Hollywood Films and CIA Propaganda
Shocked? The CIA provides consulting services for Hollywood filmmakers on their spy flicks, and works to ensure certain details are kept out of films, making them puff pieces instead of exposes. Also, the CIA bought the film rights to George Orwell's "Animal Farm", and funded the British animated version. In addition, questions still remain about the mysterious circumstances of the death of Gary DeVore, who was working on a script set in the time period around the US invasion of Panama to take out puppet dictator Noriega, and had been finding information related to US-Panamanian money laundering.
Everyone who watches films knows about Hollywood's fascination with spies. From Hitchcock's postwar espionage thrillers, through cold war tales such as Torn Curtain, into the paranoid 1970s when the CIA came to be seen as an agency out of control in films such as Three Days of the Condor, and right to the present, with the Bourne trilogy and Ridley Scott's forthcoming Body of Lies, film-makers have always wanted to get in bed with spies. What's less widely known is how much the spies have wanted to get in bed with the film-makers. In fact, the story of the CIA's involvement in Hollywood is a tale of deception and subversion that would seem improbable if it were put on screen.