Saturday, Oct 17, 2009
by PopMatters Staff
by Catherine Shoard
The Guardian (15 October 2009)

“Thanks to dimwit voiceovers and preachy tutting, green films are taking a beating at the box office. But a new film about the slaughter of dolphins in Japan may change all that… The main stumbling block seems to be Hollywood. In mainstream cinema, big bangs rule. Road movies rock. Nature is, by and large, an unpredictable enemy, to be tamed, not saved. Fireballs are awesome - when they’re caused by an exploding helicopter. Rock crevices are dramatic – when you nip across them on a rope bridge. The most chilled-out surfing flick only climaxes once that wave has been mastered.”

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// Marginal Utility

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