Skip to comments.Gore's Film an Oscar Favorite but Violates Academy Standards, Critics Say ..("faked scenes")
Posted on 02/22/2007 10:00:39 AM PST by IrishMike
Al Gore's movie on climate change is likely to win an Oscar for best documentary on Sunday even though it arguably violates the Academy's own criteria and should be disqualified, critics say.
But, they argue, the way in which the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has handled the issue in the past shows a clear political bias.
Documentaries that distort reality and shade the truth are insulated from criticism so long as they advance left-wing causes like global warming and gun control, said independent filmmaker Dan Gifford, a former Oscar nominee and Emmy Award winner.
According to the "rule 12" standard for documentary films established by the Academy, while it is permissible to employ storytelling devices such as re-enactments, stock footage, stills and animations, the emphasis must be on fact and not fiction.
The critics argue that in the case of "An Inconvenient Truth," the criteria are not met.
One point of contention in Gore's movie is animated footage of a polar bear struggling to find stable sea ice. Gore has argued that human-induced global warming is directly impacting polar bears' habitat and sea ice in particular. Consequently, he suggests, polar bears are forced to swim longer distances and sometimes drown in the process.
"A new scientific study shows that for the first time they're finding polar bears that have actually drowned swimming long distances - up to sixty miles - to find the ice," Gore says in the movie.
John Berlau, author of a new book on the environmental movement entitled "Eco-Freaks," claims the polar bear scene alone should disqualify Gore's film from consideration for best documentary, because it departs from reality.
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They didn't hold Michael Moore to that standard, why would they make Al Gore toe the line?
didn't Michael Moore win with his "documentary"? precident set
Michael "Marx" Moore set the precedent with "Fahrenheit 9/11".
Ah, the old DNC "forged but true" doctrine in application again..
Remember folks --- it's not the truth that matters but rather the seriousness of the charge..
Yet --- somewhere around 50% of American voters are stupid enough to believe anything the media or the DNC tells them..
Does not matter, the film bashes the USA, it will win.
There is no way the liberal freaks in Hollywood would allow any other documentary to win. Al's got a sure thing.
Don't they have a Propaganda category?
We all know that 'documentaries' acclaimed by the left are more fiction than fact.
I have spent too much time looking at these charts not to notice that the lows last a long time and the peaks only a very short while. It may be in 100 years we wish we had all of that CO2 in the atmosphere.
Check these out.. and wake up to smell the ice..
That seems to be the tie breaker these days.
Dan Rather can present the award.
"This movie is hotter than a dove egg on a Dallas sidewalk in July."
The Oscars like the Grammys have been hijacked by the treasonists long ago. Like the Dipsy upchucks sweeping the Grammys, so too will Al the psychopath sweep. He`ll win and he will get a standing ovation with the likes of Ed Harris, Martin Sheen, Susan Sarandon clapping their hands till they bleed while giving off looks of anger and determination to show viewers how concerned they are about this latest leftist fantasy.
>Ah, the old DNC "forged but true" doctrine in application again.. <
Actually it reminds me more of the RINO supporters on FR. "This is what I want to believe is true, so this is what I will call the truth."
Neither can see their toes ??
Algore's phony movie is too fake to qualify as a documentary! (But he'll win an oscar anyway)
Leftest agendas trump the truth.
Does not matter, the film bashes the USA, it will win.
ala Jimmuh Carter
Like the Dipsy upchucks sweeping the Grammys
That's good ... LOL
A recent report on drought conditions in the SW shows that over the past 1,000 years, natural drought was a lot worse than it is now. Yet, we are supposed to tie our futures to lifestyle changes that will have little if any affect on the global climate. Click on the link and scroll to page 20 to see the telling graphic.
Forget the Oscars and their awards to PC films that the general public never watch. I'm going to tune in for the rerun of last weeks "Half Hour News Hour" on Fox. Even the critics are saying it was funny (except for the all too obvious laugh track).
They don't believe in global warming, and said their daughter in law had them watch Gore's film the other night. The woman told us, that after it was over she told her DIL that Gore should rename the movie, "This is Al Gore, and I am in love with myself".
She said she felt the whole thing was a Gore is wonderful commercial.
This coming from a couple who let us all know they also hate Bush!
So maybe all of the left isn't buying this pig, Al is selling
The only substantive difference between the Al Gore movie and the films of Leni Riefenstahl is that Riefenstahl was a talented artist...
The entire Global warming scam departs from reality. It's nothing but a disguise for global socialism, global governance, and implementation of a new world earth religion Mother Earth "Gaia" Worship.
All those Oscar, globe awards and other nonsense is just Hollywierdo self-worship and promotion of socialist idealism.
Look what a joke the last shin-dig was. The Ditzy chicks, because of their anti-Americanism, were worshipped even though their tour was a failure, their new album was a failure, and they are failures.(and fat Nat gained another 25 lbs)
Then commie media talked about it for a week straight.
I would have puked if I turned on the TV and saw that.
Ditzy chicks, and Anna Nicole, all day, every day, day and night, with Rosie O'dummie leading off with "Rosie's view from the far left" every morning, then ET,EW, and all those other Entertainment hourly shows.
Constant bombardment of Hollywierdo self worship and to top it all off, Al Gore worship too.
Society has really deteriorated if that is all that interests them, following the morbidly immoral lives of seriously twisted people.
"We were in a place politically and culturally in the 1990s where you were labeled as a right-wing nut to even suggest the government's official story was untrue," Gifford said.
"The same ones now saying you can't trust your government and you can't trust what they're saying about Iraq are ones who said it was disloyal and unpatriotic to say you can't trust your government back in the 1990s," he added.
Gifford said the Waco documentary withstood the criticism because actual footage was used and compelling evidence introduced.
F 9/11 wasn't nominated for any Oscars.
Hey, it's Gore, it's Hollywood, who cares about faked scenes?
What studies have documented drowning polar bears and if they are they are to be found at all are they in peer reviewed journals? Just because Gore says its true doesn't make it so. The very fact that Gore uses an animation to make his case of drowning polar bears is suspect. He could have at least had the guys at Reuters gin up some phony photos of drowned polar bears being fished out of the water by the "green helmet" guy from Lebanon.
Micheal Moore's "documentary" was full of fake scenes and lies. Since when did that matter?
What for did Michael Moore get his Oscar then?
Maybe because (for now at least) Gore can still see his toes?
Bowling For Columbine. He launched into an anti-war rant and got booed off the stage.
Ooops, my bad. You're right.
It was "Bowling for Columbine." Not "Supersize Me."
SSM was made by Morgan Spurlock. It was nominated but did not win.
Thanks. I realized my mistake when I saw your post.
It's an understanble error though since I'm sure it's a phrase Moore yells out all the time at the Drive Thu.
He set the precedent with Bowling For Columbine and Roger and Me.
GM cars are also the most popular in Brazil.
And Brazil has very strict mileage standards, as well as a 20%-ethanol/80%-gasoline blend.
I was in Brazil for I while, so I can say this from first-hand observation.
As my Mother's Irish grifter family was oft to say, "The truth is what you make of it."
Left agenda trumps the truth.
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