In this day and age, “selling war” on the big screen has become a vastly lucrative enterprise, and business is booming.This past week, television broadcasters worldwide have been particularly enthusiastic in celebrating a glorified image of war and violence as promoted by big media and the film industry.
Last Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony generously bestowed its highest accolades on films unsurprisingly produced by the West that effectively and insidiously distort the truth on armed conflict and feed large demographics completely biased and inaccurate views of war theatres around the globe.
What the corporate-funded Hollywood propaganda machine counts on is that not only will the broad viewing public buy into its invented “truths”, but that in doing so the idea of war – in particular the absurd oxymoron of “humanitarian war” – will come to be increasingly accepted by a populace growing more and more numb to the violence being splashed across its screens.
It goes without saying that the Left absolutely hates Dinesh’s blockbuster, 2016. And those who do mention it, do so with a vitriol they once only reserved for the Bush clan. The real question is why aren’t all of them jumping on the bashwagon?
Autobiographical Movie about Obama: 2016 is Out!!! ~ “Please see this movie before you vote. Please spread the news.”
Autobiographical Movie about Obama: 2016 is Out!!!
Movie Link attached ^ | 0/0/0000 | Screen writer of 2016 (Obama)
August 12, 2012 2:29:23 PM by annajones
Please see this movie before you vote. Please spread the news. This is based on Obama’s autobiographies and the author’s studies. Catch his commentary from the link (a proper intro)
Movie theaters review gun policies after Colorado shootings (“The men didn’t think they had done anything wrong: Each was one of the state’s 344,000 handgun carry permit holders. They were told to put their guns in their vehicles, in accordance with theater policy, and then the movie resumed.”)
after a theater worker reported seeing a moviegoer with a gun.
Does Hollywood Bear Any Blame For Violence? (“Peter Bogdanovich, the legendary director, has broken ranks with his Hollywood brethren. He may never eat lunch in that godless town again”)
In a disarmingly-honest first-person jeremiad appearing in the August 3 issue of the Hollywood Reporter
“People go to a movie to have a good time,” said Bogdanovich, “and they get killed.”
“At first,” he noted, some of those watching the massacre unfold inside the theater, “thought it was a part of the movie. That’s very telling.”
Prison Planet.com » Warner Bros Paired ‘Dark Knight Rises’ With Trailer Of Gangster Shooting Up Movie Theater
This was truly terrible decision-making by Warner Bros – both to release a trailer like this and then not to pull it immediately after today’s tragedy. I have confirmed that the studio which released The Dark Knight Rises paired it with the official movie trailer for Gangster Squad, an upcoming pic set in 1949 about a ruthless Mafia Godfather who runs Los Angeles.
One of the scenes in the trailer that’s been playing all morning today shows a gangster with a machine gun shooting up people in a movie theater from behind the big screen
Second amendment, ‘conspiracy theorists’ to be blamed for incident
Within hours of the tragic shooting in Aurora, Colorado at a screening of the new Batman movie, the political machine is already gearing up to exploit the incident as a tool to demonize the second amendment and characterize Americans who are against big government as extremists.
By Suzanne Eovaldi, staff writer
Sony Pictures has apparently decided to push back the release of its “Kill Bin Laden” movie to an undetermined future date. Originally set for release on October 12, less than a month before Barack Hussein Obama will be standing for reelection, there is now no indication of when if ever it will be released.
But several odd details are making bloggers wonder just where the real truth about this postponement lies. For instance, movie makers Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal of “The Hurt Locker” fame “have been developing the project since 2008,” with plans to insert the May 2011 SEAL raid into this documentary. HUH? How much of the raid, excuse me, movie was “written” back in 2008?
Scientists are a step closer to constructing a digital version of the human visual system. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have developed an algorithm that can be applied to functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) imagery to show a moving image a person is seeing.
Neuroscientists have been using fMRI to study the human visual system for years, which involves measuring changes in blood oxygen levels in the brain. This works fine for studying how we see static images, but it falls short when it comes to moving imagery. Individual neuronal activity occurs over a much faster time scale, so a few years ago the researchers behind the current study set out to devise a computer model to measure this instead. The study shows that this new approach is not only successful but remarkably accurate.
The study, which appears in Current Biology this week, marks the first time that anyone has used brain imaging to determine what moving images a person is seeing. It could help researchers model the human visual system on a computer, and it raises the tantalizing prospect of one day being able to use the model to reconstruct other types of dynamic imagery, such as dreams and memories.
The researchers involved in the study watched hours of movie previews while lying in an fMRI machine. Next they painstakingly deconstructed the data so that they had a specific activation pattern for each second of footage. They ran that data through several different filters to infer what was happening at the neuronal level. “Once you do this, you have a complete model that links the plumbing of the blood flow that you do see with fMRI to the neuronal activity that you don’t see,” says Jack Gallant, who coauthored the study with colleague Shinji Nishimoto.
Next, the researchers compiled a library of 18 million YouTube video clips, chosen at random, to test their model objectively. Previous studies have shown that fMRI can be used to determine static images a subject is looking at, but the new computer model offered the possibility of reconstructing images that had direction of movement as well as shape. “No one has tried to model dynamic vision with this level of detail before,” says Jim Haxby, a neuroimaging expert at Dartmouth College who was not involved in the study.
The researchers used the YouTube library to simulate what would happen on the fMRI images when they watched a new set of movie trailers. The results of the simulations and fMRI scans were close to identical. “Usually you only get that kind of accuracy in physics, not neuroscience,” says Benjamin Singer, an fMRI researcher at Princeton University who was not involved with the study. “It’s a tour de force that brings together decades of work.”
There are two main caveats to the study. The researchers used fMRI data from only one area of the visual system—the V1 area, also known as the primary visual cortex. And the models were customized to each subject. Trying to design a model that would work for everyone would have been too difficult, says Gallant, although he suspects a more generalized model could be developed in the future.
The ultimate goal of this research is to create a computational version of the human brain that “sees” the world as we do. The study also demonstrates an unexpected use for an existing technology. “Everyone always thought it was impossible to recover dynamic brain activity with fMRI,” says Gallant.
Comment from Alex Jones: Robert Rodriguez is a liar – when a script for Machete was leaked back in May, I pointed out that the film contained numerous elements that were highly offensive and could easily kick-start a race war. Rodriguez claimed that these scenes had been edited or removed for the final version. They were not – every part of the original script remains in the film almost word for word.When a Cinco De Mayo political trailer for the movie was released in reaction to the Arizona immigration situation, Rodriguez again claimed that this was satire and not representative of the film. In fact, the movie contains everything that appeared in this trailer and a lot more including Jessica Alba’s provocative “the border crossed us” rallying cry.