WOW! First Look: Ed Harris as John McCain in HBO’s ‘Game Change’
First we got Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin.
Now we have the dude who picked her to run alongside him as the VP-candidate in his failed bid to become President. Little did he know that he was also picking her to become a punchline and a joke for the world. Apparently, they found her by doing Google searches for female Republican Candidates, so in my opinion, they got exactly what they deserved.
That is part of the reason that this upcoming HBO film Game Change will be such an intriguing watch. The producers did a great job with their last film for HBO Recount so there is no reason to expect anything less than a fun movie.
What do you think?
(I think they nailed it)
Here is the official overview:
Even before the book was out, its juiciest bits were everywhere: Sarah Palin was serene when chosen for V.P. because it was “God’s plan.” Hillary didn’t know if she could control Bill (duh). Elizabeth Edwards was a shrew, not a saint. Overall, the men from the campaign garner less attention in these anecdote wars than the women and tend to come off better—but only just: Obama, the authors note, can be conceited and windy; McCain was disengaged to the point of recklessness; and John Edwards is a cheating, egotistical blowhard. But, hey, that’s politics, and it’s obvious that authors Heilemann (New York Magazine) and Halperin (Time) worked their sources well—all 200 of them. Some (including the sources themselves) will have trouble with the book’s use of quotes (or lack thereof). The interviews, according to the authors, were conducted “on deep background,” and dialogue was “reconstructed extensively” and with “extreme care.” Sometimes the source of a quote is clear, as when the book gets inside someone’s head, but not always. Many of the book’s events were covered heavily at the time (Hillary’s presumed juggernaut; Michelle Obama’s initial hostility to her husband’s candidacy), but some of what this volume delivers is totally behind-the-scenes and genuinely jaw-dropping, including the revelation that senators ostensibly for Clinton (New York’s Chuck Schumer) pushed hard for Obama. Another? The McCain camp found Sarah Palin by doing computer searches of female Republican officeholders. A sometimes superficial but intensely readable account of a landmark campaign (librarians take note: the exceedingly flimsy binding may reflect the publisher’s haste to rush the book to press).