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Politics News: Bret Easton Ellis on Podcasts, Politics and How His Dark Satire Predicted Trump's America

Over the past three decades, novelist Bret Easton Ellis has dealt in ultraviolence, casual nihilism and the skewering of America’s superficialities. With his last book, Imperial Bedrooms approaching its 10-year anniversary, it began to seem that Ellis was spinning his wheels. With several savagely reviewed screenwriting ventures in recent years — the 2013 Lindsay Lohan/James…


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Posted: 2018-08-06 17:55:43

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Man of the Year (2006 film) - Wikipedia

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Man of the Year is a 2006 American political satire film directed and written by Barry Levinson, produced by James G. Robinson, and starring Robin Williams.The film also features Christopher Walken, Laura Linney, Lewis Black, and Jeff Goldblum.In the film Williams portrays Tom Dobbs, the host of a comedy/political talk show, based loosely on the real-life persona of Jon Stewart.

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