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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-11 01:16 PM
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Interview with Michael Moore, Oliver Stone & Chris Hedges, "Hollywood & War Machine" (Excellent!)
Edited on Sun Mar-13-11 01:49 PM by KoKo
This is a great watch for a Sunday Afternoon. Was blown away with this incredible interview with the three of them. It's an hour long with NO Commercials. They really let loose.

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Empire Interviews: Hedges, Moore and Stone:

Hollywood and the war machine

Empire examines the symbiotic relationship between the movie industry and the military-industrial complex.


http://english.aljazeera.net/programmes/empire/2010/12/...


War is hell, but for Hollywood it has been a Godsend, providing the perfect dramatic setting against which courageous heroes win the hearts and minds of the movie going public.

The Pentagon recognises the power of these celluloid dreams and encourages Hollywood to create heroic myths; to rewrite history to suit its own strategy and as a recruiting tool to provide a steady flow of willing young patriots for its wars.
Hollywood Video Icon


What does Hollywood get out of this 'deal with the devil'? Access to billions of dollars worth of military kit, from helicopters to aircraft carriers, enabling filmmakers to make bigger and more spectacular battle scenes, which in turn generate more box office revenue. Providing they accept the Pentagon's advice, even toe the party line and show the US military in a positive light.

So is it a case of art imitating life, or a sinister force using art to influence life and death - and the public perception of both?

Empire will examine Hollywood, the Pentagon, and war.

Joining us as guests: Oliver Stone, the eight times Academy Award-winning filmmaker; Michael Moore, the Academy Award-winning filmmaker; and Christopher Hedges, an author and the former Middle East bureau chief of the New York Times.

Our interviewees this week are: Phil Strub, US Department of Defense Film Liaison Unit; Julian Barnes, Pentagon correspondent, LA Times; David Robb, the author of Operation Hollywood; Prof Klaus Dodds, the author of Screening Terror; Matthew Alford, the author of Reel Power; Prof Melani McAlister, the author of Culture, Media, and US Interests in the Middle East.
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-14-11 07:35 PM
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1. I believe this video was so INCREDIBLE...I gotta' Kick it...even though Japan & Sorrows
are with us right now and for the future......

STILL...the thing is worth the watch.
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-14-11 08:40 PM
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2. I would love to see our money spent educating our children and not booming them....
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-11 09:25 PM
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3. Well don't know what "booming them" means..but YES...we need to EDUCATE THEM...
Why is it that we aren't doing that?

Is it because an "entitled few" get to the top and we bring in "others" to take the places of what should be America's best and brightest? Our own kids...if they had a fair chance? :shrug:
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