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Plot: In this adaptation of the best-selling roman à clef about Bill Clinton’s 1992 run for the White House, the young and gifted Henry Burton is tapped to oversee the presidential campaign of Governor Jack Stanton. Burton is pulled into the politician’s colorful world and looks on as Stanton — who has a wandering eye that could be his downfall — contends with his ambitious wife, Susan, and an outspoken adviser, Richard Jemmons.
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A Southern Fried Comedic Tragedy
A thinly disguised couple, one of the most famous couple of the last decade. They carry the “come as you are” kind of attitude, apparently, so, yes, at least apparently. Looking at it from where I’m standing in 2007 she may become the first USA woman president and he was, for 8 years, one of, if not the most popular American president since JFK and with the benefit of hindsight, he was probably a much more talented politician than JFK. I’m not necessarily a Democrat but I became, eventually, pro Clinton. Junk food and “momathons” infidelity and at times right down vulgarity doesn’t blur the intentions of the couple and a couple is what they are. It may not have been John Travolta’s most popular performance but for my money it’s his best. Emma Thompson deals with Elaine May’s superb and telling dialog with all the depth and poignancy, let alone fun, that the character deserved. She is magnificent. Kathy Bate’s time bomb character is an unnerving fun to watch. Her Libby is a close relative of her “Misery” Mike Nichols keeps it really domestic. The most important things take place in Motels or kitchens. She wears yellow plastic gloves to do the dishes when big decisions are taken and cleanses her skin with a tissue in front of the preppy Adrian Lester the first time she meets him. They are ordinary southern folks with an extraordinary destiny. She’s the one with a sense of history. Imagine that. See it now, again or for the first time before the next elections. It’s a very good movie too.
When we get into those “moral” issues
Sadly enough sins of the flesh have been used to bring down rising political figures since the dawn of time. 10 years ago my local Assemblyman was caught having an affair with an intern and faced a primary over it. Since in my opinion he did a good job in representing me and what I want quite frankly he could have had affairs on the state capital steps with 100 interns. I just don’t care about these things. Still sadly enough people do and we’ve seen in fiction Charles Foster Kane brought down by his affair with Susan Alexander and in real life Charles Parnell in Ireland by his affair with Kitty O’Shea.
In a portrayal so obviously based on the Clintons they ought to sue, John Travolta and Emma Thompson play a southern governor and his Yankee born wife who is running for president. As Henry Kissinger said “power is the ultimate aphrodisiac and the groupies do buzz around Travolta, more than he can handle.
And because of that he’s got this trail of women who are ready to exploit his new found celebrity as a presidential candidate. His presidential bid just might get derailed before he’s out of the station.
All this is seen through the eyes of Adrian Lester whose granddad was a noted civil right activist who is considering signing on. He watches how Travolta deals with the various accusations, how his best defense is a good offense.
It saddens me that we lose a lot of potentially good public officials through these sins of the flesh. I’ve always hated politicians who having nothing else to offer make someone else’s so called moral failings their main issue. We’ll all be better off once as a society we’re past that. Ironically the last presidential election may have been a game changer for the wrong reasons.
Primary Colors got two Oscar nominations, for best adapted screenplay based on Joe Klein’s novel and Best Supporting Actress for Kathy Bates. Bates is a tough political infighter, but loyal to Travolta/Thompson having history going all the way back to the Vietnam war protests. She dominates when she’s on screen and her very loyalty carries the seeds of self destruction.
Current Oscar contender Alison Janney has a really great part as a school administrator who has a drinking problem and misses no opportunity to put her issue across with Travolta. She’s at the beginning of the film, but you remember her throughout.
Primary Colors, another in the pantheon of great political films.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 23 min (143 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Mike Nichols
Writer Joe Klein (novel), Elaine May (screenplay)
Actors John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates
Country UK, USA, France, Germany, Japan
Awards Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 10 wins & 29 nominations.
Production Company Icarus Films, Universal Pictures, Award Entertainment, Mutual Film Company
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, SDDS, DTS, DTS-Stereo
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arriflex Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 3,927 m (7 reels) (Sweden), 3,950 m (Finland)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman)
Cinematographic Process Super 35 (common-top)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)