Posts Tagged ‘SDECE’

Alfred Hitchcock and the CIA's First Big Mistake in Hollywood

Alfred Hitchcock and the CIA’s First Big Mistake in Hollywood

Following their on-screen debut in the James Bond movies, and their quiet support for Thunderball, the CIA under Richards Helms adopted a more pro-active approach to Hollywood.  They began spying on movie scripts depicting the CIA and considering requests from film-makers for official support.  One project that they rejected was ...
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ClandesTime 035 - Topaz

ClandesTime 035 – Topaz

In this episode we look at the Leon Uris book and Alfred Hitchcock film Topaz as a possible example of CIA propaganda.  I outline the story told in both the novel and the film, and how most of the characters are based on real spies involved in the Sapphire scandal ...
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