Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The Politics of 'Homeland'
piece coming Sunday just posted, a Q & A with the two men behind Homeland, as season opens. Touches inspirations--from movie thrillers to my man Graham Greene--but also a lot on the politics of their former show 24 vs. the current show. "The thing on '24,' it was a divergent group of political beliefs, but I don’t think that affected the story. Occasionally, maybe. But we all recognized that storytelling is agnostic. Once you start dressing it up as a platform for some kind of ideology or point of view, it becomes propaganda, and I think the audience can smell when it’s counterfeit like that."
is author of a dozen books (click on covers at right), including the new "THE TUNNELS: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill." He was the longtime editor of Editor & Publisher. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter: @GregMitch