Give the Obama campaign credit for realizing that to make a movie about these past three-plus years will require a director who is comfortable working in the myth, fantasy, science fiction, true crime and disaster genres:
With Hollywood gathering this weekend for the 84th Academy Awards, President Barack Obama has recruited Oscar-winning documentary director Davis Guggenheim to again produce a short film for his campaign.
Obama’s re-election staff in Chicago spent $162,834 on the film last month, according to the January Federal Election Commission filing. Currently in post-production, the film focuses on the president’s first three years in office, according to a campaign official.
Unfortunately for the director, “Titanic” has already been done, so he’ll have to come up with a different angle.
Let’s help with a title for the movie. I’m going with “Obama, the Movie: You have to see it to find out what’s in it.” Or maybe a Disney approach: “Solyndraella.”