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11/7/06: Politics and Film

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Orson Welles' 1941 <i>Citizen Kane</i> is widely hailed as <a href=\"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Films_considered_the_greatest_ever\" target=\"_blank\">the greatest film ever made</a>.

By Doug Fabrizio

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 Live

and 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

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