The Weekend Australian - Review - - Film -

Bos­ton to New Orleans, and he has updated the time from 1974, when the book was pub­lished, to 2008 in the pe­riod lead­ing up to the pres­i­den­tial elec­tion that brought Barack Obama to the White House. When the book was writ­ten, Richard Nixon was fight­ing for his po­lit­i­cal life af­ter the Water­gate reve­la­tions. In the film the in-fight­ing be­tween medium and low-level mob­sters is seen against a back­drop of op­ti­mistic speeches from both sides of pol­i­tics, of­fer­ing the bat­tlers hope dur­ing a pe­riod of se­vere fi­nan­cial down­turn, so bad

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