WEEK 7: Advise and Consent
“Advise and Consent” is based on a wildly popular novel of the same name. The movie expertly pulls back the layers of drama arising from what should be a mundane political appointment.
The director, Otto Preminger, is a Hollywood outsider and so has no qualms about writing a stinging indictment of the nasty backstabbing in Washington DC.
Though its perspective on political mechanisms may not be as shocking today, given our current atmosphere, it was an unusually cynical and biting commentary when released.