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Scorsese Documentary About Bill Clinton Halted By Bill Clinton

January 23, 2015

Sounds like Clinton was a little worried about not being able to control the narrative.

The New York Times…

A Scorsese Documentary on Bill Clinton Is Stalled

Martin Scorsese has tackled the mob, the Dalai Lama and the real-life Wolf of Wall Street.

But he appears to have met his match in Bill Clinton.

Mr. Scorsese’s partly finished documentary about Mr. Clinton — which once seemed likely to be released as Hillary Rodham Clinton was navigating a presidential run — has stalled over disagreements about control, people briefed on the project said.

Though parts of the film were shot over the last two years as Mr. Clinton made a philanthropic visit to Africa and elsewhere, the project is now indefinitely shelved, partly because Mr. Clinton insisted on more control over the interview questions and final version than Mr. Scorsese was willing to give, those people said.

How Mr. Clinton’s daughter, Chelsea, who briefly worked as a special correspondent at NBC News, might figure in the film or on the production team was also an open question.

Asked about assertions that the project, which is backed by HBO, was stalled over differences about content and control and was now put aside, Matt McKenna, a spokesman for Mr. Clinton, in an email described them as “inaccurate,” without elaborating.

Is this really about Hillary?

John Hinderaker of Powerline goes there.

Will Bill Clinton’s Past Doom Hillary’s Future?

It certainly would if they were Republicans.

One Comment leave one →
  1. January 24, 2015 10:11 am

    Though a “documentary”, casting for the flashback portions was difficult, finding just the right actresses to portray Jennifer Flowers, Juanita Broderick, Paula Jones, Eleanor Mondale and Monica Lewinsky ran behind schedule. Prior approval auditions through personal interviews at the Marriott at Hilton Head with Bill, had to be delayed while he received B12 shots to give him more stamina.

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