Apr 26, 2018
EPA chief Scott Pruitt heads to Capitol Hill today, where he’ll face questions about a slew of inspector general investigations into his spending habits and ties to industry lobbyists. Pruitt faces more than a half-dozen inquiries, including charges he paid just $50 a night to live in a Capitol Hill condo linked to a prominent Washington lobbyist whose firm represents a roster of fossil fuel companies. Pruitt then lied by saying the lobbyist did not have business before the EPA. Pruitt had a $43,000 soundproof phone booth installed in his office, which a government watchdog says violated spending laws. Pruitt had the EPA spend $3 million on his security detail, including 18 full-time agents. He later demoted officials who challenged his use of those funds and fired a security agent who refused to turn on his car’s emergency sirens in order to speed through a Washington, D.C. traffic jam. Pruitt routinely travels first- or business-class; an EPA official told POLITICO it’s because Pruitt was routinely confronted by economy-class customers angry over his policies. When away from home, Pruitt stays in luxury hotels, and his international travel expenses have soared into six figures. And as Oklahoma Attorney General, Pruitt used a private email for state business. He later told the Senate environment committee that he hadn’t.
Published on Oct 3, 2006
Advertising & the End of the World features an illustrated presentation by Sut Jhally of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the producer and writer of the award-winning Dreamworlds II.
Focusing directly on the world of commercial images, he asks some basic questions about the cultural messages emanating from this market-based view of the world: Do our present arrangements deliver what they claim– happiness and satisfaction? Can we think about our collective as well as our private interests? And, can we think long-term as well as short-term?
Drawing from the broad arena of commercial imagery, and utilizing sophisticated graphics, Advertising & the End of the World addresses the issues these questions raise, encouraging viewers to reflect on their own participation in the culture of consumption.
Making the connection between society’s high-consumption lifestyle and the coming environmental crisis, Jhally forces us to evaluate the physical and material costs of the consumer society and how long we can maintain our present level of production.
Published on Sep 11, 2017
20th Century Fox
Published on Nov 7, 2017
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Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in The Post, a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers – and their very freedom – to help bring long-buried truths to light.
The Post marks the first time Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg have collaborated on a project. In addition to directing, Spielberg produces along with Amy Pascal and Kristie Macosko Krieger. The script was written by Liz Hannah and Josh Singer, and the film features an acclaimed ensemble cast including Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, Sarah Paulson, Jesse Plemons, Matthew Rhys, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bradley Whitford and Zach Woods.
Director: Steven Spielberg
Screenplay by: Liz Hannah, Josh Singer
Produced by: Steven Spielberg, Amy Pascal and Kristie Macisko Krieger
Published on Jun 9, 2011
The Fog of War zwingt den Zuschauer, sich mit Krieg und den daraus entstandenen Konsequenzen im 20. Jahrhundert zu beschäftigen: Grob geschätzt wurden 160 Millionen Menschen von anderen Menschen in Kriegssituationen getötet. Das 20. Jahrhundert war eines der gewalttätigsten in der Geschichte der Menschheit. Der Film legt uns nahe, dieses tragische Jahrhundert näher zu betrachten, als Anhaltspunkt dafür, wie wir eine Wiederholung im 21. Jahrhundert vermeiden können.
Published on Feb 12, 2010
Part of the documentall film about Mc’Namara. Vietnam – meeting wiht oppsing force in ’95, and in it’s part Vietnam PM says to McNamara about why Vietnam-people figth against american armed citizens “It’s war for independent…”.
Published on Oct 21, 2011
Academy Award®-winner for Best Documentary Feature, THE FOG OF WAR is the story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense under President Kennedy and President Johnson, Robert S. McNamara 2003 Sony Pictures Classics Inc. All Rights Reserved.