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A Noble Lie uses physical evidence, eye witness testimony, media reports, and court documents to allow the viewer to come to their own conclusion. All in all it was very informative, and did not pile on too much at the same time. I would like to see some things discussed more in detail, like Tim McVeigh's interviews in prison, and I'm hearing a sequel is in the works, so hopefully that happens.
Any person with a critical eye that likes to think for themselves, I recommend checking this one out.
The movie took a turn for the better when they started getting into the facts of the bombing, the inconsistencies, etc. Once the movie hit this stride, it became more and more interesting while infuriating at the same time. watching it i felt like i was duped by the "official" story.
Overall it was a great film that didn't force an opinion on you but laid out all the evidence for you to analyze.
Other films and books i'd have to recommend if you're interested in these types of cover ups would be the following:
Loose Change 2nd edition Kill Zone: A Sniper Looks at Dealey Plaza by Craig Roberts
The truth is stranger than fiction my friends, don't believe everything you're told to believe.
Given that, I was preparing myself for a choppy video (with a bomb soundtrack of course) of ranting wingnuts, "confrontations," and a montage of every single news clip that could be taken out of context regarding the bombing.
The opening scene betrayed the filmmakers' ambition to be taken seriously, and it was well done enough that I was ready to give them a chance. The film quickly delves into the official story of the bombing, with appropriate halts to register the emotional pain accompanying such dry regurgitation of facts.
What becomes increasingly clear as the story progresses is that the rumors and obscure blurbs that seemed to confuse the official story have a solid basis in provable fact. The narration is kept to a minimum, and the players and witnesses are allowed to tell their stories.
This being Free Mind Films' first documentary (and seemingly lack of professional credentials), I was suitably impressed enough by the quality of production that I quickly forgot my earlier bias. It is obvious that the filmmakers were learning as they went. You can almost time code the learning curve as they gained control of the story. But this is forgivable, especially for a debut production.
What is demonstrated in this film is that the official story of the OKC bombing is a lie, and that certain powerful officials are invested in the cover-up. Thankfully, the film does not slam home a concrete conclusion, but rather leaves it open for one to consume and digest what materiel one can.
I have rarely been as stunned, and forced into submission regarding my previous position, as this film left me. It would be hard to put into words the magnitude of the implications of that the evidence reveals. It left me near enraged. At the perpetrators who got away, at the government for covering it up and at myself for being so ignorant of what happened in my hometown.
Call me a zealot now, but this film accomplishes what so many can only aspire to: changing the way the audience views the world, and enlarging their perspective.
As if speaking from the dead the souls lost that dreadful day are finally heard through the voices of the rescuer's, the Police, the witnesses and the surviving family members in their call for a proper investigation!
Shockingly this film reveals to us that the official story is a cancerous lie that needs to be cut out of the history books. It also makes obvious that only when the truth is known will the victims finally have closure and be able move towards justice.
The main reason I found this documentary so outstanding is its respect for those it represents; honouring the subject without arrogance and clearly wary of sensationalism or theorising. A "Noble Lie" lets the facts and the eyewitnesses do the talking; which is why its a must see!"