NewEnergyNews: The Challenge For Movies About Climate Change

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    Thursday, October 05, 2017

    The Challenge For Movies About Climate Change

    Can Hollywood Movies About Climate Change Make a Difference?

    Melena Ryzik, October 2, 2017 (NY Times)

    “…[C]apturing the real global threat of climate change is far harder than filming any spaceship landing…[Mother! director Darren Aronofsky buried] his climate-change message in allegory...[because he believes it is] ‘not a very sexy subject’…[G]etting Hollywood movies about climate change made is not easy. And when they do refer to it…they rarely do much to galvanize the public to action. Even well-intentioned filmmakers with carefully drafted cautionary tales often miss the mark…[Author Per Espen Stoknes said there is no clear enemy or,] ‘if there is an enemy, it’s us. And it’s hard to go to war against ourselves’…[When climate change is depicted on screen, it’s often] an apocalyptic vision that hardly leaves room for a hopeful human response…[which, climate researchers and social scientists say, is exactly the wrong message] if you really want to mobilize people to act…[Brights spot in showing environmental alarm onscreen are] children’s programs…[and humorous approaches like Alexander Payne used in Downsizing]…” click here for more

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