By the People: The Election of Barack Obama
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The Making of "By The People: The Election of Barack Obama"
10 Bonus Scenes
Includes DVD-ROM Link to Exclusive Collectible Print of President Obama's Inaugural Speech*
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With that, this is a fascinating journey of the history in making. I was surprised there is not much pre-planned interviews. It's brilliant how the actual footage speaks for itself. About half-way in the doc, surprised Obama says to the camera "You guys are still here", that shows how this was filmed. The next sentence by Gibbs was -- "they know their movie is going to get better" -- it did get better.
Keep some tissues handy, some scenes made me cry. The 9 year boy on the phone is the most hillarious thing I have seen in a long time, and he almost slams the phone but not quite, pulls the back phone back and says "Have a good day", it is funny.
In the very beginning , Obama says "I love elections, they are so much fun". That for some reason is stuck in memory and it simply describes the whole journey in my opinion.
I can't believe his speech-writer is so young. Gibbs's son scenes are adorable too. Obama girls and the family scenes make everything look so human. Grandma's house and childhood pictures, they show his middle-class back-ground. A scene where he is sleepy,yawning, sitting on a side-walk and then on the cue runs to the stage, it's fascinating. There are so many beautiful moments like that.
There are no inside scoops/gossips/misshaps/opinions/political issues/surprises, and I think it's good thing too. No contrversy, just plain facts some day you would want to see on History channel. Even then it held my interest like a well-made thriller.
Back-stage access, some intimate views of the campaign process and something I had not seen before: inside the Iowa caucus rooms. I hadn't really thought about it before, but the caucus is the exact opposite of the secret ballot. In Iowa, you literally stand up to be counted.
Get a good taste of the "Yes We Can" enthusiasm from 2008, because we've got to do it all again in 2012. Yes, we can and we must.
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Great behind the scenes documentary of a presidential campaign.Published 16 months ago by Careful Consumer
This was received as a gift. My family enjoyed being able to see a president behind the scenes doing real life. It was very well documented. Read morePublished on January 16, 2013 by Doll
This is a wonderful video that portrays a part of US history in a great way. I'm glad I purchased it for my kids.Published on December 28, 2012 by costaricagirl
This is a stunning reveal of the 2008 campaign and shows Barack Obama to be the great man we have come to know.Published on December 21, 2012 by Lenore R. Lipman