hillary?


27 posted on 12/17/2012 1:23:36 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Sub-Driver; All
Just received from my friend, Bev Perlson:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/12/14/clinton-looking-for-clean-getaway-on-benghazi/#ixzz2F2ao084a

As I read this latest story on Benghazi, I am enraged. Four precious Americans are dead, and this administration has managed to prolong and avoid probing questions as to what went wrong and why and who gave orders to thwart efforts to assist and help the brave Navy Seals who fought and hoped help was on the way. That help never came! I recall President Obama promising those responsible would be brought to justice but that is not possible when the investigation is thwarted at every turn by those in this administration!

Where is Hillary Clinton and why has she not volunteered to assist and answer probing questions that the Secretary of State should willingly provide to the families and the American people?! Cover-up again?

I am currently reading the book “Following Orders: The Death of Vince Foster, Clinton White House Lawyer”, by author Marinka Peschmann. The cover-ups documented in this book (over 300 footnotes) by the Clinton administration regarding the death of Vince Foster are disturbing, to say the least. The timing of the publication of this book is haunting. The cover-up tactics used then are eerily similar to the evasive and outrageous tactics playing out in the Benghazi investigation.

In Peschmann’s previous book, The Whistleblower, she sums up the premise of the book in these words: “The Obama administration is the Clinton administration on steroids.” Many of the players are the same and the tactics are all too familiar.

Below is an interview of Ms Peschmann on WCBM, discussing her book. I encourage you to listen:

http://www.marinkapeschmann.com/2012/12/11/media-alert-join-me-tomorrow-at-837am-et-on-the-sean-frank-show-wcbm-talk-radio/

Ms Peschmann’s message is cautionary, it is chilling and it is real. We have 4 dead Americans and their families and all Americans deserve answers.

I encourage Americans to read “Following Orders” and I hope many interviews are granted Ms. Peschmann. The author can be reached through her website: http://www.marinkapeschmann.com/

Beverly Perlson
The Band of Mothers

28 posted on 12/17/2012 1:29:32 PM PST by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: hattend
Is it x-rated?

Rosie O’Donnell as Monica?

Rosanne Barr as Hillary?

I'm thinking Drew Barymore as Monica.

I don't know why they bother.

These movies are polarizing.

They are attended/watched based on the political leanings of the producers.

Yawn.

29 posted on 12/17/2012 1:33:01 PM PST by cicero2k
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To: Sub-Driver

do they show him pushing a button to blow up an aspirin factory?


30 posted on 12/17/2012 1:55:53 PM PST by oust the louse (Obamacare has morphed into a tax on staying alive.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"miss it"

Not me...I want to see the part where Scorsese shows how Clinton destroyed the economy in 2007 with his implementation of the CRA in the '90s forcing banks and lending institutions to give loans to millions of unqualified people many of whom defaulted leading to the sub-prime crisis. Also the part where Clinton had a chance to arrest Bin-Laden but let him go. Yeah, I can't wait for those parts. (snicker)

31 posted on 12/17/2012 4:22:47 PM PST by driftless2
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Don’t leave out the Chinese kickback for the Loral Space deal.

Will the also show the BJ scene in the oval office?

32 posted on 12/18/2012 7:43:14 AM PST by dearolddad
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To: LibLieSlayer

I’m not holding my breath.


33 posted on 12/18/2012 9:56:02 AM PST by CyberAnt ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth".)
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To: CyberAnt
I know... there seems to be no justice or righteousness left in America. If a dim murders on TV... they will be acquitted. No dim ever pays a price for their treason... seems like ever!

LLS

34 posted on 12/19/2012 4:05:50 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (A child is born in Bethlehem KING of KINGS)
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To: Sub-Driver

35 posted on 12/19/2012 4:10:46 AM PST by Bratch
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To: Sub-Driver

For most of the film, BC will be wearing his pants around his knees. Ice, Ice, Baby!


36 posted on 12/19/2012 4:16:03 AM PST by windsorknot
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