Monday, January 24, 2011

The Pawlenty View

I just viewed this opening campaign action-packed web video ad from former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, who is obviously running for the 2012 Republican Presidential nomination:

While Josh Marshall says calls it, "part of the 'sci-fi-archival-footage-jet-fighter-heroic' genre, with perhaps an homage to Minority Report worked in," what it most reminded me of was the infamous Parallax Corporation montage, used to test potential assassin recruits in the Alan Pakula-directed 1970's political paranoia classic starring Warren Beatty, particularly as it speeds up towards the end:

Were Pawlenty's media consultants actually inspired by this great work of violent patriotic psychosis?

You be the judge.

1 comment:

JimD said...

Love the comparison.
Pawlenty's propaganda is patronizing in this age of hyper-media awareness.