• 'Bright Green Lies' and it's IMDB rating

    From alvey@alvey@is.invalid to rec.arts.movies.current-films on Thu May 6 07:14:24 2021
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    Decribed in IMDB thus,

    "BRIGHT GREEN LIES dismantles the illusion of green technology in a bold
    and shocking exposť, revealing the lies and fantastical thinking behind the notion that solar, wind, electric cars, or green consumerism will save the planet. Almost every major environmental organization is pushing for
    so-called renewable energy. Claims are being made about "green"
    technologies that are frankly untrue. Words like "clean", "free", "safe",
    and "sustainable" are often thrown around. But solar panels and wind
    turbines don't grow on trees. The mass production of these technologies requires increased mining, industrial manufacturing, habitat destruction, massive greenhouse gas emissions, and the creation of toxic waste.
    So-called renewable energy does not even deliver on its most basic promise
    of reducing fossil fuel consumption. On a global scale, the energy is
    stacked on top of what is already being used"

    It's presently rating a spectacular 9.6, but off an insignificant 8 votes. Wonder what it'll finish at after word gets out?


    alvey
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  • From Flasherly@Flasherly@live.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films on Wed May 5 18:54:21 2021
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    On Thu, 6 May 2021 07:14:24 +1000, alvey <alvey@is.invalid> wrote:

    It's presently rating a spectacular 9.6, but off an insignificant 8 votes. >Wonder what it'll finish at after word gets out?

    Who says it will get more. Eight is more than some. Sometimes,
    anything more is only what a film can bring to you. And, sometimes,
    there's not much of description given the film personally to promote
    itself. Just people who, sometimes, will. Then last, sometimes, good
    reviews might not help. I passed on a "good" war film on a film
    dealing in torture in the Middle East. I'm also likely to pass on
    another "good" film, not about torture, but what 'made Charlie Manson
    tick', i.e. before he tortured: An exposé, even if more detailed than
    I'd personally known, from traces of Charlie that were left in the
    music scene at the time. Watching another, on Frank Zappa, Frank's
    house is where Charlie and his people would walk by, from looking out
    the window onto Frank's backyard. They walked that way to the camp
    Charlie moved to rule -- after music -- not at all pleasant for the
    Zappas to see. Nor especially pleasant to me now, even if there's
    only a few "good" reviews, to suspect actually in written intent to
    convey goodness. There's no helping me look at something I don't want
    to look at. Or listen to, if I can be less certain, what is likely to
    be accorded as torturing the shit out of music .
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  • From moviePig@pwallace@moviepig.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films on Wed May 5 18:59:53 2021
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    On 5/5/2021 5:14 PM, alvey wrote:
    Decribed in IMDB thus,

    "BRIGHT GREEN LIES dismantles the illusion of green technology in a bold
    and shocking exposé, revealing the lies and fantastical thinking behind the notion that solar, wind, electric cars, or green consumerism will save the planet. Almost every major environmental organization is pushing for so-called renewable energy. Claims are being made about "green"
    technologies that are frankly untrue. Words like "clean", "free", "safe",
    and "sustainable" are often thrown around. But solar panels and wind
    turbines don't grow on trees. The mass production of these technologies requires increased mining, industrial manufacturing, habitat destruction, massive greenhouse gas emissions, and the creation of toxic waste.
    So-called renewable energy does not even deliver on its most basic promise
    of reducing fossil fuel consumption. On a global scale, the energy is
    stacked on top of what is already being used"

    It's presently rating a spectacular 9.6, but off an insignificant 8 votes. Wonder what it'll finish at after word gets out?

    Meanwhile, I feel 'polemic' is a category separate from 'documentary'.
    Michael Moore makes the former, Errol Morris makes the latter...

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  • From Alan Smithee@alms@last.inc to rec.arts.movies.current-films on Mon May 10 20:03:20 2021
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    On 05/05/2021 06:14 PM, alvey wrote:
    Decribed in IMDB thus,

    "BRIGHT GREEN LIES dismantles the illusion of green technology in a bold
    and shocking exposť, revealing the lies and fantastical thinking behind the notion that solar, wind, electric cars, or green consumerism will save the planet.
    Who funded this movie, the oil industry? :-D
    It's been said many times that there are devices that can reduce oil and gas consumption but the patents keep getting shelved by the fuel companies.
    stan meyer made an engine that runs on water but was poisoned before it
    was made.
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  • From Flasherly@Flasherly@live.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films on Mon May 10 21:01:40 2021
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    On Mon, 10 May 2021 20:03:20 -0300, Alan Smithee <alms@last.inc>
    wrote:

    "BRIGHT GREEN LIES dismantles the illusion of green technology in a bold
    and shocking exposé, revealing the lies and fantastical thinking behind the >> notion that solar, wind, electric cars, or green consumerism will save the >> planet.

    Who funded this movie, the oil industry? :-D

    It's been said many times that there are devices that can reduce oil and
    gas consumption but the patents keep getting shelved by the fuel companies.

    stan meyer made an engine that runs on water but was poisoned before it
    was made.

    Last documentary offhand I recall with any salience was Herzog's among Antarctica scientists. An aspect he had prepared from the perspective
    of assortment of rag-tags and expatriates -- not everyone especially
    would want to be lost at the ass-end of the world, although, given
    they are -- with the common sense of being unwelcomed shared among
    them, that the rest of humanity couldn't care one rat's ass less
    whether they're to be an extinction event.

    Besides, what's the purpose for filming what subjectively is within
    sets of encompassing factuality to presentment quite ably, altogether
    in written format? (Another documentary I didn't mention was early
    English, 17th c. painting and an English response, rather lacking,
    insofar a tawdry tale of courtly painter allied with a effete kingly
    sort, lacking common grounds, who subsequently is disposed;-
    continental affair of no less expressionism as Enlightenment.)
    Shouldn't film portray qualities within the media of observances that
    express themselves for hedging again verbosity in all their
    explicitness? That an underlying intrigue may exist in that very
    distinction for vagueness to surround comprehension, upon being
    presented at some counterpoint of cultural acceptance among regqrds
    more mundane, then, of occupancies we accept as a treadmill conveyor
    belt of relegated factuality, until granted ascendancy by death's
    Pearly Gates to be judged all the worthier.

    Meanwhile, we're quite taken and fascinated with admiring how pretty,
    pretty we observe ourselves in mirrors of carnival events staged for
    escapism. In the house that does it with art for mirroring reality
    or, obversely, reality art (abbreviated as the syndicated realityshow
    of shockjockism)-- not as such one unknown, so quickly to have
    offended if teasing reality unpleasantly;- yes, pedantic is the very
    word, to this very day, for those of whom simply must watch what
    cannot better be expressive of words, or a lost art for reading them
    at an artificial imposition to discount twenty centuries prior,
    largely constituting illiteracy for all but an oligarch.

    How even could oil interests conceive to document, at twice a
    sustainable output over projected extinction, seas already a sludge
    awash and at a tip of petrochemical's exigencies? To disrespect the
    notion that we cannot continue to please ourselves by racing to stop
    at the very next red light, throwing beer cans full at one another in
    an eruption of fisticuffs, as white-thighed thunderous pedestals to
    their stuffed britches watch in ill-contained adulation for breeding
    purposes. A clearer raison d'être why being the best we've got don't
    get, apparently, nor never ever got nearly no better.
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  • From RichA@rander3128@gmail.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films on Mon May 10 19:22:58 2021
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    On Wednesday, 5 May 2021 at 17:14:26 UTC-4, alvey wrote:
    Decribed in IMDB thus,

    "BRIGHT GREEN LIES dismantles the illusion of green technology in a bold
    and shocking exposé, revealing the lies and fantastical thinking behind the notion that solar, wind, electric cars, or green consumerism will save the planet. Almost every major environmental organization is pushing for so-called renewable energy. Claims are being made about "green"
    technologies that are frankly untrue. Words like "clean", "free", "safe", and "sustainable" are often thrown around. But solar panels and wind turbines don't grow on trees. The mass production of these technologies requires increased mining, industrial manufacturing, habitat destruction, massive greenhouse gas emissions, and the creation of toxic waste.
    So-called renewable energy does not even deliver on its most basic promise of reducing fossil fuel consumption. On a global scale, the energy is stacked on top of what is already being used"

    It's presently rating a spectacular 9.6, but off an insignificant 8 votes. Wonder what it'll finish at after word gets out?


    alvey
    If renewables were a panacea the Chinese wouldn't be building 40 new coal power plants a month while laughably claiming to reach
    carbon neutrality by 2030. Meanwhile, the U.S. has been carbon stable since 1990. People need to understand that all of this is a massive
    con designed to re-distribute world wealth.
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  • From om@om@iki.fi (Otto J. Makela) to rec.arts.movies.current-films,sci.environment on Tue May 11 10:21:03 2021
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    RichA <rander3128@gmail.com> wrote:

    People need to understand that all of this is a massive con designed
    to re-distribute world wealth.

    I've always been fascinated by the paranoid mindset.
    Plot by whom, to re-distribute to whom?

    Followup-to: sci.environment

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