National Security Cinema – Tom Secker on the Rory O’Connor Podcast
I was recently invited onto the Rory O’Connor podcast to talk about National Security Cinema, the research methods we employed to get the information and documents, and the difference between the DOD and the CIA’s approaches to Hollywood.
Via the Rory O’Connor podcast:
I talk to Tom Secker about his book National Security Cinema, co-written with Matthew Alford. Using the US Freedom of Information Act, and journalistic and academic sources, as well as analysis of script changes, Tom and Matthew have greatly increased our knowledge of the US Department of Defense’s and the CIA’s use of hardware and expertise as an enticement to film producers and directors to remove elements of their scripts critical of or simply inconvenient for the Defence and intelligence establishments; affecting, to that extent, how cinemagoers see the world.
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