Let’s Go to the Movies: June 20, 2019 – The Worricker Trilogy


Movies often describe the role played by society and the media in framing our understanding of the world and our view of events and of each other. This week in Let’s Go to the Movies, I revisit one of my favorites: The Worricker Trilogy. (See my review here.) The Trilogy is a series of three movies produced by Sir David Hare for the BBC: Page Eight, Turks & Caicos, and Salting the Battlefield.

Describing corruption in winning support for and building a global network of CIA rendition centers, The Worricker Trilogy demonstrates the intimate dance between intelligence, media, and geopolitics and the manner in which debate, competition, and collaboration within the Anglo-American establishment craft an official reality.

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The Worricker Trilogy

Johnny Worricker played by Bill Nighy on Wikipedia

Melanie Fall played by Winona Ryder on Wikipedia

Margot Tyrrell played by Helena Bonham Carter on Wikipedia

Curtis Pelissier played by Christopher Walkenon Wikipedia

Stirling Rogers played by Rupert Graveson Wikipedia

Alec Beasley played by Ralph Fienneson Wikipedia

Director: David Hare on Wikipedia