History Film / WagTheDog

10th Dec '16 4:53:01 AM eroock
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The original novel, ''American Hero'', involved UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush starting the actual UsefulNotes/GulfWar, scripted by Hollywood screenwriters with Saddam Hussein agreeing to it in exchange for secret payments and the boost to his reputation for fighting America.
10th Dec '16 4:51:10 AM eroock
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->''"Why does a dog wag its tail? Because a dog is smarter than its tail. If the tail were smarter, the tail would wag the dog."''

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->''"Why does a dog wag its tail? Because a dog is smarter than its tail. \\
If the tail were smarter, the tail would wag the dog."''
10th Dec '16 4:50:50 AM eroock
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10th Dec '16 4:50:05 AM eroock
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10th Dec '16 4:46:50 AM eroock
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'''''Wag the Dog''''' is a 1997 political film, directed by Barry Levinson. The President of the United States is caught making sexual advances to an underage "[[ScoutOut Firefly Girl]]" (the fictional equivalent of a Girl Scout). His timing could not be worse, as there is a presidential election coming up. Presidential aide Winifred Ames (Creator/AnneHeche) and professional spin doctor Conrad Brean (Creator/RobertDeNiro) are tasked with taking the public attention away from the scandal.

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'''''Wag ''Wag the Dog''''' Dog'' is a 1997 political film, directed by Barry Levinson. The President of the United States is caught making sexual advances to an underage "[[ScoutOut Firefly Girl]]" (the fictional equivalent of a Girl Scout). His timing could not be worse, as there is a presidential election coming up. Presidential aide Winifred Ames (Creator/AnneHeche) and professional spin doctor Conrad Brean (Creator/RobertDeNiro) are tasked with taking the public attention away from the scandal.
9th Dec '16 10:27:12 PM GonzoLink
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* ExecutiveMeddling: An In-Universe example. During the filming of the fake footage of the Albanian war, Motts wants to have the refugee holding a calico kitten as she's seen "escaping", but when the President is informed of this during filming he insists for whatever reason that the kitten be white. Motts is less than pleased to say the least.
--> '''Motts:''' [[LampshadeHanging I hate it when they start to meddle.]] [[TranquilFury Can we have a white one please, he wants a white one...]]
9th Dec '16 4:22:34 PM GonzoLink
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* InventedIndividual: To make the entirely fake war in Albania more "real" Hollywood director Stanley Motss (Dustin Hoffman) creates the personality of a special operations soldier: "Old Shoe". A series of setbacks (including the fact that the person they used died before his staged return) forces them to explain his death. They even mount an AstroTurf memorial by throwing tennis shoes in trees.

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* InventedIndividual: To make the entirely fake war in Albania more "real" Hollywood director producer Stanley Motss (Dustin Hoffman) creates the personality of a special operations soldier: "Old Shoe". A series of setbacks (including the fact that the person they used died before his staged return) forces them to explain his death. They even mount an AstroTurf memorial by throwing tennis shoes in trees.
14th Sep '16 3:12:24 PM Aquila89
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'''''Wag the Dog''''' is a 1997 political film, directed by ''Barry Levinson.'' The President of the United States is caught making sexual advances to an underage "[[ScoutOut Firefly Girl]]" (the fictional equivalent of a Girl Scout). His timing could not be worse, as there is a presidential election coming up. Presidential aide Winifred Ames (Creator/AnneHeche) and professional spin doctor Conrad Brean (Creator/RobertDeNiro) are tasked with taking the public attention away from the scandal.

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'''''Wag the Dog''''' is a 1997 political film, directed by ''Barry Levinson.'' Barry Levinson. The President of the United States is caught making sexual advances to an underage "[[ScoutOut Firefly Girl]]" (the fictional equivalent of a Girl Scout). His timing could not be worse, as there is a presidential election coming up. Presidential aide Winifred Ames (Creator/AnneHeche) and professional spin doctor Conrad Brean (Creator/RobertDeNiro) are tasked with taking the public attention away from the scandal.
30th Aug '16 7:23:17 PM nombretomado
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'''''Wag the Dog''''' is a 1997 political film, directed by ''Barry Levinson.'' The President of the United States is caught making sexual advances to an underage "[[ScoutOut Firefly Girl]]" (the fictional equivalent of a Girl Scout). His timing could not be worse, as there is a presidential election coming up. Presidential aide Winifred Ames (AnneHeche) and professional spin doctor Conrad Brean (Creator/RobertDeNiro) are tasked with taking the public attention away from the scandal.

Conrad decides to create a fictional war with Albania. He recruits Hollywood producer Stanley Motss (DustinHoffman) to create the illusion of the ongoing war. Actors play war orphans, an army convict is cast as a war hero, etc. All broadcast by American networks as real news. They take advantage of the relative obscurity of Albania among the public to make up details as they go.

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'''''Wag the Dog''''' is a 1997 political film, directed by ''Barry Levinson.'' The President of the United States is caught making sexual advances to an underage "[[ScoutOut Firefly Girl]]" (the fictional equivalent of a Girl Scout). His timing could not be worse, as there is a presidential election coming up. Presidential aide Winifred Ames (AnneHeche) (Creator/AnneHeche) and professional spin doctor Conrad Brean (Creator/RobertDeNiro) are tasked with taking the public attention away from the scandal.

Conrad decides to create a fictional war with Albania. He recruits Hollywood producer Stanley Motss (DustinHoffman) (Creator/DustinHoffman) to create the illusion of the ongoing war. Actors play war orphans, an army convict is cast as a war hero, etc. All broadcast by American networks as real news. They take advantage of the relative obscurity of Albania among the public to make up details as they go.
29th Mar '16 6:39:44 AM aye_amber
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'''''Wag the Dog''''' is a 1997 political film, directed by Creator/BarryLevinson. The President of the United States is caught making sexual advances to an underage "[[ScoutOut Firefly Girl]]" (the fictional equivalent of a Girl Scout). His timing could not be worse, as there is a presidential election coming up. Presidential aide Winifred Ames (AnneHeche) and professional spin doctor Conrad Brean (RobertDeNiro) are tasked with taking the public attention away from the scandal.

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'''''Wag the Dog''''' is a 1997 political film, directed by Creator/BarryLevinson. ''Barry Levinson.'' The President of the United States is caught making sexual advances to an underage "[[ScoutOut Firefly Girl]]" (the fictional equivalent of a Girl Scout). His timing could not be worse, as there is a presidential election coming up. Presidential aide Winifred Ames (AnneHeche) and professional spin doctor Conrad Brean (RobertDeNiro) (Creator/RobertDeNiro) are tasked with taking the public attention away from the scandal.
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