[Ok-sus] The movie the natural gas industry does not want us to see.
bwaldrop1952 at att.net
Tue Jan 8 13:03:18 CST 2013
Promised Land is on track to the one of the must-see movies of the year.
Bob Waldrop, OKC
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Will you be entertained by Promised Land? I was and I think an open-minded
moviegoer will have much to enjoy in this film. The acting is excellent, the
characters are well-developed, and the plot has enough twists to keep the
audience interested. The script is a little heavy-handed in places. But keep in
mind that this film is as much about an issue as it is about the characters. If
the characters never talked about or defined the issue as carefully as they do,
then Promised Land might still be a good film. But it would not be an
issue-oriented film which is part of its appeal.
The reaction from the natural gas industry has been as predictable as it has
been puzzling. By launching an all-out smear campaign, they are only helping to
make Promised Land a must-see movie for 2013. Everyone will want to know what
all the fuss is about, even those who have no strong feelings one way or
another about fracking and natural gas. Those who do see the movie will
certainly have more questions about the motives and veracity of the industry
But the natural gas industry continues to be extraordinarily foolish in its
handling of the media and completely idiotic in its reaction to environmental
and health concerns. Instead of ignoring critics in the media, the industry has
vilified them, thereby making them even more visible to the public. Instead of
vowing to address environmental and health concerns with some kind of credible
industry-wide standards, the industry has dismissed those concerns as
imaginary, making the public all the more distrustful.
With that kind of track record, the producers of Promised Land should be
thanking the natural gas industry for all the free publicity and for elevating
what might otherwise have been an obscure, low-budget film into a contender for
socially conscious movie-of-the-year--one that will now be labeled mandatory
viewing for all right-minded people.
much more at the olink above.
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