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Hollywood ponders global warming (Lemmings Alert!)
AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/19/08 | Derrik J. Lang - ap

Posted on 11/19/2008 9:15:46 AM PST by NormsRevenge

LOS ANGELES – Hollywood insiders and climate change experts agree that they can't shove messages about global warming down audiences' throats.

They met at the Skirball Cultural Center on Tuesday to discuss how storytelling in film and TV can translate broad issues about climate change to everyday audiences.

"The storytelling has to trump everything," said "West Wing" actor Bradley Whitford.

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"One thing we've learned is that apocalyptic stories don't work very well," ..

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: climatechange; globalwarming; hollywood; lemmings; ponders

1 posted on 11/19/2008 9:15:46 AM PST by NormsRevenge
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methinks some are too full of themselves.


2 posted on 11/19/2008 9:16:45 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed)
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To: NormsRevenge

Um, Cause the aren’t true!?


3 posted on 11/19/2008 9:18:01 AM PST by BOATSNM8
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control freaks on parade ... the whole damn lot of them.


4 posted on 11/19/2008 9:18:22 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed)
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To: NormsRevenge
Hollywood insiders and climate change experts agree

Wait...aren't they one in the same?

5 posted on 11/19/2008 9:18:23 AM PST by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
"The storytelling has to trump everything," said "West Wing" actor Bradley Whitford.

Very interesting considering the fact that it was filmmakers who led to the widely held false belief that lemmings leap to their deaths in the sea.
6 posted on 11/19/2008 9:18:54 AM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: NormsRevenge
If one thinks about it, movie making must be very carbon producing activity. Private jets, buses, private vehicles, caterers, lots of electricity......

I think they should have to calculate their carbon footprint and buy offsets. Let's see if they will put their money where their mouth is.

7 posted on 11/19/2008 9:21:26 AM PST by OSHA (framing it as though you've magically neutralized any potential negative eventuality)
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To: NormsRevenge
Just think:

Once the planet goes into a cooling trend, and it already seems to be doing so, All of the references to "Global Warming" in TV series and Motion Pictures will date the production and will be laughed at as people stock up on heavier clothing and cool weather products in the warmer climes.

8 posted on 11/19/2008 9:26:01 AM PST by R_Kangel (`.`)
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Hollywood insiders and climate change experts agree that they can't shove messages about global warming down audiences' throats.

And yet somehow, they continue to try...

9 posted on 11/19/2008 9:26:45 AM PST by Lou L
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To: NormsRevenge

this is becoming obsurd, even if they know that hyped-up global warming can’t be shoved down the general public’s throats, then why fight fire with more fire and try to win? it’s them saying, my way or the highway. figure this, we’re not even in the new presidency yet, so probably come next year i’m sure i’m going to be so brainwashed i’ll have dreams about global warming every night. speaking of which, the whole green week thing on NBC, buncha cahooey!


10 posted on 11/19/2008 9:29:18 AM PST by Dominic01 (you want real peace? then don't protest.)
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To: NormsRevenge

How about a feature film that retells Three Little Pigs, with global warming alarmism thrown in?

Says the wolf, “Let me in to do a structural safety check, or someday a Global Warming-caused huricane will HUFF, AND PUFF, AND BLOW YOUR HOUSE DOWN?”


11 posted on 11/19/2008 9:30:15 AM PST by Tax Government
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To: NormsRevenge
Hollywood insiders and climate change experts agree that they can't shove messages about global warming down audiences' throats.

Boy, they sure could've fooled me on that considering they pushed out global warming propaganda flicks like Waterworld, The Day After Tomorrow and An Inconvenient Truth.

12 posted on 11/19/2008 9:30:44 AM PST by Post Toasties (It's not a smear if it's true.)
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To: NormsRevenge
We don't have enough TV series evangelizing the liberal party line. Let's have even more...

As just one painful example, watching Law and Order episodes in recent years has become extremely annoying if you try to take it seriously - clearly their script-writers have never met a liberal cliche that they didn't embrace wholeheartedly - they work their leftist morality plays into every episode with all of the subtlety of a sledgehammer. The leftist orthodoxy that they try to shove down their viewers' throats in every episode is so over the top that it has metastisized into a self-parody par excellence.

Many attendees said the major studios have successfully gone green in recent years. They cited e-mailing scripts and call sheets instead of printing them on paper, employing reusable cups instead of plastic water bottles and using hybrid production vehicles for transportation on set instead of gas guzzlers.

Do these people even have a clue about how foolish their little green tokenism is? What about those gas guzzling planes that they fly on to Cannes, to Aspen, and everywhere else? What about the frightful damage to the ecosystem every time Michael Moore burps?

13 posted on 11/19/2008 9:32:39 AM PST by Zeppo (Every mighty mild... seventies child... Beats me (Metric - Combat Baby))
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To: NormsRevenge

Nothing in the constitution gives the federal government a right to monitor carbon emissions or to have any say wahtever in citizens’ use of fossil fuels. It’s up to the states.


14 posted on 11/19/2008 9:33:04 AM PST by Tax Government
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They cited e-mailing scripts and call sheets instead of printing them on paper,...[as a way to make the entertainment industry more green]"

The actor getting the script via e-mail still has to print it out. Studies have shown that computers cause more printing of information and more use of paper. What a bunch of morons.

15 posted on 11/19/2008 9:36:07 AM PST by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: NormsRevenge; Normandy; Delacon; According2RecentPollsAirIsGood; TenthAmendmentChampion; ...
 




Beam me to Planet Gore !

16 posted on 11/19/2008 9:40:21 AM PST by steelyourfaith
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Hollywood should make a big bunch of 'green' movies about global warming and other pending environmental disasters that no one will go to see. They can use their bailout money to make them.

I canceled my NetFlix subscription because I ran out of good movies to rent. Hollywood just can't seem to make a good movie them anymore. Chronicles of Narnia, Fireproof and American Carol were the last for awhile.

17 posted on 11/19/2008 9:48:00 AM PST by KriegerGeist ("Cry 'Havoc' and let slip the dogs of War on Socialism")
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To: NormsRevenge

Whitford is politically liberal and has appeared several times on Real Time with Bill Maher espousing a liberal point of view. He once co-hosted The Majority Report on Air America Radio alongside Janeane Garofalo, and made an appearance in the “Al Franken Show Party Album”.

an outspoken environmental and political activist. Regarding our current president, Whitford says, “George W. Bush is the worst president we have ever had at the most dangerous time we have ever had, and you can quote me on that.”

Quiet Revolution is a powerful 22-minute documentary hosted by Emmy award-winner Bradley Whitford and features U.S. Senator Barack Obama. This short documentary describes how an increasingly influential movement on the far right has waged a sustained war on the Constitution as we know it, and exposes how ultra-conservative politicians, judges, professors and activists would overturn decades of precedent to shred the fabric of popular laws protecting workers, consumers and public health, expand executive power at the expense of basic civil liberties.


18 posted on 11/19/2008 9:58:09 AM PST by kcvl
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To: NormsRevenge

Here’s an “everyday story” for them:

Everyday I feed and check the ice (if any) on my critter’s water tanks. Sometimes it is none- sometimes a skim- sometimes as much as 3 inches. Some of that has to be removed so it doesn’t knit right back together again.


19 posted on 11/19/2008 11:01:09 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: mlocher
Studies have shown that computers cause more printing of information and more use of paper.

My paper-covered desk is proof of that. Thirty years ago it took a lot of time and effort to make a printed page. Now, it's just a mouse click.

20 posted on 11/19/2008 11:44:33 AM PST by Ditto
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To: NormsRevenge

Skirball Cultural Center? More like Screwball Cultural Center.


21 posted on 11/19/2008 1:50:58 PM PST by driftless2
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