The Bourne Ultimatum: rejecting the CIA

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Postby MinM » Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:27 pm

IanEye wrote:Interesting to hear that the Bourne Identity was originally published in 1980. To appreciate the context of those times, and left wing Hollywood’s take on the CIA and it’s shenanigans, I recommend the following films:

The In-Laws (1979)

Hopscotch (1980)

Personally, I think the right wing in Hollywood was pretty busy gearing up for Reagan’s 1980 campaign and thus movies like the above mentioned as well as others like Cutter’s Way and The Big Fix had an easier time getting made.

For extra credit, one could look at Eastwood’s homage to Reagan’s Bonzo movies in the formers Philo Beddoe character, as well as the film “Bronco Billy”.

These are certainly in sharp contrast to the first Reagan era film Eastwood made, “Firefox”.

Clint Eastwood's 1993 piece of counterpropaganda to Oliver Stone's JFK (1991).
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Postby waugs » Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:40 pm

sunny wrote: I know that as of several years ago, circa Good Will Hunting, he had gotten as far as Zinn's A People's History of the United States in his political self-education, so I would hope he has progressed well beyond that point by now.

He grew up next door to Howard Zinn as well.
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