The UK press was weirded out by President Obama’s gift to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown of these 25 DVDs selected by the American Film Institute:
Some press read deeper meaning into the movie titles and content: “Like Marlon Brando in On the Waterfront, could Brown have been “a contender … a somebody” if the US Congress had shown a little more interest in his global New Deal? Like Luke Skywalker on the Millennium Falcon, is Brown’s history of support for light-touch financial regulation in the City of London now endangering the mission? The 25 films also include two from the end of the Great Depression.”
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