For all the files treated under the section “Corruption and Conspiracy,” some words of introduction are in order:Let’s be clear: MindOverMystery is a serious mystery research entity. But don’t worry, there’s plenty of other folks who dropped out of Logic 101 on the first day, wearing a tin-foil hat just like yours. But phones were tapped and rooms were bugged, as well. His methods were at once ruthless and heroic, with the admiration of the world his most coveted prize. We hope if you spend time with us, you’ll agree we strive for objectivity, as professional mystery analysts. J. Edgar opened the AFI Fest 2011 in Los Angeles on November 3, 2011, and had its limited release on November 9, 2011 followed by wide release on November 11. He makes an awkward pass at her, then proposes to her. But rest assured we only quote passages we believe to be corroborated elsewhere. He praised DiCaprio's performance as a "fully-realized, subtle and persuasive performance, hinting at more than Hoover ever revealed, perhaps even to himself". , Roger Ebert awarded the film three-and-a-half stars (out of four) and wrote that the film is "fascinating" and "masterful". Hoover employs several novel techniques, including the monitoring of registration numbers on ransom bills and expert analysis of the kidnapper's handwriting. The website's critical consensus reads, "Leonardo DiCaprio gives a predictably powerhouse performance, but J. Edgar stumbles in all other departments: cheesy makeup, poor lighting, confusing narrative, and humdrum storytelling. ; Punch Punch Kiss: Far beyond slaps, two full on fist on face smacks before a lip on lip smack. The agents carried guns and confiscated plenty of weapons and explosives. " Stockham notes that Hoover probably did not write the FBI–King suicide letter to Martin Luther King, Jr., as the film portrays: "While such a letter was written, Hoover almost certainly delegated it to others within the Bureau. If you think the Sandy Hook shootings were orchestrated by Martin Scorsese directing a cast of hundreds to stage a fake media event, please don’t waste our time even writing in. More than one powerful and well-informed Washington insider, with Senator Estes Kefauver as only an example, came to understand the awesome power yielded by the Director. Communists, anarchists, you name it. We didn’t mean to be nasty, just very clear. He is best known as the protégé and long-time top deputy of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. We’ll leave that hint, and encourage you to dig in and explore. He was the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States.He was chosen as director of the Bureau of Investigation because he helped start it. 07/11/05. The fact, increasingly well known, that he has extensive files on everybody, for a reason, speaks as loudly as those words. In analyzing mysteries centering around political figures, scandal, and corruption, we know we stray into delicate territory. Hoover tries to blackmail Martin Luther King, Jr. into declining his Nobel Peace Prize, sending him a letter threatening to expose his extramarital affairs. (On the famed matter of inappropriate surveillance, files, and attempted intimidation of Dr. Martin Luther King, Cartha DeLoach concedes it happened–but it was all William Sullivan’s fault, completely his operation. Nearly fifty years in office. True, if you look at Gentry’s extensive footnotes, you’ll see some of them sourced to “former Hoover aide” or “former administrative assistant,” with no name attached. Hoover's was not filed until 1938, when he was 43. For the mystery investigator, there’s the allegation of chicanery, and much worse, in covering it all up. Charlize Theron, who was originally slated to play Helen Gandy, dropped out of the project to do Snow White and the Huntsman, and Eastwood considered Amy Adams before finally selecting Naomi Watts as Theron's replacement. Is “J. Edgar'", "Great Man Theories: Clint Eastwood on J. Edgar", "Daily Box Office Results for November 9, 2011", "Weekend Box Office Results for November 11–13, 2011", "2012 Critics' Choice Movie Awards Noms: Hugo And The Artist Dominate The Field", "69th Annual Golden Globe Awards — Full List Of Nominees", "National Board of Review Announces 2011 Awards; HUGO Takes Top Prize", "From WAR HORSE to THE MYSTERIES OF LISBON: Satellite Award Nominations 2011", "Screen Actors Guild nominations revealed", "Fact-Checking Clint Eastwood's 'J. Many others, over the years, seconded his opinion. The occasional white man without prejudice existed in that time, but not the kind of guys attracted to Hoover and the Bureau, law degrees or not. His successor, Harlan F. Stone, appoints Hoover as director of the Justice Department's new Bureau of Investigation. Dr. deLa Plante reminds us of something basic: any event involving more than person in planning and execution, or coverup, is a conspiracy, by definition. Hoover refuses, claiming that Nixon is going to destroy the bureau he has created. As FBI director, he repeatedly refused to involve the bureau in investigating anti-black race riots or protecting black civil rights workers in the South, insisting that these were matters for local police, even after the Supreme Court’s 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision. Hoover apologizes and begs him to stay, but Tolson threatens to end their friendship if Hoover talks about another woman again. Because the documents were sent to the shredder, we will never know precisely what was in them, but surely enough scandal to keep a tabloid paper filled for several years. FOIA requests in recent years confirm the extent of surveillance of non-criminals. He didn’t. If you it a “conspiracy theory” in a nasty way, you only reveal you haven’t thought out words and their meaning very well. And of the so-called “conspiracy theories” out there, deLa Plante says, if we knew all the facts, some would probably prove to be true. Nice autograph from an obscure but significant Washington D.C. personality. Does it give a balanced picture of his leadership of the FBI? Gandy was the keeper of Hoover’s “secret files” on politicians, actors, and other notables. J. Edgar (2011) - J. Edgar Hoover, dyrektor FBI w latach 1924-1972, wspomina swoje życie prywatne i zawodowe. They did more than keep track of Communists and subversives. Consider: you’ve had a lifetime career in politics, of necessity you’ve rubbed shoulders with the good, the bad, the ugly. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, Josh Lucas, and Judi Dench. And of 37 notes attached to a sample chapter, only 3 were attributed anonymously. … It did seem like the Dillingers of the time were out of control, but the “G Men” won in the end. Edgar Hoover Director of the FBI 1935 - 1972 Possibly one of the most powerful men in American history, J. Edgar Hoover began his career in the Justice Department in 1917 working in the War Emergency Department, which was charged with identifying and arresting disloyal foreigners during wartime. J. Edgar - amerykański dramat filmowy w reżyserii Clinta Eastwooda, którego premiera miała miejsce w 2011 roku.Jest biografią J. Edgara Hoovera, dyrektora FBI w latach 1924–1972. Nonetheless, the number of accounts of Hoover standing well back from a shootout, but then hopping forward for a photo-op once the bad guys are subdued, rises as a sobering suggestion of character. He holds Tolson's hand, kisses his forehead, and leaves. FBI culture survived, but evolved in many ways in the next twenty years. Cartha DeLoach, another top man and would-be Director, and finally retiree from the FBI wrote his own account of those years, to dispel all the false tales told by the William Sullivans out there.