Censored Iron Man

No, no, no, no, NO!!! Do it this way, NOT that way! You might think that this exchange sounds like a parent yelling at their kid, but it is actually more indicative of the military speaking to the film industry. Tom Secker, writer and producer of SpyCulture.com, recently requested a release of reports from the Entertainment Liason Offices of the various branches of the US military.

From his article, “In the biggest public release of documents from the DOD’s propaganda office I recently received over 1500 pages of new material.  Just under 1400 pages come from the US Army’s Entertainment Liaison Office: regular activity reports covering January 2010 to April 2015.  Another over 100 pages of reports come from the US Air Force’s office, covering 2013. … this is the largest and most up-to-date release of documents from the world of Entertainment Liaison Offices.  It substantially increases our knowledge of the scale and type of involvement the US military has in popular entertainment, particularly TV shows.  Details of changes to films and TV shows requested by the DOD in exchange for their co-operation are conspicuously absent (no surprises there).”

The military is apparently majorly involved in the film industry, requiring filmmakers to change their movies in order to make the military look better, or provide more openings for recruitment. Pretty interesting…

For the full article: click here

For a list of DOD assisted movies: click here