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  •  I know the director, Luc Jacquet, personally (none)
    and to suggest that his film would advance any type of conservative agenda is simply preposterous.

    This comment is so far down it'll surely go unnoticed so I'm not going to bother saying much, but I just wanted to add that.

    He's a nature-loving, very progressive Frenchman, any suggestion to the contrary is purely absurd.

    The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit. Somerset Maugham

    by verasoie on Wed Sep 14, 2005 at 08:32:23 AM PDT

    •  How about a sequel? (none)
      Can you suggest to him that he do a movie about gay penguins like Silo & Roy and their adopted children?
    •  to verasoie (none)
      You know him personally? That is awesome.
      I have seen the movie and cried and smiled and laughed and been moved and been saddened and felt uplifted, all within the space of the film.

      Its a beautiful film, very very moving and if one chooses to see a political agenda in it, if ANYTHING it should be to preserve the environment for these beautiful and precious animals. The fact that they go thru so much in their lives, to bring life into the world and to survive is not alone worthy of helping them, but its a start. It never fails to amaze me that the Xian right will not even notice their own hypocrisy- let's see the movie for what it says about family but let's not actually practice what we preach or vote for those who will protect the environment.

      I just hope that something is done so that in the future we don't have to only see penguins in the movies, and that they live on.

      •  He'll be very pleased to read your comments, (none)
        I'll be sure to forward them on to him.

        In fact, I'm going to forward on this entire thread as well as the links to the articles at the top describing how the extreme right is trying to co-op his film.  I'm not quite sure how he'll react, likely with a dismissal of "loony Americans."

        Honestly, I don't know him nearly as well as I know his sister who was a good friend in college, but I'm still confident that his intent was to promote the sanctity of nature and he won't be pleased to see how the ideologues on the Right are trying to subvert that.  

        The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit. Somerset Maugham

        by verasoie on Wed Sep 14, 2005 at 12:03:02 PM PDT

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