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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:11 PM

Remember the movie about the Navy Seals going after Bin Laden? The release date:

November 4, on the National Geographic Channel. On November 5th, it will be on Netflix.

The election: November 6th.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/24/arts/television/obama-is-prominent-in-seal-team-six-weinstein-film.html?

Thanks to the magic of editing, President Obama will have a starring role in a television drama about one of his biggest accomplishments — the killing of Osama bin Laden — that will be shown just two nights before the presidential election.

But the star turn is virtually certain to bolster claims that the approximately 90-minute film amounts to a political stunt. Set for a prime-time debut on Nov. 4 on the National Geographic Channel, and a release the next day on Netflix, the film — “SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden” — is being backed by Harvey Weinstein, a longtime Democratic contributor and one of the Obama campaign’s most vigorous backers. Mr. Weinstein bought the rights to the film for about $2.5 million at the Cannes festival in May.

It tells the story of the hunt by intelligence operatives and Navy commandos for Bin Laden, who was killed on May 2, 2011, in Pakistan.

But promotional materials and a copy of the movie provided to The New York Times this week also show that the film has been recut, using news and documentary footage to strengthen Mr. Obama’s role and provide a window into decision-making in the White House.

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pnwmom Oct 2012 OP
Chichiri Oct 2012 #1
pnwmom Oct 2012 #3
temporary311 Oct 2012 #4
pnwmom Oct 2012 #5
GeorgeGist Oct 2012 #6
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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:39 PM

1. Tell your Repuke friends not to worry.

By the time this film is released, the vast majority of voters will have their intent to vote crystallized, and those who are swayed to vote Obama because of the film's message will probably be offset by those who are repulsed by the perception of an Obama ploy. Its impact will be minimal.

Myself, I'm anxious to see the film sooner than later, simply because I want to be reminded of what a kickass President we have.

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Response to Chichiri (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:44 PM

3. Last I heard this had been postponed till after the election. I'm hoping it could have a positive

impact. At least it might counteract the free showings of the anti-Obama movie.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:45 PM

4. Different movies.

The movie you're thinking of is called "Zero Dark Thirty" and releases in December in theaters.

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Response to temporary311 (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:00 PM

5. The one I was thinking about has already come out and, I think,

has the word 2016 in the title. I don't know about the one you just mentioned.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:38 PM

6. That would be D'Souza's shit flick.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:44 PM

2. It'll be nice to be reminded what the President did in 1 term what Bush couldn't do in 2 terms. nt.

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