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Conspiracy cinema : propaganda, politics and paranoia

Author: David Ray Carter
Publisher: London : Headpress, 2011.
Series: Headpress no isbn special edition
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Tens of millions of people have seen films like Loose Change and Zeitgeist, yet this is the first book to offer a guide to the weird, disturbing, hilarious and frequently mind-blowing genre of conspiracy cinema. Each chapter of Conspiracy Cinema offers readers an overview of a particular conspiracy theory (the Moon landings, 9/11 etc), with a synopsis of both the 'official' and conspiratorial positions, before  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Ray Carter
OCLC Number: 775365743
Description: iv, 271 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword: A grassy knoll too far / by Mick Farren --
Preface / by Thomas McGrath --
Introduction. Conspiracy theories and conspiracy cinema --
About the author --
About this book --
On the films in this book --
Final warnings --
Part I. Event conspiracies and assassinations. September 11, 2001 --
July 7, 2005, London bombings --
The assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy --
The assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. --
The death of Princess Diana --
The Oklahoma City bombing --
The assassination of Robert Francis Kennedy --
The siege at Waco --
Other events. The moon landing and cosmic conspiracies --
Miscellaneous event conspiracies --
Part II. Grand theories. The Illuminati --
The New World Order --
Part III. Lesser conspiracies. Conspiracies in politics and the media --
Politics continued: The American Presidents --
Conspiracies in religion, spirituality, and secret societies --
The police state: Intelligence agencies, law enforcement, and the surveillance state --
Health and environmental conspiracies --
HIV/AIDS --
Weather conspiracies: Chemtrails and HAARP --
Financial conspiracies --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Headpress no isbn special edition
Responsibility: by David Ray Carter ; [foreword by Mick Farren ; preface by Thomas McGrath].

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"Tens of millions of people have seen films like Loose Change and Zeitgeist, yet this is the first book to offer a guide to the weird, disturbing, hilarious and frequently mind-blowing genre of conspiracy cinema. Each chapter of Conspiracy Cinema offers readers an overview of a particular conspiracy theory (the Moon landings, 9/11 etc), with a synopsis of both the 'official' and conspiratorial positions, before moving on to a selection of the worst, the best and the most outlandish films that deal with the issue in question, both considering them as works of documentary filmmaking, and as arguments in their own right."--Publisher description.

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