Posts Tagged ‘Rich Klein’

Profile: Richard Klein

Richard Klein is one of the most important people in the entertainment industry that you have never heard of -  a former State Department employee who now works for McLarty Associates - an elite Washington DC law firm - as their liaison to Hollywood.  Klein has worked with most of ...
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16 Military and Intelligence Code Names Inspired by Popular Culture

One of the most prominent influences of pop culture on government and on the deep state is in the use of code names.   From the capture of Saddam Hussein to a counter-smuggling helicopter unit in Hawaii, from a mass surveillance program named after Blazing Saddles to Secret Service and MI5 ...
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ClandesTime 067 – 2015 in State Sponsored Movies: A Year in Review

2015 was an important year in government-assisted entertainment.  Several major franchises - the Marvel Cinematic Universe, James Bond, Terminator, Fast and Furious, Mission: Impossible - released their latest films. All of these enjoyed the involvement of government agents and agencies.  In this episode I review this year's state-sponsored movies (or ...
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The Pentagon and the World’s Biggest Film Franchises

Jump to documents The world's biggest films now regularly take over a billion dollars in revenue, and the world's biggest film franchises are multi-billion dollar businesses.  What has never been reported before is that 6 of the top 10 (and 14 of the top 25) highest-grossing film franchises have been ...
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The CIA’s Nest of Vipers at Sony Pictures

Last autumn's hack of Sony Pictures achieved several things - promoting their comedy film The Interview, creating a minor political storm that increased tensions with North Korea, and helping to cement the increasingly solid relationship between the White House, Hollywood and the intelligence services.  Recently, wikileaks published the entire fruits ...
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Review: Olympus Has Fallen and White House Down

I recently had the displeasure of watching Olympus Has Fallen, one of a pair of 2013 movies about a terrorist attack on the White House, and a lone hero fighting back like Bruce Willis in Die Hard. Just like when in 1998 the identikit asteroid disaster movies Armageddon and Deep ...
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