Film, Movies, Hollywood

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MOVIE-- "Attack On Fear" is example of watchdog journalism

"Attack on Fear" is a movie that follows married journalists who run a small town newspaper, and expose corruption and cultism at a once respected rehab center. "Attack on Fear" is based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning series of newspaper articles by Dave and Cathy Mitchell. Paul Michael Glaser and Linda Kelsey play the Michaels, who labor away at a tiny California daily. Upon hearing of iniquities at the famed Santa Monica drug-rehab center Synanon, the Michaels begin publishing their evidence. Despite legal pressure from Synanon and bizarre anonymously mailed threats, the Mitchells' story results in a major investigation of the revered institution. Completed in 1982, the made-for-TV Attack on Fear was not telecast until October of 1984, and then only after(presumably) being reshaped to satisfy Synanon's battery of attorneys. Directed by Mel Damski, the running time is 100 minutes. For the movie summary visit

Studios scramble to prevent Net piracy

On Cnet News.com, John Borland writes that internet movie piracy is looking to be an ever bigger issue than illegal music downloading. The film industry is looking at ways to prevent piracy, especially after illegal copies of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace appeared on the internet "despite unprecedented security measures." Borland reports that the film industry is likely to experience the same rampant piracy that the music industry has already experienced--but it has the luxury of being forewarned.

Copy, right?

Adam Turner, on SMH.com.au, writes about DVD piracy and explains how DVD copying is being prevented with different technologies. New, cheaper DVD burners, though, make it possible to circumvent anti-piracy features.
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