Sunday, January 15, 2012

Hollywood Techniques at Play in Politics - New York Times

Source: NY Times:

 “O.K., I admit it. I made the documentary. They paid me $10 million. I figured it would be seen as a seamless part of the rest of my work,” he said. Jokes aside, he is concerned that the line between hard-hitting point-of-view documentaries and paid agitprop could become a fuzzy one.

“It worries me because it pollutes the form,” he said. “People could marginalize something that I made by saying that it’s no different than some other piece of paid propaganda that is out there.”

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