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The War Room

Spine #602



Release:
Mar 20, 2012
$29.95

Number of Discs: 2

Specs
  • 1.33:1 Standard
  • English Dolby Surround
  • English subtitles

The War Room

Other Versions:

Blu-ray


Directed By: D.A. Pennebaker, Chris Hegedus
Licensor: Pennebaker-Hegedus Films

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The 1992 presidential election was a triumph not only for Bill Clinton but also for the new breed of strategists who guided him to the White House and changed the face of politics in the process. For this thrilling, behind-closed-doors account of that campaign, renowned cinema verité filmmakers D. A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus closely followed the brainstorming and bull sessions of Clinton's crack team of consultants-especially the folksy James Carville and the preppy George Stephanopoulos, who became media stars in their own right as they injected a youthful spirit and spontaneity into the process of campaigning. Fleet-footed and entertaining, The War Room is a vivid document of a political moment whose truths ("It's the economy, stupid!") still ring in our ears.

Supplements
  • Return of the War Room, a 2008 documentary in which advisers James Carville, George Stephanopoulos, and Paul Begala and others reflect on the effect the Clinton war room had on the way campaigns are run
  • Making "The War Room," a conversation between the filmmakers about the difficulties of shooting in the campaign's fast-paced environment
  • Panel discussion hosted by the William J. Clinton Foundation and featuring Carville, Clinton adviser Vernon Jordan, journalist Ron Brownstein, and surprise guest Bill Clinton
  • Interview with strategist Stanley Greenberg on the increasing importance of polling

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