Friday, March 19, 2010

Please Vote for Me (2007)

7 comments:

mikeovswinton said...

Shouldn't this be retitled "Please vote for me, only if you understand the full basis of my policy and prgramme. If you don't, then please don't vote for me." if it is to be fully acceptable for the SPGB?

Darren said...

Unfortunately they couldn't fit that alternative title on the chalkboard behind them. ;-)

Mock and pour scorn all you want but that is a really good documentary. One could apply a critical eye to it, and question how such a closely controlled society as China would allow such a film to be made, but I just enjoyed for the three wannabe politicians as featured in the film poster. The wee chubby boy on the left in the picture was hilarious. (And intentionally so.)

I really should stick to just watching documentaries. They don't disappoint like most feature films do.

Darren said...

Actually, now that I think about it; if the SPGB were involved in the making of this documentary, it would have been entitled, Are you sure you want to vote for us? You know we're not the SWP, right?

That alternative title would have looked great on the promotional baseball cap.

mikeovswinton said...

Darren; I wasn't scorning a film I ain't seen, yet. As far as I'm concerned you are the equivalent of those american guys who give films "fifteen thumbs up" or whatever, as Messrs Amazon and Son know to their profit.

Darren said...

Mike, I knew you weren't mocking the film itself ;-)

But don't go dissing thumbs up and films. Kara will interpret that as a personal attack on Roger Ebert.

mikeovswinton said...

I really don't know much about the thumbs up/down thing other than that I saw a "fifteen thumbs up" spoof on an episode of The Simpsons. Weren't there two of the guys so that "2 thumbs up" meant 'great'? And didn't one of them die?

Darren said...

Gene Siskel is the one who died. Back in 1999.

Ebert is still going strong after all these years. Even after being stricken with cancer. Kara is a big, big fan of Ebert. Always checks out his reviews, and usually swears by them.

I like him as well but I'm always intrigued that come rain or shine he always give the latest Loach or Leigh film four stars . . . out of four.