A lengthy memo from the the writer/director of the last J. Edgar Hoover biopic on what the new film gets wrong (fun read)

M E M O

(For the Internet)


CLINT EASTWOOD’S HOOVER BIO

STARRING DeCAPRIO

GETS IT ALL WRONG


Sadly, the new Warner Bros. epic is full of errors

and misrepresentations.


Here’s the real, never-been-told inside scoop on the celebrated FBI Chief.


from

LARRY COHEN


Producer/Director/Writer of the 1975 motion picture

THE PRIVATE FILES OF J. EDGAR HOOVER.

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