Friday, March 27, 2009

Hollywood and Occam's Razor

TCM showed the conspiracy theory movie Capricorn One tonight. I don't have a laptop at hand, so I couldn't live-blog the movie, but the premise is that NASA fakes the first manned mission to Mars. Conspiracy theories are usually full of obvious holes, and this one is no different.

Another conspiracy theory movie is coming up on TCM as part of their birthday salute to Warren Beatty on Monday night into Tuesday: The Parallax View. This time, the conspirators aren't in the military, but in Big Business, Hollywood's other bugaboo. Still, it strains credulity just as much as Capricorn One.

What's your favorite nutty conspiracy flick?

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