6:13 p.m. – The cast of Game Change defends HBO flick’s depiction of Palin.
5:12 p.m. – The LA Times picks the five craziest scenes from the movie.
5:06 p.m. – Sarah Palin says she won’t be watching tonight.
4:27 p.m. – Director Jay Roach says John McCain’s staff acted out Palin’s tantrums for him.
4:11 p.m. – @BorowitzReport: #GameChange Fact: To play Sarah Palin, Julianne Moore needed hours of makeup and a lobotomy.
11:12 a.m. – John Heilman’s convo with director Jay Roach about adapting his and @markhalperin’s book #GameChange for @HBO.
10:56 a.m. – Words have been flying between supporters of Sarah Palin, who charge the Game Change filmmakers with a smear job, and the producers, who insist they’re committed to accuracy.
8:23 a.m. – Andrew Sullivan: I suspect the real truth about how this deranged, comic, vicious ignoramus nearly became a heartbeat away from the presidency will only be absorbed in the future, when we are not so close to the embarrassment.
8:20 a.m. – Alex Pareene says Game Change:
The film subscribes to the simplest theory of Sarah Palin: That she is childlike, vain and incredibly ignorant but also an essentially decent person and wonderful mother. The moments that come closest to “unfair” — Sarah Palin doesn’t know that the head of Great Britain’s government is the prime minister, not the queen — are basically plausible. This isn’t Andrew Sullivan’s conniving, dangerous pathological liar. It’s an overwhelmed working mother whose most unhinged moments are explained by a crash diet.
3/8 – @MarkBarabak of the LA Times: “Sarah Palin wants folks to ignore HBO movie. Romney camp wants folks to ignore 1st-place finishers rest of March. Who’ll be more successful?”
3/2 – Julianne Moore, on Jay Leno, on how she adopted Palin’s accent for “Game Change”: “I listened to her book on tape, her book ‘Going Rogue.’ I went on YouTube, listened to all of her appearances, media appearances, all of her speeches, the debates, the convention speeches. And I put it all on my iPod, wiped [everything else] off, except for ‘Ice, Ice Baby,’ which is the song that my daughter ice skated to. So my 14-year-old son was really embarrassed by that, because there’s nothing worse than a mom who has nothing but Sarah Palin and ‘Ice, Ice Baby’ on their iPod. … I had it on constantly. It was really kind of a total immersion.”
03/01/12 – Sarah Palin put out a web video to fight back against her portrayal in the upcoming movie based on Game Change. Palin hasn’t seen the film but Washingtonian thinks it’s sympathetic: “In the capable hands of Julianne Moore, Palin becomes more than the caricature often painted of her; she is given flesh and bone dimension. Whether it’s flattering is not the issue, really, but it is sympathetic in the context of an altogether engaging political film about a landmark race for the White House.”