War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death (2007)

War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 13mins.
Genres Adaptation, Documentary, Interview
Keywords government, journalism, media, military, political
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Andrew Killoy Editor n/a 172 7000001
David Rabinovitz Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Norman Solomon Source Material (from book: "War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death") 120786 4000003
John Van Eps Original Music n/a 120838 8000001
Leigh Philips Original Music n/a 120838 8000002
Andrew Killoy Graphics Motion Graphics 120826 23000001
Peter Acker Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Jeremy Earp Screenplay (adaptation) 120778 4000002
Loretta Alper Screenplay (adaptation) 120778 4000001
Jeremy Earp Director n/a 2 2000002
Loretta Alper Director n/a 2 2000001
Sean Penn Actor Narrator 1 1000002
Loretta Alper Producer n/a 3 3000001
Jeremy Earp Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Andrew Killoy Co-Producer n/a 170 3000004
Sut Jhally Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Norman Solomon Actor n/a 1 1000001
Synopsis
Endeavors to expose a 50-year pattern of government deception and media spin that has dragged the United States into one war after another from Vietnam to Iraq. Exhumes archival footage of official distortion and exaggeration from LBJ to George W. Bush, revealing how the news media have uncritically disseminated the messages of successive presidential administrations. Guided by media critic Norman Solomon's research and analysis, the film pays special attention to parallels between the Vietnam war and the war in Iraq.
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