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The Explosive New Documentary From The Director Of THE YES MEN and AMERICAN MOVIE
It s the shattering documentary that has been called superb (Entertainment Weekly), hypnotic and haunting (Time Magazine) and so masterfully made it s impossible to look away (AllMovie.com). COLLAPSE is the story of Michael Ruppert, former Los Angeles police officer turned rogue reporter whose eerie prediction of the current financial crisis shocked millions. Now Ruppert is warning of a new meltdown, one rooted in oil, economics, and covert U.S. policies that are leading us all towards unprecedented global disaster. Is he a prophet who can clearly see America s terrifying future, or a conspiracy theorist fueled by fear and paranoia? And if Ruppert is right, can this slide into catastrophe be stopped? Experience this sometimes harrowing, often poignant and always riveting look into the mind of the ultimate outsider from filmmaker Chris Smith, the award-winning director of American Movie and The Yes Men.
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Ruppert was a hopeful idealist and raised as a Republican. He excelled in his studies at UCLA (receiving honors in political science), interned for Chief Edward Davis of the Los Angeles Police Department, and eventually became a highly decorated LAPD officer.
Ruppert had all the makings of helpful cog in the wheel of the status quo.
Only later, as a narcotics officer, did Ruppert's journey lead him on a path of discovery which clearly illuminated the chasm between truth and the government approved appearance of truth: In 1977 Ruppert claims to have discovered a major drug trafficking operation run by the CIA. Ruppert filed a statement with the CIA and famously made a publicly televised challenge the Director of Central Intelligence John Deutch. Deutch responded by agreeing to investigate and address the issue earnestly. This promise, in Ruppert's mind, was not honored as nothing was done to identify and punish those who ran the operation. Moreover, nothing was done to cease the drug trafficking operations.
From this experience the audience can understand the evolution from Ruppert's youthful idealist belief in justice toward his lifelong passion for exposing the hidden "truths" that are conveniently hidden from public consumption. (Complicit in this deception, Ruppert argues, is a lazy and uninterested mainstream media.Read more ›
In a tight hour and twenty-two minutes, filmmaker Chris Smith intersperses relevant footage to go with Ruppert's all too bleak forecast of a near future calamity.
Naysayers may dismiss his authorative testimony as "Henny Penny" doom and gloom, but, say, if only a minimal fraction of his forecasts come to roost, isn't this substantative interview/documentary still essential viewing for all? The media has offered clues of his deliberations: bread shortages in Egypt, over-fished seas, and Greece's fall into bankruptcy. Yes, famine, disease, strife, and calamity have always been part and parcel of any age in different measures, but the premise of this film leaves one dumbstruck--with very little to counter--of a very dark age just around the corner where the civilized world may have to work together or face mass destruction. Surely, his thoughtful offering of "plan B" couldn't do any harm.
Although extremely bright and compelling, Ruppert's emotional break down in the interview only (subjectively) gives the whole viewing a more cogent appeal. Ample evidence and film footage flank the substantative deliberations. Scary.
Only sombody with the street cred of a Mike Rupert could create such a masterpiece movie
that tells the true stort about how banksters wave looted this world and set up 6 billion of us
to take the fall when we run out of oil and in turn food.
This film made me redouble my efforts to move to a rural location learn how to grow most of my own food
withot a drop of oil raise livestock and convert my wealth into wind, solar, and wood power.
I'm a wall street economist for a living 31 years now and can tell you this movie is spot on what will happen to america soon
It fueled my fear to prepare my life now while collapse planning is still possible.
If it does not scare the bejesus out of you, check your pulse.
Collapse is comming and survivial favors the prepared mind.
PS: MIKE RUPERT IF YOU READ THIS, QUIT CIGS TODAY, PATRIOTS EVERYWHERE NEED YOU ALIVE
One of the claims I found questionable was the idea that oil prices cannot go significantly higher and stay higher. I do believe they can and they will. Demand drops due to affordability may cause the oil price to pull back at times, but other documentaries have shown that the ever increasing world oil demand may totally eclipse any pull back in demand from certain sectors. One documentary claimed that China has so much money they are not overly concerned about how much they have to pay for oil. They will buy it anyway. And because China has more cash than anyone else, well, the price could go higher than many people believe is possible. I guess I do not understand the logic behind Michael Ruppert's belief that oil prices will plateau around $150 and cannot rise significantly higher. The world did not end when oil was at $147. It actually felt like a warm up to even higher prices in the future.
I do not mean to criticize Michael Ruppert. I think his heart may be in the right place but as he admitted himself, he is not always right about everything.
BTW if you have not seen the film makers' documentary 'American Movie' you MUST see that. It is amazing.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Pretty entertaining. What he says makes a lot of sense, but he exposes himself as an attention-seeker towards the end.Published 11 hours ago by Big Guy
Entertaining, if nothing else. Another conspiracy theorist nut case. Peak oil...oops. Fracking will never work....oops. Electric cars....oops. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Julia
This is just an interview with Michael Ruppert, but I couldn't stop watching... along with joining him chainsmoking!Published 11 days ago by abqbobl
I found Collapse to be so thought-provoking that I think I watched it half a dozen times alrady. The facts concerning our dependence on oil given its finite availability is enough... Read morePublished 12 days ago by RackEmUp
Mr Ruppert is somewhat of a doomsday kind of guy. But he's probably correct at least partially. His premise is that the oil supply is finite and will eventually rise to a price... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
Interesting, but now that time has past and the bottom has fallen out below oil, it's clear he's just another conspiracy cookoo. Still interesting. Maybe 2 1/2Published 13 days ago by creepy