Truth is stranger than fiction, and the
On Tuesday night, state Sen.
It was impossible not to think of some of Hollywood’s finest and most ludicrous moments as the drama unfolded. Here are five movies that watching the Davis saga brought to mind.
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“Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.” The obvious parallel. Seeking to clear his name, Jimmy Stewart’s Jefferson Smith undertakes a 24-hour filibuster to postpone a vote on an appropriations bill. As with Davis’ attempt, the gambit is a noble failure. But there’s a happy ending when Smith is cleared by a guilt-ridden lawmaker. Ditto for Davis, as the vote is overturned by the lieutenant governor because it came too late.
“White House Down.” As the drama was playing out in Austin,
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“Superman.” What does Richard Donner’s 1970s-era film about Clark Kent have to do with the price of tea in Austin? Well, for one thing, Superman flies backward in time to undo an outcome he didn’t like. And didn't Gov.
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