Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim follows Al Gore on the lecture circuit, as the former presidential candidate campaigns to raise public awareness of the dangers of global warming and calls for immediate action to curb its destructive effects on the environment.
A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century".
Jean François Heckel,
The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.
In New York City's Harlem circa 1987, an overweight, abused, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction.
A documentary on the threat that climate change poses to the Earth - it's causes, effects and history and potential solutions to it. Presented by Al Gore through a lecture that he has given to audiences across the globe, plus through more introspective moments. Written by
The slide-show that is shown throughout the film is made in Keynote, Apple's presentation program. Al Gore sits on Apple's board of directors. See more »
When Al Gore shows the slide of the ice core graph at the beginning of the movie (about 20 minutes in), the numbers on the y-axis are wrong - the average is at 0.5, and the negative numbers are flipped. This graph is correct in the book; the slide is wrong and therefore misleading. See more »
You look at that river gently flowing by. You notice the leaves rustling with the wind. You hear the birds; you hear the tree frogs. In the distance you hear a cow. You feel the grass. The mud gives a little bit on the river bank. It's quiet; it's peaceful. And all of a sudden, it's a gear shift inside you. And it's like taking a deep breath and going, "Oh yeah, I forgot about this."
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The closing credits are interleaved with tips on reducing your own carbon footprint. See more »
As drama this production is polished indeed; As self-promotion, it simply excels. And in case anyone out there has gone through a single day without reflecting on the fact (at least to you die-hard true believers!) that Al Gore would have been president if only (never mind what major newspaper studies show!) the 2000 election hadn't BEEN STOLEN BY, AHEM, YOU-KNOW-WHO ...!!! Seriously, America's most famous sore loser manages here, despite his still-bruised ego and famously plastic personality, to do a public service by again bringing up the whole climate change question, even if his personal take on the "facts" doesn't always weather (sorry!) serious scrutiny. One wonders what harm might have been done if he'd also given the opposing viewpoint a chance to debate the key points on film. Maybe a future sequel could sacrifice some of the Gore family footage (please!) and the too-numerous partisan cheap shots to accommodate this? Provided, of course, the sky hasn't fallen by then.
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