Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

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  1. krish

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    You might have heard about this new documentary film on Scientology which aired on HBO a few days ago in the US
    - directed by Alex Gibney, and based on Lawrence Wright's 2013 book, Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief, itself following on from his 2011 article on Paul Haggis vs. the Church of Scientology: The Apostate - The New Yorker

    Since this was from HBO Documentary Films in association with Sky Atlantic, the latter should be airing it here, but all I got from them on Facebook was "we don't currently have any information we're afraid".

    Going Clear's Alex Gibney Explains the...

    Documentary "Going Clear" examines...

    'Going Clear' Documentary Exposes...

    The tosspots themselves have a raft of smear videos at their hilariously named Freedom Media & Ethics YouTube channel

    "Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison...

     
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    None of this is surprising.
    Disturbing, yes.
     
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    I'm watching this later today. It sounds disturbing.

    Here is Tom Cruise's response

    Tom Cruise's OFFICIAL Response to...


    :rotfl: what a great impression
     
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    Is that really Tom Cruise?
    Too young, voice is exaggerated and actually seems to be an impersonator calling himself 'nottomcruise'.
     
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    Nope.
     
  6. krish

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    Probable explanation as to why Sky have held off airing it (by our John Sweeney, famous for his Panorama reports on Scientology) ...
     
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    Won't be shown in the UK.
    I've been a fan of Scientology bashing for a long time but felt we learnt more from John Sweeney's exposé, even from the times they weren't there for the interview.
    I had high hopes for this, especially given the erroneous report that HBO had hired 250 lawyers, however all this seemed to do was piece together info I'd already picked up from other sources/documentaries.
     
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    (UK) premieres 21 September at 9pm on Sky Atlantic
     
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    I actually had a think about this after I watched it and realised my comments were rather rash. Upon reflection there were quite a few new bits I learnt from it, def worth it for scientology (bashing) aficionados.
     
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    Starts tonight on Sky Atlantic

    Having seen it I thought it was pretty boring first hr of the doc, but got bit more interesting later. Probably the fact these members join up to this church but a decade later release the wool was pulled over their eyes, a church started by a loon sci-fi writer and these people followed him.
     
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    It astonishes me in this day and age that anyone follows any organised religions, let alone these preposterous cardboard imitation ones.

    Regards

    Mark
     
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    The need for someone else to take responsibility?
     
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    Scientology Is Launching Its Own TV Network
     
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    Starring Wily E. Coyote?
     
  16. krish

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    Disappointed to learn from that link that Elisabeth Moss is a cult member.

    Expect they'll give the network a generic name (possibly with a self-help angle) as they do most of their propaganda outlets.
     
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    According to wiki

    Elisabeth Moss was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Ron and Linda Moss, both of whom were musicians.[5] Moss has one younger brother.[6] She was raised a Scientologist.[7] Her father is British.[8]

    Bri
     

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