'Reagan' Attacks Netanyahu
After a Tuesday night Washington screening of his new film Syriana--starring George Clooney and partially, loosely based on former CIA officer Bob Baer's memoir See No Evil--sponsored by the New Democratic Network, writer/director Stephen Gaghan admitted he was a little afraid about taking questions from "a Washington audience," as such creatures tend to be "better informed" than most, and therefore more likely to ask tough questions.
But there's nothing like a Hollywood presence to disarm even the most exacting of Washingtonians, and Gaghan had nothing to worry about. Perhaps consciously, perhaps not, he was generous with his audience, sharing some illuminating anecdotes about the interviews he conducted with various D.C. political luminaries and policy wonks while researching the film--anecdotes that, he said, did not inspire scenes in the movie, as he feared no one would have believed them.
Gaghan's levity was not received well, he said, by Bibi or Perle.
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