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Oliver Stone bringing the Secret History of America to Showtime

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 19th 2009 7:02PM
Oliver StoneRather than dramatize the kinds of conspiracy theories that led to his film JFK being one of the most controversial releases of its time, Oliver Stone's latest project is a documentary series. The ten-part Secret History of America will cover the last 60 years of America, and is said to cover the dramatically "under-reported" events of that era that shaped this country.

It also promises to include "newly discovered facts" from the Kennedy administration, the Vietnam War and how America achieved its current global role post-Cold War. In other words, it'll be full of controversial ideas that will upset a lot of people. Sounds like Oliver Stone alright. I'm sure Michael Moore will be paying attention to see how successful this is.

Whether all of what we'll see is true or not, I've always been fascinated with conspiracy theories. We're not always told everything that happens by our government, corporations and really anyone who has the ability to withhold information. Hell, people lie within their own marriages, of course they're going to do it out in the world, as well.

It'll be interesting to see if Stone's chronicle retreads familiar theories, or if he actually offers new and heretofore unknown revelations about what some believe was going on. And even though it wasn't mentioned, we all know there have been tons of wild ideas about what may have "really" happened on 9/11. We also know that Stone's 9/11-themed film, World Trade Center, did not deal in those at all. Does he not believe in the validity of them?

I've seen The X-Files. There could be a guy chain-smoking somewhere deep in the government who knows quite a different story than what we've been told. There is the possibility that 9/11 is still too raw, too fresh to become fodder for this kind of a project. I know the controversies have been tackled before, though, so we'll have to see.

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"I'm sure Michael Moore will be paying attention to see how successful this is." Why are you sure of that?

August 19 2009 at 9:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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