The CIA continues its influence and subversion of public media, in this case cinema – “Body of Lies: The CIA’s involvement with US film-making” by Matthew Alford and Robbie Graham, the Guardian: “…As the former CIA man Bob Baer – whose books on his time with the agency were the basis for Syriana – told us: ‘All these people that run studios – they go to Washington, they hang around with senators, they hang around with CIA directors, and everybody’s on board.’ There is documentary evidence for his claims. Luigi Luraschi was the head of foreign and domestic censorship for Paramount in the early 1950s. And, it was recently discovered, he was also working for the CIA…The CIA didn’t just offer guidance to film-makers, however. It even offered money. In 1950, the agency bought the rights to George Orwell’s Animal Farm, and then funded the 1954 British animated version of the film. Its involvement had long been rumoured, but only in the past decade have those rumours been substantiated, and the tale of the CIA’s role told in Daniel Leab’s book Orwell Subverted.” The article later mentions a suspicious murder of a US screenwriter planning to direct his first movie.