Dating game cia agent
The author clearly had a lot of fun with this but I think he was also trying to "out" his own conflictual existence in the dog-eat-dog television industry by disguising it as a fantasy espionage thriller.And if nothing else, he did bring The Popsicle Twins to prime-time TV.So even though I knew it wasn't going to be a great piece of literature, I had to read it..to see what the old entertainer still had up his sleeves. I think it is safe to say Confessions of a Dangerous Mind is purely fiction or, at the most, a figment of Barris' manically creative mind. I think it is safe to say Confessions of a Dangerous Mind is purely fiction or, at the most, a figment of Barris' manically creative mind.Was Chuck Barris, creator of The Dating Game, The Newlywed Game and The Gong Show actually a hit man for the CIA? After all, Julia Childs was a CIA agent but she never killed anyone... The surprising thing is that it is a very funny book with the type of humor you would expect Was Chuck Barris, creator of The Dating Game, The Newlywed Game and The Gong Show actually a hit man for the CIA? After all, Julia Childs was a CIA agent but she never killed anyone... The surprising thing is that it is a very funny book with the type of humor you would expect from someone like Woody Allen.
Dubbed the "King of Schlock," Barris' long career in show business began behind the scenes, first on programs like American Bandstand and then as a songwriter thanks to Freddy Cannon's "Palisades Park." The song peaked at Number Three in 1962 and was covered by artists like the Beach Boys and Bruce Springsteen.Barris, who achieved tremendous success as the creator and producer of hit TV game shows such as The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game, claims to have joined the CIA as an agent in the early 1960s, infiltrated the Civil Rights movement, met with militant Muslims in Harlem, and traveled abroad in order to kill enemies of the United States. And I will also say this for the book, it's a quick read! Just like in his Gong Show days, ol' Chucky baby knows how to keep the show moving. When I was a wee lad, Chuck Barris' tv shows entertained the heck out of me.Confessions of a Dangerous Mind is now a movie directed by and starring George Clooney, with Sam Rockwell as the author, but the original story is wild and gripping, spiced with intrigue, sex, bad behavior and plenty of great one-liners. Watching adults make fools out of themselves on the Gong Show cracked me up to no end!I found the book that the movie was based on in the library, and read the whole thing in one evening. This book is a wild romp through the life, real or imagined, of one of the most famous television producers in the 1960s and 1970s, and is not just Hollywood or LA, but tells about Barris's "secret double life" -- as a hired assassin for the Central Intelligence Agency. Part Hollywood tell-all, part spy thriller, but wholly entertaining and quickly read. The whole thing is an interesting read what with the whole fantasy about Chuckie Baby doubling as a CIA assassin.But, Barris' real life stuff is what f I finished the book this morning and then watched the movie, (made from a Charlie Kaufman screenplay adaptation) tonight after the Super Bowl.
A week ago, I happene to catch a little-known movie called "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" -- George Clooney's directoral debut.