History Film / TheIdesOfMarch

13th Aug '16 7:31:22 PM Fireblood
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* HollywoodAtheist: {{Averted}}. George Clooney's character is openly non-religious and states he cannot know if God or an afterlife exist, but also acts non-bitter, is entirely respectful of others' belief and states in the film that even if he doesn't share your religion, he'd fight to the death for your right to hold it.
5th Aug '15 8:48:32 AM Scoutstr295
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-->"you broke the only rule in politics. You wanna be president? You can lie, you can cheat, you can start a war, you can bankrupt the country, but you can't [[spoiler:fuck the interns]]. They get you for that."

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-->"you -->"You broke the only rule in politics. You wanna be president? You can lie, you can cheat, you can start a war, you can bankrupt the country, but you can't [[spoiler:fuck the interns]]. They get you for that."
5th Aug '15 8:47:38 AM Scoutstr295
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* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler:After the idealist Stephen discovers that Governor Mike Morris is a ManipulativeBastard, he goes through a lot of drama, only to continue helping Mike Morris win the Presidential race in the end - with him deciding to become a manipulative bastard himself.]]

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* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler:After the idealist Stephen discovers that Governor Mike Morris is a ManipulativeBastard, he goes through a lot of drama, only to continue helping Mike Morris win the Presidential presidential race in the end - with him deciding to become a manipulative bastard himself.]]
25th Dec '14 6:46:36 AM TheUnsquished
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** The posters also have taken inspiration from the BarackObama posters. (Believe, instead of hope, is the slogan.)

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** The posters also have taken inspiration from the BarackObama UsefulNotes/BarackObama posters. (Believe, instead of hope, is the slogan.)
20th Sep '14 4:17:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* DirectedByCastMember: Directed by Clooney himself.



* RealitySubtext: A conversation about what presidents can and cannot do is rather obviously comparing BillClinton to GeorgeWBush.
** The movie itself is about a [[BarackObama Democratic presidential candidate who promises revolutionary and necessary change to the country]] [[spoiler: yet proves himself to be just another product of a corrupt system little better than his predecessors]]. The original play was inspired by Howard Dean's 2004 campaign.



* WhatMightHaveBeen: LeonardoDiCaprio (who produced) and [[Film/StarTrek Chris Pine]] (who played the part onstage) were considered for the lead before Ryan Gosling was cast.
** BradPitt was signed on to play Paul Zara, but left due to scheduling conflicts with ''{{Moneyball}}'' and was replaced by Philip Seymour Hoffman.
* WorkingTitle: The film was originally named "Farragut North", after the play it was based on. The name change to "The Ides of March" seems to have been a late one as there is no relation to the actual title (unless one interprets it as a modern-day Theatre/JuliusCaesar).
** Actually, there is a reference to the fifteenth of March aka The Ides of March early in the film.
15th Aug '14 3:35:10 PM JesseMB27
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* ElectionDayEpisode: An ongoing Presidential Election is the backdrop of this drama as [[WideEyedIdealist Stephen Meyers]] works on the campaign of [[ManipulativeBastard Mike]] [[SleazyPolitician Morris]].
16th May '14 9:56:13 PM karstovich2
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''The Ides of March'' is a 2011 political thriller, starring Creator/GeorgeClooney, Creator/RyanGosling, Creator/PhilipSeymourHoffman, Creator/PaulGiamatti, Creator/MarisaTomei, Creator/JeffreyWright and Creator/EvanRachelWood. It was written and directed by [[DirectedByCastMember Clooney]] (with co-writers Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon), based on Willimon's play ''Farragut North''.

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''The Ides of March'' is a 2011 political thriller, starring Creator/GeorgeClooney, Creator/RyanGosling, Creator/PhilipSeymourHoffman, Creator/PaulGiamatti, Creator/MarisaTomei, Creator/JeffreyWright and Creator/EvanRachelWood. It was written and directed by [[DirectedByCastMember Clooney]] (with co-writers Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon), based on Willimon's play ''Farragut North''.
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2nd Mar '14 2:18:47 AM m8e
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''The Ides of March'' is a 2011 political thriller, starring GeorgeClooney, Creator/RyanGosling, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei, Jeffrey Wright and Creator/EvanRachelWood. It was written and directed by [[DirectedByCastMember Clooney]] (with co-writers Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon), based on Willimon's play ''Farragut North''.

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''The Ides of March'' is a 2011 political thriller, starring GeorgeClooney, Creator/GeorgeClooney, Creator/RyanGosling, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei, Jeffrey Wright Creator/PhilipSeymourHoffman, Creator/PaulGiamatti, Creator/MarisaTomei, Creator/JeffreyWright and Creator/EvanRachelWood. It was written and directed by [[DirectedByCastMember Clooney]] (with co-writers Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon), based on Willimon's play ''Farragut North''.
5th Jan '14 9:07:54 AM TrollBrutal
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* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler:After the idealist Stephen discovers that Governor Mike Morris is a ManipulativeBastard, he goes through a lot of drama, only to continue helping Mike Morris win the Presidential race in the end - with him deciding to become a manipulative bastard himself.]]



* DoubleStandard[=/=)JaywalkingWillRuinYourLife
-->"You can lie, you can cheat, you can start a war, you can bankrupt the country, but you can't [[spoiler:fuck the interns]]. They get you for that."

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* DoubleStandard[=/=)JaywalkingWillRuinYourLife
-->"You
DoubleStandard[=/=]JaywalkingWillRuinYourLife
-->"you broke the only rule in politics. You wanna be president? You
can lie, you can cheat, you can start a war, you can bankrupt the country, but you can't [[spoiler:fuck the interns]]. They get you for that."



* ShoutOut: The "I Like Mike" slogan calls back to Eisenhower's "I Like Ike" slogan.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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The "I Like Mike" slogan calls back to Eisenhower's "I Like Ike" slogan.



* [[spoiler:TheBadGuyWins: After the idealist Stephen discovers that Governor Mike Morris is a ManipulativeBastard, he goes through a lot of drama, only to continue helping Mike Morris win the Presidential race in the end - with him deciding to become a manipulative bastard himself.]]
5th Jan '14 9:05:10 AM TrollBrutal
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* DoubleStandard:

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* DoubleStandard:DoubleStandard[=/=)JaywalkingWillRuinYourLife
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