Lessons from the campaign trail on film
By Emily Christianson, Noelene Clark, Patrick Kevin Day, Lily Mihalik, Nate Jackson, Jevon Phillips and Nardine Saad
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2008 | 'W.'( Sidney Ray Baldwin / Lionsgate )
Oliver Stone provides rich caricatures of President George W. Bush, his family and his political associates in the unauthorized biopic "W." The film offers insight into Bush's drinking days in college, relationship with wife Laura and his ups and down with his dad, President George H.W. Bush.
Campaign lesson learned: Daddy issues can work to your advantage. Through Stone's prism, it's as if everything Bush did was because of his father; running for office, going to war with Iraq and trying to keep the Bush legacy in tact.