Modi’s team borrows a leaf from Hollywood and Pentagon


A report by authors Tom Secker and Matthew Alford says; “Reviewing the ever expanding list, the average movie watcher might be in for a shock at what films are actually included — there are the more predictable ones like Black Hawk Down, Zero Dark Thirty, and Lone Survivor; but also entirely unexpected ones that apparently needed the military-industrial complex’s propaganda touch like Earnest Saves Christmas, Karate Kid 2, The Silence of the Lambs, Twister, the Iron Man movies, and more recently Pitch Perfect 3.”

When a Hollywood author or producer approaches the Pentagon and asks for entry to navy property to Help make their movie, they need to submit their script to the leisure liaison workplaces for vetting. Ultimately, the person with the ultimate say was Phil Strub, the Department of Defense’s (DOD) chief Hollywood liaison, who has been on the helm of this previously semi-secret division going all the best way again to 1989.

If there are characters, motion or dialogue that the DOD doesn’t approve of then the film-maker has to make modifications to accommodate the navy’s calls for. If they refuse then the Pentagon packs up its toys and goes residence. To receive full cooperation the producers need to signal contracts, known as Production Assistance Agreements, which lock them into utilizing a military-approved model of the script.

In July 2018, the Pentagon’s Hollywood liaison Philip Strub retired after 29 years within the job. Mysteriously, this was not reported by any Media outlet, small or massive, mainstream or impartial. Despite having influenced actually 1000’s of flicks, TV reveals, documentaries and video video games within the final three a long time, Strub’s retirement was not seen by the DOD as newsworthy and they’ve revealed no details about David Evans, the person who has changed Strub.

In the case of Uri, the director claimed to have accessed publicly accessible materials, interviewed journalists and retired military officers as supply materials. Aditya Dhar, the movie’s director in an interview revealed; “…we had an army consultant on board to Help us out. We had gone through it to make sure that there were no mistakes. We had a locked script which was approved by the army and we stuck to it.

…Our actors were trained so well by the army that they knew each and every nuance. They would wear their gear and their uniform and knew what had to come where. We showed the finished product to ADGPI and they were very happy with the final product.”

Sounds a lot like an Indian model of Philip Strub is working with the film business to validate scripts. ADGPI stands for Additional Directorate General of Public Information, underneath Directorate General of Military Intelligence, offers with Public Relation (PR) actions, Media Relations and Monitoring, Info launch, Publicity, Image Projection and Perception Management (PM). The selfie with Bollywood stars with sycophantic smiles on their faces, simply reveals how a lot the movie business is kowtowing to the political forces.

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