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Tony_FLADEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-05-03 09:26 PM
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The problem with making a movie about Reagan..
Ronald Reagan was an actor before he was president. Its difficult to make a movie about an actor without it turning into a parody......
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david_vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-05-03 09:34 PM
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1. I'd love to see a movie version of the time when
Reagan was waving a gun in front of Rhonda Fleming! (Ronnie had a HUGE unrequited thing for Rhonda)
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Yaoi_Huntress_Earth Donating Member (185 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-05-03 09:42 PM
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2. I remember
That Regan's one main value as an actor was that he was always on time and sober.
Love,
Yaoi Huntress Earth
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GinaMaria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-05-03 09:45 PM
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3. It could be done but
you're right in that it runs a huge risk of being a parody. Wish someone would give it an honest try.

There's so much material, it would probably have to be a mini series.
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-05-03 09:46 PM
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4. He was an actor AFTER he became President, too. n/t
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raysr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-05-03 09:55 PM
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5. Since you brought it up...
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-05-03 10:08 PM
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7. Thanks for that.
Even Tweety's whore Noonan was quoted. Funny because just last night she was hailing the CBS decision as a victory for TRUTH! Lol.

"I was surprised how big his hearing aid is, or rather how aware of it you are when you're with him. There was a quizzical look on his face as he listened to what was going on around him, and I thought, He doesn't really hear very much, and his appearance of constant good humor is connected to his deafness. He misses much of what is not said directly to him, but he assumes it is good."

I owe you one.
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midwest_lurker Donating Member (73 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-05-03 10:03 PM
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6. i still don't understand the hero worship
although i was eight when he was elected...
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Yaoi_Huntress_Earth Donating Member (185 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-06-03 01:25 AM
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8. Same here
So I asked my father about the hype, he said that Regan was the grandfatherly type that the country thought they needed.
Love,
Yaoi Huntress Earth
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-06-03 02:02 AM
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9. actually there has been at least one terrific movie about an actor
Chaplin.
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