Wednesday, September 13, 2006


The moment of impact. A 'virtual' President Bush takes a bullet in a key scene from the new movie, 'Death Of A President'.

It's sent American right wingers into a frenzy, it's recieved enthusiastic applause and reviews at the Toronto Film festival and it's earned the director enough death threats for him to now travel with a security detail.

'The Death Of A President', a fake documentary that follows the events of a successful assassination attempt on President Bush in 2007, is already generating so much controversy that it's being described as this year's 'Passion Of The Christ'.

A storm of anger and protest did little to hurt the box office of 'Passion', of course it only made people want to see it more. Which is probably why Newmarket, the distributor of 'Passion', has picked up 'Death Of A President' for a US cinema release.

This is what the director, Gabriel Range, had to say about his movie, and the reaction so far :
"People didn't know what to expect. Our film has a very striking premise but it is not sensational or gratuitous. I hope people will see it as a balanced film and compelling drama. It is an oblique look at the ways the United States has changed since 9/11. We use the lens of the future to explain the past."

"We portrayed the horror of assassination. I don't think anyone would get the idea of assassinating Bush from this film."

Just don't mention 'Taxi Driver' and President Reagan.

Here's a review of the movie.