Box Office Vs. Ballot Box

With “Fahrenheit 9/11,” “The Day After Tomorrow” and the remake of “The Manchurian Candidate,” it has been a summer of political relevance at the multiplex. But will any of that have an impact on the presidential election? Not likely, Jon Margolis contends. “Let’s face it, the number of times a movie has altered public opinion on any issue can be counted on the fingers of no hands.”

Source: The New York Times - 08/17/04