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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-12-05 08:29 PM
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just watched bob roberts for the first time in 5 years
yikes...more relevant than ever. robbins predicted the arnold run, the rise of hannity,a nd dubya almost perfectly
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-12-05 08:38 PM
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1. Can you elaborate on 'Bob Roberts'? Could
be a senior moment for moi, but if Tim Robbins was involved, I'm all ears!
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-12-05 08:51 PM
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3. Gore Vidal plays a liberal PA Senator
who gets beaten by Robbin's Bob Robers who runs a right wing vacuous campaign. I think that he was based on Santorum at the time.
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-12-05 08:56 PM
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4. Bob Roberts is a severely underappreciated film from 1992
Edited on Sat Feb-12-05 08:57 PM by Adenoid_Hynkel
Robbins' first attempt as a director. It's done in a fake documentary style and tells the story of a a rightwing folksinger (played by robbins) who runs for senator against a 30 year ols style liberal (played by gore vidal)

it goes into detail about how dirty campaigns are run and media complicity in them, particularly from tv

it also stars john cusack as an SNL host who walks off to protest roberts' appearance on the show, alan rickman as roberts' karl rove-type manager and laura palmer's dad from twin peaks (cant remeber his name) as roberts' image consultant

look for an appearance by a very young jack black as an obessesed fan

the dvd is great because it gives you the choice between commentary by tim robbins or gore vidal

you can proabably find it at blockbuster or get a used copy of the dvd or vhs on amazon for cheap.

it should be required viewing for anyone on this site
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-12-05 09:49 PM
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5. more info here
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-12-05 09:53 PM
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6. the poster
Edited on Sat Feb-12-05 09:55 PM by Adenoid_Hynkel
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-13-05 10:11 AM
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7. OK, this is on my 'to get' list. Thanks!
Edited on Sun Feb-13-05 10:11 AM by babylonsister
After seeing the poster, the webs in my brain are clearing; I do recall it now.
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Enraged_Ape Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-13-05 10:35 AM
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8. Robbins, if I recall, wrote and performed all the songs
And they're great. "Drugs Stink" is one that comes immediately to mind.
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Racenut20 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-12-05 08:50 PM
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2. Tell him to knock that crap off!!!!! We can't take anymore.
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