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Monday, September 18, 2006

Separated at Death

You know the expression "separated at birth," which is used to describe two people who look alike? Well, I've got a twist on that one: "separated at death." The movie still from "Death of a President," which is about a fictional assassination of George W. Bush, bears a strong resemblance to the famous image of Lee Harvey Oswald being shot. The Dubya picture from the controversial film, which debuted at the Toronto Film Festival, is similar to the L.H.O one in photo quality, mise-en-scene, and mood. I wonder if the filmmakers intentionally modeled their assassination scene on the murder of one of the more despised people of the 20th century.