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First Look at “W.” — Oliver Stone’s Bush Biopic


by Jerome Weeks 30 Jul 2008

It’s not possible to see how much Dallas-Fort Worth appears in the film — if at all.  It was shot mostly in Louisiana: Shreveport’s Independence Bowl, for instance, stands in for Arlington Park. Written by Oliver Stone (briefly a Yale classmate of President Bush) and Stanley Weiser (Wall Street), W. has been described by Stone […]

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It’s not possible to see how much Dallas-Fort Worth appears in the film — if at all.  It was shot mostly in Louisiana: Shreveport’s Independence Bowl, for instance, stands in for Arlington Park. Written by Oliver Stone (briefly a Yale classmate of President Bush) and Stanley Weiser (Wall Street), W. has been described by Stone as “satire,” “magic realism biography” and somehow, also “a fair, true portrait of the man.”

But the LATimes notes:

Stone, Brolin and the filmmaking team believe they are crafting a biography so honest that loyal Republicans and the Bushes themselves might see it. Given Stone’s filmmaking history [including such films as Nixon, JFK and The People v. Larry Flynt], coupled with a sneak peek at an early “W.” screenplay draft, that prediction looks like wishful thinking.

W. is set for an October 17 release

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  • sam

    Does anyone know if W will open in Dallas on October 17th? It is a limited release, but I imagine it will open here that weekend.
    Thanks!

  • Stephen Becker

    Sam —
    I just e-mailed the local rep for the film and she says that it is opening in Dallas on the 17th and that it will screen in advance for critics nationally on Oct. 14. I’m going to be sure to go to that one so I can fill everyone in on what to expect.