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Porky pig goes to Washington

The Job of Adam McKay is to bring the Americans to Laugh. The 50-Year-old was head writer at the Sketch show "Saturday Night Live", turned wonderfully stupid comedies with his colleagues, Will Ferrell, and produced "Step Brothers" is a masterpiece of the emphatic idiocy. After the financial crisis in 2008, the author and Director of the Ambition was stung and surprised everyone with "The Big Short", a nervous Satire about the housing crisis, in which a naked actress in the bubble bath, explained the functioning of sub-Prime loans.

"Vice" uses the same Meta-joke technology. As characters address the audience and a waiter explains methods of torture on the basis of a dinner menu. Because it comes to Dick Cheney, from 2001 to 2009, Vice President under George W. Bush and remained in my memory as a Lord of darkness, the man had to eventually implant a new heart, aims to "Vice" also for Drama and Size. The result is a hopelessly tangled Infotainment. Often clumsy and simplistic, then again crazy great, because of the Film is even close to the delusional.

bacon pile with a rumbling voice

Learning can be had to quite a bit, so Dick Cheney as a pipe fitter and worked wash, after he was from Yale University, flew, and drank very much, which is why him and his wife (Amy Adams) time to tidy the head. First political experience, Cheney gained as an Intern in Congress. He was an employee of Donald Rumsfeld (Steve Carell) and later Chief of Staff in the White house. "Vice" hides his time as CEO of Oil company Halliburton, it's from 2001, when Cheney after the attacks of September 11. September rushed by the Secret Service in the security bunker.

Christian Bale plays Cheney as a bacon pile with a rumbling voice dragged on with the speed of a Ochsenpflugs through the corridors of Power. Cheney's best Moment comes when he starts with his Team in the White house, the Position of the own President to undermine. The Vice President received a Blind copy of all E-Mails from George W. Bush; in addition, the communication of Cheney's people to delivery via an external Server of the Republican National Convention.

strategy exposed

really? "It is a hundred percent true," says Adam McKay in an interview at the Berlinale, where "Vice" was presented. "Any Change from Bush's appointment calendar was immediately sent in Cheney's office. The Craziest, however, was that Cheney got the Briefing of the intelligence services before the President." McKay has submitted his screenplay to lawyers; the Fact-checkers, there were two runs.

Speculate has to a "Vice" anyway, Cheney is regarded as one of the largest Secretive in US history. What was the one with the "torture Memos," as the Oil companies came to the Iraqi sources? Cheney intrigued in the spirit of a neo-conservative fanaticism, and the Satire by reels on terrific hibbelige way through all the dirty tricks. At the end, one is still confused.

"Vice" manages to expose a power strategy, the effectiveness has unfolded. It is the summoning of the evil energy, the majority of the actual outrageous and Self-enrichment of the politicians covered up, because all the dark powers to see in the game is good: if the voters in the categories of myth and conspiracy thinking, because it is so quiet to very specific dirty to bring business. Steve Bannon has Packed up the method once, in a quote that became notorious: "darkness is good. Dick Cheney, Darth Vader. Satan. This is Power."

"There was a cut version, in which we had the quote from Bannon to the beginning," says McKay, "but I found that it would have been a little too explicit." Nevertheless, Vice is "" it is precisely this insignificance of the Diabolical. "If you look at all of the dread ruler of the story, you always have the other side, a dim-witted, average page. Stalin laughed like a benevolent uncle. The darkness pulls on you, because you are so normal."

Adam McKay keeps tacticians like Dick Cheney and Steve Bannon for "Bang bags from the extreme edge of"; such types are now taking over the Power. His Grotesque is nominated for eight Oscars and establishes many connections to today: alternative facts, propaganda, rhetoric, and greedy self-service mentality, a split Nation.

Bush as Cowboy metaphor

McKay mentioned the U.S. linguist George Lakoff, who explains social behavior to the fact that we will explain to us the complexities of metaphors. When George W. Bush was a father figure with a Cowboy hat, who told the people that they must act on their own. McKay sees itself as a pop-cultural enlightenment? ""Vice" tells the audience: "don't worry, no dusty Biopic is running, we will turn everything upside down and the shape of birds, because the Story is just crazy.""

As he reproduced, but simply what Donald Trump lists anyway daily, namely, a crazy Comedy from disinformation appetizers, more entertaining than any sketch show? In the case of Dick Cheney, McKay, it was just different: A desolate experts in language have held the citizens to understand the things. "These people have used the boredom as a weapon."

So Vice, "" in the Bush years, one of the reasons that the Americans turned away from political questions, and in the warring Camps have dug in. "Now there is a Hunger for comments to the cartoon stick crazy world we live in," says Adam McKay. "The world is changing so fast that I'm not sure if I'm going to shoot the next Film in a similar way."

21. 2. in the cinema. (editor-in-Tamedia)

Created: 15.02.2019, 19:10 PM

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