The CIA in Hollywood
- How the Agency Shapes Film and Television
- Narrated by: Caroline Miller
- Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 22-08-12
- Language: English
- Publisher: University Press Audiobooks
The CIA in Hollywood offers the first full-scale investigation of the relationship between the Agency and the film and television industries. Tricia Jenkins draws on numerous interviews with the CIA's public affairs staff, operations officers, and historians, as well as with Hollywood technical consultants, producers, and screenwriters who have worked with the Agency, to uncover the nature of the CIA's role in Hollywood. In particular, she delves into the Agency's and its officers' involvement in the production of The Agency, In the Company of Spies, Alias, The Recruit, The Sum of All Fears, Enemy of the State, Syriana, The Good Shepherd, and more. Her research reveals the significant influence that the CIA now wields in Hollywood and raises important and troubling questions about the ethics and legality of a government agency using popular media to manipulate its public image.
The book is published by University of Texas Press.
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By ekphrastic_poet on 22-08-16
narration was very good. <br />
more about cia public relations than it is about Machiavellian media manipulations. books provides the cia rationale for helping /and sometimes exploiting Hollywood.
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By Gary Bruno on 08-10-17
CIA in Hollywood
Other than a little list of programs, didn't reveal much more than I would imagine by the tile. Boring. Sorry for the review