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Thursday, July 08, 2004  

More on the lies of Christopher Hitchens.:

"Yeah, well, I have myself written and presented about a dozen low-budget made-for-TV documentaries, on subjects as various as Mother Teresa and Bill Clinton and the Cyprus crisis, and I also helped produce a slightly more polished one on Henry Kissinger that was shown in movie theaters. "
But has he?

Here's IMDB's page listing "Full Cast and Crew for Trials of Henry Kissinger, The (2002)"

Hmm. He didn't write it. He didn't direct it. He's listed as appearing, along with Kissinger himself, and the late Gilda Radner.

9 production companies are listed. Two distributors. Possibly he's an employee of one of them? In what way did he "help produce", other than appearing for an interview?

The film's website calls it "a film by Alex Gibney and Eugene Jarecki."

The closest connection I can find is that he wrote a book titled The Trial of Henry Kissinger. Oddly enough, the publisher's page on the book neglects to mention that the author went on to "help produce" a similarly titled documentary. Amazing lack of foresight, eh?

Oh, and as for box office, I think we may have struck upon one reason Ol' Hitchy is so upset.

At its peak, the film he "helped produce" played in 8 theatres. It managed to gross a grand total of $515,678. Is it possible that jealousy is also a part of Hitchy's problem here?

While surely not exhaustive, here's IMDB's total listing of his show business career:

Writer - filmography
Hell's Angel (1994) (TV)

Actor - filmography
"Everything You Need to Know" (1993) TV Series .... Host

Miscellaneous Crew - filmography
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992) (acknowledgement)

Himself - filmography
Mel Gibson: God's Lethal Weapon (2004) (TV) .... Himself
Hidden in Plain Sight (2003) (V) .... Interviewee
Trials of Henry Kissinger, The (2002) .... Himself
... aka Proc├Ęs de Henry Kissinger, Le (2003) (France)

Notable TV Guest Appearances
"Dennis Miller Live" (1994) playing "Himself" in episode: "Our Corporate Culture" (episode # 9.22) 26 July 2002
"Dennis Miller Live" (1994) playing "Himself" in episode: "The Primaries" (episode # 8.7) 2 March 2001
"Dennis Miller Live" (1994) playing "Himself" in episode: "Bush vs. Gore" (episode # 7.11) 31 March 2000
"Dennis Miller Live" (1994) playing "Himself" in episode: "Skepticism" (episode # 6.10) 26 March 1999

Oddly enough, a dozen documentaries don't show up anywhere here. Nor have I managed to find them via a Google search.

If anybody can turn them up, I'll happily post to that affect.

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