Voices of a People's History
Voices of a People's History

THE GUARDIAN (UK) BLOGS ABOUT VOICES AND THE PEOPLE SPEAK

November 27, 2008

The Guardian
Simon Lancaster
“The People Speak shows Hollywood stars and politics can mix after all”

The film, due for release next year, retells American history through the voices of the people. Zinn, author of the controversial A People’s History of the United States, persuaded a star-studded cast including Matt Damon, Danny Glover and Josh Brolin to recreate great speeches before packed theatres.

The People Speak contains the best of these live performances. Even as a professional speechwriter, I anticipated this with some dread – great speeches are like fine wines and should be savoured in moderation. But after glimpsing a few teasers, I’m hooked.

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