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)
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