Friday, June 29, 2007

Operation Hollywood Brainwashing

"If you think of propaganda Lassie is not the first thing that springs to mind. Nevertheless, over the years, Lassie and hundreds of other TV shows and movies have been made with assistance and/or script ‘advice’ from the US government.

"Operation Hollywood was from the CBC’s passionate eye programme. It centres on the book of the same name by Dave Robb, who was an investigative reporter for a Hollywood trade paper. He began to look through some of the documents detailing the various involvements of the US government in the movie industry and was astonished by the depth of the collaboration.

"He runs through a list of films. See if you can spot a pattern…
Military Assistance:
Top Gun; Patton; Pearl Harbour

No Assistance:
Full Metal Jacket; Platoon; Three Kings"

Read: Operation Hollywood and the Pentagon

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