Ridley Scott (Gladiator, American Gangster), apparently sick of working with major Hollywood egos, put together this hour and a half-long creative compilation of video footage from around the world.
The clips have been compiled into a narrative that you will get the gist of the in the trailer (below), and if you like what you see, you can stream it on YouTube here.
As the director of the FBI for 37 years, you come to be involved, both voluntarily and involuntarily, with some pretty interesting work.
Under Presidents Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon; J. Edgar Hoover, a proud Freemason, was a pain in the ass for major historical criminal and non-criminal organizations like the Mafia, the Communist party, the Black Panthers and the SCLC.
Nobody likes to hear Leonardo DiCaprio‘s accent imitations, but he usually picks solid roles. Clint Eastwood (director) knows a thing or two, as well.
An article in Vulture recently stated that 1/3 films next year will be sequels, prequels, reboots and re-releases.The worst part of this statistic is that not only do none of them appear to have any potential, but the majority are reboots of shitty movies. Most of the options worth looking forward to are just re-releases of old movies.
But we can’t blame this all on the major studios. They produce what we appear to want, and, in this case, appearances are often reality. If you disagree, as I do, you’re probably not the target audience, and so your interests only count for a small percentage of the market share.
It’s a shame we can now talk about movie studios and what they produce the same way we can talk about Wal-Mart. But not all hope is lost.