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May 23, 2006


Michael C.

Interestingly enough, the trailers for this film had left me surprisingly cold towards it. If someone had come up to me and told me briefly about the film, I would have probably thought, "Oh, that sounds like something the Chlotrudis folks will enjoy." But after seeing the trailer (twice in a row due to a glitch the first time) I really couldn't have cared less.

That said, your post and some of the comment in it have engendered some interest in me, and now I will probably check it out.

Will it be the biggest doc of the year? Personally, I don't think so, but like you, I'm not very good at predicting these things. I would have thought MURDERBALL and/or MAD HOT BALLROOM would have topped last year's list... not that movie about the penguins.

Michael C.

Catherine Wyler

I agree with Johnny Leahan on the quality of this doc. and the great showing Gore makes -- looking and sounding better than he ever did during his campaign. Because the subject is so compellingly treated, this is not just any environmental movie, and it is way too important to be seen only by art house audiences, however large they may be. (Unless the campaign promises a real doomsday scenario, however, I wouldn't expect a stampede to the theatres.)

Puncturing that "piglodyte" armor with this classy weapon should be every environmental organizations' aim, and they oughta come up with some mass distribution solutions once the theatrical run ends.

dan nemet-nejat

This is one of the most compelling posts I have read anywhere.

It really infuriates me when people talk about Al Gore not being a viable candidate. Sure, he is not the warmest, but who gives a damn. He is the rare politician who, without exaggeration could be labelled a man of vision.

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