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HomeWorld NewsHollywood has been more heavily censored since 2001, films bashing US army & CIA can’t go public – Oliver Stone to RT

The American film industry changed beyond recognition after the milestone year of 2001, director Oliver Stone told RT, with producers using financial restraints to censor movies challenging the US military or the CIA.
“Maybe in the 1980s, when I did ‘Platoon’, ‘Born on the Fourth of July’ and ‘Heaven & Earth’, I could do that, because it was a slightly more relaxed system,” said the award-winning filmmaker, mentioning his famed movies while making his case during former Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa’s show on RT Spanish.

When the Iron Curtain fell and the Cold War ended, things didn’t change for the better, Stone believes. “My film career has suffered, because sometimes I’ve said things that American producers hate to hear,” he revealed, adding that those sponsoring film productions sometimes resort to “economic censorship.”

Hollywood has changed since 2001. It has become more censored. The military, the CIA, the depictions of these organizations has been very favorable.

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There is a movie I would love to see made, and it would be about the German Interrogator, Hanns Scharff.

Wikipedia: Hanns Scharff

He was both brilliant, and never used any violence in interrogating his British or American prisoners of war, but would actually take people out of the prisons to experience cultural events, on day passes. Because his prisoners felt so at ease with him, many times they would speak much more freely than they would with his more sadistic colleagues, who used torture with which to exact confessions.

He was so respected by the Americans, that after the war, he was invited to teach his techniques to the American military. He ultimately moved to this country, and became a celebrated potter.

And I also know just the guy to play him; Actor John Noble, white courtesy telephone, please!!

But this is an incredible movie which will never, ever get made. And why?!?

Because you don't do a movie about a Nazi... with a conscience, because there is ... an unspoken agreement, in the world of film and television, that they simply are not believed to have existed, and yet... there Scharff was.

Ironic, that bit.

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