November 24, 2006

The movie "Bobby"

I've had two loyal readers write in their impressions of the new movie "Bobby" on the life and times of Robert F. Kennedy which opened on Thanksgiving.

Both were complimentary.

Nicodemus writes:
Today I saw the movie "Bobby". I recommend it ! it is much better than the 2 stars it got in the reviews. You would enjoy it. RFK was a man who brought people (from all walks of life) together. Maybe you could open up a thread for discussion of this film and the life and times of RFK and inevitable comparisons of Iraq to Vietnam. "Bobby" had an all-star cast and good acting. The downside: it did have some slow parts. I think the film "Thirteen Days" moved at a faster pace than did Bobby. They did a nice job weaving in real film footage. All in all, 3 stars.


Another commenter offered...
Hey dope,

Go see Bobby. It wasn't quite what I was expecting, but it was very good none-the-less. I think it will probbalye by up for numerous academy awards and maybe even best picture. Not living through the Vietnam war, I guess I never relized how eerie it is that Iraq seems so much like it. They also draw refrence to some other current events. I didn't think a film written and directed by Emilio Esteves would be good, but it was suprisingly well done.


Sounds like a good movie. Anyone else seen it? What did you think?

2 Comments:

At 12/19/2006 1:20 AM, Anonymous wlk4willi@aol.com said...

i liked the" sounds of silence "touch. i thought it evoked the times.the local critic vehemently disagreed calling it essentially the property of the "graduate"and irrelevant to kennedy.we exchanged opinions in his column.how would one find out wht estervez came to select it?

 
At 12/19/2006 4:26 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

That's a good question.

Of course, the IMDB is always a good source of info on movies,(www.imdb.com) but I'm not sure you'd find what you were looking for.

Other than that, you'd have to find a contact in the production company or contact the person who picked the song themselves somehow.

 

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