Posts Tagged ‘Goldeneye’

Subscriber Podcast #10 - The Censorship of James Bond

Subscriber Podcast #10 – The Censorship of James Bond

In this month's subscriber-only podcast we explore the censorship of the one of the world's biggest film franchises - James Bond.  The Bond movies have been subject to both moral/cultural censorship by the British Board of Film Classification, and political censorship by the Pentagon's entertainment liaison offices.  This is a ...
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Violent Sadism and a Mink Glove - How the BBFC Censored Thunderball

Violent Sadism and a Mink Glove – How the BBFC Censored Thunderball

The James Bond films, like the books on which they are based, have always pushed the boundaries of acceptable portraits of sex and violence.  Documents from the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) show how for Thunderball they reviewed the script, recommending many changes if the film was to achieve ...
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How the Pentagon rewrote Goldeneye

How the Pentagon rewrote Goldeneye

Goldeneye is possibly the best of the Pierce Brosnan James Bond films, but like two others in the Brosnan period it relied on US military support.  This entailed the Pentagon reviewing the script and demanding two changes - one political, one promotional - in exchange for helping to shoot one ...
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Exercises and False Flag Terror - Tom Secker on The Mind Renewed

Exercises and False Flag Terror – Tom Secker on The Mind Renewed

Julian of The Mind Renewed invited me back onto his show to discuss the link between false flag terrorism and training exercises.  While this is usually talked about in a very simplistic and historically ignorant way, the method of using a drill or training exercise to cover for a black ...
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ClandesTime 092 - Conspiracy Theories: The False Flag Exercise Hypothesis

ClandesTime 092 – Conspiracy Theories: The False Flag Exercise Hypothesis

9/11. The 7/7 London Bombings. The Boston Marathon. The Paris Massacre. This episode we take a look at the false flag exercise theory, which has become the default alternative media interpretation of these events. We examine the theory's history in military deception techniques, its origins as a popular conspiracy theory ...
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Pentagon-Hollywood Collaboration Database Excerpts

Pentagon-Hollywood Collaboration Database Excerpts

The Department of Defense maintains a database summarising its collaboration with Hollywood productions.  The master list for this database was released to me two years ago as the DOD Film List and since then I have obtained a handful of entries.  Getting a little more creative I asked for entries ...
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ClandesTime 082 - The Foreigner

ClandesTime 082 – The Foreigner

The Foreigner stars Jackie Chan and former James Bond Pierce Brosnan, and is directed by two-time Bond director Martin Campbell.  In February the film-makers blew up a bus in central London in a sequence that was spookily reminiscent of the 7/7 London bombings of 2005.  To see if this similarity ...
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ClandesTime 072 - The Pentagon in Hollywood: The Enemy Image

ClandesTime 072 – The Pentagon in Hollywood: The Enemy Image

The philosophy of Carl Schmitt asserts that for a state to be identifiable and legitimate it has to employ an enemy image - the perception of a threat from the Other.  In this episode we explore whether this philosophy has been adopted by the Pentagon as part of their operations ...
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Computer Games Roundtable

A special roundtable discussion podcast between Aaron Franz of theageoftransitions, Adam of cerebralrevolt and myself discussing computer games, their origins, their psychological and social impacts and the role of the security state in their production and development.  In the first hour we specifically honed in on World of Warcraft - the ...
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Profile: Ian Fleming

Profile: Ian Fleming

Born: 28 May 1908 Died: 12 August 1964 Intelligence involvement: British Naval Intelligence.  Possible work for MI5. Culture involvement: Author of world famous James Bond spy novels.  Naval Intelligence exploits fictionalised in 2011 film Age of Heroes. Bio:  Ian Lancaster Fleming was born to a wealthy family.  His father was ...
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