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CIA 1, HOLLYWOOD 0
New York Post ^ | 2/20/04

Posted on 02/19/2004 11:56:57 PM PST by kattracks

Edited on 05/26/2004 5:19:37 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

February 20, 2004 -- Remember "Missing," the 1982 movie by left-wing director Costa-Gavras, which starred Jack Lemmon and Sissy Spacek? The hit film accused the U.S. government of complicity in the disappearance and murder of a young New Yorker in the days following the 1973 military coup that toppled Chile's Marxist president, Salvador Allende, from power.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: allende; chile; cia; hollywood; jacklemmon; missing; pinochet; sissyspacek; vindication

1 posted on 02/19/2004 11:56:57 PM PST by kattracks
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To: kattracks
It truly is amazing how little of leftist dogma and history is actually based on the truth.

At times I'm still amazed we made it through the cold war with much of the left acting as either the willing accomplices or the oh so useful idiots for the Soviets.
2 posted on 02/20/2004 12:10:32 AM PST by swilhelm73
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To: kattracks
Damn straight. The US was always the bad guy. Here's the thing about Kerry & Hollywood: For the longest time the all the returning Vietnam-era servicesmen were drug-addicts, pschotic killing machines, hopelessly depressed and nearly catatonic communicatively. Kerry & Fonda by spewing their lies so loudly and endlessly created a frightening image of the returning American soldier, and it lasted for the longest time. Think of another film besides The Green Berets that offered a positive image of the American fighting man. You can't- it wasn't allowed in Hollywood for 20 years.
3 posted on 02/20/2004 12:15:58 AM PST by thegreatbeast (Quid lucrum istic mihi est?)
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To: kattracks
Remember "Missing," the 1982 movie by left-wing director Costa-Gavras, which starred Jack Lemmon and Sissy Spacek? The hit film accused the U.S. government of complicity in the disappearance and murder of a young New Yorker in the days following the 1973 military coup that toppled Chile's Marxist president, Salvador Allende, from power.

Nope .. never saw that movie

4 posted on 02/20/2004 12:20:54 AM PST by Mo1 (" Do you want a president who injects poison into his skull for vanity?")
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To: Mo1; kattracks
Thanks for this post. There should be a way for our former U.S. Ambassador to get justice now. The propaganda effects of this film ripple down even to an episode of last year's LAW AND ORDER. Too bad Jack Lemmon is gone and Spacek is too far gone now to care about the truth.
5 posted on 02/20/2004 1:10:19 AM PST by CalifornianConservative ("His banner is Love")
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To: kattracks
I think the studio was MGM. It is hard to believe that with the film still available on tape or dvd that there is not a way to legally refile a libel/slander case. Geez, if "Jane Roe" can refile on ROE V. WADE, there's got to be some legal manuevers left for the ambassador or his family.

The Supreme Court made a huge mistake in the early fifties when it reversed its 1915 opinion that "film was a business, pure and simple" and not covered under the first amendment.
6 posted on 02/20/2004 1:17:42 AM PST by CalifornianConservative ("His banner is Love")
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To: kattracks
But it provides another pointed lesson on how far astray people can be led when they trust the Hollywood left-wing cabal for political guidance.

I have little sympathy for people who lather themselves up and bend over for whatever the scumbags out of Hollywood have to offer up. That whole sick place is a lie. It is certainly no surprise when a movie which is advertised by Hollywood as "based on a true story" turns out to be a lie-packed work of fiction.

No wonder Mel Gibson stays away from the place.

7 posted on 02/20/2004 1:26:37 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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Gibson doesn't stay away from the place, his company produces a lot of film and tv and if THE PASSION delivers b.o., then he's opened the doors for other religious films. Go see it!
8 posted on 02/20/2004 1:31:34 AM PST by CalifornianConservative ("His banner is Love")
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To: CalifornianConservative
Gibson doesn't stay away from the place, his company produces a lot of film and tv and if THE PASSION delivers b.o., then he's opened the doors for other religious films. Go see it!

Absolutely, and people may be surprised as to just how many closet evangelist movie stars (not counting the Scientology fruitcakes) there really are in Hollywood. Admitting your filled with deep rooted strong religious beliefs in Hollywood is like admitting your Conservative, I believe.

9 posted on 02/20/2004 4:13:03 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Liberalism is Communism one drink at a time. - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: kattracks
Yep, I remember "Missing", it was right up there on the tripe meter with "Reds" and "The Way We Were".
10 posted on 02/20/2004 4:19:07 AM PST by RushLake (Permission from the UN...we don't need no stinking permission slip from the UN.)
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To: kattracks
Yes, 1982. We (America) were under serious attack from the Soviets and their co-conspirators in the US media and Europeans.
11 posted on 02/20/2004 4:30:35 AM PST by mikegi
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