by Pat Graham
Favorite passage from Mark Ravenhill's Guardian riff on the Hollywood meaning of Obama:
We've had Morgan Freeman in the disaster movie Deep Impact, Dennis Haysbert in the highly cinematic 24, even Chris Rock in the comedy Head of State. We've grown used to seeing the camera zooming into the Oval Office to show a deeply authoritative black man—so much wiser, so much nobler than the real-life president, with his fumbled syntax and cowboy heels—preparing to address the nation about that old headache, an imminent invasion from Mars.
Which the transition team's probably working on right now ... like asteroid collisions.