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56. Can it? Sure it can! Will it ? Probably not, well the odds aren't good.
In the past twenty five years, there are only a handful of movies that I can think of that had an impact on American political thought. The China Syndrome, since it was also closely coupled with the Three Mile Island disaster, played a large part in having no new nuclear plants open up. Silkwood also sparked reforms in the nuclear industry. Wag the Dog hurt Clinton, and by association Gore, and remains an enduring political catchphrase. All the President's Men, for it brought Nixon's crimes to the masses. And there are probably more.

But all of these effects are indirect, an innoculation of the body politic. Don't expect it to impact how a person votes, but more how a person comes to grip with our political life. What that person brings to the voting booth if you will.
But a lot depends on both luck and talent. Does the movie parallel an ongoing event? Does the movie raise questions that make the viewer think? Is the movie engaging enough both in plot and acting to open up the viewer to the inherent questions encompassing the movie?

The only way to find these questions out is to see the movie for yourself. What Bushco has to say about it brings to mind Shakespearean odes, and that always makes me curious. But having been concieved Art Bell, well, that's just an open invitation for ridicule. The odds of this movie having an impact on the election are very long, but not impossible.
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  -THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW... can a movie effect the election? ulTRAX  May-02-04 07:57 PM   #0 
  - Art Bell,,,  bobbieinok   May-02-04 08:07 PM   #1 
  - Ditto  HFishbine   May-03-04 03:14 PM   #32 
  - Far-fetched but plausible  BareKnuckledLiberal   May-02-04 08:13 PM   #2 
  - No, it isn't plausible.  yibbehobba   May-02-04 08:22 PM   #3 
  - The movie is typical Emmerich blow-it-all-up pap,  Arianrhod   May-03-04 12:20 PM   #8 
     - No, the science is horrible.  DrWeird   May-03-04 12:24 PM   #9 
     - if you read the book  ulTRAX   May-03-04 12:37 PM   #15 
     - Didn't mean to imply that Emmerich had it right.  Arianrhod   May-05-04 11:02 AM   #57 
     - Emmerich isn't the problem--it's Devlin  manco   May-03-04 12:27 PM   #12 
        - I don't like Emmerich's movies, but he is a Green  Kellanved   May-04-04 04:16 PM   #46 
  - uniformitarian dogma  ulTRAX   May-03-04 12:19 PM   #7 
     - uniformitarianism  yibbehobba   May-03-04 01:33 PM   #27 
  - The VEEP Looks Like Dick Cheney  ulTRAX   May-03-04 12:11 PM   #4 
  - another push for the culture of fear and guilt n/t  gpandas   May-03-04 12:17 PM   #6 
     - another drive-by post with no content?  ulTRAX   May-03-04 12:58 PM   #21 
        - sorry, thought it was self-evident...  gpandas   May-03-04 01:48 PM   #29 
  - Looks like it will be as bad as Van Helsing.  DrWeird   May-03-04 12:16 PM   #5 
  - I thought the trailer looked good  manco   May-03-04 12:26 PM   #10 
     - trailers usually do.  DrWeird   May-03-04 12:27 PM   #11 
        - Man, such pessimism!  manco   May-03-04 12:28 PM   #13 
           - I for one am looking forward to seeing it  Nashyra   May-03-04 12:32 PM   #14 
              - Just a movie  sazdem   May-03-04 12:39 PM   #16 
                 - You're right, it is just a movie  manco   May-03-04 12:44 PM   #17 
                 - if you read the book  ulTRAX   May-03-04 12:56 PM   #20 
                 - Hi sazdem!!  newyawker99   May-03-04 01:47 PM   #28 
                 - You're right, it is just a movie.  Kool Kitty   May-03-04 03:16 PM   #33 
  - I just want to know the safest place in the US  cat_girl25   May-03-04 12:47 PM   #18 
  - No way - the right will paint it as wacko Hollyweird libruls  NewJeffCT   May-03-04 12:54 PM   #19 
  - The problem is that they're right.  yibbehobba   May-03-04 01:01 PM   #23 
     - No, the problem is that this is just a film and should be  Kool Kitty   May-03-04 03:21 PM   #34 
  - if we need a movie to effect the election  karabekian   May-03-04 01:01 PM   #22 
  - anyone say we "need" a movie?  ulTRAX   May-03-04 01:04 PM   #24 
     - i don't see how a movie would change anything  karabekian   May-03-04 04:12 PM   #39 
        - then your answer to my question.....  ulTRAX   May-03-04 06:13 PM   #43 
  - I just this LTTE to my local paper on this movie...  Markaren   May-03-04 01:06 PM   #25 
  - Hey, can you submit it to my little local paper?  holyrollerdem   May-03-04 05:51 PM   #42 
  - "Flash-frozen" people the same as giving alien computers a virus  mouse7   May-03-04 01:18 PM   #26 
  - that movie lost its credibility before that  ulTRAX   May-03-04 03:04 PM   #30 
  - So you're saying...  yibbehobba   May-03-04 03:54 PM   #37 
  - Ignore those flash frozen wooly mamouths...  fiziwig   May-03-04 05:13 PM   #40 
     - Creationist Loonies LOVE Frozen Mammoths!!!  ulTRAX   May-03-04 06:21 PM   #44 
     - Link?  yibbehobba   May-03-04 08:54 PM   #45 
  - I thought Art Bell was Bush's sex slave. Does he approve of this movie  ftbc   May-03-04 03:08 PM   #31 
  - Art Bell does approve of this movie, according to his  Kool Kitty   May-03-04 03:24 PM   #35 
  - Bell has been against Iraq War - since before it started.  meow mix   May-04-04 04:24 PM   #48 
     - You're right about Art being against the war.  Kool Kitty   May-04-04 05:42 PM   #55 
  - looks like a good movie. i'm going to go see it when it comes out.  progressivebebe   May-03-04 03:29 PM   #36 
  - The Coming Global Internet Shitstorm  BareKnuckledLiberal   May-03-04 04:04 PM   #38 
  - the Dancer concept is pretty cool...  Waverley_Hills_Hiker   May-04-04 04:26 PM   #49 
  - your right, they already are here in this Thread! heh  meow mix   May-04-04 04:34 PM   #50 
  - I hope not, since the Passion is forcefed to the wingnutz  robbedvoter   May-03-04 05:33 PM   #41 
  - I want to see the glaciars advance on Cleveland!  Waverley_Hills_Hiker   May-04-04 04:23 PM   #47 
  - LA gets super tornados instead of earthquake..  meow mix   May-04-04 04:52 PM   #51 
  - Roland Emmerich - Feh!  hatrack   May-04-04 05:20 PM   #52 
  - hi hatrack, been busy in environment..  meow mix   May-04-04 05:32 PM   #53 
     - You're most welcome, Meow Mix!!!  hatrack   May-04-04 05:41 PM   #54 
  - Can it? Sure it can! Will it ? Probably not, well the odds aren't good.  MadHound   May-04-04 05:53 PM   #56 

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