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HBO Defends “Game Change”

Stephen Bannon, director-writer of the pro-Sarah Palin doc “The Undefeated,” believes that HBO deliberately scheduled “Game Change,” which is less than flattering toward the former Alaska governor, right after Super Tuesday.

She decided not to enter the race, but the movie has been in the works since she was pondering a presidential bid. “They would use this fictionalized account to destroy here,” Bannon says.

In a statement to the Los Angeles Times, however, HBO says that “we hope that people will withhold any judgment until they have viewed the film. In the tradition of past HBO Films’ release schedules, ‘Game Change’ is set to debut in the spring.”

The movie is written by Danny Strong and directed by Jay Roach, the team behind HBO’s “Recount,” about the 2000 battle over the presidential vote count in Florida. They also faced criticism for that movie, although it came largely from former Secretary of State Warren Christopher, who initially represented the Gore camp, upset about the way that he was portrayed. By contrast, former Secretary of State James Baker, who represented the Bush campaign, actually hosted a screening of the movie.

Update: Palin staffers held a conference call today to do a pre-emptive strike on the movie, although none said they had seen it. John McCain’s senior adviser in 2008, Steve Schmidt, who is played by Woody Harrelson in the movie, is praising it as an accurate portrayal of what happened. (Via The Fix.)

 

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