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More Wikileaks: Steven Spielberg scores the movie rights
And Wikileaks is very unhappy about this. The mega-director, known as much for his Hollywood films as his historical pieces, has secured the rights to a book about Wikileaks, “WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy.” (It’s written by two journalists for The Guardian, who have kind of been on the front lines of all this.) Now, Spielberg has done great work before, but he is not a man known for keeping his films 100 percent accurate. For example, “Catch Me if You Can” was based on a real guy who pretended to be a pilot, but Tom Hanks’ character didn’t exist in real life. (Frank Abagnale is OK with this.) It’s understandable, then, that Wikileaks would say, in response to this, that “this is how bull#(&@ ends up being history.” Your move, Spielberg. (EDIT: An earlier version of this story linked to a site we perhaps shouldn’t have linked to, in an effort to support our argument with “Schindler’s List.” Thanks thedailycaveat for correcting us. We’ll stick to movies with less-sensitive content to prove our point.) source

All this drama already sounds like a movie. Just imagine the screenplay!

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And Wikileaks is very unhappy about this. The mega-director, known as much for his Hollywood films as his historical pieces, has secured the rights to a book about Wikileaks, “WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy.” (It’s written by two journalists for The Guardian, who have kind of been on the front lines of all this.) Now, Spielberg has done great work before, but he is not a man known for keeping his films 100 percent accurate. For example, “Catch Me if You Can” was based on a real guy who pretended to be a pilot, but Tom Hanks’ character didn’t exist in real life. (Frank Abagnale is OK with this.) It’s understandable, then, that Wikileaks would say, in response to this, that “this is how bull#(&@ ends up being history.” Your move, Spielberg. (EDIT: An earlier version of this story linked to a site we perhaps shouldn’t have linked to, in an effort to support our argument with “Schindler’s List.” Thanks thedailycaveat for correcting us. We’ll stick to movies with less-sensitive content to prove our point.) source

All this drama already sounds like a movie. Just imagine the screenplay!

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