The CIA in Hollywood: How the Agency Shapes Film and Television

The CIA in Hollywood: How the Agency Shapes Film and Television

by Tricia Jenkins

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ISBN-13: 9780292772465
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 03/08/2016
Edition description: Revised and Updated Edition
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 848,169
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Tricia Jenkins is an assistant professor in the Film, Television, and Digital Media Department at Texas Christian University. She has published several articles on the CIA in Hollywood and on the spy genre more broadly.

Table of Contents

Chapter One. Rogues, Assassins, and Buffoons: Representations of the CIA in Film and Television
Chapter Two. Opening the Doors: Why and How the CIA Works with Hollywood
Chapter Three. Necessary and Competent: The CIA in The Agency and In the Company of Spies
Chapter Four. The Chase Brandon Years
Chapter Five. The Legal and Ethical Implications of the CIA in Hollywood
Chapter Six. The Last People We Want in Hollywood: The Retired CIA Officer and the Hollywood Docudrama

What People are Saying About This

Tom Hayden Los Angeles Review of Books

"[Jenkins’s] book raises serious ethical and legal questions about the relationship between the CIA and Hollywood and the extent to which we consume propaganda from one through the other. . . . Should the CIA be authorized to target American public opinion? If our artists don’t confront [the question] more directly, and soon, the Agency will only continue to infiltrate our vulnerable film and television screens—and our minds."

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