Skip to comments.Hollywood star Matt Damon takes on energy industry with fracking film Promised Land
Posted on 12/29/2012 11:02:38 AM PST by MinorityRepublican
Matt Damon's film is set to intensify debate on fracking
As one of Hollywood's highest-paid actors with a reputation for straight-talking, he has made little secret of his willingness to confront thorny political and social issues.
Now Matt Damon is facing off against one of America's most powerful institutions - the oil and gas industry - in a film that represents a new battleground for environmentalists' campaigns against fracking.
Promised Land, which goes on nationwide release in the US this week, is set to intensify debate on the controversial drilling technique to such an extent that the industry has prepared a public relations campaign of its own to mitigate the film's impact.
The movie, directed by Gus Van Sant, tells the story of a smooth-talking oil company 'land-man' dispatched to a rural and economically depressed Pennsylvania community to persuade residents to sign over their mineral rights, armed with a company chequebook. What seemed an easy task becomes complicated by locals' objections and, ultimately, the landman's own crisis of conscience.
Fracking - or hydraulic fracturing - relies on forcing millions of gallons of water mixed with sand and chemicals deep underground at high pressure, breaking layers of shale rock to release oil and gas.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
The Saudi prince Matt Damon
This will get Damon a night or two in the Lincoln bedroom. He’s just a left-wing nut who has tanked for Bronco Bama and his cronies.
Socialist propaganda designed to further damage our economy and transfer money to third world countries.
Dammon is a useful idiot. He has no clue about fracking other than what his fellow useful idiots tell him to say.
The list of Hollywood people I can stomach watching anymore gets smaller and smaller each day.
Mr. Damon is apparently trying to use his scientific knowledge of energy production in a manner similar to the way noted Nuclear Scientist Ms. Fonda used hers to destroy an industry.
Star of what?
Daniel Craig would be a better actor for Jason Borne.
Saw the trailer. Even it made it look like this movie is going to suck. Another Hollywood celebrity propaganda piece like China Syndrome or Norma Rae. I’ll stick with “Last Ounce Of Courage”. The hippies can keep Damon’s crock.
It's a British publication. They tend to be honest about those things in contrast to our MSM.
Bottom line: they’ll lie through their teeth about fracking to convince a public moronic enough to reelect Obama to oppose it.
Utterly despicable on multiple levels, especially for the use of conservative iconography (family farms, intact red-state families who drive pickups etc etc etc) in the service of a Stalinist collectivist agenda.
Remember when films were entertainment, and not Obama socialism commercials.
Well some stars have always been liberal message carriers, stars like Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracey, they made some God-awful liberal trash, but mostly Hollywood was entertaining.
I haven’t been in a movie theater in years, last good movie I saw was Sea Biscuit.
- in a film that represents a new battleground for environmentalists' campaigns against energy.
Here come the “he’s a great actor, but..” bootlickers.
Well this one should be about as accurate and about as entertaining as The Day After Tomorrow.
Well, Michael Medved likes him and said lovely things about him and his movies the other day, so there’s proof that he’s a liberal tool.
And Damon’s Petroleum Engineering degree is from which university . . . . . . . . . . . . !??
Either Damon wants to join Leonardo DiDumdio, algore or Michael Moore in the Disingenuous Propaganda Passing As Fact documentary category, or he is just announcing to the world, “I’m a kool-aide-chugging moron and here’s my proof!”
Behind the scenes; Damon probably has a lot of stock in oil and gas.
Feeling helpless? defeated? There is something we can do, stop supporting these nimrods in hollywood and the sh## they feed us and our children. The minute these cretans open thier mouth and it doesnt fit OUR AGENDA we place them on the no BUY list. The same goes for thier advertisers and supporters. Now lets get to work.
Matt, Matt! If I give up oil, can I live with you?
Waht is it that Rush calls these people, the under informed voter?
The Damon Legacy: Dude’s A Fracking Idiot!
I would be interested to know what modes of transportation Matt Damon owns and uses.
The answer to water fracking is GasFrack co,..GSFVF
I won’t spend money to see this fracking awful movie. It’s sure to be fracked up. Fracking hollywood liberals are trying to frack up our country. I hope this blows up in their fracking faces.
a propaganda whore for OPEC...
Matt Damon is a fracking idiot.
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I predict that this movie will just...go away.
Picture, if you will, Saturday evening in the Six-Pack household. Joe and Jane want to go see a movie.
What will they choose? A chick-flick? A zombie movie? A film with gangstas and car chases? No, they’ll certainly pick a movie about FRACKING!
Folks, this is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser! I can just see Honey Boo-Boo’s entire family waiting in line for such top-notch entertainment!
John's $2+ million home with his actress wife Emily Blunt has SOLAR PANELS. Oooh.
John can afford solar panels, and John can afford a home of this size. How 'bout you?
Members of the Hollywood 1% like to tell us how to live...
Yup, Damen has the right IQ for an actor...and for a progressive.
As for science...heh.
“John’s $2+ million home with his actress wife Emily Blunt has SOLAR PANELS. Oooh.”
Yes it’s real nice of the ratepayers of California to subsidize their solar panels. Rich and poor alike kick in so Hollywood elitist can get big breaks on their solar panels. So cool. Goes over big at the cocktail parties.
Well-known entrepreneur and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has a pro-fracking film coming out at the same time. Let’s see if I can find something about it.
Mark Cuban Acquires ‘FrackNation’ Doc Challenging ‘Hollywood-HBO’ Anti-Fracking Onslaught
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