Movie day - a trip to Hollywood via US Dept of Defense
and a post by Caitlin Johnstone highlighting reality of US military action around the world.
The documentary Theaters of War (2022) was recommended in a comment by Mikhael Arnold on a post by Caitlin Johnstone about how little difference there is between US Democrats and Republicans. Both sides are just rubber-stamping US war actions all over the globe and the enormous and unauditable (my additional point) budget.
The film Theaters of War takes us on a deep dive into just how much control the DoD has over mainstream movies - the script and the implication that the US military are good guys doing good things. Films that portray reality of war or difficulties as a returning vet with addiction or mental illness or rape culture being ignored by higher-ups were all nixed or rewritten to be more pleasant. Movies that were made had to find other budget sources than standard US supported movies like Top Gun or The Recruit.
The level of control is kept low profile to the public as it might affect ticket sales if people new the latest Super-hero movie was a US Dept of Defense produced film and script - making it propaganda rather than ‘creative art’. It saves the movie industry money because the military loan airplanes or boats or submarines, and extra’s for crowd shots of military figures in the background of some action-adventure movie.
I am still watching.
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