But Can We Skip The Tie-Dye Thing This Time?

The comparison is already being drawn between this year’s ultra-close, ultra-partisan U.S. presidential election and the Nixon/Kennedy race in 1960. But the similarity goes deeper than mere politics: the movies of 2004 are looking strikingly like the flicks churned out in the ’60s, presenting opposing takes on issues of national import and satirizing anything that sits still long enough to become a target.