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Matt Damon’s Latest Film Simplifies a Complex Political Issue

Allen331 Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 1:38 AM
I think the author pegged the ham-fisted names nicely Butler: a job that requires obedience to the 1% - (But there’s hope he’ll recover.) Nobel: as in free of guile. – Hence, his liberal intentions will conquer the looming storm Global: as in world domination. – Hence, they MUST be stopped!! Now all we need is an audience willing to stomach Damon’s acceptance speech.

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...