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The Rampart Scandal has been called the worst police corruption story in the history of Los Angeles, and altered a... The post ClandesTime 238 – The Cultural Impact of the Rampart Scandal first appeared on Spy Culture.
Well well, it seems the BBC are a nest of crypto-leftist peaceniks after all – Theaters of War recently got... The post Theaters of War on Alexei Sayle’s Imaginary Sandwich Bar first appeared on Spy Culture.
The 2012 attacks on a US diplomatic outpost and a nearby CIA base in Benghazi caused enormous controversy and political... The post ClandesTime 237 – 13 Hours and the Benghazi Scandal first appeared on Spy Culture.
The story of how an FBI assistant director for public affairs wrote to Ruthless Records to complaint about Straight Outta... The post That Time the FBI Wrote a Letter of Complaint to N.W.A. first appeared on Spy Culture.
Amazon Prime are making the most expensive TV show of all time. Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power... The post ClandesTime 236 – Culture Ministries and The Rings of Power first appeared on Spy Culture.
Obviously, I’m a movie addict but many of my favourites are low-budget features or belong to tiny sub-genres. In this... The post ClandesTime 235 – These are a Few of My Favourite Films first appeared on Spy Culture.
Jerry Bruckheimer has a long history of working with the Pentagon, going all the way back to Top Gun, but... The post ‘This is not the time’ to normalise black operations – Phil Strub email on Bad Boys II first appeared on Spy Culture.
Due to the publisher of my book Superheroes, Movies and the State being a clown car of feckless cretins who... The post Superheroes, Movies and the State Now Available for Free Download first appeared on Spy Culture.
Henri invited Matt and I on his podcast to discuss Theaters of War (though Matt drops in about halfway through... The post Theaters of War – Matt and Tom on Fortress on a Hill first appeared on Spy Culture.
Jonathan Cook wrote up a very complimentary review of Theaters of War for Middle East Eye recently, that summarises the... The post How the Pentagon dictates Hollywood storylines – Theaters of War in Middle East Eye first appeared on Spy Culture.
75 years ago this week, President Harry Truman signed into law the National Security Act, which brought into being the... The post The National Security Act Turns 75 – and so do the US Military’s Entertainment Liaison Offices first appeared on Spy Culture.
In 2018, the US Air Force ran its annual Hollywood ‘industry leader tour’, this time to Air Force Special Operations... The post ClandesTime 232 – Hollywood Goes to Special Operations Command first appeared on Spy Culture.
In 2015, legendary TV producer Dick Wolf approached the FBI about developing scripted and unscripted products based around the Bureau. ... The post “I Would Like to See a Show that Makes Every Boy and Girl Want to be an FBI agent” – James Comey first appeared on Spy Culture.
While digging into the production of The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent I contacted the Croatian Ministry of Culture for... The post No Porn, No Sitcoms and No Soap Operas: The Croatian Ministry of Culture’s Rules first appeared on Spy Culture.
One of the recurring propaganda techniques identified by Roger Stahl in Theaters of War is that you can remediate military... The post In Hollywood, You’re More Likely to be Rescued by the CIA and the Pentagon than by an Ambulance first appeared on Spy Culture.
Three years ago, when the third and final season of Designated Survivor came out on Netflix, I said the show... The post CIA Confirm Months-Long Relationship with Producers of Designated Survivor first appeared on Spy Culture.
Alan MacLeod put together a feature for MintPress on the Top Gun: Maverick documents, and how film is military recruitment... The post Top Gun: Maverick Documents Prove Film is Propaganda – Spy Culture in MintPress News first appeared on Spy Culture.
Scott Horton invited me on his show to discuss the relationship between the Pentagon and Top Gun: Maverick. We outline... The post The Pentagon and Top Gun: Maverick – Tom on the Scott Horton Show first appeared on Spy Culture.
In my latest piece for Shadowproof I outline the production history of Top Gun: Maverick, using documents from the Pentagon,... The post How the Pentagon Shaped Top Gun: Maverick into a PR Vehicle first appeared on Spy Culture.
The Manchester Arena bombing in May 2017 killed 23 people and injured over 1,000. On the fifth anniversary of the... The post Was Manchester Arena Bomber Salman Abedi Working for MI5? first appeared on Spy Culture.
Black operations make the world go round, and have become the subject of major movies and TV, from Jack Ryan... The post ClandesTime 229 – Black Operations and the Entertainment Liaison Offices first appeared on Spy Culture.