Pentagon http://nhpr.org en Making Movies With The Pentagon http://nhpr.org/post/making-movies-pentagon <p>The Pentagon has often played a role in shaping blockbuster films…at least those featuring tanks, ships, and other military gear. We wondered about the relationship between Hollywood and the D.O.D.…what do filmmakers have to do to get access to all that firepower?</p><p>To find out, producer Taylor Quimby called <strong>Sean McElwee. </strong>He’s a freelance writer who blogged about what studios that collaborate with the military have to give up – in terms of creative – and even ideological – control of their movies.</p><p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 15:09:19 +0000 Taylor Quimby 28776 at http://nhpr.org Making Movies With The Pentagon Pranksters Put Fake Ensign's Portrait On Pentagon Wall; It Stayed For Months http://nhpr.org/post/pranksters-put-fake-ensigns-portrait-pentagon-wall-it-stayed-months The must-read story of the day if you're into practical jokes has to be <em>The Wall Street Journal</em>'s piece headlined "<a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304750404577319952818130854.html" target="_blank">Walk The Prank: Secret Story Of Mysterious Portrait At Pentagon</a>."<p>As Melissa Block and Audie Cornish will explain later on <em>All Things Considered</em>, last year some pranksters hung a portrait on a hall in the Pentagon with a plaque saying it was "Ensign Chuck Hord. USNA circa 1898. Tue, 17 Apr 2012 22:15:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 3191 at http://nhpr.org Pranksters Put Fake Ensign's Portrait On Pentagon Wall; It Stayed For Months