...So Goes the Nation

...So Goes the Nation

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Director: Adam Del Deo, James D. Stern

Cast: Adam Del Deo, James D. Stern, Paul Begala, Mary Beth Cahill

     
 
In the 2004 presidential election, Ohio became the state that decided who would lead the nation for the next four years; throughout the campaign, both George W. Bush and John Kerry realized it was a key "swing state" which could go to either candidate, and they devoted much of their time and resources to bringing in the vote in the Buckeye state. The controversies of

Overview

In the 2004 presidential election, Ohio became the state that decided who would lead the nation for the next four years; throughout the campaign, both George W. Bush and John Kerry realized it was a key "swing state" which could go to either candidate, and they devoted much of their time and resources to bringing in the vote in the Buckeye state. The controversies of the 2000 election led many to suspect that voter fraud could be a possibility, and many were watchful for tampering of voting machines or registration rolls. Filmmakers James D. Stern and Adam Del Deo brought their cameras to Ohio for the final weeks of the election, and ...So Goes the Nation is a documentary which offers a detailed look at both Bush and Kerry's campaign staffs as they make the final push toward victory or defeat. While examining the possibilities of election tampering, ...So Goes the Nation primarily concerns itself with the differences between the campaign styles of the candidates and how their behind-the-scenes staffs struggles to swing voters to their man, with Kerry concentrating on domestic issues of economics, health, and security while Bush spoke of the war on terror and Kerry's alleged "flip flopping" and service record in Vietnam. ...So Goes the Nation received its World Premiere at the 2006 Toronto Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/13/2007
UPC:
0796019798693
Original Release:
2006
Rating:
NR
Source:
Ifc
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:30:00

Special Features

Feature commentary with filmmakers James D. Stern and Adam Del Deo

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Paul Begala Participant
Mary Beth Cahill Participant
Tad Devine Participant
Terry McAuliffe Participant
Matthew Dowd Participant
Ed Gillespie Participant
Mark McKinnon Participant
Ken Mehlman Participant
Matt Dillon Participant
Steve Buscemi Participant
Hilary Swank Actor
Chad Lowe Participant
Brendan Fraser Participant
Joe Pantoliano Participant
Fisher Stevens Participant
Evan Hutchison Participant
Leslie Ghiz Participant
Miles Gerety Participant

Technical Credits
Adam Del Deo Director,Producer
James D. Stern Director,Producer
John Chandler Associate Producer
Christopher C. Chen Co-producer
Jane Antonia Cornish Score Composer
Jun Diaz Executive Producer
Jeff Groth Editor
Douglas E. Hansen Executive Producer
Don Kempf Executive Producer
Alex M. Lagory Associate Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- So Goes the Nation
1. Opening Credits [3:19]
2. As Goes Ohio... [5:06]
3. Party Strategies [5:40]
4. The Swiftboat Campaign [5:19]
5. Seeds of Doubt [7:27]
6. Celebrity Endorsing [4:28]
7. The Persuadable Market [6:57]
8. Same-Sex Marriage Issues [4:40]
9. The 9/11 Effect [5:37]
10. Influentials [3:39]
11. Economic vs. Cultural Populism [7:29]
12. Vote Challengers [3:51]
13. Heated Opinions [3:06]
14. Election Day [8:00]
15. A Rural Victory [5:34]
16. Four More Years [7:50]
17. End Credits [2:20]

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...So Goes the Nation 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought more than anything this film was revealing. It revealed in some ways what Republicans are fearing: the youth are voting quicker, wisely, and with their minds. They are also getting more organized, but more organized outside of their party, to the other party in essence--the Democrats. Necessary for any of those with political science majors or interests.