PLOT: In 1984, Steve Jobs (Noah Wyle) speaking to director Ridley Scott (J. G. Hertzler), who is in the process of creating the 1984 commercial for Apple Computer which introduced the Macintosh personal computer to an American audience for the first time. Jobs sees the commercial as a poetic statement of consciousness-raising, but Scott is more concerned at the moment with its technical aspects. Flashing forward 1997, Jobs has returned to Apple, and announces a new deal with Microsoft at the ’97 Macworld Expo. His partner, Steve Wozniak (Joey Slotnick), is introduced as one of the two central narrators of the story. Wozniak notes to the audience the resemblance between “Big Brother” and the image of Bill Gates (Anthony Hall) on the screen behind Jobs during this announcement. Asking how they “got from there to here,” the film turns to flashbacks of his youth with Jobs, prior to the forming of Apple. The first flashback takes place on the U.C. Berkeley campus during the period of the early seventies student movements. Jobs and Wozniak are shown caught on the campus during a riot between students and police. Jobs and Wozniak flee the riot, and after finding safety, Jobs states to …
George Orwell’s novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.
Nineteen Eighty-Four (sometimes 1984) is a 1984 British science fiction film, based upon George Orwell’s novel of the same name, following the life of Winston Smith in Oceania, a country run by a totalitarian government. The film was written and directed by Michael Radford and stars John Hurt, Richard Burton (in his last film role), and Suzanna Hamilton.
Virgin Films (formerly part of the Virgin Group), who financed the film, commissioned Eurythmics to produce the music for the soundtrack. Director Michael Radford objected to Virgin’s insistence on using the more pop-oriented electronic Eurythmics music, as the traditional orchestral score originally intended for the film had been composed entirely by Dominic Muldowney a few months earlier.
The film won the Best British Film of the Year award at the Evening Standard British Film Awards.
I.O.U.S.A. is a 2008 documentary film directed by Patrick Creadon. The film focuses on the shape and impact of the United States national debt. The film features Robert Bixby, director of the Concord Coalition, and David Walker, the former U.S. Comptroller-General, as they travel around the United States on a tour to let communities know of the potential dangers of the national debt. This is a tour carried out through the Concord Coalition, and is known as the “Fiscal Wake-Up Tour.” In February 2008, Walker announced that he would be resigning from his post as Comptroller General to become the president and CEO of the newly established The Peter G. Peterson Foundation. His term is scheduled to end in 2013. He states that he feels he can more freely draw attention to the serious issues the U.S. is facing from this position.
The film competed in the Documentary Competition at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. It began its nationwide showing at the Holland Performing Arts Center in Omaha, Nebraska on 21 August 2008, with a live discussion among Warren Buffett, Pete Peterson, David Walker, William Niskanen, and Bill Novelli following the screening. The film was broadcast on CNN on January …
A look at the history of the current financial crisis and what MUST be done to avert the calapse that is in progress.…
The powers of financial capitalism had a far-reaching plan, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole…Their secret is that they have annexed from governments, monarchies, and republics the power to create the world’s money…” THE MONEY MASTERS is a 3 1/2 hour non-fiction, historical documentary that traces the origins of the political power structure that rules our nation and the world today. The modern political power structure has its roots in the hidden manipulation and accumulation of gold and other forms of money. The development of fractional reserve banking practices in the 17th century brought to a cunning sophistication the secret techniques initially used by goldsmiths fraudulently to accumulate wealth. With the formation of the privately-owned Bank of England in 1694, the yoke of economic slavery to a privately-owned “central” bank was first forced upon the backs of an entire nation, not removed but only made heavier with the passing of the three centuries to our day. Nation after nation, including America, has fallen prey to this cabal of international central bankers…
Here’s an email from my uncle Tony, whom which constantly reminds me what a great country we live in.
In good times or bad!
Just a reminder of why we I are still living in a free country. As a little personal history, I don’t know if you are aware of the fact that your Uncle Joe, who’s 87th birthday will be celebrated by the family tomorrow, also landed at Normandy Beach during the WWII invasion of Europe. He drove a truck on shore from a landing craft behind the Infantrymen to supply them and collect truck loads of American bodies for burial.
By the way, Chuck Yeager, who wrote this article, was a very famous test pilot who flew the first super-sonic test flight in a jet plane. You might want to Google his name some time. He was a hero in his own right.
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From: Edward MacCormack
Date: Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 9:23 AM
Subject: FW: Memorial Service for Shifty
To: Edward MacCormack
Zeitgeist: Addendum – Part 3, by Peter Joseph 2008
This movie sheds light on past and present modernization, global economics, politics..etc. It also hits hard on Corporate takeover and how the U.S. and its companies are selling debt like hot cakes. That they end up “almost” being part of the government’s monetary system and law making around the world.
Before starting my own company, my last job was in the mortgage industry. Within 3 months I saw how shady loans were being made and decided I’d rather not be a part of it (putting it lightly). Now I own a web development company and deal with websites/banks that are able to accept foreign currency’s. I know that there are only 2 companies in the world able to accept multiple currency’s (without getting bent over from fees/rates).
On another note I’m REEEAAALLY against governments being influenced by corporate lobbyist that have influence over legislative decision that are only based on greed.
Wiki: ” Zeitgeist, the Movie was officially released online on June 18, 2007 on zeitgeistmovie.com. However, a beta version had already been available on Google video since June 6.[original research?] For a time, it reached the top of the chart …