Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Depicting Presidents on Film

Michael Medved gives his list of the five best movie presidents.

[Although the film was far from accurate, I thought Brian Keith did a good job capturing the essence of Theodore Roosevelt in The Wind and the Lion.]


At 11:05 AM, Blogger Daniel Richwine said...

Medved makes an interesting point about wanting a Pierce movie. It seems most movies either highlight very famous people such as Lincoln, or obscure nobodies who serve as an everyman. However I'd be interested to see a movie about people who were close to famous events and famous people, but most non-history buffs haven't heard of. I think the movie about Adams was a pretty good treatment of taking a now less well known founding father in this way.

I'd like to see a movie about Salmon P Chase, and especially like to see who gets cast as his daughter, who ruled the Washington social scene for years.

At 12:26 PM, Blogger Michael Wade said...


Excellent observation. The Chase film could be fascinating.

I'd like to see one on Coolidge, one of our truly under-rated presidents.



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