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Blue Vinyl (2002)

Not Rated | | Documentary | January 2002 (USA)
The hazards of bio-accumulation, pollution, and the makeup of what we commonly hope are benign plastics are tackled in this documentary.

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Credited cast:
William Baggett William Baggett ... Himself - Lawyer (as Billy Baggett)
Charlie Cray Charlie Cray ... Himself - Greenpeace
Daniel B. Gold Daniel B. Gold ... Himself
Patrick 'Paddy O'Furniture' Hayes Patrick 'Paddy O'Furniture' Hayes ... Himself - Carpenter
Florence Helfand Florence Helfand ... Herself
Judith Helfand Judith Helfand ... Herself
Ted Helfand Ted Helfand ... Himself
Rick Hind Rick Hind ... Himself - Greenpeace
George Lucier George Lucier ... Himself - Former Director of NIH
Ampelio Magro Ampelio Magro ... Himself
Cesare Maltoni Cesare Maltoni ... Himself (as Dr. Cesare Maltoni)
Gerry Markowitz Gerry Markowitz ... Himself
Jerry Mehan Jerry Mehan ... Himself - Carpenter
Ersillia Menadeo Ersillia Menadeo ... Herself
Diane Prince Diane Prince ... Herself - Cancer Victim


The hazards of bio-accumulation, pollution, and the makeup of what we commonly hope are benign plastics are tackled in this documentary.

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Ble vinylio See more »

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Himself - Biologist: You look at a house like this and the vinyl seems perfectly harmless. It's just sitting there in front of the house; nobody's falling down with any diseases. But that's if you are only looking at the product itself. If you look at its entire life cycle, from the moment it's produced, through its use, to the way it's disposed of, vinyl turns out to be the most environmentally hazardous consumer product on earth. Vinyl is the source of more persistent toxic pollutants, dioxin in particular, than ...
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References Roger & Me (1989) See more »


1-2-3- VINYL!
Written and Performed by Sam Broussard
Published by Wetlands Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Sam Broussard
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Food for thought...
22 September 2007 | by sagentx2005See all my reviews

This documentary is fairly well done. It tells an interesting story about a product many of us are relatively familiar with. The basic techniques were adequate and I had little qualms with the overall product.

I guess if there was a problem with the movie was the overall message. Don't get me wrong, I can totally buy that there may be some harmful materials in vinyl, I am just not sure I found a reasonable solution within the film. It seems to me that sometimes addressing a problem is only a first step and this movie did little other than to wag its finger for 90 minutes.

Finally, while I can understand that there may be some repercussions from vinyl use, I am not sure if I totally buy every lurid detail I was fed. Afterall, the movie started out with a woman looking for a problem... and found one

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