A little late night horror story for you. John Doyle had a great column on the movie, which will be on HBO this weekend.
Much of Game Change (airing Saturday, HBO Canada, 9 p.m.), a must-see, devastating portrait of Palin and the McCain campaign, is about the allure of celebrity and the injection of showbiz stratagems into U.S. politics.
But is it all true? Or is it fiction? “Yes it’s all true,” Danny Strong, the movie’s writer and co-executive producer, said on the phone last week. “Everything in it is verified. The book on which it’s based [the bestselling book of the same name, about several American presidential campaigns, by journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann] is based on eyewitness accounts. The book has not been debunked, as the Palin camp has claimed.