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Matt Damon’s Latest Film Simplifies a Complex Political Issue

Allen331 Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 12:55 AM
Sounds like the movie "Humpback Mountain". Few watched it either, until the endless promotion (culminating in a Golden Globe award) finally gained it an audience. BTW: How many cross promotional award venues do these celebrity liberals have!? Emmy, Cannes, Golden Globe, Palme d’Or, Writers Guild award, People’s Choice, Teen’s Choice, . . . Did I miss a few?

Matt Damon’s latest film “Promised Land” arrived in theaters nationwide yesterday with a focus on the controversial issue of fracking. Written by Matt Damon (who won an Oscar for co-writing “Good Will Hunting”) and John Krasinski (“The Office),” the story focuses on a small community that is asked to debate the merits of the process when a large corporation arrives in town wanting to buy much of the local land.

In an article from the Wall Street Journal, reporter Daniel Gilbert described -- much more succinctly than the film does -- what the process of fracking entails. He noted that...