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Keep your friends close… and your enemies closer?

Is it a coincidence that the Oscar for best film of the year went to Argo and was presented by Michelle Obama at the White House?

For those of you that don’t know, Argo tells the story about secret operations to extract six fugitive American personnel out of Iran in 1980.

Is the marriage of politics and Hollywood causing some questions?  Why is the first lady presenting an award for the first time ever, in the history of the Oscars, for a controversial politically driven movie?

Are we backtracking?  Keeping the peace?  What is going on here?  It truly takes a look at the Art of War:  Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.  What does that mean in regards to the relationship between film and politics… a lot.

Keep your Hollywood friends close, (that helped pay for your election,) and keep the enemies in Hollywood (that shoot tell all stories on what’s up abroad,) closer?

It was a weird way to award a best film nominee, and close a ceremony televised worldwide.

Strategic?

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    Last reviewed: 27 Feb 2013

APA Reference
Loberg, E. (2013). “Argo” and Michelle Obama – Oscar Awards Follow Up Question. Psych Central. Retrieved on January 25, 2015, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/manic-depression/2013/02/26/argo-and-michelle-obama-oscar-awards-follow-up-question/

 

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