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Mr. Hoover and I

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In this documentary, avant-garde filmmaker Emile DeAntonio (1920-1989) discusses filmmaking with his friend, musician [[Performer~P10154~John Cage~johncage]], but chiefly explores the myth and reality of the former Director of the F.B.I., J. Edgar Hoover. During his lifetime, Hoover was idolized as a paragon of decency and someone who unfailingly upheld quintessential American values. After his death, the story that was revealed was considerably darker and more complex. DeAntonio has a lot of harsh...more

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