The US military's negotiations on the 1980s Clint Eastwood vehicle Heartbreak Ridge were protracted and complex, resulting in numerous changes before the movie could be approved for Pentagon support. This included changing Clint Eastwood's character from a so
Monster movies are one of the most beloved and distinctive genres in cinema, featuring a winning combination of exotic spectacle, ground-breaking visual effects and reflections on humanity’s relationship with nature.
In 1977 the producers of Superman and Superman II approached the Pentagon to try to obtain stock footage of missiles launching, for use in depicting Lex Luthor's dastardly plot to nuke the San Andreas fault. The Air Force and Strategic Air Command were provided
The post-WW2 period was the zenith for military and war movies - over 200 were made in the 1950s, and the same in the 1960s. According to an entry in the DOD's Hollywood database they provided support to every major military movie f
The production of Ice Station Zebra is a great case study in just how much influence the Pentagon can have over a movie script. The initial script - by multi-Oscar winning writer Paddy Chayefsky - was rej
In early 1977 the producers of Attack of the Killer Tomatoes approached the Pentagon about filming a couple of brief scenes at National Guard armories. Even though the National Guard Public Affairs staff thought it was a fun film and were happy to h