Al Jazeera Empire: Hollywood and the War Machine

Al Jazeera English Empire

The Al Jazeera series Empire with Marwan Bishara examines the symbiotic relationship between the movie industry (read: Hollywood) and the military-industrial complex. Studio guests include Chris Hedges, Michael Moore and Oliver Stone. Some relevant movies are discussed, which include The Hurt Locker, Green Zone, Platoon, and Top Gun.

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Related: Tomgram: William Astore, American Militarism Is Not A Fairy Tale (TomDispatch)
Update 20110904: David Sirota: The Pentagon’s strengthening grip on Hollywood (Salon)
Update 20120701: Military-entertainment complex? Act of Valor film described as ‘beyond propaganda’ (The Raw Story)

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