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Joshua Green at Bloomberg collars Stephen Spielberg as the mind behind the President’s attacks on Bain Capital.
At DreamWorks Studios, Steven Spielberg spent three hours explaining how to capture an audience’s attention and offered a number of ideas that will be rolled out before Election Day. An early example of Spielberg’s influence is RomneyEconomics.com, a website designed by the Obama team to tell the story—a horror story, by their reckoning—of Mitt Romney’s career at Bain Capital. Afterward, Spielberg insisted that [Obama campaign guru Jim] Messina sit down with the DreamWorks marketing team. Hollywood movie studios are expert, as presidential campaigns also must be, at spending huge sums over a few weeks to reach and motivate millions of Americans.
So that’s it! Obama just needs a better marketing campaign, one which will allow him to reach and motivate millions of Americans.
And yet, I think Obama has already managed to motivate millions of Americans, although perhaps not in the direction Spielberg has in mind.
By this I mean to ask if it is possible that Obama’s presidency has been to millions of American as Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was to Spielberg?
And Steven, there’s also a form of marketing called word-of-mouth. Millions of Americans have been participating since January 20th, 2009.
In the 1970s, Spielberg managed to get on Hollywood’s “can’t fail” career path. Yet the most revealing characterization I’ve read on the man came in the form of Julia Phillips book You’ll Never Eat Lunch in this Town Again as they worked on Close Encounters. It seemed to be a time in Spielberg’s career before he wrote—or believed—his own press releases.