Lord of Light Trailer

by wjw on November 18, 2009

Yes. Back from France. But still wrapped up in the complexities of being back from France.

So while I cope with coping, check out the trailer for the upcoming film Lord of Light. Which tells the true story of how the CIA, masquerading as film producers scouting locations for a film of Zelazny’s Lord of Light, succeeded in liberating six Americans held hostage in Iran.

Comment, one feels, would be superfluous, except to remark that this might be a salutary lesson for people who might think that the premise for my upcoming Deep State might be too farfetched.

Thanks to Trent Zelazny.

dubjay November 18, 2009 at 9:18 pm

And no sooner did I post this than blogger offered to help me meet Iranian women.

Who exactly is spying on who?

halojones-fan November 18, 2009 at 9:43 pm

I used to think that it was impossible for any big secret to stay secret, because someone would talk. Someone would talk. Someone always talked.

But this, plus some other stuff…I wonder.

dubjay November 18, 2009 at 10:28 pm

Well, you can keep a secret if everyone but you are dead.

And sometimes you just get lucky. =Lots= of people met the Man in the Iron Mask during his decades in prison, but his identity is still a secret.

But yeah, I know what you mean. I've hung with intelligence and special ops types, and I could never write about some of the stories they told me. Not because I would be breaking state security or anything, but because the stories were so freaking weird that the only context in which I could employ them in fiction would be in some kind of satiric, surrealistic piece that would read like Christopher Buckley crossed with John le Carre.

Carrie November 19, 2009 at 6:02 pm

Have you seen "The Men Who Stare at Goats" yet? It was a story they could only tell by being satiric and surrealistic. It was awesome.

SpeakerToManagers November 22, 2009 at 11:20 pm

They might at least have had the decency to make the movie while they were at it. I've been waiting almost 40 years to see it.

Martin Wisse November 27, 2009 at 2:55 pm

Even better: they used Jack Kirby storyboards and concept drawings as props!

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