SOCIALLY RELEVANT FILMS and the HEROES who write them.
Some writers think that Hollywood won't make films about major/ true/ important scandals. And that stars won't play in them. Whoa! Think again. PUHLENTY get made and their writers are still alive and well, and very rich. It takes a lot of study on CONSPIRACY theory to be able to do one, though. Study these films:
THE PACKAGE - Hackman/ Tommy L. Jones..The CIA carefully grooms its own assassination expert in an op top Generals participate in. TOMMY LEE JONES was trained INSIDE the military, to sabotage an upcoming peace conference (RUSSIA) so that PEACE does not break out. He is to assasinate the president on a US city street & make it look like some patsy did it. This was the JFK hit by the way, this film. The producers approached one of the wealthiest men in America (KLUGE) for funding to do this expose on the JFK HIT. . He said 'obfuscate the details a bit and I'll give you the money.' The Oswald patsy in this film was a dumb kid who'd been sent to penetrate an anarchistic org just as OSWALD was sent to be chummy with PRO-CUBA groups. Tommy Lee Jones is the Gov assassin, Hackman the MP who catches him. Great film. SUPERIOR and VERY KNOWING!
ADVENTURES OF REMO WILLIAMS - Fred Ward . Joel Grey. Our pentagon/ defense industries are rife with corruption and graft, especially with those revolving doors. Watchable, commercial comedy but the real facts are hidden inside the cookie. Joel Grey is frosting, amazing as a Korean kung fu master. MASTERFUL FILM which only pretends to be a comedy.
UNDER FIRE - Not the full story of how the CIA penetrated and destroyed NICARAGUA but part of it. Nolte, Hackman. Cassidy. Riveting film. That Joanna Cassidy, boy, she gets to do all the good ones. (BLADE RUNNER too).
MISSING- Lemmon/ Spacek Much more truthful than the above film on how OUR CIA, DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE, State Dept were guilty of DIRECTING the Chilean Death squads in identifying & murdering liberals, democrats, socialists, opnionmakers as well as a very nationalistic left leaning democratically elected president who they murdered with a machine gun. They accused him of committing suidie. Then they took 30,000 people, locked them in stadium, then shot them. Another 30,000 disappeared into prisons. The CIA directs the riots that cause initial public tumult so that they can kill Allende, install a flunkie dictator, as the former, leftist president had dared to nationalize Chile's copper wresting it from ANACONDA COPPER. which happened in CHILE. Costa Gavras directed. Won many oscars. Gavras did "Z" another seminal film. "Music Box" too.
Costa Gavras also made "MISSING" about CIA murdering 30,000 liberal, intellectual opinionmakers in CHILE....... and he made the YVES MONTAND film "State of Siege" set in Uruguay. A very good film where CG shows how the CIA - that is, the U.S. - directed and instructed the South American military in how to fight the liberal factions which they called Terrorist Guerillas. Montand, a real life commie in France (his wife Simone Signoret, also, friends of Jean Paul Sartre,) personified the Evil American trainer! Odd that Marilyn Monroe had two major commies in her life, Yves and Arthur Miller. This Uruguayan instruction was given at "La Escuela de las Americas" situated in the U.S. district of Panama. (Did you know Teddy Roosevelt cut Panama out of Colombia when Colombia wouldn't let us build the canal? Thank you for that info, KEN BURNS. THE CIA or PENTAGON in case of School for the Americas, was responsible for training death squads all over Latin America resulting in millions murdered. In Uruguay those terrorists were called Tupamaros, and they were defeated by the Uruguayan military circa 1970. - In Argentina there were two Terrorists groups. One called ERP (Ejercito Revolucionario del Pueblo) completely marxist, and the other was called MONTONEROS & originated in catholic-nationalist groups. - The Argentine military by constitutional orders of the Argentine democratic government in 1975 initiate war actions against BOTH groups (a big mistake). A real civil war happened in Argentina up to circa 1978. The terrorists were defeated in the militar level (but not in the political level) and there biggest mistake was that following the CIA (that is U.S.) instructions the argentine militars fought a "dirty war". That is using effective but ilegal means of all kind. Just like the U.S. is trying to fight terrorism across the Middle East countries nowadays. (Guantanamo, etc.) - The figure of 30,000 casualties is exaggerated. Even in the "official book" written by the terrorist people called "Nunca mas" they mention 8000 casualties. And the true figure must stand between one or two thousand casualties among both terrorist groups." from an Argentinian friend.
JFK, SALVADOR -- 4th of July and WALL STREET, FOUR Oliver Stone films. Many oscars. His TRUE HISTORY OF AMERICA documentary is a total winner, too. Screen that for the kids early in their intellectual development!
WALL STREET is the Oliver Stone film that tells the truth about the cancer of Wall Street. Oh, let's not forget NIXON an amazing film with stellar performances, you MUST rent the DVD and BUSH W bio drama with THE MOST ACCURATE PORTRAYAL OF CHENEY who moved W like a chess piece. Fabuluss!
OLLIE Stone RULES. YA GOTTA LOVE THIS GUY! I DO! He used to hire my black belt karate Amazon yoga teacher pal as a body guard while he was shooting JFK.
ENEMY OF THE STATE - Tells it like it is. Love that Will Smith! Gene Hackman's best. A great film.
The QUIET AMERICAN - Michael Caine, Brendan Fraser, 99% of the truth about causes of Vietnam war, they left out one thing, huge OIL deposits under the beaches..(Now being drilled by the 7 sisters.)
THE MATRIX FILMS - Drives home the point we've all been mentally comandeered on Kafkaesque, subliminal metaphoric levels. Planet's citizens are oblivious to fact we are hardwired into a system that uses us and none of us has a clue. THE TERMINATOR series has an anti statist/elitist message, anti fascist, in particular. The film starred Ahnold, the ex Calif GOVERNATOR as a droid from the fascist future after radical progressives in the now who get offed by him. Enemy of the future State, kind of. And Ahnold, this G.O.P Nazi. Maria, what were you thinking?
APOCALYPTIC KAFKAESQUE FUTURE MOVIES - BRAZIL an oldie, pursues that theme. Then ORWELL's 1984. CHILLING! LIST OF BEST FUTURE DYSTOPIA FILMS
PADDY CHAYEFSKY's NETWORK. The NED BEATTY MONOLOGUE predicted the OIL WARS back in 1976, no earlier. It was written in 75.. Also this film commented on the bought media (MSM) and American culture. 17$ for new DVD double disk. Script is online.
AIR AMERICA- CIA up to its stinky armpits in heroin trade in VIETNAM? Yes, really. Robert Downey, Mel Gibson. Fine film! PEPSI COLA was the bottling company where they processed the heroin; French heroin addicts sewed heroin powder into the soldiers for last ride home. Has all the details. My Hollywood pal the French addict told me all about it. He was a 'sewer'.
HIGH CRIMES - Ashly Judd, Morgan Freeman, and Jim Caviezel, Amanda Peet. About American soldiers who kill genocidal amounts of civilians. Such massacres in Latin America were also covered in SALVADOR, UNDER FIRE, and the BEST ONE, Costa Gavras "MISSING" but this film HIGH CRIMES goes into the MILITARY COVER UP. Even assigns it the American anniversary of MyLai, March 15th. (March 16th in ASIA.) From a novel by Joseph Finder.
A LIST OF THE OTHER GREAT POLITICAL FILMS. READ his list: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls000303401/
Send me your favorite titles of 'tell it all' political films so that I can add them to the list. THINK of, brainstorm up the subjects not yet done, like NWO, THE OLIGARCH, plutocrat 13 families that run the DEATH AND ESCLAVITUDE INDUSTRIES of war toys, banking, the IMF. Ancient, reptilian-minded blue bloods, they run all those cigar chompin' politicos even, and presidents & prime ministers. This theme has never been touched!
INTELLIGENT people can write intelligent, knowing, prescient films. These minds exist and often they are in Hollywood and are already forgetting the truths and living la VIDA LOCA. Get yourself abstinant, clean, mean machine. Compete with them. Beat them. YOU have to compete with them. YOu have to research, saturate yourself with an understanding of Their Structure, Mechanations to the point that you can dream like ORWELL. Then write. You summon up the visions as you meditate. That's how to write screenplays. VISIONING.
So don't volunteer to be a mushroom anymore. i.e. living in the dark and being fed nothing but manure. DO YOUR HOMEWORK. Get real about what is happening on this planet, about the Power Cabals.THE DEATH INDUSTRY. Listen to FM radio at NIGHT, where talk shows a.) are simulcast on the INTERNET, and b.) deal with this. At bedtime, put a tape deck on to record a few hours that you can't be there to get. Listen to it by day. CATCH up with the 20th century so you can be on top of media in the 21st.
NEW CONSPIRACY THEORIES abound. Did you know the Military had hit squads that went into prison camps in North Vietnam, taking out dozens of G.I. defectors with sarin gas? CNN had the story ON THE AIR --then Ted Turner fired those two producers. But a woman journalist's book already had been published on this story. MIKE LEVINE, Ex DEA agent had the authoress on his show. She was a 20/20 segment producer who'd stumbled on story. OUR DEFECTORS GOT OFFED by OUR COVERT OPS. Talk about FINDING PRIVATE RYAN, this was GASSING PRIVATE RYAN. Wake up and smell the coffee. I mean smell the Sarin gas.
Screen "THE GREEN ZONE" with Mark Damon, Greg Kinnear, from a book written by Ex Wash Post journalist, about Pentagon lies that there were Weapons of Mass Destruction in BAGHDAD provoking two wars under the two Bushes which created USA going broke and into deepest DEPRESSION.
Do you think your life is in better shape after a costly war (Viet Nam) that the USA waged to get the richest oil fields on the planet, in south China sea just off the coast of Vietnam? NO. We were wasted by that war so you as a writer gotta know where the bones are buried. The graveyards where TRUTH LIES fulminating! Then came Two Iraq wars. Our job / salary /education/ medical/ money was taken by the GOV. That cash COULD HAVE BEEN used to pay for a great education a great condo or apartment in our own name, a great car, credit, trips. Now you can't even afford an apartment in the barrio and only by tolerating a roomie. SQUALID.
Things have changed in USA. before that war a man could work, keep his wife at home with kids and STILL BUY a house. Now? Ain't happenin' bro. What happened to the money situation you're in? You're in it and don't even KNOW it because you're like a lobster in a pot brought to a slow boil. You're going 'duhhhhh, jeez it's warm in here, wonder what's up?'
Read Michael Moore, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Go to RATICAL RATHAUS website. Do a search on that name. Find the plots that zing! Click on LIBRARY OF ALEXANDRIA FILES and POLITICAL FILES, And tune into the daring, but quite smart economic magic of GUERILLA CAPITALISM an entire website of it! Then, the Screenwriters' website. and hilarious JERRY's REFRIGERATOR full of CONSPIRACY THEORIES, the TINFOIL HAT collection of who's doing what to whom.
GREAT POLITICAL FILM WATCHING SHOULD BE PART OF ANY EARLY-TEEN -PARENT "BONDING" WEEKEND CELEBRATION. CHILDREN MUST BECOME PREVENTATIVE ACTIVISTS. REMEMBER: OUTRIGHT CIVIL WAR with our leaders WILL RESULT in MILLIONS DEAD, FAMILIES BROKEN UP. ACTIVISM IS EMOTIONAL BLACKMAIL IN PUBLIC --TO SHAME SYSTEM into GIVING CONCESSIONS THAT YOUR GROUP WANTS NOW --WITHOUT HAVING TO RESORT TO ANY VIOLENCE. THE SMART MONEY JOINS OCCUPY NOW. FILMS and TWITTER and FACEBOOK INSTRUCT THE NEW GENERATION. EVERYONE is a BLANK SLATE if not BROUGHT UP TO SPEED!
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