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War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death -- Narrated by Sean Penn and based on the work of author Norman Solomon, WAR MADE EASY reaches into the Orwellian memory hole to expose 50 years of government spin and media collusion that has dragged our country into war after war from Vietnam to Iraq.

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Learn history. Then change it.
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War Made Easy
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 19 March 2008)

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Cast

 
Spiro Agnew ... Himself (archive footage)

Christiane Amanpour ... Herself (archive footage)
Peter Arnett ... Himself (archive footage)

Wolf Blitzer ... Himself (archive footage)

George Bush ... Himself (archive footage)

George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage)
Dick Cheney ... Himself (archive footage)

Bill Clinton ... Himself (archive footage)

Walter Cronkite ... Himself (archive footage)

Phil Donahue ... Himself (archive footage)
J. William Fulbright ... Himself (archive footage)
Sean Hannity ... Himself (archive footage)
Brit Hume ... Himself (archive footage)

Lyndon Johnson ... Himself (archive footage)

Henry Kissinger ... Himself (archive footage)
Morton Kondracke ... Himself (archive footage)
Charles Krauthammer ... Himself (archive footage)
Barbara Lee ... Herself (archive footage)
Jim Lehrer ... Himself (archive footage)
Rush Limbaugh ... Himself (archive footage)
Douglas MacArthur ... Himself (archive footage)
Michelle Malkin ... Herself (archive footage)

Chris Matthews ... Himself (archive footage)

Robert McNamara ... Himself (archive footage)
Wayne Morse ... Himself (archive footage)
John Murtha ... Himself (archive footage)

Richard Nixon ... Himself (archive footage)

Bill O'Reilly ... Himself (archive footage)

Sean Penn ... Narrator

Colin Powell ... Himself (archive footage)

Ronald Reagan ... Himself (archive footage)

Donald Rumsfeld ... Himself (archive footage)

Morley Safer ... Himself (archive footage)
Joe Scarborough ... Himself (archive footage)
Norman Solomon ... Himself - Interviewee
Paul Wolfowitz ... Himself (archive footage)

Directed by
Loretta Alper 
Jeremy Earp 
 
Produced by
Loretta Alper .... producer
Jeremy Earp .... executive producer
Sut Jhally .... executive producer
Andrew Killoy .... co-producer
Jason Young .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Leigh Phillips 
John Van Eps 
 
Film Editing by
Andrew Killoy 
 
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Peter Acker .... sound engineer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Rabinovitz .... camera operator
 
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Andrew Killoy .... motion graphics
Shannon McKenna .... animation graphic designer
 
Music Department
Stephane Guyot .... additional music mixer
Leigh Phillips .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Janet Brocklehurst .... production assistant
Molly Jackson-Watts .... production assistant
Anna Mester .... production assistant
Scott Morris .... production assistant
Nick Romanow .... production assistant
David Rooks .... production assistant
John Paul Seely .... production assistant
Krystal Tucker .... production assistant
 

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Stereo (Western Electric Sound System)

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26 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
It brought tears to my eyes, 6 July 2008
Author: Pedram196 from Canada

This documentary verbalized everything I have been thinking for years now and some things I didn't even realize I was thinking. It reminded me why I have refused to turn on my television for 6 months in order to avoid being fed disgustingly obvious lies and propaganda day after day. The pattern of propaganda has become so obvious that it amazes me greatly how it has not become blatantly clear to more people. There can almost exist a scientific equation with CNN and other such networks used as its variables as to when the United States government will declare its next war and on what country the war will be declared on.

Watching this documentary brought tears to my eyes. They were not tears of sadness. They were tears of disgust. Listening to the way most of the people were talking about the wars and the manner in which they were being fought made me ask myself why we as human beings deserve to continue our existence.

Absolute praise to all involved in making this documentary and hope to see more of their fine work.

"All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing." -Edmund Burke ... this evil is not just the "terrorists"

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