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Old 04-16-2010, 02:05 PM
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'Avatar' more powerful than Gore flick?
By: Nikki Schwab and Tara Palmeri
Washington Examiner
04/15/10 9:00 PM EDT

Director James Cameron at a global environmental policy conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday.
While "Avatar" director James Cameron and former Vice President Gore are both on team green, the Hollywood filmmaker said his film might have a leg up on Gore's documentary when it comes to inspiring people to become environmentalists.

"You don't fight the gunships of emotion with the bows and arrows of logic," Cameron said Thursday on Capitol Hill.

"'An Inconvenient Truth' is a great film, lot of bars and graphs ... but it doesn't hit you in the heart. 'Avatar' has zero information, by the way," he added.

Cameron, "Avatar" star Sigourney Weaver, New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman and "Morning Joe's" Joe Scarborough joined forces and discussed various ways people might be convinced to get on board the environmental movement.

Scarborough, called out as the only Republican, laid out a very practical approach, but also acknowledged the movie could be an effective vehicle.

"I've got to agree with James in that while Al Gore had all the charts and graphs, if you want to hit my son, this is the way to do it." Scarborough said.


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Old 04-16-2010, 02:41 PM
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An interesting read indeed.

This quote sums up the whole thing for me;

"'An Inconvenient Truth' is a great film, lot of bars and graphs ... but it doesn't hit you in the heart. 'Avatar' has zero information, by the way,"

It just goes to show that no matter how many bar charts, graphs, facts and figures you can throw out, affecting people's hearts and souls is the most effective way to change things.
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It just goes to show that no matter how many bar charts, graphs, facts and figures you can throw out, affecting people's hearts and souls is the most effective way to change things.
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True, a true love story inside an almost dreamlike world (and what a world) is much better than a dozen of graphs and panoramic views of Earth with a monotonic voice-over.

Or at least, it's more attractive and you can watch it even if you're not interested in environmentalism.
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I think so, because that 'documentary' was in actual fact more fictional than Avatar.
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Most of Gore's charts and graphs were shown to be exaggerations in later years after the film's release. Even a few of the sources Gore gave spoke up later, saying they never said anything like what Gore was saying.

If anything, Avatar is actually more probable at being a non-fiction than "An Inconvenient Truth" is. Now, whenever he's questioned about some of his information he either snubs, or leaves the room.
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