Oliver Stone makes film about George W. Bush

This video is the trailer of the film Fahrenheit 9/11 by Michael Moore.

From British daily The Guardian:

Oliver Stone rushes to finish Bush film

Script asks: ‘How did an alcoholic bum become most powerful leader in world?’

Ed Pilkington in New York

Thursday April 3, 2008

How different the world might look now if the US president and his advisers had settled on the phrase Axis of Unbearably Odious, or Axis of Hatred. But they rejected that and instead plumped for Axis of Evil, and the rest is history.

So begins the script to Oliver Stone’s new movie, W, on the life of George W Bush, which begins filming this month and will be produced at speed. Stone, a director with a keen eye for publicity, is thought to want to get the film into cinemas before the November presidential election, and certainly before Bush quits the White House on January 20.

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3 thoughts on “Oliver Stone makes film about George W. Bush

  1. Daddy Issues, War Lust in Oliver Stone’s ‘W’

    Posted by: “lilgeorgiehas2go” lilgeorgiehas2go@yahoo.com
    Wed Apr 2, 2008 10:12 am (PDT)

    Controversial Filmmaker’s Early Script Depicts President
    Bush’s Hard-Partying Youth and Feuds With His Father

    April 1, 2008

    It’s a classic American story: In the prime of his life, a man who parties too much and lives in the shadow of his esteemed father turns his life around. He gives up alcohol, embraces religion and finds a new purpose.

    But will his desire to impress his dad and purge his personal demons put the world in danger?

    Coming soon to a movie theater near you: controversial director Oliver Stone’s “W,” the life story of President George W. Bush, a warts-and-all portrayal.

    Though the movie is scheduled for release in 2009, there is a chance that it might be pushed up to come out before the November election, say insiders.

    The movie, which starts filming this month with “No Country for Old Men” actor Josh Brolin playing Bush, paints a humanistic portrait of the president along with plenty of embarrassing anecdotes from his life story, judging by a copy of an early screenplay obtained by ABCNEWS.com.

    The film’s script captures purported notorious moments in Bush’s life:

    Rumors that his father pulled strings to get him into Harvard Business School.

    His arrest during college for tearing down the goalposts at a football game.

    Almost getting into a fistfight with his father when he comes home drunk one night in the 1970s.

    His vow to quit drinking when he wakes up with a wicked hangover soon after his 40th birthday.

    It also covers plenty of his administration’s lowlights — from Bush’s reported obsession with invading Iraq, which Stone will portray as a desire to avenge Saddam Hussein’s assassination attempt on Bush’s father and his frustration with the failed search for WMDs to his penchant for malapropisms and cheery optimism about the chances for civil war in Iraq.

    Hard Drinking, Family Feud
    The first scene, in which Bush and his advisers brainstorm different terms to describe their global enemies, from “Axis of Hatred” to “Axis of Unbearably Odious,” is followed by an early glimpse of the hard-drinking young man when he was a college student at Yale.

    Drinking vodka mixed with orange juice out of a trash can at the DKE frat house, Bush impresses the fraternity leader with his ability to memorize the names of his fellow pledges.

    Asked whether he’ll follow in the steps of his politician father and grandfather, Dubya quips, “Hell no, that’s the last thing in the world I’d want to do.”




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