• As revealing as Chris Hegedus and D. A. Pennebaker’s The War Room is, there was even more happening behind the scenes of Bill Clinton’s 1992 election campaign that it doesn’t show. For instance, what was really going on with those unlikeliest of bedfellows, James Carville and Mary Matalin, Democratic and Republican political consultants, respectively, and romantic partners? In their 2008 sequel, Return of the War Room, available as a supplement on Criterion’s special edition of The War Room, Hegedus and Pennebaker got the two to open up about how it felt to be on opposite sides of a presidential campaign.

1 comment

  • By Craig J. Clark
    March 21, 2012
    07:58 AM

    Also worth checking out: Steven Soderbergh's HBO series K Street, which sees Carville and Matalin running a fictional lobbying firm. It only ran for ten episodes but, like Tanner '88 before it, K Street was able to mix fact and fiction (a number of real-life political figures appear as themselves) in such a way that it's difficult to tell what was planned and what was a happy accident/coincidence.