History Film / TheIdesOfMarch

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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* AllStarCast



* 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
4th Dec '13 12:31:55 AM C2
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** 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]].

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** 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.
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