Political Projections: Hollywood Pokes Fun at Politics

For the second installment of our political film series: how Hollywood has poked fun at politics and politicians. Richard Corliss is film critic and Senior Writer at TIME Magazine; John Belton is an English professor at Rutgers University. We’ve chosen three films that span the length of American movies:

"Duck Soup" (1933)- the Marx Brothers piercing satire of nationalism and diplomacy

"Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb" (1964) - Stanley Kubrick’s satire of Cold War paranoia

"Dave" (1993) - the Clinton-era depiction of what happens when an ordinary man becomes president.

Join in on the conversation! Leave a comment and tell us what you think about the 3 films we've chosen. Has Hollywood done a good job of portraying politics?