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UK's Sunday Times Magazine Cover Story - Tom Cruise and Going Clear

Discussion in 'Movies, Plays, and Documentaries about Scientology' started by ThetanExterior, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. Mimsey Borogrove

    Mimsey Borogrove Crusader

    Tom Cruise - Actor - Own Stunt Man - Big Being - Mimsey
  2. Churchill

    Churchill Gold Meritorious Patron

    If the film was titled ​Mission Impossible: Rogue Cult,
    I bet Helluvahoax could write one helluva Screenplay!
  3. Thrak

    Thrak Gold Meritorious Patron

  4. prosecco

    prosecco Patron Meritorious

    The article didn't really report anything new. A rehash of much of the reports from, 'Going Clear,' but there was a really interesting comment from Jeetendr Sehdev, a professor at USC who I guess lectures about media pointed out, '

    The relationship between celebrities and fans has changed entirely over the last decade. We would need to see him (Tom Cruise) talk candidly. God forbid, about his belief system and his entire life, and these questions people have, instead of just pretending they don't exist.When you underestimate the intelligence of the audience, you're going to have problems."

    It's a brilliant observation. The arrogance of Tom and his sidekick David Miscavige have really got it wrong. Obviously they are applying the PR Series, but the point that the relationship between celebrities and fans has evolved from the 1950s when Hubbard wrote about PR is making them look weird. People expect discussion in an open forum as there are virtually no taboos left.
  5. Terril park

    Terril park Sponsor

    Nothing new to us here.

    But introduced the data to a new audience. The Sunday Times is the largest selling
    serious sunday newspaper in the UK. [ 812, 262] True the Sun on sunday has 1,662, 163
    sales put strongly features pin up girls.
  6. prosecco

    prosecco Patron Meritorious

    Thanks Terril, I'm in the UK too.
  7. SonatheFixer

    SonatheFixer Patron with Honors

    We are showing our age now Lee. Man from U.N.C.L.E.? yikes, that was a looong time ago......But you are right, the Cold War event spawned a great many spy stories.

    But it reminds me of my Dad when he came back from a business trip in Japan way back in 1972. Said he was in his hotel room, turned on his TV and lo and behold, a John Wayne movie!

    The Japs were big on Westerns then apparently, but this one was dubbed in Japanese. Dad said he marvelled at the great JW speaking Japanese, but they gave him a high pitched squeaky voice!

    The movie gave him great mirth for quite a while.

    At least in the Lethal Weapon series with Mel Gibson and Danny Glover, they would say to each other that they were getting too old for this shit.

    I wonder if we will eventually see TC kung fu-ing the Hells Angels dancing on his walking stick? That would be a comedy I would almost pay to see.