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The Rancher (2012)
Kelly Sears
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2012  |
 Color & B/W  
| English
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    While Sears used sampled newsreel footage of Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th president of the United States, the central character in this film is intended to be an anonymous president. Says Sears: "the narrative of The Rancher parallels LBJ's administration as well as others from more recent history."
    Johnson received criticism for his handling of the Vietnam war, escalating American involvement and deploying more troops, which resulted in more American casualties and a large anti-war movement. 
    While he began his presidency with widespread approval, support for Johnson declined as the public became upset with the war.
    In 1969 Richard Nixon was elected the 37th president of the United States, and Johnson returned home to his family's ranch in Stonewall, Texas. 
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