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Matt Damon’s Latest Film Simplifies a Complex Political Issue

shubi_ Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 6:39 AM
Damon and all of Hollywood make films that appeal to international audiences, where most of the money comes from now. There are no patriots left.
RGR27 Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 6:43 AM
I would love to know how you define "patriots" --as a student of history, I'm sure you have a deep cognitive-strength answer.
RGR27 Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 6:40 AM
Except you, Shubi ---- except you.

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...