A Whole New Obama Myth
The president narrates a myth about the creation of the world, and the end of it.
The full project went online last week, posted on torrents and file-sharing sites. There are nine chapters, two of which have already been animated and put on YouTube.
"I'd started to think, 'What's next?' " and the first thing I looked up was Sarah Palin's autobiography," he says. Her version of Going Rogue is picked apart for narration in the new Palin documentary The Undefeated, but even in that it sounds choppy. "I just couldn't get anything useful out of it," says Warren. "The way she speaks, it's almost impossible to pull apart. There are non-natural points that you can't do anything with."
Besides, Warren says, "I like Obama's voice. I like his narrative voice as well as his speaking voice. It's pleasant to listen to for hours at a time."
Correction, July 13, 2011: This article originally misstated the names of two people involved in the making of Son of Strelka, Son of God. They are Teresa Iglesias and Jon Bernstein. (Return to the corrected passage.)
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Illustration courtesy Dan Warren.