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D.O.A.P. or Dope? Bad Taste Goes to the Movies, or Is It a Hoax?

Right now, DrudgeReport has this on his front page:

“SHOCK: PRESIDENT BUSH ASSASSINATED IN NEW MOVIE”

“This is the dramatic moment when President George Bush is gunned down by a sniper after a public address at a hotel, in a gripping new docudrama soon to be aired on TV. Set around October 2007, President Bush is assassinated as he leaves the Sheraton Hotel in Chicago.

Death of a President [D.O.A.P.], shot in the style of a retrospective documentary, looks at the effect the assassination of Bush has on America in light of its ‘War on Terror’. The 90 minutes feature explores who could have planned the murder, with a Syrian-born man wrongly put in the frame.

Peter Dale, head of More4, which is due to air the film on October 9, said the drama was a “thought-provoking critique” of contemporary US society. He said: “It’s an extraordinarily gripping and powerful piece of work, a drama constructed like a documentary that looks back at the assassination of George Bush as the starting point for a very gripping detective story.

“It’s a pointed political examination of what the War on Terror did to the American body politic.”

Info from the Toronto Film Festival says:

Film Title: D.O.A.P.

Programme: VISIONS
Director: Gabriel Range
Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2006
Language: English, Arabic
Time: 93 minutes

This is made by:

Borough Films
16 Dufours Place, London W1F 7SP United Kingdom.
T: (44-207) 287-5661 F: (44-709) 236-2123
info@boroughfilms.com

Is this a real film? Would somebody really make this film, with the sitting President in office? Or is this a hoax, designed to get a rise out of people?

2 comments to D.O.A.P. or Dope? Bad Taste Goes to the Movies, or Is It a Hoax?

  • Yeah, I wonder why someone would make a film like that. It doesn’t sound entertaining or thought-provoking.

  • von

    I don’t know. It could be entertaining depending on how it was done. If it were me making it, I would have Michael Moore as the assassin. I can see it now, he’s leaning out a window with a rifle, but he can’t seem to pull the trigger because his hands are all slimed with butter from a bag of popcorn that he just can’t seem to put down. Then the rifle slips out of his hands, falls out of the window and discharges as it hits the ground. Where does the bullet end up? Go see the film… :)