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Paramount to release Gore's global warming film
Reuters ^ | 2/15/06 | staff

Posted on 02/15/2006 12:12:14 PM PST by pissant

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The producers of a global warming documentary starring former Vice President Al Gore have landed a worldwide distribution deal with Paramount Pictures' specialty label, the Viacom Inc.-owned studio said on Tuesday.

"An Inconvenient Truth," profiling Gore's campaign to raise awareness about the links between carbon emissions and climate change and making his case for what should be done about it, will open in U.S. theaters on May 26, Paramount said.

The release schedule for other territories has not been decided, a studio spokeswoman said.

The 95-minute film, which grew out of Gore's lecture circuit PowerPoint presentation on global warming, premiered to favorable reviews last month at the Sundance Film Festival.

The documentary is directed by Davis Guggenheim, whose credits also include the HBO western "Deadwood," the FX cop show "The Shield" and the public television production "The First Year."

Executive producers include Laurie David, the wife of actor-producer Larry David, the star of HBO comedy "Curb Your Enthusiasm."

The production company behind the film, Participant Productions, also produced politically based films "Good Night, and Good Luck" and "Syriana."

The commercial opening of the film in May will coincide with release of the book version of "An Inconvenient Truth," as a follow-up to the former Democratic presidential nominee's 1992 bestseller "Earth in the Balance," from Rodale Books.


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1 posted on 02/15/2006 12:12:15 PM PST by pissant
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To: Pookyhead

I'd rather sit thru 5 viewings of Brokeback Mountain then listen to Algore for 5 seconds. One is a bunch of poofers, the other is a vile traitor who should be tried and hanged.


3 posted on 02/15/2006 12:18:17 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

fiction award warning


4 posted on 02/15/2006 12:19:54 PM PST by bigsigh
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To: bigsigh
I still find it hard to believe that a nutcase like Gore was V.P. Thank god he lost in 2000, I hate to imagine what this country would be like after 911 with him as prez.
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Hillary At Here Best
5 posted on 02/15/2006 12:22:26 PM PST by Ambient
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To: Ambient

One would think we'd learned our lesson about election these spineless types, but we seem to have a short memory. We'll see what happens in two years.


6 posted on 02/15/2006 12:24:12 PM PST by bigsigh
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To: pissant
Executive producers include Laurie David, the wife of actor-producer Larry David, the star of HBO comedy "Curb Your Enthusiasm."

Sort of a "what to do" and "how to do it" team.

7 posted on 02/15/2006 12:26:25 PM PST by kidd
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To: bigsigh

Not even science fiction, at that.


8 posted on 02/15/2006 12:26:53 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

Is Gore still riding around in Cadillac SUVs and renting large sedans? Does he ever catch rides on corporate jets, or does he always fly commercial? Did the slum lord ever repair his rental property in Tennessee? Inquiring minds want to know.


9 posted on 02/15/2006 12:29:13 PM PST by Cecily
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To: pissant

I would say both are the same.


10 posted on 02/15/2006 12:30:15 PM PST by elephant
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To: pissant

How can any documentary about Al Gore have "truth" in the title?


11 posted on 02/15/2006 12:31:17 PM PST by mak5
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To: pissant
"An Inconvenient Truth," ... will open in U.S. theaters on May 26, Paramount said.

It will be in the discount bin at WalMart by Memorial Day.

12 posted on 02/15/2006 12:47:01 PM PST by KarlInOhio (In this year's White House play, Henry VI part II, VP Cheney got the role of Dick the Butcher.)
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To: pissant

Nobody will watch the film but the greenies and environmentalist whackos, and Hollywood will give it 8 Academy Awards.


13 posted on 02/15/2006 12:48:07 PM PST by TheCrusader ("The frenzy of the mohammedans has devastated the Churches of God" Pope Urban II ~ 1097A.D.)
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To: pissant

LOLOL.....you couldn't make this stuff up.


14 posted on 02/15/2006 12:49:29 PM PST by OldFriend (The Dems enABLEd DANGER and 3,000 Americans died.)
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To: pissant

Well why not? H'jerks distributed Mickey Mouse Moore's movies and now albore's. Makes sense w/Hweird's philosophy of "anything goes".


15 posted on 02/15/2006 12:49:30 PM PST by lilylangtree
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To: pissant

Better hope it's not scheduled for release in Seattle this weekend. they're expecting the lowest temperatures in over a decade.


16 posted on 02/15/2006 12:53:38 PM PST by connectthedots
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To: kidd

Hollywood and the DNC are one in the same.


17 posted on 02/15/2006 12:55:19 PM PST by pissant
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To: Cecily

And having rivers lowered for canoeing photo-ops?


18 posted on 02/15/2006 12:56:01 PM PST by pissant
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To: elephant

Yes, only if the #2 is really fresh and ripe.


19 posted on 02/15/2006 12:56:30 PM PST by pissant
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To: mak5

I don't know, but I'm still waiting for the Dingell-Norwood legislation to pass.


20 posted on 02/15/2006 12:57:10 PM PST by pissant
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To: KarlInOhio

LOL. Along with Sheehan's book...


21 posted on 02/15/2006 12:57:35 PM PST by pissant
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To: mak5

What Al says is not true????!!!??? /stunned sarcasm :-)


22 posted on 02/15/2006 12:58:11 PM PST by Palpatine (Every single liberal is now an enemy of the republic!)
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To: TheCrusader

Yep. But who should play algore?


23 posted on 02/15/2006 12:58:15 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

Can he get Ted Kaczynski the unabomber to make a cameo appearance in the movie? Apparently Ted was a big fan of Al's book, Earth in the Balance.


24 posted on 02/15/2006 12:58:17 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten (When Bush says "we mustn't act like clowns," the RATS don their multi-colored wigs and greasepaint.)
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To: OldFriend

Algore makes Dean sound sane...almost.


25 posted on 02/15/2006 12:58:58 PM PST by pissant
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To: KarlInOhio

Wal-Mart would not carry such trash :)


26 posted on 02/15/2006 12:59:44 PM PST by fhlh (Polls are for strippers and liberal spinsters.)
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To: lilylangtree

At least M. Moore is a talented liar. Algore is a pathetic stiff.


27 posted on 02/15/2006 12:59:52 PM PST by pissant
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To: connectthedots

LOL. that's how I know where Algore is travelling. I just look at the weather and see where the deep freeze is. ;o)


28 posted on 02/15/2006 1:00:35 PM PST by pissant
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

I think Algore was the Uni-bombers protege, not the other way around. LOL


29 posted on 02/15/2006 1:01:23 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

Seriously though, I seem to remember that copies of that masterwork, Earth in the Balance, was found in Ted's hut, and the media did their best to suppress this inconvenient fact. I don't have a source for this, but it's been around FR for a while.


30 posted on 02/15/2006 1:02:46 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten (When Bush says "we mustn't act like clowns," the RATS don their multi-colored wigs and greasepaint.)
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To: pissant
The production company behind the film, Participant Productions, also produced politically based biased films "Good Night, and Good Luck" and "Syriana."

Whoops, small typo - Left out an "i".

31 posted on 02/15/2006 1:06:01 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten (When Bush says "we mustn't act like clowns," the RATS don their multi-colored wigs and greasepaint.)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

I think you are correct. I think the Unibombers manifesto made more sense though.


32 posted on 02/15/2006 1:06:49 PM PST by pissant
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

Communists, all of them.


33 posted on 02/15/2006 1:07:13 PM PST by pissant
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To: lilylangtree
Mickey Mouse Moore

Don't call Michael Moore that...it is demeaning to cartoon characters.

34 posted on 02/15/2006 1:16:14 PM PST by Seņor Zorro ("The ability to speak does not make you intelligent"--Qui-Gon Jinn)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
Can he get Ted Kaczynski the unabomber to make a cameo appearance in the movie? Apparently Ted was a big fan of Al's book, Earth in the Balance.

Ever see a picture of Ted when he was arrested and one on Al Gore from his college days? Separated at birth.

35 posted on 02/15/2006 1:23:18 PM PST by connectthedots
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To: pissant
"Yep. But who should play algore?"

He would have to put on some weight, but Joe Iszuzu would be typecast.

36 posted on 02/15/2006 1:24:07 PM PST by Jumpmaster (Teddy is all wet.)
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To: Jumpmaster

Joe is too honest. We'll have to go by looks. Not sure Marty Feldman is still kicking though.


37 posted on 02/15/2006 1:26:21 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant
"Yep. But who should play algore?"

With Al Gore's cadaverous personality? Dig up Lon Chaney and put him in a suit.

38 posted on 02/15/2006 1:26:30 PM PST by TheCrusader ("The frenzy of the mohammedans has devastated the Churches of God" Pope Urban II ~ 1097A.D.)
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To: pissant

Have you ever seen the unabomber and ALgore in the same place at the same time?

I could only choke through three chapters of Earth in the Balance. . .it was nothing but drivel with no facts to back it up.

It was bad enough I had to borrow the book from the library. Does Hollywood really think a WASP stay-at-home mom is going to spend her husband's hard-earned money watching a fictional adaptation?


39 posted on 02/15/2006 1:54:21 PM PST by Joy in the Journey (http://ancientquest.blogspot.com/)
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To: pissant

Not another teen movie!


40 posted on 02/15/2006 2:18:40 PM PST by pankot
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To: pissant
Paging Viacom's shareholders....

BTW, anyone know what Algore drives...?

41 posted on 02/15/2006 2:19:39 PM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: mewzilla

I don't know but I recall his teenage son was nabbed for speeding I think on the NC outer banks a few years back.

http://www.mediaresearch.org/cyberalerts/2001/cyb20010601.asp


42 posted on 02/15/2006 2:42:23 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten (When Bush says "we mustn't act like clowns," the RATS don their multi-colored wigs and greasepaint.)
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To: pissant
I'd rather sit thru 5 viewings of Brokeback Mountain then listen to Algore for 5 seconds.

Try to Sit through 1 viewing of this!


43 posted on 02/15/2006 2:55:29 PM PST by Bommer (Ted Kennedy - Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life!)
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To: Seņor Zorro

Sorry, you're correctamundo. Moore is such a dweeb, a no-nothing.


44 posted on 02/15/2006 5:51:45 PM PST by lilylangtree
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To: pissant

45 posted on 02/17/2006 2:12:48 AM PST by rhema ("Break the conventions, keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: rhema

LOL. Perfect!!


46 posted on 02/17/2006 5:55:05 AM PST by pissant
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