The heart of the film adaptation of the sprawling and engrossing nonfiction work Bridge of Spies is about the secrets of the human heart in the face of the constant deceptions, and false perceptions of human social interaction. The book delves deep into history and the personal lives of the spies that are swapped, while the movie (adapted by Matt Charman, Ethan Coen, and Joel Coen) focuses on the problems and character of James B. Donovan, a lawyer who found himself at the heart some of the 20th century’s most pivotal historical issues.
Area 51 is strange for a number of reasons, but one of the most glaring reasons it’s odd is so obvious we often can’t see it. It’s known as a secret, but it’s the opposite. It hasn’t been a secret since the 1950s, and even then it was a bit of a open government secret shrouded in mysterious coverups that have now been blasted apart. Whether you are a believer in alien stories or not, Area 51 has definitely invaded our imaginations to stay.