The Party's Over

DVD - unabridged
Video (1 disc)
Product Number: DU007
Released: Oct 28, 2003
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ISBN: #9781428140387
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Phillip Seymour Hoffman may be best known for trying to pash Mark Wahlberg in "boogie Knights" or ordering home delievered porn while caring for the elderly in "Magnolia" but he steps to the other side of the camera to craft a tremendously thought provoking documentary with "The Party's over". The doco begins 6 months before the 2000 elections and ranges from capturing the republican and democratic conventions on the inside contrasted with some chilling images of police brutality to the protestors outside, to the bewildering election result and the inaugeration months later. The main question of the documentary is "do any of these politicians actually represent us" and Hoffman is openly cynical that the Democrats and Republicans represent what the American people want. The footage of the shadow convention with Ralph Nader is a highlight, as is the bizarre booking of Hoffmans friends rock band to play the RNC and thus gain hitherto unavailable access to the event. Also the Special feature bonus interview with Micahel Moore is hilarious, the only blight on the doco is hen Hoffman inexplicably manages to lose an argument and make himslef look rather slow witted when a rightwing religious republican argues that charity is a purely "Christian value" and no one outside of that beleif system has ever thought to help a fellow human being. Its hilarious when the camera crew is turned away from the Republican event and returns a few hours later wearing George W pins and badges and are escorted right through. This doco left me thinking for a long time, which is what good ones will do -

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Product Number DV007
Released: Oct 28, 2003
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402564611