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Matt Damon’s Latest Film Simplifies a Complex Political Issue

Bruce2397 Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 11:18 AM
Its clear to those of us in the reality-based community that the problem Hanlon has with the film isn't that it simplifies a complicated topic, it's that it doesn't support fracking. Just imagine if there was a film that simplified the complicated topic of fracking and came down on the side of supporting it....would Hanlon oink about that? Of course not. He's not opposed because of simplification, he's opposed because liberals might like it. It's how too many people (on both sides) decide about issues----they ask "how do the people I've been told to not like feel about it?"
MudontheTires Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 2:44 PM
"Its clear to those of us in the reality-based community"

When you lead off with a post like this, it shows both your stupidity and arrogance. You can't refute anything Hanlon says Bruce, so you try to come up with some pseudointellectual nonsense.
Bruce2397 Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 8:31 AM
I did refute what he wrote--he claims that his problem with the movie is that it oversimplifies a complex topic, when it's clear that's not his problem.
Joseph64 Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 2:10 PM
Oversimplification frequently leads to wrong conclusions. That is the point that he is trying to make.
tibby2 Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 12:24 PM
Producing a movie about the truth of fracking would be boring. Those who reside where fracking is being conducted are too busy working and enjoying reality to go to movies that have to "invent" reality. Anti-fracking movies are only enjoyable for those who want to escape reality and know nothing of the truth.
Winkmeister (Formerly David) Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 11:24 AM
Dredging through the muck does not identify the simplicity of the objective.

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...