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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

DreamWorks Pictures Presents ~ The Fifth Estate



Ready for another great movie from DreamWorks Pictures?  Coming October 18, 2013 to a theater near you - The Fifth Estate.  

The Fifth Estate refers to citizen journalism. “Fifth Estate” is used to describe media outlets (including the blogosphere) that see themselves in opposition to mainstream media (the official press) any class or group in society other than the clergy (First Estate), the nobility (Second Estate), the commoners (Third Estate) and the press (Fourth Estate). It has been used to describe civil society, the poor or the proletariat.
 
The Fifth Estate is based upon WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange and the releasing of potentially dangerous, confidential information to the media.  Some consider Julian a visionary others a traitor. What is your opinion?

Movie Synopsis:

Triggering our age of high-stakes secrecy, explosive news leaks and the trafficking of classified information, WikiLeaks forever changed the game. Now, in a dramatic thriller based on real events, “The Fifth Estate” reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century’s most fiercely debated organization. The story begins as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl) team up to become underground watchdogs of the privileged and powerful. On a shoestring, they create a platform that allows whistleblowers to anonymously leak covert data, shining a light on the dark recesses of government secrets and corporate crimes. Soon, they are breaking more hard news than the world’s most legendary media organizations combined. But when Assange and Berg gain access to the biggest trove of confidential intelligence documents in U.S. history, they battle each other and a defining question of our time: what are the costs of keeping secrets in a free society—and what are the costs of exposing them?"

A dramatic thriller based on real events, “The Fifth Estate” reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century’s most fiercely debated organization. 
 
The Fifth Estate - Trailer
The Fifth Estate - Trailer


Genre:                          Drama/Thriller
Rating:                          R
U.S. Release date:        October 18, 2013
Running time:                TBD

Cast:                            Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brühl, Anthony Mackie, David Thewlis, Alicia Vikander, Peter Capaldi, Carice van Houten, Dan Stevens, with Stanley Tucci and Laura Linney
Director:                       Bill Condon                                                                  
Producers:                    Steve Golin, Michael Sugar
Executive Producers:    Richard Sharkey, Paul Green, Jeff Skoll, Jonathan King
Screenplay by:              Josh Singer
Based on the books:     “Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World’s Most Dangerous Website” by Daniel Domscheit-Berg, and the Guardian book “WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy” by David Leigh and Luke Harding



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