The movie Game Change is based upon the book of the same name by liberal journalists John Heilemann and Mark Halperin. If this is not enough to suspect the project of being biased and distorted–at least when it comes to its depictions of conservatives–as Doug Powers notes,
Actress Julianne Moore, who happens to be of Hollywood liberal pedigree, is playing the part of Sarah Palin in “Game Change,” a movie from a screenplay adapted by a liberal and directed by a liberal. But that’s balanced out because the part of John McCain is being played by an actor who is a liberal, and the role of McCain’s advisor Steve Schmidt will be handled by Woody Harrelson, who is — you guessed it — a noted lefty.
A tip-off of the impartiality of the film-makers can be found in the casting. As you can see, the actress chosen to portray Sarah Palin looks absolutely nothing like her:
This is the real Sarah Palin:
Usually in movies, younger and much better-looking actors are chosen to portray their real-life counterparts. However, Julianne Moore appears to be a good ten years older than Palin in this publicity shot (in truth, Palin is four years younger), and even in her youth Moore never looked as good as Palin. Seriously.
We are told that Julianne Moore is a good actress. However, in the three movies we have seen her in, she came across as exceedingly irritating and obnoxious, so all in all her casting bodes poorly for this film.
Boding even more poorly for the film are the few bits of the script that we have seen. Given his colorful past, at some point in his life John McCain probably did say, “Find me a woman!” However, we are sure that he never said this in the context of looking for a running mate in a presidential campaign. Lines such as this remind us of The Conqueror:
“Spawn of evil! … She will bring woe to you, my Son, and to your people!”
No, I will not be posting the trailer for Game Change here. Frankly, I could not bear to watch it, as in my heart I know that no matter how good the film might be, it will still be bad. All evidence points to the idea that Game Change will be just as accurate in its depiction of the 2008 presidential campaign as The Conqueror was of the life of Genghis Khan, and will suffer the same ignominy.
Any film of very recent events which have been so well documented by film journalists should be viewed as suspect if it employs actors to portray real-life people. Why is there a need to have actors, composite characters, and dramatizations of real-life events when the real people are alive and quite available, and the real events have more often than not been already filmed? Why not just use archive footage and interviews of the people involved and make a documentary? This film cannot and will not be true journalism or a true depiction of events. It can only be viewed as entertainment–entertainment made by and for people who have done nothing but hate and revile Sarah Palin since the day she stepped on the national stage.
Of course, many liberals will love the film no matter how poorly made and inaccurate it is, and many will be simple enough in their hatred to think that the fictional dialogues presented in the film are true. After all, most of the stupid things supposedly said by Sarah Palin were actually said by Tina Fey pretending to be Sarah Palin, yet these words have gone down in history as things that Palin said, and few can be convinced otherwise no matter what evidence is presented.
And if you think about it, this is simply evil.
- ‘Game Change’ Trailer (michellemalkin.com)
- Julianne Moore As Sarah Palin: Other Celebs As Politicans (VIDEO) (huffingtonpost.com)
- First look at Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin (cbsnews.com)
- Julianne Moore Performs as Sarah Palin in Game Change Trailer (people.com)