Tom Secker and Matthew Alford report on their astonishing findings from trawling through thousands of new US military and intelligence documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act. The documents reveal for the first time the vast scale of US government control in Hollywood, including the ability to manipulate scripts or even prevent films too critical of the Pentagon from being made — not to mention influencing some of the most popular film franchises in recent years.
The Grenfell Tower tragedy was predicted with remarkable accuracy by 1990s BBC drama House of Cards. In the episode originally broadcast on December 12th 1993, a gas explosion on the fourth floor of a tower block results in the whole building catching fire, killing 70 people. The Grenfell fire also started on the 4th floor after a fridge exploded.
Pink Floyd will always be known for their massively successful concept albums, and David Gilmour and Roger Waters’ tense, and personally explosive, dynamic on albums like Dark Side of the Moon seems reminiscent of another masterful songwriting duo known for rock high concepts. Indeed, “there would have been no Dark Side of the Moon, and no dragons-and-warlocks-themed prog-rock epics,” writes… Read More ›