The President's Analyst (1967)
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The President's Analyst is James Coburn, whose position makes him privy to any number of delicate government secrets. Thus Coburn becomes a most desirable prize for several secret-agent organizations, including the CEA and the FBR (we know who these folks are really supposed to be, even though the phony names were crudely dubbed onto the soundtrack after the film was completed). When Coburn becomes expendable, he finds a pair of strong allies in the form of likeable political assassin Godfrey
Dec 21, 1967 Wide
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Ethan Allen Cockett
Dr. Lee Evans
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To realize that such studio entertainments found a way to accommodate politics and satire is to mourn something largely lost.
Theodore Flicker's genial exercise in comic paranoia re-emerges, for no apparent reason, a reasonably fit and funny artifact from the age of grooviness.
If Philip K. Dick had worked for Mad magazine, he might have come up with The President's Analyst.
The President's Analyst is a superior satire on some sacred cows, principally the lightly camouflaged FBI, hippies, psychiatry, liberal and conservative politics -- and the telephone company.
Overall it's hilarious stuff, held together by Coburn's tongue-in-cheek performance, one of his best.
Writer and director Theodore Flicker's satire is modern and biting, and there are many fine, subtle touches in the film.
Mindless bureaucracy, Cold War mentality, blind liberalism, and psychoanalysis are spoofed in this fast-paced comedy.
plays like a frivolous waste of time when it should have taken a more satirical tack
A cold war comic masterpiece
Pretty clever satire that holds up nicely
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