|In this special surprise edition of Film, Literature and the New World Order, James joins the Big Puff Podcast to discuss Conspiracy Theory, the 1997 action drama starring Mel Gibson, Julia Roberts and Patrick Stewart. As silly as the movie may be, it actually makes for a very interesting discussion. Enjoy!
Film, Literature & The New World Order
|On this edition of Film, Literature and the New World Order, James examines Aesop’s Fables for some of the timeless wisdom that we can still benefit from here in the 21st century.
|“Take us to your leader!” is the science fiction cliche…but what if there’s no leader to be taken to, and no one to do the leading? In this edition of the Film, Literature and the New World Order series, James examines the philosophy of Eric Frank Russell’s 1951 story “…And Then There Were None” and unlocks the secret of the most dangerous weapon.
|This month on Film, Literature and the New World Order, James is joined by Prof CJ of the Dangerous History podcast to explore James Elroy’s “American Tabloid.” What do you get when you have a novel with fictional FBI/CIA/Mafia/Anti-Castro Cuban stooges become embroiled in a years-long mess that ends up with the assassination of the president? A more plausible scenario than 99% of the documentaries and books out there on the subject, that’s what. Find out more in this edition of FLNWO.
|Julian Charles of TheMindRenewed.com joins us this month to discuss Being There, the 1979 film by director Hal Ashby that follows the story of Chance the Gardener, a simple man with no experience of the outside world who is suddenly thrust onto the national political stage. Despite his complete lack of knowledge and experience (or precisely because of it) the powers behind the scenes float him as a potential candidate for next president of the United States. So is this a reflection of political reality, or broad satire? What does the movie tell us about the way modern media shapes the political landscape? Find out in this edition of Film, Literature and the New World Order.
|The sElection is upon us and the tensions are rising as the summer of rage gives way to the autumn of our discontent. And wouldn’t you know it, Hollywood is already programming purges, legalized murder and “anarchy” into the population. This month on Film, Literature and the New World Order James Evan Pilato joins James Corbett to discuss The Purge: Election Year.
|Rambo III is silly popcorn entertainment. But it is silly popcorn entertainment that is set during the Soviet-Afghan war, and as such it reflects the standard propaganda narrative that was being fed to the American public at that time? So what do we make of this silly propaganda today, after 9/11 and the conquest of the “brave freedomfighters” of Afghanistan by NATO?
|Francis Reginald Scott was a celebrated Canadian lawyer, constitutional expert, translator and poet. And he was also the father of Peter Dale Scott. And the man who advised Pierre Elliott Trudeau to invoke the War Measures Act in 1970. Join us for this exploration of the poetry, life and fascinating career of F.R. Scott with the world’s foremost researcher on deep politics, Peter Dale Scott.