War Room, The: The Criterion Collection
The 1992 presidential election was a triumph not only for Bill Clinton but also for the new breed of strategists who guided him to the White House - and changed the face of politics in the process. For this thrilling, behind-closed-doors account of that campaign, renowned cinema veritÃ© filmmakers D. A. Pennebaker (Monterey Pop) and Chris Hegedus (Startup.com) closely followed the brainstorming and bull sessions of Clinton's crack team of consultants-especially the folksy James Carville and the preppy George Stephananopoulos, who became media stars in their own right as they injected a youthful spirit and spontaneity into the process of campaigning. Fleet-footed and entertaining, The War Room is a vivid document of a political moment whose truths ("It's the economy, stupid!") still ring in our ears.