This summer’s film Long Shot is an entire movie about how speechwriter and speaker relate to each other. And it has something to teach us about making that relationship work — and how the key ingredient is time.
If you’re thinking of catching it, the movie’s a lot of fun, even if (or probably because) it isn’t exactly a documentary portrayal of political speechwriting. Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen are great, and their chemistry is super (although, ahem, that’s a line I don’t recommend speechwriters cross with their clients).
Music: Theme: “Good Times” by Podington Bear (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/).
Incidental music by Lee Rosevere (https://leerosevere.bandcamp.com/) including “As I Was Saying,” “Small Steps” and “Waterfront.” Used under a Creative Commons license.