Hollywood movies have made millions of plots involving government conspiracy theory, but tiptoe around the topic of an alleged “agreement” producers have with the US government. Apparently, to smoothe relationships with the Pentagon, they edit “sensitive” villains out of their scripts, veer away from politically-charged settings, and throw in military rescues and “God Bless America and her troops!” themes when they can.
Os so reports journalist and Hollywood insider David Robb, whose book Operation Hollywood reports research he made on movies like Top Gun and Stripes, who got to borrow military equipment in exchange for their patriotic themes.
Do you agree with Robb, or think he’s just cashing in on controversy?
Originally posted on November 2, 2007 @ 4:14 pm