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Operation Hollywood: How The Pentagon Shapes And Censors The Movies

Operation Hollywood: How The Pentagon Shapes And Censors The Movies – YouTube 52:28

Have your favorite movies been censored or meddled with by the Pentagon? Since the 80′s, and the success of Top Gun, Hollywood has increased its production of big budget war movies, using military bases, submarines and aircraft carriers that the armed forces have generously made available to the studios. In exchange, the Pentagon’s experts vet hundreds of screenplays each year.

Using lots of movie clips, “Operation Hollywood” explores this cozy relationship between Hollywood filmmakers and the U.S. government, and questions the wisdom of letting the Pentagon use movies to promote the U.S. army’s image. [Bron: YouTube]

Here are just some of the movies which have been produced in collaboration with the US Department of Defense in the last decade:

2013 Man of Steel
2012 Battleship
2012 Act of Valor
2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon
2011 Battle Los Angeles
2010 Iron Man 2
2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
2008 The Day the Earth Stood Still
2008 Eagle Eye
2008 Iron Man
2007 I Am Legend
2007 Transformers
2006 Flags of Our Fathers
2006 United 93
2005 The Great Raid
2005 Stealth
2005 War of the Worlds
2003 American Valor
2003 Rain
2003 The Core

  • Filosoferick reactie:

    Een vergeten onderwerp, maar gezien de aan de hand zijnde oorlogen en films die de laatste tijd zijn verschenen nog steeds relevant.

    Films als ‘World War Z’ of ‘Pacific Rim’ laten ons mooi en gedetailleerd zien hoe ‘het gepeupel’ veelal aan hun lot wordt overgelaten en hoe marine en ander millitair personeel ‘veilig op schepen in de oceaan’ vertoeven.

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