Thursday, November 5, 2015

Resources for November 5, 2015

Hersh, Seymour. "Seymour Hersh Details Explosive Story on Bin Laden Killing & Responds to White House, Media Backlash." Democracy Now (May 12, 2015) ["Four years after U.S. forces assassinated Osama bin Laden, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Seymour Hersh has published an explosive piece claiming much of what the Obama administration said about the attack was wrong. Hersh claims at the time of the U.S. raid bin Laden had been held as a prisoner by Pakistani intelligence since 2006. Top Pakistani military leaders knew about the operation and provided key assistance. Contrary to U.S. claims that it located bin Laden by tracking his courier, a former Pakistani intelligence officer identified bin Laden’s whereabouts in return for the bulk of a $25 million U.S. bounty. Questions are also raised about whether bin Laden was actually buried at sea, as the U.S. claimed. Hersh says instead the Navy SEALs threw parts of bin Laden’s body into the Hindu Kush mountains from their helicopter. The White House claims the piece is 'riddled with inaccuracies.' Hersh joins us to lay out his findings and respond to criticism from government officials and media colleagues."]

Mortensen, Viggo. "'You Have to Speak Up': Viggo Mortensen Defends Quentin Tarantino's Criticism of Police Killings." Democracy Now (November 5, 2015) ["Award-winning film director Quentin Tarantino is refusing to back down from his criticism of police brutality, even as police unions have launched a campaign to boycott his films. Tarantino sparked controversy after he called fatal police shootings "murders" during the Rise Up October rally against police brutality in New York City on October 24. Tarantino’s comments have come under intense criticism, with several major police unions calling for a boycott of his films. "[Tarantino] clearly saw what anybody with eyes on their head could see," says Academy Award-nominated actor Viggo Mortensen. "What’s troubling is the tacit condoning of these abuses of power by certain police officers by their bosses, by people who should know better." Mortensen also looks back on his own brush with a right-wing political backlash, after he famously wore a T-shirt on the PBS show Charlie Rose that said "No more blood for oil.""]

Singer, Olivia. "Lessons We Can Learn From The Rocky Horror Picture Show." AnOther (October 30, 2015)

Cwik, Gregory. "Cabin in the Woods: Slasher-Films, and Meta-Horror." Acidemic 8.1 (2012)

Hodges, Andrew. "The Life of Alan Turing." Radio West (January 21, 2015) ["... we're talking about mathematician and computer pioneer Alan Turing. Our guest is biographer Andrew Hodges, whose book inspired the Academy Award-nominated film "The Imitation Game." Turing's code-breaking during World War II was a key to saving the Allies from the Nazis. But, he had a secret of his own, and was eventually arrested and persecuted for being gay. We'll talk to Hodges about Turing's extraordinary mind, his service and the life he couldn't live."]

Rich, Nathaniel. "The Passion of Pasolini." The New York Review of Books (September 27, 2007)

Dosa, Sara. "First Thoughts on The Last Season." Keyframe (November 3, 2015) [‘I have found that the process of non-fiction filmmaking is not unlike mushroom hunting.’]

"Salt of the Earth libcom (March 28, 2014) ["This drama film is one of the first pictures to advance the feminist social and political point of view. Its plot centres on a long and difficult strike, based on the 1951 strike against the Empire Zinc Company in Grant County, New Mexico. In the film, the company is identified as "Delaware Zinc," and the setting is "Zinctown, New Mexico." The film shows how the miners, the company, and the police react during the strike. In neorealist style, the producers and director used actual miners and their families as actors in the film."]

Iannone, Pasquale. "Five Ways to Know a Pasolini Film." BFI (November 3, 2015)

Jennings, Tom. "David Lynch, Contemporary Cinema and Social Class (2000)." libcom (March 7, 2008)

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