History Literature / SevenDaysInMay

30th May '16 4:39:16 AM gallium
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'''''Seven Days in May''''' is a ConspiracyThriller about an attempted MilitaryCoup in the United States. The story first appeared as a 1962 novel by Washington journalists Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II. It was adapted into a 1964 FilmOfTheBook, directed by Creator/JohnFrankenheimer, starring Creator/KirkDouglas, Creator/BurtLancaster, and Creator/FredricMarch, and scripted by Creator/RodSerling.

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'''''Seven Days in May''''' is a ConspiracyThriller about an attempted MilitaryCoup in the United States. The story first appeared as a 1962 novel by Washington journalists Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II. It was adapted into a 1964 FilmOfTheBook, directed by Creator/JohnFrankenheimer, starring Creator/KirkDouglas, Creator/BurtLancaster, and Creator/FredricMarch, and Creator/AvaGardner, and scripted by Creator/RodSerling.
23rd May '16 5:52:40 AM nightkiller
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When the movie was being filmed, President UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy gave the producers special access to the White House, allowing them to film there with access never before or since granted to any (non-documentary) film crew. The President would even conveniently arrange to visit Hyannis Port for a weekend when the film needed to shoot outside the White House. The Pentagon, in contrast, refused to cooperate at all, leading to the filmmakers doing a bit of covert filming on-site with star Douglas in costume.

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When the movie was being filmed, President UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy gave the producers special access to the White House, allowing them to film there with access never before or since granted to any (non-documentary) film crew.House. The President would even conveniently arrange to visit Hyannis Port for a weekend when the film needed to shoot outside the White House. The Pentagon, in contrast, refused to cooperate at all, leading to the filmmakers doing a bit of covert filming on-site outside the building with star Douglas in costume.
7th Feb '16 1:04:19 AM Mdumas43073
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''Seven Days in May'' is a ConspiracyThriller about an attempted MilitaryCoup in the United States. The story first appeared as a 1962 novel by Washington journalists Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II. It was adapted into a 1964 FilmOfTheBook, directed by Creator/JohnFrankenheimer, starring Creator/KirkDouglas, Creator/BurtLancaster, and Creator/FredricMarch, and scripted by Creator/RodSerling.

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''Seven '''''Seven Days in May'' May''''' is a ConspiracyThriller about an attempted MilitaryCoup in the United States. The story first appeared as a 1962 novel by Washington journalists Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II. It was adapted into a 1964 FilmOfTheBook, directed by Creator/JohnFrankenheimer, starring Creator/KirkDouglas, Creator/BurtLancaster, and Creator/FredricMarch, and scripted by Creator/RodSerling.
13th Jan '16 10:05:26 AM mikey300
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13th Jan '16 10:04:42 AM mikey300
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President Jordan Lyman (March) is about to sign a treaty with the Soviet Union for the disarmament of all nuclear weapons. This has caused a record slump in his popularity[[note]]you would think this would ''increase'' it but people feared the USSR would cheat[[/note]] and the public opposition of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the charismatic General James Mattoon Scott (Burt Lancaster). Lyman is determined to proceed regardless but then a Pentagon officer, Colonel Martin Casey (Kirk Douglas), approaches him with a shocking revelation. He believes that General Scott is planning a MilitaryCoup, to be staged during a troop mobilization exercise at the end of the week. Although his staff are skeptical, President Lyman is not so sure. He now has [[RaceAgainstTheClock only seven days]] to find proof that [[VillainWithGoodPublicity the most popular general in the country]] is planning treason, and stop him.

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President Jordan Lyman (March) is about to sign a treaty with the Soviet Union for the disarmament of all nuclear weapons. This has caused a record slump in his popularity[[note]]you would think this would ''increase'' it but people feared the USSR would cheat[[/note]] cheat--and in the novel, the Soviets did just that[[/note]] and the public opposition of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the charismatic General James Mattoon Scott (Burt Lancaster). Lyman is determined to proceed regardless but then a Pentagon officer, Colonel Martin Casey (Kirk Douglas), approaches him with a shocking revelation. He believes that General Scott is planning a MilitaryCoup, to be staged during a troop mobilization exercise at the end of the week. Although his staff are skeptical, President Lyman is not so sure. He now has [[RaceAgainstTheClock only seven days]] to find proof that [[VillainWithGoodPublicity the most popular general in the country]] is planning treason, and stop him.
29th Nov '15 3:45:21 PM gallium
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President Jordan Lyman (Creator/FredricMarch) is about to sign a treaty with the Soviet Union for the disarmament of all nuclear weapons. This has caused a record slump in his popularity[[note]]you would think this would ''increase'' it but people feared the USSR would cheat[[/note]] and the public opposition of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the charismatic General James Mattoon Scott (Burt Lancaster). Lyman is determined to proceed regardless but then a Pentagon officer, Colonel Martin Casey (Kirk Douglas), approaches him with a shocking revelation. He believes that General Scott is planning a MilitaryCoup, to be staged during a troop mobilization exercise at the end of the week. Although his staff are skeptical, President Lyman is not so sure. He now has [[RaceAgainstTheClock only seven days]] to find proof that [[VillainWithGoodPublicity the most popular general in the country]] is planning treason, and stop him.

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President Jordan Lyman (Creator/FredricMarch) (March) is about to sign a treaty with the Soviet Union for the disarmament of all nuclear weapons. This has caused a record slump in his popularity[[note]]you would think this would ''increase'' it but people feared the USSR would cheat[[/note]] and the public opposition of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the charismatic General James Mattoon Scott (Burt Lancaster). Lyman is determined to proceed regardless but then a Pentagon officer, Colonel Martin Casey (Kirk Douglas), approaches him with a shocking revelation. He believes that General Scott is planning a MilitaryCoup, to be staged during a troop mobilization exercise at the end of the week. Although his staff are skeptical, President Lyman is not so sure. He now has [[RaceAgainstTheClock only seven days]] to find proof that [[VillainWithGoodPublicity the most popular general in the country]] is planning treason, and stop him.
29th Nov '15 3:41:32 PM gallium
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''Seven Days in May'' is a ConspiracyThriller about an attempted MilitaryCoup in the United States. The story first appeared as a 1962 novel by Washington journalists Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II. It was adapted into a 1964 FilmOfTheBook, directed by Creator/JohnFrankenheimer, starring Creator/KirkDouglas and Creator/BurtLancaster, and scripted by Creator/RodSerling.

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''Seven Days in May'' is a ConspiracyThriller about an attempted MilitaryCoup in the United States. The story first appeared as a 1962 novel by Washington journalists Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II. It was adapted into a 1964 FilmOfTheBook, directed by Creator/JohnFrankenheimer, starring Creator/KirkDouglas and Creator/KirkDouglas, Creator/BurtLancaster, and Creator/FredricMarch, and scripted by Creator/RodSerling.
26th Nov '15 4:18:47 PM MarkLungo
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President Jordan Lyman (Fredric March) is about to sign a treaty with the Soviet Union for the disarmament of all nuclear weapons. This has caused a record slump in his popularity[[note]]you would think this would ''increase'' it but people feared the USSR would cheat[[/note]] and the public opposition of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the charismatic General James Mattoon Scott (Burt Lancaster). Lyman is determined to proceed regardless but then a Pentagon officer, Colonel Martin Casey (Kirk Douglas), approaches him with a shocking revelation. He believes that General Scott is planning a MilitaryCoup, to be staged during a troop mobilization exercise at the end of the week. Although his staff are skeptical, President Lyman is not so sure. He now has [[RaceAgainstTheClock only seven days]] to find proof that [[VillainWithGoodPublicity the most popular general in the country]] is planning treason, and stop him.

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President Jordan Lyman (Fredric March) (Creator/FredricMarch) is about to sign a treaty with the Soviet Union for the disarmament of all nuclear weapons. This has caused a record slump in his popularity[[note]]you would think this would ''increase'' it but people feared the USSR would cheat[[/note]] and the public opposition of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the charismatic General James Mattoon Scott (Burt Lancaster). Lyman is determined to proceed regardless but then a Pentagon officer, Colonel Martin Casey (Kirk Douglas), approaches him with a shocking revelation. He believes that General Scott is planning a MilitaryCoup, to be staged during a troop mobilization exercise at the end of the week. Although his staff are skeptical, President Lyman is not so sure. He now has [[RaceAgainstTheClock only seven days]] to find proof that [[VillainWithGoodPublicity the most popular general in the country]] is planning treason, and stop him.
11th Jul '15 6:54:57 AM Odon
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* ChekhovsGun: White House aide Paul Girard gets a signed statement from an admiral who was approached but refused to take part in the conspiracy. Worried about it being stolen on the way back to Washington, Girard hides the statement in his metal cigarette case. Thus it survives his death in a plane crash and gets returned to the US embassy with his other personal effects, just in time to save the day.

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* ChekhovsGun: White House aide Paul Girard gets a signed statement from an admiral who was approached but refused to take part in the conspiracy. Worried about it being stolen on the way back to Washington, Girard hides the statement in his metal cigarette case. Thus it survives his death in a plane crash and gets returned to the US embassy with his other personal effects, just in time JustInTime to save the day.
20th Apr '15 11:27:46 AM nombretomado
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* TheRemake: by HBO as ''The Enemy Within'' in 1994, with Sam Waterson as the President, Jason Robards as the General, and Creator/ForestWhitaker as the Colonel. Updated for a post-ColdWar world, and the conspirators planning to use the TwentyFifthAmendment to declare the President incompetent to serve.

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* TheRemake: by HBO as ''The Enemy Within'' in 1994, with Sam Waterson as the President, Jason Robards as the General, and Creator/ForestWhitaker as the Colonel. Updated for a post-ColdWar post-UsefulNotes/ColdWar world, and the conspirators planning to use the TwentyFifthAmendment to declare the President incompetent to serve.
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