A Spy's Family Is Divided by His Portrayal on Film

Former CIA Director William Colby comes off as cold, mysterious and ultimately suicidal in his son's recent documentary, The Man Nobody Knew. The rest of Colby's family disagrees.

The documentary, by Carl Colby, examines Colby at length, and paints a portait of diligence and duty to country that came cloaked at all times in secrecy. (The Atlantic spoke at length with the younger Colby about the film.)

But Colby's step-mother and his siblings attack the film's portrayal of William Colby in interviews with The Washington Post, saying the son distorted the father's image to make a more gripping film.


Read the full story at The Atlantic Wire.

articlePromo.png

Presented by

The Atlantic Wire is your authoritative guide to the news and ideas that matter most right now.

The Best 71-Second Animation You'll Watch Today

A rock monster tries to save a village from destruction.

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

The Best 71-Second Animation You'll Watch Today

A rock monster tries to save a village from destruction.

Video

The Case for Napping at Work

Most Americans don't get enough sleep. More and more employers are trying to help address that.

Video

A Four-Dimensional Tour of Boston

In this groundbreaking video, time moves at multiple speeds within a single frame.

Video

Who Made Pop Music So Repetitive? You Did.

If pop music is too homogenous, that's because listeners want it that way.

Video

Stunning GoPro Footage of a Wildfire

In the field with America’s elite Native American firefighting crew

More in Entertainment

Just In