RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:15 am
Mon November 6, 2006

11/7/06: Politics and Film

Salt Lake City, UT – On Election Day, we're bringing you a brief respite from the exit polls and political pundits. Doug looks at the top political film picks of BYU Political Science Professor Richard Davis and film critics Bob Mondello, Scott Renshaw and Sean Means. From Citizen Kane to The Candidate to Wag the Dog, Hollywood draws on popular sentiment and fears of an era. It holds a mirror up to the American political process and the people that make it happen.

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Scott Renshaw, Arts and Entertainment Editor for The Salt Lake City Weekly
Bulworth
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Secret Honor
The American President
The Candidate
The Manchurian Candidate
The War Room
Thirteen Days
Wag the Dog

NPR Film Critic Bob Mondello
All the President's Men
The Best Man
Election
The Manchurian Candidate
Wag the Dog

Richard Davis, Professor of Political Science, Brigham Young University
Films on the Syllabus for his Politics and Film course
All the King's Men
All the President's Men
The Best Man
Citizen Kane
Dave
Fail Safe
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
The American President
The Candidate
The Last Hurrah

Sean Means, Movie Critic for The Salt Lake Tribune
All the President's Men
The Candidate
Citizen Kane
The Times of Harvey Milk
The Best Man
All the King's Men
The War Room
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Radio from Hell on X96
Gina, The American President
Kerry, Star Trek VI: The Undiscoverd Country
Bill, Z or The Battle of Algiers

Listeners' Suggestions Anon in Salt Lake City: To Liveand Napoleon Dynamite, "Vote for Pedro!"
Ben in Cedar City: Bulworth
Brian in Salt Lake City: This Divided State and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Chris in Kayesville:Thank You for Smoking
Chris in Layton: Wag the Dog and Thank You for Smoking
Cory:Z
Diana in Springville: Doctor Strangelove
Eric in Provo: Doctor Strangelove
Greg in Salt Lake City: The Mission
Jeremiah: Bob Roberts
Mary in Salt Lake City:Z
Max in Ogden: Three Days of the Condor
Michael in Salt Lake City: The War Room
Nathan: City Hall
Patrick: The American President
Phyllis in Salt Lake City: The Contender
Ray in Salt Lake City: V is for Vendetta
Rick in Provo: Nashville
Susan: The American President
Tom in North Ogden: The Aviator
Will in Salt Lake City: Inconvenient Truth