Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Al Gore Chooses Global Warming over the Politics

For weeks now I’ve been hearing Republicans claim that Al Gore’s movie on global warming, An Inconvenient Truth, is nothing more than a ploy to propel him into the spot light, and make him the Democratic front runner for 2008. I never believed it, seeing how passionately he spoke on the growing crisis of global warming and the need for change now.

Well, now I have more data to back up the altruism of Gore’s film. Gore began with a limited release of the film, only showing at first in 4 cities, and with no promotion besides the hype given the film by news industries throughout the country. Cities have been added, but not a single advertisement has been shown on TV or heard on the radio, and not even a poster for the film has been, well, posted.

But today, two days before the full release of the move, a poster for the film was released…and Al Gore’s name is no where to be found. Not at the top of the poster, where we found Michael Moore’s name in Farenheit 9/11 posters. Not even in the credits at the bottom of the poster, which lists everyone involved with the flick. Even the web site mentioned on the poster doesn’t list Gore on the front page, you have to drill down to find him.

When asked why Gore’s name appeared no where on the poster, a Paramount executive explained it as simply as possible: "It's not a political movie." To me, it’s like a breath of fresh air, a politician who cares more about his cause then the political juice he can gain from being associated with the cause. Hats off to Al Gore for keeping his eye on the ball. When An Inconvenient Truth opens in Rochester this Friday, I'll be watching.

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