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
Peter Gabriel wrote "The Veil" specifically for this movie. See more »
At the checkpoint at "the Hill", a sniff dog suddenly jumps on Snowden's car window and barks, a "startling" cliché taken from numerous "nazi movies". Sniff dogs are selected and trained to have minimal or no contact with people around them. Even looking at people is discouraged in a dog in order to avoid both distraction (for the dog it is a game) and scaring people (if larger dogs like Rottweilers are used). See more »
Brandenburg Concerto # 3, 1st Movement
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach (as J.S. Bach), Arr. Martin Gibson
Performed by Martin Gibson
Courtesy of Crucial Music See more »
Excellent movie, well worth the price of admission.
Very well made movie, very well acted, and directed.
Going in I was worried that the movie would turn into an action thriller or a love story that would cloud what really happened.
I was pleasantly surprised to find a step by step account of real events with a deep look at what goes on behind the scenes at the various spy agencies.
Personally I would have liked a little more time spent on the politicians (and other behind the scenes players) and how they acted before and after the Snowden revelations, but maybe that's a topic for another movie
I would recommend this movie to anyone interested in modern history and geopolitics
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