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This month, Turner Classic Movies is putting a spotlight on politically themed films. A mere coincidence as the presidential election season reaches its peak? Not a chance.

In the TCM special "A Night at the Movies: Hollywood Goes to Washington," debuting Friday (Oct. 5), writer-producer-director Laurent Bouzereau -- whose documentaries about the making of films appear on the home-video releases of many classics, from "Lawrence of Arabia" to "Jaws" -- compiles scenes from numerous movies with political bents, from James Stewart in "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" to Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman in "All the President's Men."

"It's not so much to make a statement, but to really tie in with the political season, absolutely," Bouzereau confirms to Zap2it of the program's timing. "Some of the people I've interviewed say, 'Everything is political.' Costa-Gavras, the great director of movies like 'Z' and 'State of Siege,' »

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