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  Advise and Consent - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Advise and Consent is a political novel written by Allen Drury, published in 1959.
Advise and Consent won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1960.
Advise and Consent is a 1962 Columbia motion picture starring Franchot Tone, Lew Ayres, Henry Fonda, Walter Pidgeon, Charles Laughton, Paul Ford, Don Murray, Peter Lawford, Gene Tierney, and Burgess Meredith.
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 Advice and consent - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term "advice and consent" first appears in the United States Constitution in Article II, Section 2.2, referring to the Senate's role in the signing and ratification of treaties in the United States.
The actual motion adopted by the Senate when exercising the power is "to advise and consent to," showing how proactive advice on nominations and treaties is not a formal power exercised by the Senate.
For appointments, a majority of Senators are needed to pass a motion "to advice and consent," but a minority of Senators supporting a filibuster can block the passage of the motion, and thus block the appointment.
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 DVD Verdict Review - Advise And Consent
Allan Drury's highly influential and incredibly successful political potboiler Advise and Consent created quite a sensation when it was published in 1959 (I believe that it still holds a record for the longest time spent on the New York Times bestseller list, at 93 weeks).
Advise and Consent is a movie of the type you rarely see anymore; it's very talky, moves at a languid pace, and doesn't trouble itself with pigeonholing its characters as heroes or villains.
Advise and Consent represents yet another in the long line of excellent classic releases from our friends at Warner Bros.; "sharp" is perhaps not the best way to describe the transfer, given the muted and somber cinematography, but it is a clean and well-defined picture.
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 Majikthise : Advise and consent
Contestants, your challenge is to explain what how "advise and consent" means "up or down vote on judicial nominees." Remember, you don't have to believe your answer--the leading exponents of this view certainly don't believe it.
To read it as requiring that the Senate "advise and consent", one would have to read the Constitution not as placing a condition on the success of appointments, but as instructing the President to nominate and the Senate to advise and consent.
The Constitution instructs the Senate to "advise and consent," which clearly mandates that all Presidential nominees deserve an up-or-down vote of the full Senate if the Presidency and the Senate are controlled by the same political party whose name starts with the letter "R".
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 Stanford Magazine: January/February 1999: The Insider
Advise and Consent, a sprawling, 600-page cultural vivisection of Cold War Washington, climbed atop the best-seller lists -- and stayed there for an unprecedented 93 weeks.
Advise and Consent, though, was his most famous -- and enduring -- work, not least because of Otto Preminger's fine film version.
In Advise and Consent, he conjures the capital with grace and insight.
www.stanfordalumni.org /news/magazine/1999/janfeb/articles/insider.html   (1583 words)

 U.S. Senate: Reference Home > Advise and Consent
The title of the book comes from Article II, section 2 of the U.S. Constitution, which gives the Senate the responsibility to advise the president about nominees and the authority to consent to (approve or reject) those nominations.
Much of the filming of Advise and Consent was done on location, in the Capitol, the Russell Senate Office Building, and throughout Washington, D.C. During the filming the now-defunct Washington Star sent artist Lily Spandorf to create on-the-spot drawings to be published in their newspaper.
Since Advise and Consent was published, much has happened in the intervening decades that would invite comparisons, but we are ultimately left with the same conclusion—that the Senate and the institutions that drive our government are resilient and balanced to withstand the politics of power.
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 DVD Savant Review: Advise and Consent
Exodus and The Cardinal aren't mentioned much these days but Advise and Consent and Anatomy of a Murder are still considered high marks in his career, as an independent producer/director after years at the Fox studio.
Advise and Consent has what might be the first fully-realized, out in the open, real and true homosexual subplot in a major Hollywood feature (post- 1934).
Advise and Consent functions as something of an extended courtroom drama with a couple of knaves trying to control the outcome through flmail.
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 Advise And Consent - Movie Info - Moviefone
Synopsis: The first of Allen Drury "all names changed to protect the guilty" political novels, Advise and Consent was brought to the screen by...
In the movie Advise and Consent, the Secretary of State has died and the President offers a controversial nominee as replacement.
Advise And Consent - Cast & Crew, movie showtimes, plot, synopsis, exclusive features, trailers, clips, theater listings, reviews, message boards, dvd, videos, rentals and more on Moviefone.
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 Advise-Consent   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The refusal to hold hearings at all is not advise or consent; it is political flmail which perpetuates the critical number of vacancies on the federal bench.
He was the author of the Massachusetts state constitution, which Ghorum cited as his precedent for giving the President the power to appoint, and the Senate to advise and consent on, judicial nominees.
In fact, as the history of the Advice and Consent Clause shows, the founders would have preferred a system which required the President to seek the advice from Senators of states other than the nominee's home state, because they would be less likely to be influenced by that nominee's home-grown political connections.
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 The Jujube Spotlight - Advise and Consent
Otto Preminger's adaptation of the Pulitzer prizewinner "Advise and Consent" concerns the myriad people involved with ratifying a Secretary of State.
From that point onward "Advise and Consent" is a gripping representation of the singular, self-contained ecosystem of Capitol Hill.
Laughton paints a particularly vibrant portrait of Dixieland conservatism, but he and Pidgeon work well together in demonstrating how hardened veterans can adhere to the same larger calling despite mutual contention and opposing views.
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 The Claremont Institute: The Senate Is Supposed to Advise And Consent, Not Obstruct and Delay
Ghorum suggested instead that Judges be appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate, as had long been the method successfully followed in his home state.
These compromises were defeated, however, and the vote on Ghorum's motion — that the President nominate and with the advice and consent of the Senate, should appoint — resulted in a 4-4 tie.
— the advice and consent power is given to the Senate as a body, not to individual Senators — it at least had natural limits as it has been exercised historically.
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 The Advise and Consent role of the Senate - Sean Hannity Discussion
The Advise and Consent role of the Senate - Sean Hannity Discussion
The Advise and Consent role of the Senate
Here is a rather interesting look at the "advise and consent" function of the Senate.
www.hannity.com /forum/showthread.php?t=29335   (357 words)

 dOc DVD Review: Advise and Consent (1962)
Novelist Allen Drury (on whose Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller the film is based) lends the proceedings a fictional flourish, but as a former congressional correspondent for The New York Times, he often chronicled the hearings and strategy sessions he depicts.
Such experience lends Advise and Consent a wholly authentic feel, despite the parade of stars—led by Henry Fonda, Charles Laughton, Don Murray, and Walter Pidgeon—who continually march through the film.
Chockablock with conflict and quiet tension, Advise and Consent details the firestorm of controversy the president (Franchot Tone) ignites when he taps Robert Leffingwell (Fonda) to lead the State Department—an act that sends both sides of the aisle into an intense lobbying frenzy.
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 The DVD Journal | Reviews: Advise and Consent
There are numerous moments of sheer cinematic pleasure in Otto Preminger's Advise and Consent (1962).
An audio commentary is provided by USC film professor Drew Casper, who offers an impassioned and fast-paced commentary (you can hear his pages shuffling in the background) that covers Preminger's career, the differences between Drury's novel, the intermediary stage play, the final film and its controversial elements, plus career summaries for cast and crew.
The world of Preminger's Advise and Consent is a man's world; its women are bimbos or hookers (Lawford's fare), asexual housewives aspiring to normalcy, or men's women like Tierney (who is as much a pimp as the man Anderson contacts in NY while searching for his ex-lover).
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 CALIFORNIA YANKEE: Advise And Consent Becomes Character Assassination   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Senators Biden, Dodd and Voinovich are abusing the advise and consent function of the Constitution.
Besides abusing the Senate's advise and consent role, the Senators are also being hypocritical.
I would be interested in your advise and consent to my post.
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 Advise & Consent (1962)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Peter Bogdanovich once said that "Advise and Consent" is the greatest political film made in America and he could be correct.
Preminger's 1962 masterwork is a gripping opus with a outstanding cast, masterly use of widescreen, and beautiful, almost hallucinatory fl-and-white photography.
Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Advise & Consent (1962)
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 Boxoffice Magazine [Advise and Consent (The Controversial Classics Collection)]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Otto Preminger's "Advise & Consent" is, at 138 minutes, somewhat short for a Preminger film, but it also happens to be his best.
Based on Allen Drury's novel, it outflanks "The West Wing" by a mile in uncovering the devious machinations of Washington D.C. -- machinations which remain very much a part of the status quo.
Quality on all films is excellent across the board -- all have fine mono tracks except for "The Americanization of Emily" and "Bad Day at Black Rock," which feature stereo surround mixes.
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 Amazon.ca: Advise And Consent: DVD: Otto Preminger,Henry Fonda,Charles Laughton,Don Murray,Walter Pidgeon,Peter ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Advise and Consent, an examination of deal making, party politics, and congressional diplomacy in Washington's legislative halls (based on the novel by Allen Drury), is one of his best.
Perhaps the most realistic portrayal of American political workings ever put on film, Otto Preminger's Advise and Consent may be a tad tedious for those uninterested in the capital's foibles.
In keeping with his string of interesting failures, Advise and Consent has many noteworthy elements.
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 Amazon.com: Advise and Consent: DVD: Otto Preminger,Henry Fonda,Charles Laughton,Don Murray,Walter Pidgeon,Peter ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The president of the United States has the power to appoint his cabinet, along with numerous other positions, provided the Senate has had the opportunity to fill the twin roles of both "advise and consent." This presidential prerogative is constitutionally guaranteed.
Smith Goes to Washington and Robert Leffingwell of Advise and Consent, can easily be set-up and brought to near ruin by more politically savvy players.
The likes of Jack Stanton (Primary Colors) and Senator Cooley (Advise and Consent) play to win and will leave no stone unturned in pursuit of whatever they choose to pursue.
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 Advise And Consent - Movie Review
Otto Preminger turned his eyes from the legal system (Anatomy of a Murder) to American politics in the underseen and tragically underappreciated Advise and Consent.
Above both of them are senior senators played by Walter Pidgeon and Charles Laughton (clearly on his last legs here, this was his final movie), who play puppetmasters over their younger charges.
Advise and Consent may not be completely realistic -- and the timing of Consent 's machinations are uncannily tidy -- but as a time capsule look into American politics in the '60s it couldn't be more insightful.
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 Controversial Classics Collection (Advise and Consent / The Americanization of Emily / Bad Day at Black ...
Three years after Anatomy of a Murder, Otto Preminger examined the body politic in Advise and Consent, a story of power and procedure where deals become extortion, closets reveal skeletons and careers are crushed.
Hiller's "The Americanization of Emily" is a pathetic attempt to portray World War II as a sham, while the conciliatory pacifism of Otto Preminger's "Advise and Consent" seems naive now that the Cold War has ended.
Controversial Classics Collection (Advise and Consent / The Americanization of Emily / Bad Day at Black Rock / Blackboard Jungle / A Face in the Crowd / Fury / I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang)
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 Something Old, Nothing New: The Senior Senator From South Carolina
I found an interesting page called "The Fictional Senate of Allen Drury's Advise and Consent", by David Bratman.
It goes through the novel Advise and Consent and sets out the names of all the Senators in the novel, their state and party affiliations; it then explains some of the real-life sources for the novel, and summarizes Drury's increasingly unfortunate sequels.
I was thinking about Advise and Consent because the movie came out on DVD this week, and like the book, it's one of those things that is far more engrossing than it has any right to be.
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 Controversial Classics Collection (Advise and Consent / The Americanization of Emily / Bad Day at Black Rock / ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Controversial Classics Collection (Advise and Consent / The Americanization of Emily / Bad Day at Black Rock / Blackboard Jungle / A Face in the Crowd / Fury / I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang) - The Right Gift For Him
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Advise and Consent (1962), an examination of deal making, party politics, and congressional diplomacy in Washington's legislative halls (based on the novel by Allen Drury), is one of his best.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Advise And Consent [1962]: Video: Otto Preminger,Henry Fonda,Charles Laughton,Don Murray,Walter ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Advise and Consent is really quite a remarkable film.
You'd have to search high and low to find a higher-caliber cast, the script's behind-the-scenes look at the reality of politics remains just a relevant today as it was in 1962, and the whole presentation is just flawless.
For more information about "Advise And Consent [1962]" visit the Internet Movie Database (IMDb)
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