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Old Sep 12th, 2006, 10:47 PM
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An Inconvenient Truth - have you seen the movie?

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The movie "An Inconvenient Truth" has just been released at the movies here and I'm thinking about seeing it. It is getting mixed reviews here and from what I understand the information that Al Gore presents is not always "balanced". But I don't really think it matters that much...it is just great that there is a mainstream movie out there that focus on environmental questions and hopefully it will make consumers think a little bit about this in the future. I have a sister in the US and when I asked her who she would vote for in the presidential election (if she could vote) she said Bush because Al Gore was a "tree hugger"...I guess she was right

Have you guys seen the movie and what do you think of it?

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Old Sep 13th, 2006, 03:37 AM
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Posts like this do nothing but turn the forum into a political brouhaha. I think it would be more appropriate to create threads such as the one you did about the toilets all over the world. Informative and amusing.
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Old Sep 13th, 2006, 04:54 AM
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Hi

Sorry, it was not my intention to focus on Gore or Bush. My focus in the posting was meant to be about the environmental aspect of the movie...I guess I wasn't able to get that message across

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Just because Al Gore used to be a vice president, and ran for president, does NOT make this a political movie. It's about the environment!! That's something we should all care about no matter who we vote for.

BTW, Gard, you should really post this under the movie board, as you'll most likely get more responses.
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Old Sep 13th, 2006, 07:08 AM
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We saw this movie at a special screening organized for environmental groups and Al Gore was there to answer questions. I thought the movie was interesting and thought-provoking without being accusatory and that Al Gore's responses to the questions afterwards were intelligent and well thought out. I think the environment is everyone's concern and is a non-partisan issue.

I do recommend seeing this movie and I think that teenagers and young adults would, in particular, find it interesting. It will be good fuel for a family discussion.
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Old Sep 26th, 2006, 07:19 AM
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I thought it was excellent. I haven't read any mixed reviews; any reviews I've read have all been very positive -- I'm talking Siskel & Ebert, the NewYorker, the LA Times kind of reviews, not the average Karl Rove troll review, lol!
Unfortunately, because it does become for some reason politicized before any one takes any action, I'm afraid it'll come too late for the earth.
But hey, we should all do what we can and the movie has some good suggestions on what we can do.
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Though I didn't really learn anything "new" from the film, the science was shown in such a revealing, digestable, and irrefutable manner that I think everyone needs to see it.

But alas, those who need to see it most never would.

Regarding "balance" - what would balance out scientific facts? Right-wing propaganda? Oh yeah, we're fed that EVERY day.
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well put, lynne. It is amazing that there are those who would rather believe propaganda than science, isn't it?
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