Arnon Grunberg

Do you remember?


The movie “Fair Game” is about Valerie Plame Wilson and Joseph Wilson; A.O. Scott called their story ”a sidebar in the history of the George W. Bush years and an emblem of what American politics looked like back then. Do you remember?” Yes, it does seem a while ago.
I sympathize wholeheartedly with the movie – a producer who was present before the screening tonight asked the audience to tell people about the movie – yet I’m not sure if it’s a good movie.
If anything “Fair Game” made me want to read the books written by Valerie Plame Wilson and Joseph Wilson.

And the movie makes poignantly clear that a careerist believes anybody is fair game.

It’s a thin line between being ambitious and being a careerist.