Part 2:  CIA, UFOs and Hollywood

“If you’ve got government agencies working in Hollywood covertly
to improve their own images, that’s not only a bad use of funds, it’s also
fundamentally anti-Democratic and wrong.”

- Matthew Alford, Ph.D.

 

“The Deep Politics of Hollywood,” a 3-part article by Matthew Alford and Robbie Graham. Only Part 1 was accepted for publication by The Guardian on November 14, 2008, after editors changed the original title, “Spooks and the Silver Screen,” to “An Offer They Couldn't Refuse.”
“The Deep Politics of Hollywood,” a 3-part article by Matthew Alford and Robbie Graham. Only Part 1 was accepted for publication by The Guardian on November 14, 2008, after editors changed the original title, “Spooks and the Silver Screen,” to “An Offer They Couldn't Refuse.”

 

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December 22, 2008  Bristol, England -  On December 17, 2008, Earthfiles reported an interview with Robbie Graham about a November 14, 2008, co-authored article in Britain's The Guardian that was the first part of a three-part series. Robbie's writing partner is Matthew Alford, Ph.D., who earned his degree in 2008, from the University of Bath focused on Film and Propaganda. Matthew is now a lecturer in film at the University of Bristol's Department of Drama: Theater, Film and Television. His Ph.D. thesis was entitled, “A Propaganda Model for Hollywood? Representations of American Foreign Policy in Contemporary Films.” Matthew is also author of a forthcoming book, Projecting Power: American Foreign Policy and the Hollywood Propaganda System.

 

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