Inconvenient Truth

Inconvenient Truth

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Director: Davis Guggenheim

Cast: Davis Guggenheim

     
 

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Former vice president Al Gore shares his concerns on the pressing issue of global warming in this documentary. A long-time environmental activist, Gore first became aware of evidence on global warming in the 1970s, and since leaving public office he has become a passionate advocate for large- and small-scale changes in our laws and lifestyles that could help alleviate… See more details below

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Overview

Former vice president Al Gore shares his concerns on the pressing issue of global warming in this documentary. A long-time environmental activist, Gore first became aware of evidence on global warming in the 1970s, and since leaving public office he has become a passionate advocate for large- and small-scale changes in our laws and lifestyles that could help alleviate this crisis. An Inconvenient Truth records a multi-media presentation hosted by Gore in which he discusses the scientific facts behind global warming, explains how it has already begun to affect our environment, talks about the disastrous consequences if the world's governments and citizens do not act, and shares what each individual can do to help protect the Earth for this and future generations. An Inconvenient Truth was directed by Davis Guggenheim, a veteran documentary filmmaker who also has an extensive background in episodic television.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Former vice president Al Gore lends an appropriately sober face to the issue of global warming in this arresting documentary. Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim offers a fairly straightforward adaptation of Gore’s well-honed lecture, effectively enhancing it with elaborate graphics. Gore’s data is concise and accessible, thanks in large part to a state-of-the-art, slide-show presentation that includes computer-model charts, photos -- including distressing before-and-after shots of shrunken glaciers and otherwise degraded land masses -- archival footage, and even cartoons that dramatically illustrate the impact of global warming. His alarming point: that manmade pollution has wrought more drastic changes in a few decades than the planet had previously seen since the Ice Age. Not the world’s most natural public speaker or funnyman, the former veep nonetheless makes a compelling case for swift and decisive action.
All Movie Guide
On the heels of Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) and March of the Penguins (2005), An Inconvenient Truth was the breakout documentary du jour for 2006, setting box-office per-screen average records over Memorial Day. But it was also a makeover for former vice president Al Gore, repositioning him as a hip and accessible public servant who might actually have enough buzz to win the 2008 presidential election. While Gore has denied having any future presidential aspirations, what's undeniable is that this man has worked tirelessly to increase awareness of his long-time pet issue: global warming. His film makes it seem absurd that these concerns were ever considered marginal. An Inconvenient Truth provides incontrovertible evidence to even the most determined skeptics, and does so without scolding viewers or resorting to overtly partisan politics. As a bonus, it actually entertains audiences in a way Gore the candidate never could. He is conversational, easygoing. Although Gore and director Davis Guggenheim cannot resist several low-level jabs at the Bush administration, these come off at the perfect pitch, and add humor to the otherwise sobering and staggering figures. With a savvy mixture of lecture footage from Gore's exhaustive touring circuit, computer-aided scenarios and vignettes from Gore's life, An Inconvenient Truth does double duty: it humanizes the prospective global tragedy, but it also humanizes the politician himself. Gore supporters may wince during a potentially self-serving recap of his loss to George W. Bush, or when he stretches to assign topical relevance to his sister's lung cancer. But even these are handled well enough not to distract, and they provide a necessary counterpoint to the onslaught of scientific information. Whether An Inconvenient Truth ultimately engenders long-term policy and social change, or just a temporary upswing in recycling, remains to be written. Just like Gore's own legacy as a public figure.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/21/2013
UPC:
0883929311323
Original Release:
2006
Rating:
PG
Source:
Paramount Catalog
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:36:00
Sales rank:
219

Special Features

Closed Caption; ; "An Update with Former Vice-President Al Gore"; "The Making of An Inconvenient Truth"; "I Need To Wake Up" Music Video by Melissa Etheridge; Commentary by Director Davis Guggenheim; Commentary by Producers Laurie David, Lawrence Bender, Scott Z. Burns and Lesley Chilcott; Free Companion Educational Guide Available at www. climatecrisis.net.

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Inconvenient Truth
1. Chapter 1 [6:29]
2. Chapter 2 [:21]
3. Chapter 3 [2:02]
4. Chapter 4 [1:00]
5. Chapter 5 [1:54]
6. Chapter 6 [:29]
7. Chapter 7 [1:47]
8. Chapter 8 [2:17]
9. Chapter 9 [2:09]
10. Chapter 10 [:02]
11. Chapter 11 [1:49]
12. Chapter 12 [3:46]
13. Chapter 13 [:41]
14. Chapter 14 [3:16]
15. Chapter 15 [1:55]
16. Chapter 16 [4:11]
17. Chapter 17 [2:33]
18. Chapter 18 [:16]
19. Chapter 19 [2:20]
20. Chapter 20 [2:20]
21. Chapter 21 [:21]
22. Chapter 22 [3:48]
23. Chapter 23 [2:14]
24. Chapter 24 [1:12]
25. Chapter 25 [2:04]
26. Chapter 26 [2:47]
27. Chapter 27 [3:01]
28. Chapter 28 [3:21]
29. Chapter 29 [:36]
30. Chapter 30 [2:15]
31. Chapter 31 [1:44]
32. Chapter 32 [1:13]
33. Chapter 33 [3:03]
34. Chapter 34 [2:35]
35. Chapter 35 [:36]
36. Chapter 36 [1:06]
37. Chapter 37 [3:12]
38. Chapter 38 [1:30]
39. Chapter 39 [3:38]
40. Chapter 40 [1:53]
41. Chapter 41 [:45]
42. Chapter 42 [1:51]
43. Chapter 43 [2:55]
44. Chapter 44 [6:58]

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