Spielberg: 'I knew something must be happening'

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Spielberg: 'I knew something must be happening'

Postby 82_28 » Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:40 pm

Part 1 - Did NASA Try to Stop Spielberg's
“Close Encounters of the Third Kind” Movie?


“When they [NASA] read the [Encounters] script they got
very angry and felt that it was a film that would be dangerous.”


- Steven Spielberg, 1978 Cinema Papers interview about
his 1977 movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind

August 26, 2010 Bristol, England - Two British authors, Matthew Alford, 32, and Robbie Graham, 29, are investigating the concept that the CIA and other American intelligence agencies manipulate Hollywood to produce television and movies that can alter public perceptions and be used to monitor public reactions. Robbie is a full-time doctoral candidate at the University of Bristol working on a Ph.D. to examine Hollywood's historical representation of UFOs and potential extraterrestrial life. Robbie formerly was Associate Lecturer in Media at Stafford College in Stafford, England.

Matthew Alford, Ph.D., earned his doctorate in 2008 from the University of Bath, England, with his Ph.D. thesis entitled, “A Propaganda Model for Hollywood? Representations of American Foreign Policy in Contemporary Films.” Matthew has written for the Guardian, Fortean Times, New Statesman and BBC radio. He has also lectured at the Universities of Bath and Bristol. Matthew has a new August 2010 book released by the U. K.'s Pluto Press entitled Reel Power: Hollywood Cinema and American Supremacy.

While researching Hollywood history and the background of Steven Spielberg specifically, Matt Alford discovered a 1978 interview with film director Spielberg about his 1977 blockbuster Close Encounters of the Third Kind. The interview was published in a 1978 edition of the now out-of-print magazine called Cinema Papers. Below in the section highlighted by yellow lines, Spielberg answers the interviewer's question: At any point during the setting up of the film were you more in doubt than not?

Spielberg's reply: “I really found my faith when I heard that the government was opposed to the film. If NASA took the time to write me a 20-page letter, then I knew there must be something happening.

“I had wanted co-operation from them, but when they read the script, they got very angry and felt that it was a film that would be dangerous. I think they mainly wrote the letter because (Spielberg's previous) Jaws convinced so many people around the world that there were sharks in toilets and bathtubs, not just in the oceans and rivers. They were afraid the same kind of epidemic would happen with UFOs." (c'mon now. really?) :jumping:

In this 2-Part Earthfiles report, I'll begin with Robbie Graham's comments about a 2010 article he co-wrote with Matthew Alford entitled, Spielberg's UFO Secrets. At the conclusion of our interview, I have reprinted with permission their entire article in More Information.


More at link including interview (in which the interviewer seems to BE YELLING):

http://www.earthfiles.com/news.php?ID=1 ... nvironment

Probably a can o' worms around here, but I just ran across it and expect somebody with a username that rhymes with "cue" to give more background. I've read and heard Spielberg is a CIA asset, so I'm up on that.
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Re: Spielberg: 'I knew something must be happening'

Postby Bruce Dazzling » Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:44 pm

82_28 wrote:
Probably a can o' worms around here, but I just ran across it and expect somebody with a username that rhymes with "cue" to give more background. I've read and heard Spielberg is a CIA asset, so I'm up on that.


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Re: Spielberg: 'I knew something must be happening'

Postby streeb » Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:50 pm

I've read and heard Spielberg is a CIA asset, so I'm up on that.


But read and heard it where, 82_28?
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Re: Spielberg: 'I knew something must be happening'

Postby Wombaticus Rex » Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:51 pm

http://www.google.com/search?q=speilberg+cia

What's the top result when you guys click on this?
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Re: Spielberg: 'I knew something must be happening'

Postby sunny » Fri Aug 27, 2010 6:28 pm

Wombaticus Rex wrote:http://www.google.com/search?q=speilberg+cia

What's the top result when you guys click on this?


I don't know. My eye was immediately drawn further down to "How the CIA invented Dinosaurs.."
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Re: Spielberg: 'I knew something must be happening'

Postby operator kos » Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:40 pm

Wombaticus Rex wrote:http://www.google.com/search?q=speilberg+cia

What's the top result when you guys click on this?


Thank you. I haven't had a good laugh yet today. HMW is officially Internet famous.
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Re: Spielberg: 'I knew something must be happening'

Postby The Consul » Sat Aug 28, 2010 2:04 am

Given (s)he is a Mxssxd triplet?

M10 a.
Ten tones - if not that then thought through the Linconshire Poacher via newly discovered ancient frequencies.

Branded E10 pretending to listen in actual orchestration.

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Re: Spielberg: 'I knew something must be happening'

Postby Nordic » Sat Aug 28, 2010 3:24 am

I read it on the internet; it must be true.
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Re: Spielberg: 'I knew something must be happening'

Postby Avalon » Sat Aug 28, 2010 4:28 pm

More at link including interview (in which the interviewer seems to BE YELLING

That's LMH's way of setting off the interviewer's words from the subject's.
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