Rush Limbaugh Movie Not So Promising

Tuesday, 08 Jun 2010 10:24 AM

By James Hirsen

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Something undeserving of celebration is the planned biopic on Rush Limbaugh by Hollywood screenwriter and producer James Sclafani.

The writer’s model for the film is Oliver Stone’s celluloid hit piece on George W. Bush, called “W.”

The only plausible reasoning for Sclafani to be using “W” as his template has to be ideological.

“W” was an uneven movie with a mediocre script. On top of that, the thing was unimpressive at the box office.

According to Sclafani, the docudrama will include the usual attack points on Rush’s life, i.e., issues of military service, prescription drugs, and the like, stale material that would draw yawns from all but the most die-hard anti-dittoheads.

Unfortunately, this type of agenda-driven movie is similar to a lot of the flicks that get green-lighted in Hollywood these days.

Sclafani had optioned an authorized biography, “The Rush Limbaugh Story: Talent on Loan from God,” written by Paul Colford, who runs the media relations division of the Associated Press, a place not exactly known for having lots of Limbaugh fans.

Sclafani’s script is making the Hollywood rounds in the financing circles.

Look forward to the film bombing soon at a theater near you.


James Hirsen, J.D., M.A. in media psychology, is a New York Times best-selling author, commentator, media analyst and law professor. He is admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court and has made several appearances there on various landmark decisions. Hirsen is the co-founder and Chief Legal Counsel for InternationalEsq.com, a legal think tank and educational institute for the study of law in the media. Visit: Newsmax TV Hollywood


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