January 19, 2011

Easier Understood if Seen

Filed under: — www.fairvotecolorado.org @ 12:00 am

Sometimes it’s easier to understand a concept or scenario if it is seen rather than heard or read; but in the case of capturing political history that can prove a little problematic unless you were present for the actual event. Fortunately, there are a handful of movies released over the past 50 years that capture the nuances of American politics.So if you’re the type that would rather watch and learn than read and absorb, we suggest you check a few titles out to keep you comfortable over this long winter that we are embarking upon (available through Netflix and Amazon).

Advise & Consent (1962)The Manchurian Candidate (1962)Dr. Strangelove: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)The Best Man (1964)Fail-Safe (1964)Seven Days in May (1964)Medium Cool (1969)The Candidate (1972)The Parallax View (1974)Nashville (1975)All the President’s Men (1976)Being There (1979)Power (1986)JFK (1991)Bob Roberts (1992)Dave (1993)The American President (1995)Nixon (1995)Wag the Dog (1997)Primary Colors (1998)Bulworth (1998)Election (1999)The Contender (2000)Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)Frost/Nixon (2008)Milk (2008)

This list is by no means exhaustive; it is offered only as a starting point for you to get some “politics on” via a learning tool that might be most useful to you.

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