The election year is often referred to as stupid season. But by 2020, the effort to make this easy will be too great and it could very well be a challenge for the analytics team. For American projects, we want inspiration, heuristics, and candid process adjustments: the most ambitious ideals, the most dangerous traps, and the role of powerful institutions and knowledgeable citizens in preventing the whole thing from going crazy experimental explosion party blacksmith shop.
Masked Political Messages in Film
Political films may help. Nonetheless, first we need to establish the term – political films/movies. John Sayles, probably one of the greatest political filmmakers of his generation wrote in “Mother Jones” that films as different as “Rambo” and “Nanny Adventure” can be called political films because they are just to preserve the status quo. And he makes a good point: a political film could very well be great, or at least very effective, although it is not intentional.
A few movies like that are plenty. But there are also general thrillers, biographies, satirical dramas, and line dramas. Most are based on facts, located between Washington’s majestic buildings and weird bureaucracy. Other films are more assuming and symbolic, bringing audiences to the border of Texas or to a high school to look into the inconsistencies of power as they are inside neighborhoods and personal relationships.
Some films will surely be released a million. “How can you ignore that …?” Objected. Oliver Stone’s “JFK” is considered a deep psychological film, not a political film. The classics like “McGinty”, “Candidate” and “Lincoln”, they are valuable and politically inclined to the extent that there are game adaptations about the film. But you want to shy away from these films because they are quite obvious as they are. You want to make room for movies that could be little known but less revealing and of course, more appealing to the audience as it is more fun to watch.
So if you are one of those who want to put together your best list of political movies, the title alone doesn’t really tell if the movie is political or not. Or it maybe obvious but it really doesn’t match the meaning of a political film. Sometimes films that are not political on purpose are those that can politically influence people or spike an emotion that’s politically inclined.