Based on a recent report published by Deadline, the full “Game Change” trailer produced by HBO finally arrived on the company’s official website on Tuesday. The political drama features A-list actors like Julianne Moore, Ed Harris and Woody Harrelson. The movie will be released on March 10th, 2012.
The film draws the attention towards the irregularities performed by the Republican Party during the 2008 election. Sarah Palin is brilliantly interpreted in the movie by actress Julianne Moore. Ed Harris was chosen to play Senator John McCain, whereas Woody Harrelson is the campaign operative, Steve Schmidt.
Movie critics were impressed with the choice of the director because the actors in the film resemble the real political characters. Julianne Moore makes it almost impossible to distinguish between her and the real Sarah Palin.
“Game Change” is an adaptation of the book with the same title written by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin. Danny Strong and director Jay Roach produced another political film, that is, the “Recount”. This motion picture was inspired by the 2000 election between Al Gore and George W. Bush.
The 2012 HBO production is a good case study for those who want to understand the use and the implications of the social media in the promotion of a political candidate. The trailer opens with Woody Harrelson’s attempt to convince Senator McCain to use the Internet as a means of making the Republican campaign more dynamic.
One of the most discussed moves of the 2008 election was the use of Sarah Palin as a female vice presidential candidate. Judging by the images of the trailer, Sarah Palin is on the verge of having a nervous breakdown; thus, drawing McCain’s discontent. Directors have also included some of the blunders that Palin did during the campaign. There is also a hint to her Twitter post saying that Russia is visible from Alaska.
The movie is no surprise for those who followed the evolution of the 2008 election. In fact, you can actually guess how the movie will end, given that McCain was defeated by Obama. Nevertheless, it is a movie worth watching due to its well-chosen cast and its historical significance.