Advise and Consent is more like an edgy version of Anatomy of a Murder, this film has the humour, the accuracy, and the precision of a documentary. In fact, few artists respect reality as much as Preminger, his only wrongdoing was that of not cutting up stages of life in the usual way: that of only seeing the dark sides of life.
Past a point, information leads to a paralysis, awareness turns to endless qualification. Within the context of infinite context, how can one tell what would be right and what wrong? Preminger's characters struggle to find certainty within a world of impenetrable superfluities of access, where nothing's a secret unless it's mere moments from being public knowledge, and privacy's merely a nice synonym for suicide.