Comment 5796

By rusty (registered) - website | Posted March 09, 2007 at 19:09:57

Mike,

I never advocated that the movie makers promote a peak oil 'fix'. We all know that's ridiculous.

What I am saying is that movie makers - or anyone communicating a serious message with serious consequences - has to consider the sensitivities of their audience, as well as the content and means of delivery of the message. We are being saturated with doom and gloom right now, and while no-one should blunt the edges of their messages, they should ensure that the message is delivered effectively. Telling it like it is does not always mean you are making your point effectively (for one thing, a review like Howell's is going to sure that I, for one, don't go to see it)

An example of effective delivery is Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth. One of the reasons this movie works - apart from the novelty of having an ex-VPresident starring in it - is because Gore uses humour and leaves us with a little hope. I don't believe he alters his message to make it more 'palatable' in order to make the documentary work.

Ben

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