SNOWDEN stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and is written and directed by Oliver Stone. The script is based on the books The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena.Written by
Open Road Films
There is a scene where Edward gets up and leaves Hank Forrester's office. As he heads toward the door, there is a photograph on former US president John F Kennedy on the wall. Oliver Stone directed the film JFK and it was released in 1991. See more »
After showing the Geneva landscape with the water-jet, then all the part on the street has nothing to do with Geneva but from another EU country (probably Italy, France or an Eastern EU country). Very strange to indicate Geneva and then showcase another inner city. Indeed, you'll see Snowden on the scooter:
crossing a bridge that does not look like any bridge in Geneva;
none of main street for cars are paved in Geneva;
none of the advertisement in Geneva are made in tubular display panel (the one you see written Elizabeth ad).
It's a great Oliver stone movie, seems right up his alley to do a film About a conspiracy and about questioning the government.
It's weird when people do movies about such recent events but hey that's how fast the media works these days.
It's a great ensemble cast as Stone tells the story of Edward Snowden who discovered that the government was spying on us weather we did anything wrong or not and decides to let us all know.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Snowden as a very likable guy, even if he was a Bush supporter, but most importantly he was a dude who loves his country and felt what they were doing to its citizens was wrong.
As Snowden, Levitt had the biggest chunk of screen time in a film filled with well know actors taking small, but important roles, like Zachary Quinto who played the guardian journalist chosen to tell Snowden's story and Nicolas Cage who's character acted like a mentor for Snowden's at the CIA.
Stone's fairness to the whole situation is painting a lovely portrait of the whistle blower himself
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