THE CONTENDER is a new film which was released
on Friday, the 13th of October. In the new issue of
PREMIERE magazine, Gary Oldman and his manager
accuse Steven Spielberg, David Geffen, and Jeffrey
Katzenber of mangling the film in order to turn it into
a diatribe against the republican character (played by
Oldman is quoted as saying that Dreamworks put
pressure on the scriptwriter to slant the film against
the republican character and then produced a final edit
that was a further assault on the character. Douglas
Ubankski, Oldman's manager, has accused Dreamworks
of producing a propaganda film in time for the
Check out the official site for the film:
Whether these accusations are true or not is subject to
investigation. What can't be denied is the symbiotic
relationship between Hollywood and the Presidency.
Our conference in Los Angeles, 10-12 November is taking
shape with a preliminary program now on our web site. The
panels are locked in as of Sunday, 15 October, but there is
plenty of room for participants who want to immerse themselves
in the methodology of analyzing politics in film. Many of us got
our start in this field by attending such meetings; join us now
that we are old and gray.
See full details about the PRESIDENCY IN FILM AND TV
conference on the Film & History Web site.
Film and History League The American Presidency in Film: Hollywood
918 243 7742 Views the White House.
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National Conference, November 10-12, 2000
Simi Valley, California
Westlake Hyatt Hotel, Westlake, Village.
Phone 805 557 1234 fax 805 379 9392
Room rate for the Conference $109. per night.
Email directly to Reservations at:
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A THREE-HOUR CREDIT OPTION IS AVAILABLE VIA CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY AT
NORTHRIDGE......Contact College of Extended Learning
at (818)677.3911 Ask about History 498c The
Presidency on Film and TV
Online resources for film/TV studies may be found at ScreenSite