Friday, November 17, 2006

Hollywood: Movie Recommendation and Pollution Irony

Thank You for Smoking was a GREAT movie. This satire of America's PC culture could not have come at a better time. On the Charlie Rose Show Jason Reitman, the director, made a point I hadn't thought of before...the generation that is in college right now has been born and bred in PC America. He said this was the first generation that has been PC from the cradle, but that it was well-received (even on campuses like Berkeley).

Of course it goes without saying that I'm going to love any movie that makes the liberal Congressman from Vermont (wearing Birkenstocks with a suit) more ridiculous than the big tobacco lobbyist... And of course it was written by Christopher Buckley (son of William F. Buckley Jr.) --Can you believe this film even got made?

Speaking of Hollywood, isn't it amazing that with all the hype about Global Warming et al from movie stars (which we already knew was shite because of their limousine, private jet and mansion energy use) we now learn that the second biggest cause of California pollution is Hollywood. And, this is priceless; the movie "The Day After Tomorrow" (a Global Warming scare movie) produced 10,000 tons of carbon dioxide in the filming...

"Although Hollywood seems environmentally conscious thanks to celebrities who lend their names to various causes, the industry created more pollution than individually produced by aerospace manufacturing, apparel, hotels and semiconductor manufacturing, the study found.
Part of Hollywood's problem is that unlike other industries, film and television work is often done by short-term production companies, in some cases making it difficult to apply environmentally friendly practices, the study said..." (source)

I guess they better hire Nick Naylor to spin that one...

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